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Audio Engineering Diploma



If you want to begin or further develop a career in the audio economy, this is where you will find the appropriate ways to do so. The Audio Engineering Diploma will qualify you for employment in a sound studio, in post-production for film and television, in radio, in sound design, in the game sound sector, or for live acoustics.

The Audio Engineering Programme provides qualifications for a professional career in the audio industry and will train graduates through a broad spectrum of studies to be flexible in a variety of directions: in the music industry, in radio, in film and television, theater, musicals, games or live events.

The study course is aimed at goal-oriented and creative people who are excited about working in a studio or at live events, who are interested in audio work in the film and television industries, and who have a flair for music.

The hands-on training parts of the Audio Engineering Programme can include creating a complete music production in the studio and the production of advertising spots.


The course will require five hours of classroom instruction a week combined with a recommended 20-25 hours a week of hands-on learning and training. An Audio Engineering Diploma can be earned in two years. Students will also be able to gain work experience through internships, working in the events sector, working in a sound studio, etc.






International certification in accordance with ISO 9001



Module 1: Basics in Audio Technology & Acoustics

  • Sound & Sound Fields
  • Basic Math & Physics
  • Basic Information Flow & Basic Wiring
  • Digital Audio Work Station
  • Anatomy of the Human Ear & Psycho-Acoustics
  • Sound Levels & Meter
  • Effects
  • Equalisers
  • Dynamic Processsors
  • Reverb & Delay
  • Application of Equalisers & Dynamic Processing Mixing
  • Frequency Distribution & Spatiality
  • Producing Mixes
  • Acoustics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Microphones & Loudspeakers

Module 2: Signal Flow & Audio Editing

  • Signal Flow & Block Diagrams
  • Studio Signal Flow
  • Digital Audio Workstations & Recording Media
  • Recording Techniques
  • Rhythm Corrections
  • Pitch Shift
  • Mixing Techniques
  • EQ, Dynamic Processors & Effects
  • Digital Audio Technology
  • MIDI Basics

Module 3: Recording, Mixing & Production Techniques

  • Production Planning
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Stereo Microphone Techniques
  • Mixers: Types & Differences
  • Recording Workflows: Analog, Digital & Hybrid
  • The Recording Process
  • Integration of Special Hardware in DAWs
  • Audio Editing Techniques
  • Mix Workflows: Analog, Digital & Hybrid
  • The Mixing Process
  • Finalize
  • Listening Sessions

Module 4: Sound for Video Games, Film & Multimedia Production

  • Film Sound - Departments & Processes / Sound Elements & their Production / Sound FX & Sound Libraries
  • DAW Advanced - Editing, Automation & Bus Routing / Plug-Ins & Tools for Movie Sound
  • ADR & Voiceover Techniques
  • Radioplay
  • Video Basics / Advanced Metering
  • Foley
  • Multi-Channel Formats
  • Surround Mixing
  • Original Sound - Microphones & Recorders / at the Film Set
  • Synchronization
  • Movie Score / Composition
  • Gamesound - Departments, Processes & Production Elements / Engines & Middleware / Music
  • Advertising & Sound Branding
  • Authoring, Mastering & Formats

Module 5: Electronic Music Production & Live

  • Songwriting for Electronic Music
  • Remix
  • MIDI
  • Sequencing
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Beat Programming
  • Special Effects & Automation
  • Label Structures & Distribution
  • Overview of Live Sound Reinfordement
  • Digital Mixing Consoles for Live Applications
  • PA Speakers & Speaker Arrays
  • Wireless Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Stage Construction & Technology
  • Power Supply
  • Legal Aspects & Regulations

Module 6: Advanced Audio Production

  • Advanced Signal Flow
  • Advanced Production Techniques (Recording and Mixing)
  • History of Music Production
  • Tape Recorders
  • Mastering
  • Studio Acoustics
Entry Requirements


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • The admission must be completed by a positive completion of the 9th grade
  • You're required to bring your own laptop/notebook
  • Proof of intact hearing (audiogram)
  • admission interview
Fees & Funding
  • Payment in advance: 1 payment at the beginning of the course
  • Standard: 18 payments per 1st of the month
  • Financing through home savings loans possible in individual cases

Music Producer
Event Engineer
Sound Engineer
FOH Engineer

Boom Operator
Post Production Engineer
Foley Artist
Radio Producer

Theatre Sound Engineer
Game Sound Engineer
Audio Book & Radio Play Producer
Sound Designer

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