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Audio Engineering at SAE Institute Wien

The Audio Engineering program is entirely concerned with the recording and processing of acoustic audio signals. This includes not only working with music creators and formations of various genres, but also the technical intricacies of various audio and music productions. In addition to classic studio productions, this also includes working with film sound on set or in post production, radio or radio play productions.

What are you learning at SAE Institute?


In the Audio Engineering department, you will deal in depth with tape recordings and cabling in professional recording studios. This includes the handling of measurement and advanced electrical engineering, as well as the processing and editing of music and speech with industry-standard tools and workflows. With the help of practical exercises, you will internalize the theoretically acquired tasks of a sound engineer.

For whom is the Audio Engineering department suitable?

The Audio Engineering program is designed for determined and creative people who have a special flair for music and are passionate about music production and sound engineering. The degree is the best preparation for becoming an audio engineer in the fields of broadcast, TV and live technology, as well as for mixdown and mastering, or for running your own studio.

Career prospects for music producers and sound engineers


In the modern studios of the SAE Institute Wien, students can individually live out their own creativity and perfect their technical craft. The extensive practical exercises include, among other things, complete music productions in the studio, the production of commercials and lighting and sound engineering for live concerts.
Studio & Live Music Producer, Audio Engineer, FOH Engineer, Event Technician
TV & Film Boom Operator, Broadcast Engineer, Mixdown Engineer, Postproduction Engineer
Creative Industry Game Sound Designer, Audiobook Producer, Sound Designer, Theatrical Sound Engineer

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Structure of our audio engineering curriculum

Our Audio Engineering curriculum is composed of the following modules:

Aural Training, Acoustics and technical basics


Electronic Music Production


Recording in the recording studio


Music Production


Projekt & Workflow


Teamwork


Marketing


Research & Development

A detailed description of the individual modules, including their main topics, is available in our brochure.

Learning and studying
at SAE Institute Wien


In March and September, you can start your vocational training or your studies with us. You have the same opportunities to learn and study with us in all our departments:

Professional Qualification – Diploma

In 18 months, the SAE Diploma lays the foundation for your professional entry into the creative industries. A high proportion of practical work enables a sound knowledge of the subject, and many practical applications train your own technical skills at an early stage. Accordingly, this makes the SAE Diploma a technical vocational training with strong industry relevance, flexible time management and a high degree of self-determination

For those who focus on a comprehensive and meaningful portfolio, the newly introduced Advanced Diploma is a very good addition. In addition to an interdisciplinary or cross-semester project as part of a team, this learning section also examines the aspects that are involved in such projects. In this way, you develop a broader view of work processes and interrelationships, while at the same time deepening your technical skills. As a result, you add value to your diploma.

Academic Degree – Bachelor

The study regulations provide for two course parts, the prestigious and industry-recognized Diploma, and an undergraduate part, where additional skills are learned and areas such as creative industry processes, project management, copyright and special techniques are covered. The program culminates in an internationally recognized BA/BSc (Hons), validated by the University of Hertfordshire in London. The standard period of study for the BA/BSc (Hons) including the Diploma is 36 months.

Follow your passion for audio engineering


For information on the prices of our educational programs and a detailed study structure, please refer to our online brochure.
If you have any further questions, please contact our experienced educational advisors. They will be happy to help you with your decision.
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