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YOUR CAREER IN AUDIO BEGINS NOW
If you want to work in music production, post production for film or TV, live sound, radio broadcasting, sound design, game sound or in one of the other areas in the audio industry, this degree gives you the necessary knowledge and practical skills.
This course brings theory and practice together in a variety of settings, to advance your skills to a professional level. Constant advances in commercial technology drive this area forward, creating a need for skilled producers who can understand these technical needs and be able to apply them for commercial gain.
You will have access to our world-class studio facilities, and to help from our Audio Supervisors.
Why study Audio at SAE Institute Brussels?
Free access to our professional studios and equipment.
Creative hub with experienced lecturers and professionals.
Support and guidance by our Audio Supervisors.
Hands-on for both technical and artistic aspects.
40 years of experience in creative media education.
You will learn to:
You will also be introduced to the fundamental concepts of audio production, including the use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for recording and editing scenarios. Woven into this you will develop a core understanding of key maths and physics concepts which will support your learning throughout the course. You will be given the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the concepts of signal routing and with the basic applications of microphones and loudspeakers, including the setup of sound reinforcement systems.
Sound Theory and Psychoacoustics
Introduction to Digital Audio
Cabling and Connections
Basic Microphones and Loudspeakers
Live Sound Setups
Basic Audio Editing and Basic Digital Audio Workstation Operation
Soldering and Electronics
Digital Audio Workstations
Synthesis and Sampling
Basic Sound Design
Introduction to Music Theory
Intellectual Property & copyright
Applied Microphones and Stereo Microphone Techniques
Control Room / Live Room Layouts
Recording and Mixing Signal Flow for Small Studios
DAW Recording Workflow for Small Studios
Basic Studio Acoustics
Instrumental Recording Techniques
Integration of Hardware Effects
Basic Project Management
Introduction to the Music Industry, Production and Roles
Introduction to Multimedia Industries and the Role of Sound
Listening Analysis (Songs / Film Soundtracks)
Advanced Editing (Sound Restoration / Drum Editing / Pitch and Timing Correction)
Media Formats (Sound Formats / Synchronisation / Frame Rates / Design)
Studio Mixing Techniques
Topics you may draw upon in Creative Studio 1 include:
Sound for Media (Film/TV, Games, Animation, Podcast/Radio)
Sound Design & Editing
Composing for Multimedia
Object-based Programming (Designing Sound)
Production techniques including the advanced use of editing, effects and pitch correction will be incorporated. Mixing techniques previously taught on the course will be expanded to incorporate hybrid and analogue console and outboard equipment workflows. Mastering will be introduced, with consideration of the final delivery format.
Where feasible, you can collaborate with students from other disciplines to create additional artefacts with your artist. For example, music videos, websites, graphic design and artwork.
This will be complemented by fundamental business, marketing and finance concepts as you relate to audio and music productions and freelance work. An insight into health and safety, the legalities of the music industry including copyright, ownership, contracts alongside the various bodies such as PRS, PPL.
Topics you may draw upon in Creative Studio 2 include:
Advanced Music Production Tools & Techniques
Large Format Consoles
Advanced Recording Techniques
Location Music Recording
Mixing on a Large Format Console
Business, Legal Issues, Marketing and Finance
You may choose to undertake structured industry-based activities through the form of ‘live projects’ or to pursue a research project in your field of specialisation. This module will build a thorough awareness of professional practice and provide you with an opportunity to direct your professional development in a way that aligns with your future career plans.
Audio-specific specialisms will include negotiated and live industry projects, designed in collaboration with lecturers and industry. These could be in fields including Programming Environments, Electroacoustic Music, Electronic Composition, Game Audio, Film Sound, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Live Sound & Events and Immersive Audio.
Using evidence-based decision making and your mastery in creative media practice, you will also work to develop a proposal for your final Major Project, where you will be supported to identify methodologies and outcomes appropriate for a Major Project either within the realm of the Arts or the Sciences.
Take everything out of your experience at SAE Institute Brussels.
Feel confident in us helping you reach your creative dreams.
Allow us to expand you mind and think in new creative ways.
Create things that you can truly be proud of.
Get inspired by likeminded peers and classmates.
Learn by feeding off of constructive feedback.
Try things out and explore different career paths.
Participate in interesting projects that help you fill in your CV.
Whatever your ambitions, start making them a reality with us.