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Audio Engineering
Diploma and Bachelor

Do you have a feel for bass, can you hear every missing note in arrangements and do you love high-quality sound? Then you have a talent for audio engineering!

Whether it’s music production, film scoring or game sound, studying at SAE Institute will bring you closer to your passion.
Audio engineering student operates mixing desk and looks at fellow student

Audio Engineering Department

In the Audio Engineering Department you will learn professional production processes, gain sound specialist knowledge and technical skills and, above all, practical experience. Thanks to our hands-on approach to teaching, you will have access to professional workstations and high-quality equipment throughout your studies. This will enable you to create your own personal portfolio right from the start, with which you can showcase your skills.

Job profiles in the music industry

The job profiles in this industry are just as varied as the application fields of music and sound. Your professional qualification will open the door to the music industry, games industry, film industry and many other sub-sectors of the creative industries.

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Professional monitoring room 'mixing cinema' for audio engineering students
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

Audio Engineering
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Content from the Audio Engineering Curriculum

Aural Training, Acoustics and technical basics

acoustics, microphones & loudspeakers, electrical engineering, DAW

Electronic Music Production

sampling, synthesis, mixdown

Recording in the recording studio

miking, production planning, signal flow & recording techniques

Music Production

sound for media, game sound, sound design, postproduction & mixing

Projekt & Workflow

music production, live recording, editing, film sound or audio-book mastering


collaborative work processes in project work


financing, publication and marketing to target groups

Research & Development

research and analysis, project management and planning

Learning and studying
our four models

Academic courses and professional training start in March and September of each year. All our departments offer the same four options for learning and studying at SAE Institute:

Professional Qualification – Diploma

The SAE Diploma opens the door for a career in the creative industries in just 18 months. With a high practical component, you will acquire sound knowledge of the subject, and practical exercises will help you to develop technical skills at an early stage. The SAE Diploma offers professional technical training that equips students with strong, industry-relevant skills. Moreover, it facilitates flexible time management and a high degree of autonomy.

The newly launched Advanced Diploma is an ideal option for those who want to focus on the creation of a comprehensive and substantial portfolio. During the Advanced Diploma, you will complete an interdisciplinary or multi-semester project as part of a team, and you will learn about different aspects and issues associated with such projects. This will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of work processes and interconnecting fields while expanding the technical skills you acquired during the diploma.

Academic Degree – Bachelor

The Bachelor’s Degree is part of the “fast-track program” and takes 2 years to complete. This means you will be qualified faster, be able to enter the job market and start earning sooner. This option combines a compact full-time course with professional training. In addition to studying interdisciplinary content and research methods, practical exercises and projects will help you to gain technical and practical skills.

Thanks to its modular structure, the part-time Bachelor’s Degree allows students to be flexible and to study at their own pace. Professional and academic components are separated from each other and are taught in a complementary manner. As a rule, the Bachelor’s Degree in the part-time “extended model” is completed after 36 months; depending on your personal situation, the time can also be adjusted.

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