Audio Production

Audio Production Advanced Diploma

24 months
Audio Production Advanced Diploma
Course Durations
24 months
Start Date(s)
March and September 2024
Audio Production Advanced Diploma
Start Dates
  • March and September 2024

Audio Production Advanced Diploma
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Entry Requirements
Audio Production Advanced Diploma
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
Advanced Diploma entry
Minimum age of 18 years
For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required before enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.
Applicants must have achieved an intermediate level of education
English language skills: minimum TOEFL score of 80, or, minimum IELTS score of 6,5 (or equivalent)
Audio Production Advanced Diploma
International Entry Requirements
Non-EU Applicants
For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required before enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.
For over 47 years, the SAE Diploma has been the direct ticket to the media industry. With a focused hands-on practical approach, the diploma provides you with the technical and craft skills for a successful career start.

On this page, you will get a detailed insight into the course content of the Audio Production Advanced Diploma. You will find out everything you need to know to get started straight away.

Your career in Audio Begins now

The Audio Production Diploma Course includes:

Recording Studio Techniques Collaborating with Artists Mixing and Mastering Electronic Music Production Live Sound Audio Post-Production Recording and Mixing Signal Flow Basic Studio Acoustics Industry-relevant workflows

Audio production advanced diploma

In the Audio Production Advanced Diploma, you will learn professional production processes, gain specialist knowledge and technical skills, and above all, gain practical experience.

Thanks to our hands-on approach to teaching, you will have access to professional high-quality equipment throughout your studies. This will enable you to create your portfolio right from the start, with which you can showcase your skills to the industry.

Course Structure

Semester 1
Students will be able to develop the essential technical audio skills and the knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.
The module aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of sound as a physical quantity and to learn to understand its behaviour in various situations. Students will further be introduced to the basics of audio production (recording and editing), basic signal flow, and microphones and loudspeakers.
The module aims to teach students the tools and workflows necessary to perform computer-based music production. In addition, students will learn the concepts and application of sound synthesis, sampling, arranging, effects creation, and mixing.
Semester 2
Throughout the second semester, students will broaden their scope to work on more complex multidisciplinary projects with industry-standard practices.
This module aims to prepare students for studio work by applying the fundamentals learned predominantly in the module "Principles of Audio" to real studio situations. Students are encouraged to develop their workflows using practical tasks that are transferable between different audio work environments.
Recording in different studios and outdoors, mixing in hardware and software, and the integration of outboard equipment in DAWs are further topics of this module. This often involves music, but also other areas such as original sound and foley recording.
This module aims to teach the students professional production processes and techniques in various areas of the audio industry. In particular, the focus is on pre-production, editing, and mixing.
Semester 3
This semester introduces students to a professional working environment where they will undertake several project briefs using a project-based ‘creative studio’ approach. Creative Studios provides a practically focused approach to their education, through the engagement with authentic assessment activities that reflect industry practices.
This module aims to enable students to utilise complex and industry-relevant workflows for producing media projects in a simulated workplace setting. They will explore best-practice project planning, production techniques, and project execution methods as they complete studio work.

Throughout this module, students will be encouraged to engage in self-reflective processes to improve their creative and collaborative work practices and to build the core skills necessary for a successful career in the creative industries. With the guidance of studio facilitators, students will complete a set of project briefs designed to build on the foundation skills acquired and to further enhance their competencies within their discipline area.
Semester 4
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of team processes and team dynamics. To collaboratively produce complex digital media products of a high standard and present and effectively communicate outcomes to an audience.
This module aims to enable students to undertake a collaborative media project, gain experience in the production of a dedicated creative media subject, and have the opportunity to reflect critically on both the production process and their creative practice.

Students will experience teamwork across creative media disciplines, and potentially remotely across various campus locations, preparing them that way to develop their specialisation.

In the beginning, a vision/idea of a fictitious media product in the creative industry is developed as a team. The group members should then divide themselves into the corresponding roles within the researched positions.

In the course of the module, the team develops branding for the product, considers possible distribution channels for the release, and prepares the individual pieces of work of the group members from a marketing point of view so that content can be used for a possible advertising campaign. By the end of the module, students will have an overview of all job positions within the industry.

Tools and Software


Audio students get the chance to collaborate with other disciplines, there are many opportunities and requirements to collaborate with students from other degrees throughout the course.

Yes, there is an SAE Student Store with discounts available to students who have fully enrolled.

Students can access campus facilities during opening hours. Please contact your campus for timings.

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