Audio Production

BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production

Get equipped to launch your career in the audio industry.
2 years full-time
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
Course Durations
2 years full-time
Start Date(s)
March and September 2024
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
Start Dates
  • March and September 2024

Entry Requirements
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet the following criteria:
Degree entry
Minimum age of 18 years
For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required prior to 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)
* Our courses require that our students are in possession of a laptop (Mac/PC) in order to make notes in class, complete written homework and/or do research. For questions regarding specifications please consult the Study Advisors.
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
International Entry Requirements
Non-EU Applicants
For non-EU students, a valid VISA for the entire duration of the selected course is required prior to enrolment. The registration at SAE Institute cannot grant you a Student Visa in the Netherlands.
BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production
Domestic Fees

Students studying higher education courses may be eligible for various forms of funding, including student loans and grants. There may be some differences depending on the region you come from.

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Learn in world class studio environments SSL, Audient, and Avid consoles | Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic
Practical, immersive training Practical skills are vital. Our learning approach is a blend of vocational and academic from day one.
Creative collaboration Work on projects with songwriters, designers, game developers, filmmakers and animators.
Expand your career Graduate with a portfolio, work experience, employability and entrepreneurial skills and a network of fellow creatives.

Tools & Software

Audio Production course covers:

Recording Studio Techniques Collaborating with Artists Mixing and Mastering Electronic Music Production Live Sound Audio Post-Production

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Audio is broken up into three distinct stages, each designed to develop different skills.
Semester 1
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.
The module aims to develop a sense of what areas of work you may later take up in the industry and how to market your work within a team to a specific target group.

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 and define which software they need for this and what salary they would receive for it. What is the cost of the position you hold in the company, together with the resources you need for it? Which group members are permanent employees and which are freelancers?

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, you will have an overview of all job positions within your industry, be able to assess your work financially and market yourself and your portfolio appropriately. You will get an overview of the workflow, how freelance and permanent activities work in the industry, and know how to use basic marketing techniques.
Semester 2
Throughout the second semseter, you will broaden your 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.
This module aims to enable students to undertake a collaborative media project, gaining experience in the production of a dedicated creative media item and having an opportunity to reflect critically on both the production process and their creative practice.
In the module, students will experience teamwork across creative media disciplines, and potentially remotely across various campus locations. The module will also introduce key differences between production strategies for the arts or sciences, preparing students to develop their specialization.

Students can choose from a range of possible projects, the availability of which is determined by the location of the campus, the needs of the local industry, and/or the student’s learning requirements.
Semester 3
Semester 3 introduces you to a professional working environment where you will undertake several project briefs using a project-based ‘creative studio’ approach. Creative Studios provide a practically focused approach to your education, through the engagement with authentic assessment activities that reflect industry practises.
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.
This module is for the students to design the final thesis for their bachelor's degree. To do this, you develop an idea that brings together your personal or professional interests and your creativity.
During the module, you will create a deep and secure understanding of your area of ​​interest. Common procedures, existing publications, technical workflows as well as reference and repertoire knowledge are elements that you research, present, and discuss. During the module, you will develop the proposal for your final thesis piece by piece.
Throughout the module, an initial idea for a media project turns into a well-founded plan that includes concrete objectives and a suitable approach. At the end of the module, you will have a clear idea of ​​what your thesis looks like and how you plan to implement it.
Semester 4
Semester 4 focuses on specialising the student's skills within their chosen area of the audio industry. Both modules work together to help the student develop a stronger awareness of their professional interests through the planning and development of an independent activity.
The Major Project is for students to demonstrate their skills in a large-scale, advanced-level Bachelor project.
This module aims to enable students to develop their professional practice through the planning and development of an independent activity, which may have a practical or theoretical focus and may be individual or collaborative. Students will develop a stronger awareness of their professional interests through a focus on an area of specialisation.
This module aims to enable students pursuing the Audio Production award to demonstrate their skills in a large-scale, advanced-level project. There are two options for the Major Project: a practice-based project (realisation of a creative art project), or a research-based project. The module will lead to either the final award of a Bachelor of Arts or the final award of a Bachelor of Science.
University of Hertfordshire
Modules: Research and Professional Development in Creative Media, Advanced Specialised Project and Major Project BA(or BSc). These programs were developed, delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by University of Hertfordshire.

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What jobs will this course lead me into?

Studio Engineer
Music Producer
Game Audio Specialist
Sound Editor
Staging Crew
Audio/Visual Technician
Sound Designer
Live Sound Engineer/Operator
Radio Broadcasting

Course FAQs

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

No, this is not required. Students have access to our campus computer labs for assessment work.

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.

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