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Diploma of Audio Production

Overview

Get on track to make serious noise in audio production.

In a matter of months, you’ll learn the key fundamentals in studio production, live sound production and electronic music production.

Our diploma has been built in a way that gives you plenty of face-to-face time with expert lecturers and many hours on the latest tools and software.

You will engage in collaborative studio-based learning and apply the skills learned throughout the course to a real life scenario. Demonstrating your recording and mixing techniques you will deliver a practical recording from a specified brief, under the support and guidance of our expert lecturers.

To complement your technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, introductory project management skills and scholarly techniques for higher education.

Upon completion, you will be eligible for up to 80 credit points towards either the Bachelor of Audio.

*SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

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Graduate roles may include

Assistant Sound Engineer

Staging Crew

Studio Engineer

Junior Sound Editor

Live Sound Operator / Assistant

Junior Studio Administrator

Radio / Broadcast Personnel

Junior Sound Designer

Voiceover Recordist / Engineer

 

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  • Perth
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Course

Your Learning Experience

SAE has implemented a remote flexible learning option for current and future students. The range of tools developed by SAE will not only allow students to collaborate online but also gain experience in remote working practices widely used within the creative industries.

From day one you'll start creating on the latest software and equipment, under the guidance of expert lectures.

  • Study in a collaborative, studio-based environment.
  • Learn on industry-standard equipment.
  • Learn as part of a small class.
  • Learn from lecturers with extensive audio experience and industry connections.
  • Apply industry-standard project methodologies throughout your studies.

Diploma of Audio Production

The Diploma of Audio Production has a strong practical focus, underpinned by key theoretical components. The course content is informed by our strong links to industry and our 40-year history in designing and teaching creative media courses.

To complement your technical skills, you will graduate with skills across:

  • Employability skills specific to creative media.
  • Introductory project management and different project management methodologies.
  • Teamwork and collaboration in the context of creative media.
  • Scholarly techniques for further study

 

Stages of Audio HE Diploma

Upon completion you will be eligible for up to 80 credit points towards either the Bachelor of Audio.


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You will learn

Throughout your hands-on course you will gain an introduction to:

  • Foundation music theory including an understanding of musical form and structure, the way the human auditory system functions and how sound behaves in enclosed spaces and free-fields.
  • Operation of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and basic sound console.
  • Sound recording, mixing and application of signal processors such as EQ, Dynamics and time-based effects.
  • Technical principles and practical applications of microphones in both studio and live contexts.
  • Digital technology in audio production including an analogue audio equipment connectivity, conversion methods, data storage and compression and transmission.
  • Assembly of a small scale digital recording system.

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Careers

Vocational outcomes for the Diploma of Audio Production

  • Assistant Sound Engineer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Live Sound Operator / Assistant
  • Radio / Broadcast Personnel
  • Junior Sound Editor
  • Voiceover Recordist / Engineer
  • Staging Crew
  • Junior Studio Administrator
  • Junior Sound Designer

Modules

Diploma of Audio Production (AU5AD)
VIEW MODULE DESCRIPTIONS
Trimester 1
Thinking about AudioFoundations of SoundFoundations of Recording and Mixing
Trimester 2
Contemporary Industrial PracticesFoundations of Audio Technology & Live SoundAudio Studio 1
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
Trimester 1
Thinking about Audio
Foundations of Sound
Foundations of Recording and Mixing
Trimester 2
Contemporary Industrial Practices
Foundations of Audio Technology & Live Sound
Audio Studio 1
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit

Key Info

  • DURATION(S):

    2 Trimesters Fast Tracked Full Time

    3 Trimesters Normal Full Time

    4 Trimesters Extended Full Time

  • INTAKES:

    Sep 2021

    Feb 2022

    May 2022

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: 08 Oct 2021

    Trimester Start: 20 Sep 2021

    Trimester End: 27 Aug 2021

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Diploma

Entry requirements

Applicants for Diploma courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:

  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, OR
  • Completion of a certificate IV level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), OR
  • Experience Based Entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. 'Enquire Now' or call 1800 723 338 directly for more information.

Under section 6.8 of the Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Policy, SAE reserves the right to apply conditional enrollments to students who apply to SAE via alternative entry. The Academic Coordinator will determine an appropriate set of support mechanisms for each student, based on individual experience and merit.

Fees and Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on SAE course fees.

Payment options: Fee-Help, or upfront trimester instalments.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

SAE may recognise your prior learning and may grant credit towards satisfying the requirements for a VET or a higher-level program. This is applied where previous learning is considered equivalent to the content and learning outcomes prescribed for modules within the program.

For full details, please refer to SAE's policy on recognition of prior learning and credit transfers.

Find more information on how to apply and the enrolment process here, or call 1800 723 338 to speak with a course advisor.

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