SAE music coursesFrom certificates to postgraduate degrees, you can easily build on your qualifications to suit your career goals.
Why study music with SAE
Collaborative project-based learning.We’re output-focused and interested in developing your skills and competencies as a creative practitioner. That’s why at SAE you’ll be in small classes working on real-world projects. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate virtually and on-campus with with audio technicians, designers, filmmakers, designers and animators.
Tools & software
A MYRIAD OF CAREER OUTCOMES
Music and Sound Designer
Live Music Performer
Commercial Music Composer/producer
Small Business Owner
Music Library Curator
Composer for film, games and other media
Expert Spotlight: Dr Mark BassettDr Mark Bassett launched the SAE Audient ASP4816 Simulator, developed as part of SAE’s Virtual Tools project. The simulator provides students with remote access to a fully functional photorealistic simulation of the Audient ASP4816 analogue console. He has also released the SAE Mackie 1604VLZ4 simulator & more recently the SAE Parametric Equaliser Training software. Mark holds a PhD in psychoacoustics (critical listening and technical ear training) and a Master’s Degree in Design Science (Audio & Acoustics)(Honours). Dr Mark Bassett | Postgraduate & Audio lecturer
Expert spotlight: Adrian CarrollAdrian has extensive experience in record production, radio and video post-production. Specialising in voice recording he has produced international voice-over artists including Tom Baker, Penelope Keith, Nigel Planer, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard O’Brien and a host of others. Adrian Carroll | Audio / Music lecturer
Expert spotlight: Sharon JakovskySharon has been a finalist for both sound, music and song writing awards. She has pursued a freelance career in the music industry in many different capacities including musician, film composer, sound designer, arranger and sound engineer. Sharon Jakovsky | Audio / Music lecturer
Is Music for you?
We have outlined some considerations and suitability recommendations to consider before you study Music at SAE.
- a strong sense of creativity and imagination
- a willingness and ability to collaborate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including industry practitioners
- have technical, computer and software skills
- have critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- adaptability to changing technologies and industry trends
- possess an interest in the societal, ethical and cultural factors influencing creative industries
- a willingness to devote up to 10 hours per week for every 10 credit points you study. This will allow for scheduled classes, personal study and project work.
- a keen interest in music creation, performance or production
- aptitude for music theory and creation
- a basic understanding of music genres, styles, and techniques.