Play to your strengths with SAE’s industry-leading music qualifications

Do you see yourself on stage in front of thousands? Producing beats and EDM hits? Working in a studio producing records? Building and designing your own live events?

At SAE, our music courses are designed to build the essential skills for creating a successful career in today’s modern music industry. You’ll learn and apply theoretical knowledge and best practices while accessing studios with cutting-edge equipment.

Our small, hands-on classes combined with online study in collaboration with your fellow creatives will ensure you get the support you deserve. Learn from the best in the biz and pick the brains of our industry-experienced mentors.

You’ll gain proficiencies in songwriting, composition, music business and industry, stagecraft, recording techniques, electronic music and studio music production.

If you choose to study an Associate Degree or the Bachelor of Music at SAE you'll have the option to drill down into your chosen area of interest by studying elective units that cover focused aspects of songwriting, music industry & marketing, multimedia, creative practice, electronic music and studio production


Career opportunities

  • Studio Composer
  • Music Producer
  • Music and Sound Designer
  • Live Music Performer
  • Commercial Music Composer/producer
  • Small Business Owner
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Music Technician
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Library Curator
  • Composer for film, games and other media
  • Creative Director


Tools & software

Music Skills

Songwriting strategies Acoustic and electronic music Performance and recording technique Music production practice Principles of sound, music and audio technology

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.
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We're here to help

We understand the personal nature of the creative industries and we get hands on with you. Our state-of the-art studios and industry leading equipment will provide you access and exposure to discover your creative voice. Smaller, interactive classes help to cultivate exploration and opportunities for collaboration. Our network of creative practitioners are available in person and online.

You have access to one-on-one support to help you on outcome-focused learning and work practice. You’ll graduate with applied skills, hands-on confidence, and contemporary expertise that is industry recognised and highly sought-after.

If you would like to find out more, schedule a call back with an SAE course advisor.