Short Course in Ableton


The Ableton Production course is structured over 10 weeks and students will gain essential skills needed for the creation of their own electronic music.

Ableton Short Course at SAE Adelaide

Intended for beginners, students will cover critical elements of Ableton Live as well as broader production concepts. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have produced their own electronic music track and can gain discounted entry into our advanced courses via a RPL process.

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.


 AUD $1095


 10 x 2.5-hour sessions. 10 weeks. One night a week 6pm - 8.30pm.

  • Session 1: Ableton Live Intro - Creating Drums
  • Session 2: Creating Basslines & Melodies with MIDI
  • Session 3: Sampling Loops & Warping / Time Stretching. Remixing.
  • Session 4: Mixer & Mixing Techniques
  • Session 5: EQ & Filters
  • Session 6: Compression, Limiting & Dynamics Processors
  • Session 7: Reverb, Delay & Other Effects
  • Session 8: Subtractive Synthesis
  • Session 9: Arranging
  • Session 10: Sampler & simpler


Ableton Live

  • Adelaide

Key Info


    10 weeks


    May 2020

    Sep 2020


    Enrol By: 11 Jun 2020

    Trimester Start: 25 May 2020

    Trimester End: 21 Aug 2020


    Short Course

Entry requirements

SAE recognises that preparation for study is not restricted to formal educational attainment and that valuable skills development can be gained through relevant experience.

Our Experience-based Entry Scheme allows you to be considered for entry to an undergraduate course through an assessment of your ability to succeed in higher education.

SAE will review applications on a case by case basis if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age

  • Do not have the formal qualifications required for direct entry

  • Seek admission to courses on the basis of your aptitude for higher learning and skills development through professional, work, life experience and non-accredited study.

To apply via Experience Based Entry, students are required to undertake an interview with an assigned representative of SAE and provide supporting evidence that may include:

  • Records of any formal educational qualifications attained

  • Evidence of any informal studies undertaken

  • References relating to work history relevant to the chosen field of study (if applicable)

  • A resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • A portfolio of relevant materials that demonstrates creative aptitude, knowledge, technical skills and abilities. 

In addition, candidates may also be asked to undertake an exam or written assignment to satisfactorily demonstrate capacity to meet the course requirements or provide examples and/or portfolio of work.

In all cases Experience Based Entry into a Higher Education course will only be granted to students with a minimum Year 10 level of schooling.

Fees and Payments

AUD $1095

How to enrol

To enrol for this course, please apply now or call 1800 SAE EDU (1800 723 338).

To finalise an enrolment, applicants will be asked to complete an enrolment form and provide proof of birth (birth certificate, passport) and photo identification (driver's license, 18+ card, passport). There are no prior educational requirements or pre­existing knowledge required to study the Short Course in Ableton, and enrolment confirmation will be made once payment is received.