SAE Institute
Audio Production BA/BSc (Hons)
SAE Institute

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you have a passion for music? SAE Audio Production graduates have the prestigious track record of winning awards at the Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAs and take up some of the best jobs in the audio industry. Get access to our impressive studios and become a skilled audio professional!

Closely linked to the industry, this highly respected course will prepare you for the constant advances in commercial technology and create the demand for adaptable and skilled audio professionals.

You’ll learn audio production techniques for live and recorded sound and gain a deep understanding of sound theory. You’ll develop mixing and recording skills and prepare audio outputs for different media.

Through our project-based hands-on ethos, you'll have access to our world-class studio facilities and will be able to replicate real world scenarios in order to prepare you for working in the industry. By bringing theory and practice together, you will develop your creativity and production skills to a professional level - giving you that all important competitive edge as you complete your studies.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 66 graduates of Audio Production BA/BSc (Hons) at SAE Institute for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Audio Technology.

Overall student satisfaction
52 /100
66 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Audio Technology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19479 £18776 £22433
25-75 percentile range £16319 - £23782 £13500 - £23529 £16545 - £28551

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Audio Production, BA/BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Audio Production BA/BSc (Hons) at SAE Institute

50% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Elementary occupations
0% Teaching Professionals
0% Secretarial and related occupations
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
0% Sports and fitness occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

To understand what combination of grades you need to achieve 72 UCAS tariff points please visit ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Audio Production, BA/BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

SAE Education Ltd is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Audio Production BA/BSc (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
International £13000 year 1

Additional fee information

For the London, Oxford and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK/EU students and £13,000 per year for international students. Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,500 per year for UK/EU students and £11,500 per year for international students.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About SAE Institute

The SAE Institute is a college that specialises in teaching audio and visual skills such as Film Production, Games Programming, Audio Production, and more. SAE offers four campus locations in the United Kingdom, with their main British presence being in London.

Where is this programme taught

SAE Glasgow
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