SAE Audio Engineering Program

Since 1985, SAE Institute has offered only the best training for its students. It has created an atmosphere dedicated to creative students from around the world who wish to “do, learn and create.”

The institute originated in East London, United Kingdom, but has since branched out to locations in North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. In North America, it has locations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York and San Francisco.

The institute offers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:
• Sound/Audio Engineering
• Music Production
• Digital Filmmaking
• Web Development
• 3D/Interactive Animation
• Games Programming

In addition to the undergraduate degree programs mentioned above, the institute also offers short courses in other subjects, including Electronic Music Production and Music Business.
It is accredited through the Middlesex University of London. Students enrolled at the institute will receive a Middlesex award upon successful completion of their programs. The institute has secondary accreditation through the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, is a member of Study UK and is a listed body on the register of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

In addition to its brick and mortar universities, SAE also offers online programs for students who wish to study and learn from the comfort of their own homes. It offers a variety of short courses and master’s level courses online, making it easier than ever to earn your degree or certification.
The short courses offered at SAE last only four weeks and include Audio and Music; Animation; Film; Web; Business; and English, German or Spanish. An MA/MSc in Professional Practice also is available through online study in Distance Learning; Work-Based Programs; and Audio, Film Animation, Web or Game Studies.

There are prerequisites for being enrolled in any of the institute’s Master degree programs. They include, but are not limited to:

• A Bachelor’s degree with honors, second class or higher, in a relevant field;
• An equivalent or higher qualification;
• A professional qualification deemed to be of an equivalent standard; or
• A minimum age of 25 and substantial creative media work experience.

Candidates also are expected to have at least one year’s work experience in a relevant field and be capable of self-directed study. Candidates may also be asked to attend an interview and/or take an aptitude test.

To learn more about the institute and its programs, please visit its website at

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Article by Shari Berg,