The Audio Technology Diploma Program (ATP) is a non-degree program focused on the foundations of sound engineering, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 9 to 12 months.
The Audio Technology Program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s commercial sound recording industry. Students attending this program have the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of audio recording as well as the essential business principles of the entertainment industry.
SAE has divided the Audio Technology Program into modules (or semesters in Chicago and Nashville). Each module/semester encompasses at least one complete subject area and is comprised of subject units (skill and theory components of the course). Each unit and module/semester progressively builds skills toward the completion of educational and technical skills goals for the program.
Please select your campus of choice in the "Units" tab to see complete program breakdown, but the topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Basics of Analog and Digital Audio
- Studio set up
- Microphone theory and techniques
- Logic Studio
- Pro Tools
- Studio Recording
- Procedures with large and small format analog or digital consoles
- Sound for Picture
- Surround Sound
SAE Laptop Bundle
Students enrolled in the Audio Technology Program receive a laptop bundle which includes the software and gear they'll need.
Diploma of Audio Technology
This school offers programs in:
- Recording/Studio engineer
- Sound designer
- Re-recording mixer
- Mixing engineer
- Sound editor
- Post production engineer – film and TV
- Radio broadcast producer/engineer
- Sound location recorder
- Mastering engineer
- Live sound engineer
- Music producer
- Media production specialist