Bachelor of Audio
SAE Creative Media Institute - Brisbane

Course outline

SAE Audio graduates have been involved with many outstanding production companies, studios, live venues and radio broadcasters, including Forester Savile, Count Bounce, Michael Stavrou, Labsonics, Post Studio, Black Pearl Studios, Sing Studios, Woodstock Studios, Prince of Wales Hotel, Revolver, J-Air Community Radio Station and Soundcorp.

In the Bachelor of Audio, you’ll apply theoretical knowledge and best practices while accessing studios to amplify your talents on cutting-edge equipment like the Neve, or an SSL, or an Audient console. All the while you will gain proficiencies on software like Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and Ableton Live.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on cross-discipline projects in partnership with your course peers. By the end of your course, you could be collaborating with fellow students across all SAE disciplines.

Areas of study: Audio terminology, sound theory, microphone theory, techniques and practical application, recording studio signal flow, mixing techniques, critical listening, digital audio workstations (DAW), signal processing, audio technology, live sound reinforcement and AV systems, interactive audio, music principles, audio for screen, emerging technology, immersive audio, project management, business and leadership skills, employability skills in audio industry contexts, audio industry best practices.


Duration is two years full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Interview

Additional entry requirements

SAE will contact applicants to arrange a short, informal interview. For information about the interview, contact SAE on 1800 723 338.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Studio Engineer, Music Producer, Game Audio Specialist, Sound Editor, Staging Crew, Audio/Visual Technician, Sound Designer, Live Sound Engineer/Operator, Radio Broadcasting.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

22 Aug 2024
9 Jan 2025
23 Apr 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time