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SAE Institute, Auckland

Auckland

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Graduates of SAE Creative Media Institute leave qualified to work locally or internationally within the music production, audio production and/or screen production fields. Job prospects for graduates are diverse, including music producer, studio engineer, live sound technician, radio industry work, audio production for theatre, sound recordist, sound for film & television, Foley artist, online content creator, camera operator, scriptwriter, director, producer, film editor, etc.

The creative industries in New Zealand remain a burgeoning sector. A 2015 report prepared by PwC for WeCreate.org.nz showed that New Zealand’s creative industries (including the book, music, television and film sectors) annually contribute more than $3.5 billion to the local economy. This is similar in size to the forestry sector, double the size of the printing sector, and half the size of sheep, beef cattle and grain farming.

SAE campus manager, Dr. Suzette Major, says the Institute provides a supportive setting for students who are transitioning to tertiary study from a high school environment.
“We are a tight-knit community working together on a small campus, which gives students a truly unique learning environment. Students often tell us that the connections they forge here – with their peers and staff alike – provide ongoing opportunities in the audio and film industry well after they have completed their studies.”

Our Vision: To be the world’s leading educator for the creative media industries.

Our Mission: Excellence in academic and student services.

We provide specialist vocational and higher education courses worldwide to inspire and develop our graduates.
Our programmes emphasise practical experience, the needs of students and industry credibility. Our students access the latest knowledge and outstanding facilities to enhance their skills. We are globally networked as a professional community in creative media.

SAE Audio Programmes

 

Course: BACHELOR OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: Three years 
Commences: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places.

Entry criteria: NCEA Level 3 or equivalent, portfolio and entry interview.

Cost: Year 1 – $11,888; Year 2 – $11,930; Year 3 – $11,997 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Purpose: This qualification is designed for people considering a career in music production, audio-visual or other related industries. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to operate independently as creative contributors in the wider music production industry. It aims to equip students with early-through-advanced industry-led skills and knowledge in music technologies and practice, including relevant historical, cultural and business practice contexts.

Qualification gained: Bachelor of Music Production (Level 7)

Career prospects: Music producer, beat maker, DJ, studio engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, audio post-production, music and dialogue editor, musician, education and associated careers, studio management.

Tutors: Stephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

Course: BACHELOR OF AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: Three years 
Commences: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places.

Entry criteria: NCEA Level 3 or equivalent, portfolio and entry interview.

Cost: Year 1 – $11,888; Year 2 – $11,930; Year 3 – $11,997 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Purpose: This qualification is designed for people considering a career in audio production, audio-visual or other related industries. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to operate independently as creative contributors in the wider audio production industry. It aims to equip students with early-through-advanced industry-led skills and knowledge in audio technologies and practice, including relevant historical, cultural and business practice contexts.

Qualification gained: Bachelor of Audio Production (Level 7)

Career prospects: Studio engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, broadcast engineer, A/V technician, audio post-production, music and dialogue editor, location recordist, sales and installation, education and associated careers, studio manager.

Tutors: Stephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

 

Programme: BACHELOR OF SCREEN PRODUCTION

Duration: Three years
Commences: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places

Entry criteria: NCEA Level 3 or equivalent, portfolio and entry interview.

Cost: Year 1 – $11,888; Year 2 – $10,174; Year 3 – $11,119 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Purpose: This qualification is designed for people who are pursuing a career in film, video or other related screen production industries. Graduates will have specialised skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to operate independently as creative contributors in the screen production industry. It aims equip students with advanced industry-led skills and knowledge in filmmaking and screenwriting.

Qualification gained: Bachelor of Screen Production (Level 7)

Career prospects: Camera operator, special effects, videographer, animator, online content creator, director, producer, lecturer, video editor, scriptwriter, lighting technician, retail, advertising / marketing / promotions, and more.

Tutors: Stephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

 

Course: DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: One year full-time
Commencement dates: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places.

Entry criteria: Minimum 17 years of age, NCEA Level 2 or equivalent (adult entry over 20 years old – no prior qualifications required)

Cost: approx. $11,888 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Emphasis: This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in the production of electronic music and in DJ production techniques. It provides the music industry with performers who have an extended repertoire of DJ and electronic music production skills to perform competently and creatively. It aims to equip students with early-to-intermediate industry-led skills and knowledge in DJ and electronic music production.

Qualification gained: NZ Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production (Level 5)

Career prospects: Music producer, beat maker, DJ, studio engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, audio post-production, music and dialogue editor, musician, education and associated careers, studio management.

Tutors: Stephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

 

Course: DIPLOMA IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: One year full-time.
Commencement dates: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places.

Entry criteria: Minimum 17 years of age, NCEA Level 2 or equivalent (adult entry over 20 years old – no prior qualifications required)

Cost: Approx. $11,888 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Emphasis: This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in audio engineering and production.  It provides the music industry with people who have a range of audio engineering skills to produce complex audio recordings and sound-related works. It aims to equip students with early-to-intermediate industry-led skills and knowledge in audio engineering and production.

Qualification gained: NZ Diploma In Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5).

Career prospects: Studio engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, broadcast engineer, A/V technician, audio post-production, music and dialogue editor, location recordist, sales and installation, education and associated careers, studio manager.

TutorsStephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

 

Course: DIPLOMA IN SCREEN PRODUCTION

Duration: One year full-time
Commencement dates: February
No. of students per intake: Limited places.

Entry criteria: Minimum 17 years of age, NCEA Level 2 or equivalent (adult entry over 20 years old – no prior qualifications required)

Cost: $11,888 (domestic students). NZQA approved for student loans and allowances. NOTE: Prices subject to change, contact SAE for detailed pricing.
Applications close: Commencement of course.
Contact: SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland on (09) 373 4712 or auckland@sae.edu

Qualification gained: NZ Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)

Career prospects: Studio engineer, mix engineer, mastering engineer, broadcast engineer, A/V technician, audio post-production, music and dialogue editor, location recordist, sales and installation, education and associated careers, studio manager.

Tutors: Stephen Small PhD, Julia Reynolds PhD, David Chechelashvilli MSc, Suzette Major PhD, Michael Miller MA, Leal Butler MA, John Ropiha BA, Lora Thompson BA, Dave Johnston MA, plus guest lecturers from industry.

 

AUDIO FACILITIES

SAE Institute rests its entire teaching strategy on personalised, practical learning. There are no large lecture halls at SAE; rather students learn in top-of-the-range studios with equipment that parallels industry standards.
Film Studio is a large shooting space with green screen and a professional lighting setup.
Film Equipment includes a variety of industry level cameras, lighting and grip equipment for hire.
Studio A includes the Audient ASP8024 console and 24-track Otari tape machine – equipment that is still in use and much prized throughout studios nationwide. An extensive array of high-quality outboard effects and processors help instil a greater insight into how each part of the studio functions while providing a more tactile working environment than plug-ins allow.
Studio B boasts an impressive array of plug-ins in a powerful Mac Pro with a ProTools HD set up. Total control of every aspect of the mix is afforded through the revolutionary AVID S6 modular control surface, allowing every setting to be saved at the touch of a button.
Studio C is features a simple, easy to use control room setup with a powerful computer and interface, several pieces of outboard equipment and a Focal monitoring system. Connects to the Studio B live room.
Studio D is our purpose-built audio post production studio, with a Mac Pro computer system using interactive Euphonix control surfaces, ProTools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live software and a high quality 5.1 channel ADAM Audio monitoring environment.
Studio E features meticulously designed acoustics for critical monitoring of recordings, a key requirement of the mastering process. The suite is based around a powerful Mac Pro running Steinberg’s Wavelab, featuring UAD hardware and plugins, and a comprehensive monitoring system consisting of top-of-the-line speakers by B&W and Genelec, as well as the famous FM radio-simulating Auratones.
Computer Labs across the campus contain around 50 digital workstations packed with applications including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Microsoft Office and more, allowing students to take their projects out of the studio and continue working on any computer available to them. The ease of access provided by this large number of workstations means students have a place to complete assignment work, research, revise and relax with fellow students, and don’t require their own computer and software licenses in order to complete their programme of study. Access is provided to both internal and external library databases as well as a host of additional resources to aid study.

For more information or to book a studio tour contact (09) 373 4712 or study@sae.edu

Office: 12 Heather St, Parnell, Auckland 1052

Phone: (09) 373 4712

Email: study@sae.edu

Website: www.sae.edu

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SAE Creative Media Institute is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. With over 50 campuses worldwide, SAE Institute is world recognised and truly global.
The SAE campus in Auckland is based in Parnell, close to the CBD and student accommodation. At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programmes in world-class facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills. All our programmes follow the founding principles of SAE – high quality, industry focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.

Qualifications on offer at SAE are:
– Bachelor of Music Production (Level 7)
– Bachelor of Audio Production (Level 7)
– Bachelor of Screen Production (Level 7)
– NZ Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production (Level 5)
– NZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5)
– NZ Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)

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