Locations: 50 locations worldwide (in the U.S.: Atlanta, New York, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles
Degrees: Associate's (Atlanta location only); certificate and diploma programs at other U.S. locations
Programs: Audio Technology, Electronic Music Production (additional programs available outside the U.S.)
Tuition Range: $15,000 - $23,000
Originally called the School of Audio Engineering, SAE Institute began in Australia and has since expanded to 50 locations on six continents. (In the U.S., SAE currently has locations in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles.) While locations worldwide offer a variety of diplomas, Bachelors and Masters degrees in Film, Audio, Animation, Game Design and other subjects, the U.S. locations primarily offer short-term certificate programs in Electronic Music Production or 9-month diploma programs in Audio Technology. The Atlanta location also offers a one-year associate’s degree in Audio. Online courses are also available.
For U.S. residents, SAE Institute is basically suited for students who desire a trade-school level education in audio, rather than pursuing a college degree. Certificate programs average $2000 each depending on location and specific program, while diploma programs average around $20,000 to complete.
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