First Year Topics
Some of the topics during the first year of study: Sound Theory, Acoustics, Analog Consoles, Soundcraft Ghost, Patchbays/Ghost, Logic 1, Microphones, Electricity, Electronics, Decibels, Wiring, Dynamics, Sound Effects, Mixing, Recording, MIDI Technology, Digital Theory, Production Techniques, Synthesis, Music Theory, SSL Theory, SSL Studio Recording and Mixing, Mastering, Audio for Video/Film, Post-Productions, Live Sound Technology, Research Techniques, Music Industry, Music Business, Prof. Communication, etc.
Creative Media Practice
This module begins with an evolutionary analysis of the social, political, technological and economic changes which have helped shape entertainment and the entertainment industry over time, focusing on the roles of and interaction between artist, Producer and marketing forces leading up to the 21st Century. The module will also cover today’s structure and operation of the film, gaming, and Internet industries. Contemporary issues are explored in ways that encourage students to take an active part in professional dialogue. Students will be required to prepare a proposal for their research project in the form of a ‘Learning Agreement’.
Advanced Audio Practice
This Module focuses on professional development and awareness. Students will be introduced to generic professional skills ranging from presentation skills and project planning to management, marketing, and law to be able to operate independently within the ‘infotainment’ industry. Additionally, specific applications and needs of selected fields within the industry will be examined and students will be required to undertake an internship, as a means of application of previously acquired knowledge.
Specialized Research Project
This section of the course allows students to undertake an approved research project. The thesis is designed to show a student’s ability to initiate, implement and evaluate a substantial creative/technical project as a result of cognitive abilities put into effect within a limited time frame. Mentoring and support will be provided by qualified SAE staff to assist the students, who will have to submit their final thesis on the last day of class and defend it in front of a panel of assessors.