SAE Institute

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  1. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    I failed my course at uni. Well done me.

    Was looking at doing the audio production course at the SAE Institute. Any of you lot been or know someone who's been?

    If so, what's it like/would you recommend it?
     
  2. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    In before sponging students/random, unrelated comment, picture or video.

    ta x
     
  3. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    is it free?
     
  4. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    It's not. But from what I can tell it's the best course you can do for what I wanna do. I can afford it so there's no worries, I just don't wanna waste money. Nah mean?
     
  5. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    personally.. i wudn't waste my money.

    i would love to do an audio engineering course.. love to! but realistically there is no career and very lil jobs goin for this kinda thing.

    i would spend the money on a more practical course.. or go travelling.
     
  6. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    More practical course? This course could lead me onto so many different jobs though, this is why it's different to the rest. Y'undastand?
     
  7. Bad Ace

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    So i can make out. you are almost garunteed a job coming from the engineering side of things. You obviously wouldnt be working on just one genre. theres to many people that think they know what there doing with wavelab when actual fact they dont know shit. how much is the engineering course?!
     
  8. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    It's about £8,500 for a year. Expensive but no less than any other uni course now. Plus, it's only a 2 year course for the BA(Hons) instead of 3.

    And yeah, the engineering side is probably the most practical in both getting a job out the other side and doing the course itself.

    But yeah, anyone know someone who's been. Just want as many opinions as possible!
     
  9. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    I've heard a lot of good things about SAE.
    SAE is widely renowned as one of the best institutes from what I hear and a lot of students go on to work almost straight away.
    I'm thinking of going there after my last year of college, it costs a lot but I don't mind being in debt. YOLO (i hate it when people say it but it fits this situation)
     
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    ah..:)
     
  11. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    really? ...
     
  12. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Anything that keeps you away from the job market until this recessions over imo. What were you studying mate?
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    17 grand for 2 years!

    fuck man u cud live in Thailand for 10years getting high everyday wiv hookers AND HAVE CHANGE LEFT OVER...


    just my opinion.
     
  14. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    good luck getting a loan for that fella
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    don't need a loan

     
  16. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    I go to the one in Oxford, it's fucking amazing, I can't speak for the others but our lecturers are all really good and actually still involved in the industry in various ways rather than just being teachers.

    They teach you every aspect of audio, from music theory to post production, microphone techniques, live mixing/recording, mastering. The one in Oxford is still pretty small even though it's the world headquarters now, which is good because you get better use of the equipment, from what I've heard the one in London is slightly over subscribed and it's hard to get in to use the various mixing desks.

    Last year 50% of the degree students graduated with firsts, they really nurture what ever aspect of sound you want to go in to whether it be recording/producing or programming etc.

    I know I sound like an advert but I actually love going in to uni and doing work which is mega rare for me.

    Oh and you'll also get a free macbook pro when you join haha!

    Oh and for the people saying you won't get a job, the UK is pretty much the world leader in creative media so there are shit loads of jobs, but if you want to be a studio record producer, I probably wouldn't bother.
     
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    LCCM. The London Center of Contemporary Music. It's wack.
     
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    That's what I wanted to hear. Haha. Yeah I really think I wanna give it a crack. You recon emailing to ask about the London one being a tad over subscribed is a good idea? I know they could just ignore it or lie to make themselves look better but it's an idea right?
     
  19. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    Na they will say there are enough resources for everyone and to be fair, there probably are, but I was just comparing it to Oxford where it's a lot more personal
     
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    Ah, I see... Yeah a mate of mine went to the Oxford one I found out today. Said the building is something SEEERIOUS!