Why SAE?

Why SAE Institute?

SAE Institute offers a diverse array of creative media instruction in courses such as audio engineering, digital journalism and music business. SAE Institute has been well established internationally for over 40 years and as the technology has changed, so has SAE Institute. Our buying power enables us to provide you with a selection of industry standard equipment and our limited enrollment guarantees you will have substantial access to it. SAE Institute's accelerated programs enable students to quickly learn the skills necessary to begin a career in various media industries. SAE Institute's global Alumni network also gives our graduates access to a worldwide community of working professionals.

What does SAE stand for?

SAE stands for the School of Audio Engineering.


How long is the Audio Engineering and Music Production Program?

The Audio Engineering and Music Production Program is scheduled over 9 months. Students attend the school for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

How much studio time do I get?

All classes are conducted in the studio environment. Each classroom either has a studio in it or is connected to a studio. In addition, every student has their own workstation, loaded with the latest software and hardware, which functions as their own mini production studio. The studio is also available, for bookings 7 days a week, to students who have passed the “Studio Basic Operations Test”.

Are the Pro Tools Certification Programs included in the Audio Engineering and Music Production & Advanced Recording Artist Program?

Yes, Pro Tools 101, 110 and 130 are included, at no extra cost, in the Audio Engineering and Music Production program. This gives AEMP students a savings of $2100.

Pro Tools 201 and 210M are included in the Advanced Recording Artist program(ARA), at no extra cost, affording ARA students a savings of $1400.

The Pro Tools Certification Programs can also be taken separately, without enrolling in the full time AEMP or ARA programs.

Is the Ableton Live course included in the Audio Engineering and Music Production program?

The Ableton Live course is included in the AEMP program, at no extra cost. The course can also be taken separately.

Is this location a Government Recognized Institution?

SAE Institute Vancouver is a Designated Learning Institution with the Private Training Institutions Branch, part of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. For more information on PTIB, visit their website.

What should I do to get ready for the Audio Engineering and Music Production program?

If you haven’t already done so – Install any audio recording software on your home computer or laptop and practice your programming and computer skills. If you are still in High School it would benefit you to take any classes that deal with computers, media, arts, or music creation. Check out our Resources Page for links to online magazines, forums, videos, and tutorials.

Will I get a job after I graduate?

This depends largely on your own drive and work ethic.

SAE Institute Vancouver is a great place to network as all the instructors are working professionals – Between the instructors and students their is a wealth of industry contacts to draw from.

Many of our most successful graduates are running their own businesses and freelancing while others have found jobs with audio and film companies.

Most HIT grads are working in their desired field. Our high job placement rate is due to a strong industry respect for our institute and instructors.

Can I get financial assistance?

SAE Institute Vancouver is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (of BC) – PCTIA.

Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants may be eligible for Federal and Provincial student loan funding.

Some students may be able to obtain loans from financial institutions in Canada, or other countries.

Students may be eligible for training through Employment Insurance, Band Training Programs, or the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

SAE Institute Vancouver offers academic bursaries to students, in financial need, who exhibit a real passion and ability in the field of audio engineering and music production .The main criteria for awarding the bursaries are financial need and proven academic ability.