Amp Up Your Audio Career in Vancouver

Explore Diplomas and Certificates in Audio Production

Get Audio Industry-Ready

  • Study in Vancouver: Study in the Harbourside district of North Vancouver, a key player in the film, television, animation, audio and entertainment industry.
  • Industry-Ready Programs: Explore our diploma and certificate programs in audio, sound recording and Pro Tools, and tackle industry-standard software in our weekend workshops.
  • Audio Engineering Certified: GSAE Institute Vancouver is currently the only audio engineering school in Canada that is both Ableton and Pro Tools certified.
  • Student-Centered: Find the inspiration and the support you need to make the most of your raw talent and artistic potential in student-centered classes taught by real-world professionals.
  • Build Your Portfolio: Gain valuable, hands-on career experience in industry-standard facilities, and collaborate with like-minded students on portfolio-building projects.

Why Choose SAE Institute?

  • 40+ Years of Experience: Since 1976, we’ve been training industry-ready graduates with real-world knowledge.
  • Amp Up Your Network: Get out of the classroom and into the real world. Here, you’ll have access to our extensive industry network, alumni festivals and job fairs.
  • Dynamic Programs: Our specialized programs in audio, digital film and entertainment business are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries.*
  • Global Access: With over 50 campuses in more than 20 countries, our grads have global access to the industry.
  • Learn From Industry Professionals: Hone your creative and professional skills by learning from passionate, experienced industry specialists.

Make Your Passion Your Profession

Prepare to launch a career you love at SAE Institute Vancouver, an industry leader in creative media education. With high-tech, industry-focused programs in audio, we'll help you stand out from the crowd while supporting your creative and professional goals.

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*Not all programs are available at every location.

Sam Ryan


Sam Ryan

With 24 years of professional experience in the music industry Sam Ryan began his career in live sound, and then moved into the studio with the roll of producer / engineer / mixer co-founding Vancouver based music production company SOS Music Group LTD. Sam is a certified Ableton Live trainer and is the chief instructor of the Audio Engineering and Music Production Program at SAE Vancouver

Recent artists Sam has collaborated mixing music for include Harrison Brome, Kiesza, Jake Shears (scissor sisters), Sofi Tucker (Katey Perry – Small Talk Remix), and Dragonette. Sam has been involved with songs in film/tv placements such as Gossip Girl, Community, My Little Pony, White Collar, Littlest Pet Shop, Running Wild and Bad Teacher

Sam’s new focus is mixing music in surround in the Dolby Atmos / Apple Spacial audio format.