Creative Media Education


Audio Engineering

...SAE pioneered quality, practical audio training and we have been delivering outstanding education opportunities in this field for over three decades.

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Study@SAE Curacao, where you can MIX Sound & Paradise.

Start date next course: Early 2017 – for inquiries please send us an email at curacao@sae.edu

The course covers all aspects of audio and postproduction, studio recording, live sound, mixing, mastering, MIDI, EMP, traditional and modern music creation, studio acoustics, broadcasting and the application of current technology to the audio production process.

Upon completion of the International Diploma program, graduates will be well equipped with the knowledge, experience and understanding needed to enter today’s audio industry as highly qualified professionals.

We at SAE offer you the chance to enrich your knowledge on the world of audio engineering. With professional equipment at disposal, individual practical time and top training from our experienced lecturers, we made our learning experience the leading institution in audio education. 

SAE Institute is the perfect launching pad for building a career as a successful recording studio engineer, live sound engineer, producer and many more.


      • Audio Engineering Diploma
      • Audio Engineering Diploma In just one year (or two years with part-time study), this course gives you the necessary knowledge and technical skills to kick-start a career in audio engineering. With a diploma that is respected throughout the audio engineering world, you could soon be an industry pro.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course must meet the following entry criteria:
Minimum age of 16 years with Upper Secondary Education or;

Applicant of 21 years and above.

English Language Requirements

Students have to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A band score of 6 or higher (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 or higher (paper based test), 60 or higher (internet based test), OR

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): An overall rating of 3, OR

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 50 (or higher), OR

Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.

On application, an individual interview is scheduled to determine if the applicant meets all the necessary criteria and will be able to benefit from the program in the best possible way.


Full payment at once

  • Registration Fee 250 USD due at registration
  • Equipment Deposit Fee 550 USD (refundable at end of studies)
  • One payment in advance for the full program
  • Course Fee 11,900 USD
  • Total Cost 12,700 USD**

Monthly Installments

  • Registration Fee 250 USD due at registration
  • Equipment Deposit Fee 550 USD (refundable at end of studies)
  • Monthly payment plan
  • Course Fee Diploma 1050 USD x 12 Monthly payments
  • Total Cost 13,400 USD**

Resource Fee 2700 USD (optional) due at registration. Students are issued with an Apple Mac Book Pro machine, complete with software to meet the needs of their respective fields of study plus SAE course material. This optional fee must be paid at the time of registration. Resource fee is subject to change without notice and prices are valid at the time of enrollment and re-enrollment.

**Fees are indicative in that unit fees are charged according to the year the unit of study is commenced and are subject to annual adjustment. The total course fee quoted is based on the 2016 unit fees.

Career Options

  • Live sound engineer
  • Mastering engineer
  • Acoustician
  • Foley engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • ADR recorder
  • ADR mixer
  • Film mixer
  • Music and dialogue editor
  • On-location recordist
  • Music producer
  • Pro Tools engineer
  • Electronic musician
  • Dubbing mixer
  • Tape operator
  • Studio manager
  • Audio software developer
  • Digital editor
  • Digital media entrepreneur

If you wish to learn more about the course, please get in touch with Gianella van Henne, through curacao@sae.edu

If you wish to have a Skype chat with us, please get in touch with us. Our Skype name is saecuracao

You can also visit our campus on our next open day. To register for the open day, please contact us.