SAE Creative Media Institute

Bachelor of Songwriting & Music Production

  • 2.5 years
  • Full Time
  • Regular

Program Description

Learn in world class studio environmentsUse industry-standard software including Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic.

Practical, immersive trainingAll work is project-based, with no exams.

Creative collaborationCreate music for games film/screen and for live performances by collaborating with SAE students from other creative areas.

Songwriting strategiesPerformance recording techniqueAcoustic and electronic musicMusic production practicePrinciples of sound, music and audio technology

Develop the essential technical skills and the knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.

Credit Points: 10

An essential foundation for your studies and your future career, You'll develop skills to become an independent learner, critical thinker and reflective practitioner

Examine influencers and trends in Audio, to develop an understanding of the learning process, research and nature of creativity and scholarship.


Potential projects:
Research the characteristics of a music or audio ‘genre’ and create a piece of work that demonstrates that knowledge.
Make an experimental mashup, to see if you can reconcile diverse sources (different genres, cultures or time periods) within one creative work.

Credit Points: 10

Understanding the diversity of musical genres is a core skill for the effective songwriter and music producer. This unit builds on your knowledge of music through a focus of musical genres and styles, their structure, texture, melody, harmony, and rhythm, as well as aspects of their history and social connections.

Knowledge of musical genres is developed through a broad range of activities and projects incorporating analytical listening, transcription, group performance and composition within the specific genres.

Credit Points: 20

This unit introduces you to the core skills and concepts of music production. Across a range of projects, you will develop skills around recording, sampling, sequencing, and synthesis. You will develop your abilities across contemporary tools and technologies to produce original music in a DAW using a combination of MIDI and audio manipulation. You will also learn how to produce a variety of sounds to satisfy a brief and add effects to enhance the sonic qualities of your productions.

Credit Points: 10

This unit aims to develop your understanding of the creative media industries by studying the evolution of the industries over time. Change, evolution and disruption within creative media industries occur regularly and change the way the industries operate by displacing an existing market, industry, technology, person or process and creating something new which is more valuable. Change, evolution and disruption are inevitable and both creative and destructive processes.

In order to develop a career within the creative media industries, you will need to prepare for this disruption and evolve your employability skills over time. The key to maintaining this career is developing hard and soft skills, refining current skills sets and anticipating future changes in required skill sets. You will need to understand how the audience informs and influences the production and distribution of creative media products and how this in turn affects the skills required to succeed within the creative media industries.

Credit Points: 10

Understanding the diversity of musical genres is a core skill for the effective songwriter and music producer. This unit builds on your knowledge of music through a focus of musical genres and styles, their structure, texture, melody, harmony, and rhythm, as well as aspects of their history and social connections.

Knowledge of musical genres is developed through a broad range of activities and projects incorporating analytical listening, transcription, group performance and composition within the specific genres.

Credit Points: 20

Music Studio 1 involves learning through the professional application of a range of songwriting and music production techniques. This includes working with external musicians to produce a recording, contributing to a sample library, remixing an existing track and working to a commercial client brief.

These activities will require you to be adaptive, respond to challenges you would expect while working on commercial productions, solve problems, be self-directed and successfully communicate with others.

Through working in these applied contexts you will deepen your knowledge of (re-)mixing, songwriting, and music production professional practice, and responding creatively to a fast-turnaround brief.

Admission Description

Bachelor of Design and Visual Communication Completed high school requirements IELTS- 6.0 and above 8 trimesters
Master of Creative Industries Complete bachelors degree IELTS- 6.5 CV or Experience based entry 4 trimesters


Other Details


  • Program Type: Full Time


  • Study Type: Regular


  • Key Point: Music program


  • Category: Music program


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SAE Creative Media Institute

Program level:
2.5 years
Application fee: $100.00 USD
Tuition: $5,062.5897 USD
Cost of Living: $11,063.241 USD
Starting Date: Submission deadline Status
February 2022 February 2022 Open Now

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