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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by soundop, Sep 16, 2008.
hey guys, i was wondering has any one done the 9 month sae program, and is it worth the 18k
Because some people learn the basics better in a classroom than they do on the job
VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) They have a production cource that i put down as my number two, any thoughts on that cource?
f.y.i. I taught Audio Engineering Cert IV at J.M.C Academy in Melbourne for 2 years, before SAE moved to their new building in Normanby rd. Out of approximately 120 students I had over that time, maybe 4 had the drive & aptitude to actually get real work after it. I offered many times for students to come along & assist me at real shows I did, and ONE came to one show, and never came again.
For myself teaching the course helped me brush up on some theory that I'd forgotten (speed of sound propogation at 21 degrees celsius anyone?)
My advice; if you are going to do one of these courses with the real aim of working in the industry, use every moment of time that you have in the facilities to get real hands on with everything possible, ask questions alll the time, sit at the front of the class and interact. You (or your parents) will be paying for it so get all you can from it !
BUT most importantly, make friends with everyone, or learn to pretend you're friends; You never know who they may know and it's a very small clicky industry! Your primary skill will be dealing with people, artistic, creative, temperamental people. :-s
Off the top of my head, I believe approximately 340m/s or 1130ft/s (at 70 degrees Fahrenheit). And yes, I do use those numbers quite a bit. Of course, I also can't seem to forget 9.8 meters per second squared (32 feet per second squared), 64 pounds per cubic foot (the weight of water) and many other numbers that I rarely use.
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