About SAE Institute
SAE Institute is one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 54 campuses in 28 countries.
In the USA, SAE Institute provides courses to more than 1,100 students across 8 campuses in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose. SAE also has SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA offering programs in digital arts.
SAE Institute offers accredited courses including Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree, and diploma programs*. Our programs cover specialist discipline streams:
- Audio Technology
- Music Business
- Animation & Visual Effects
- Game Art & Design
- Digital Filmmaking
- Interactive Audio
- Sound Arts
At SAE Institute, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programs in professional-quality facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education with industry-relevant skills.
Our graduates really do have the competitive edge.
*Not all programs are available at all campuses.
SAE was established in Australia as the School of Audio Engineering in 1976, making it the world’s first audio engineering institute. The early success of SAE and the demand for our practical, theory-based and industry relevant training quickly led to the establishment of other campuses across the world. SAE Institute has vastly expanded its curriculum and global network, now offering a diverse array of creative media instruction at more than 50 campuses around the world, to industry and academic acclaim.
SAE Institute first came to the U.S. in 1998, with the opening of a campus in Midtown New York City. Soon after, campuses were opened in six other U.S. locations. Today, our seven USA campuses continue to uphold the proud tradition of SAE Institute, furthering our mission to provide relevant theory and practice in arts and sciences within the creative media industry for talented, creative young minds who are seeking to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for their craft.
Following on from the success of SAE in Australia, the first foreign SAE campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE proved to be highly successful in providing a quality, practical and theoretical curriculum to aspiring professionals in the music industry.
Not long after the London campus was opened, SAE established its first European institute in Munich. Munich was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institutes worldwide.
SAE was well established in Europe, Asia and New Zealand by the mid-1990s. The first of our 7 campuses opened in the United States in 1998.
From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE today spans the globe with 54 campuses in 28 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.
All SAE courses follow the founding principles of SAE – high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.
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