About Us

SAE, with 53 campuses in 27 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In the USA, we proudly offer accredited diploma and associate degrees across multiple disciplines.

About SAE

SAE is one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 53 campuses in 27 countries.

In the USA, SAE provides courses to more than 1100 students across 7 campuses in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco.

SAE offers accredited courses including  diplomas and associates degrees*. Our programs cover specialist discipline streams:

  • Audio Technology
  • Digital Journalism
  • Music Business

At SAE, 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.

Our History

SAE USA

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.

SAE International

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-90s. The first of our 7 campuses opened in the USA in 1998.

From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE today spans the globe with 53 campuses in 27 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Digital Journalism, 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.

About Navitas

Navitas is an Australian global education leader providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 23 countries. Navitas is an ASX Top 200 Company.

Further details about Navitas are available at navitas.com