About Us

SAE Institute, with over 50 campuses in more than 25 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In North America, we proudly offer accredited Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degrees, and diplomas across multiple disciplines.

About SAE Institute

Established in 1976, SAE Institute provides niche creative media programs to about 10,000 students at more than 40 campuses around the world.

SAE Institute is recognized for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands-on teaching and learning in small class environments. SAE Institute engages with industry to develop a curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work placements and internships are embedded in SAE Institute programs are pathways to employment.

Globally, SAE Institute offers an extensive suite of creative media programs, from short courses and professional training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees.

Our History

SAE Institute North America

In the United States, SAE Institute provides courses to students across 6 campuses in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Nashville, New York, and Emeryville, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), where we operate SAE Expression College 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
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Digital Film
  • Game Development
  • Entertainment Business

At SAE Institute, we pride ourselves on delivering programs in professional-quality facilities. We ensure our students receive an education with industry-relevant skills.

*Not all programs are available at all campuses.

SAE Institute International

Following on from the success of SAE Institute in Australia, the first foreign SAE Institute campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE Institute 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 Institute established its Munich campus, which was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institute locations worldwide.

SAE Institute was well established in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand by the mid-1990s. The first of United States campus opened in 1999 in New York City.

From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE Institute today spans the globe with over 40 campuses in 23 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 Institute courses follow the founding principles: high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.

About Navitas Pty Ltd.

Navitas Pty Ltd has helped generations of learners change their lives through education. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world have graduated from Navitas colleges, having experienced a teaching and learning environment that supports them to harness their talents and achieve their dreams.

Our success is underpinned by our unparalleled international network, a peerless commitment to student experiences and outcomes, a track record of working in partnership with universities and industry, and a passion for discovering new technologies and models of teaching and learning that will improve education now and into the future.

From pre-university and pathway programs to university, to English language and vocational training and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we reach more than 70,000 aspirational learners at more than 120 colleges and campuses across our global network each year, powered by a diverse and talented group of 7,000 employees.

Navitas is a proud Australian company that pioneered an innovative university partnership model of education in Perth in 1994. Its entities have delivered education programs across the country since 1976.

Further details about Navitas are available at navitas.com