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.