San Francisco, CA

Reception: (415) 344-0886
Fax: (510) 295-2577
6603 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 Follow San Francisco, CA campus

About the Campus

SAE Institute San Francisco

SAE Institute San Francisco is part of SAE’s long legacy of training students for success in the Audio and Entertainment Industries. The studio facilities are used for education purposes only and students never have to worry about losing out valuable practical time to commercial projects. Our staff are dedicated to the success of our students and work with them to develop their personal interests in recording, producing, mixing and mastering great music.


As of December 12, 2016, our accreditor, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. SAE Institute of Technology has 18 months following the ACICS loss of recognition to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under the Title IV, HEA programs. If SAE Institute of Technology does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, which ends June 12, 2018, our school will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.

If any student has a complaint relating to SAE Institute of Technology’s Title IV eligibility, administration of the Title IV programs, the quality of education received at SAE Institute of Technology, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS they can submit that complaint to Dr. Michele Ernst, Dean, SAE Institutes Group, or 6700 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038, or:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (888) 370-7589

Programs & Tuition

Programs Offered:

Audio Technology Diploma

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $21,700.00
Laptop Package: $4,000.00
Textbooks: $200.00
Technology Fee: $399.00
California STRF Assessment (if applicable): $0.00



*price does not include the current California STRF Fee

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About the Area

About San Francisco

In 2013 San Francisco was the 4th largest music market in the United States, behind New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. With a population of over 900,000 in a condensed 7X7 mile city limit. San Francisco is one of the live music/entertainment capitals in the US with hundreds of live venue's. The San Francisco Bay Area is a top tour destination for any aspiring or relevant bands and artist’s. The San Francisco Bay Area is the hub of the ever evolving Video Game Industry. With such Gaming companies as Sega, Sony Playstation, Capcom, Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Lucas Arts, Disney, Ubisoft, 2K Games, IGN, Tecmo, Zenga, and the list goes on! You also can't mention The San Francisco Bay Area without mentioning the Tech Industry. With some of the leading global companies such as: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Salesforce, as well as up and coming companies such as: AirBnB, Square and Dropbox. It is safe to say that the San Francisco Bay Area is at the for front of leading technology!

Local Services in San Francisco

Emergency Services

  • Emergency: 911 (Ambulance, Fire, Police)
  • Poisons Advice: 1.800.222.1222
  • City of San Francisco - Non-Emergency: 311

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San Francisco Transportation

Several services offer transit around the Bay Area.

Housing Options

Housing Options in San Francisco

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Prefer a Student Dorm?

Although we don’t offer on-campus dorms, there are off-campus dorms available for students all over San Francisco:

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