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At our US locations: we offer Diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s Degree programs. Availability of these programs vary by campus.

We do not recommend you take multiple courses at the same time due to the demands of the accelerated programs. We advise you to take one course at a time.

Yes, SAE Institute students can transfer between SAE Institute schools, provided the program you are taking is offered at both schools.

Students who are well organized find part-time work manageable.

My Application

Simply get in touch with our Admissions team who will be able to assist you further or find more information here.

Simply fill out a Book a Tour form today and an SAE Institute representative will be in touch to schedule a tour of our facilities.

No prior experience is required as the fundamentals are taught as part of our programs. We carefully design and deliver all our units to help you develop the knowledge you need to be successful in your chosen field of study. Programs and course units at SAE Institute follow best practice teaching and learning.

Certain campuses operate on a semester schedule, while the majority of SAE institute campuses operate on a “lockstep” schedule. Because of this, start dates for our programs will differ across the country depending on the campus. Please see the Key Facts section in the program you are interested in and select your desired campus for the next available program start.

Applications will be assessed for eligibility up to the advertised commencement date of the course. Places in the course are capped and filled according to date-received priority. The earlier your application is made, the more likely you are to receive a placement. If you are unable to commence the course on the scheduled date, you may postpone commencement by contacting Student Services at your campus.

International students can choose to use an International Admissions Representative to assist them in organizing their studies. An admissions representative’s role is to provide information about SAE Institute programs and assist students in making the right education choices. Learn more about International Admission Requirements, or about Information for International Students.

My enrolment

Students carrying a full time course load should expect to devote at least 25-34 hours per week to their program of study. In addition to workshops and regular classes, students are expected to complete 2 hours of outside class preparation per class per week. All program core curriculum courses require 3 hours of supervised project/lab work per class per week in addition to the 2 hours of outside class preparation per class per week.

At SAE Institute we consider your creative potential and commitment to the creative industries, not just your academic history. Which is why admission to SAE Institute is open to any individual who is seriously interested in creative media industries. Find out more about what exactly you need to get started on our Admissions page

The purpose of the entrance exam is to provide insight into how easily individuals can be educated, how well they can adjust to and solve problems in a training program, and how well-satisfied they are likely to be with the demands of a particular program.

The exam consists of a questionnaire that assesses an individual’s “risk” factors and a 12 minute test that gauges the student’s cognitive ability on questions regarding basic language and math skills as well as word problem solving.

My finances

You may elect to pay tuition fees using one of the following methods:
Check or Money Order
Amex, Discover, Mastercard or Visa
Electronic Bank Transfer

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Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

We offer Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities to those students who qualify. We also accept the GI Bill/Veteran Benefits/Post-9-11 GI Bill/Military Educational Benefits/VA benefits. For more information visit our Admissions section.

Your tuition fees are due prior to the first day of class. If you are applying for Financial Aid, you must submit the required application form and supporting documents prior to the start date.

Student services

The primary objective of SAE’s Career Services team is to assist students and graduates in securing career-related employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities, and providing guidance and resources. From day one, Career Services is available to assist you with your career goals. SAE offers a range of career-related services to assist students in developing the necessary skills and tools that will enhance their job search upon graduation. SAE Career Services Advisors are regularly developing relationships with potential employers and seeking out employment opportunities to support graduates and alumni. In a student’s last module/semester, a one-on-one Career Planning Session is scheduled to finalize and launch the job search campaign.

Students carrying a full time course load should expect to devote at least 25-34 hours per week to their program of study. In addition to workshops and regular classes, students are expected to complete 2 hours of outside class preparation per class per week. All program core curriculum courses require 3 hours of supervised project/lab work per class per week in addition to the 2 hours of outside class preparation per class per week.

My studies

This can vary depending on the campus and course. In most cases, class sizes average 15 – 30 students.

SAE Institute is a private, for profit school.

Yes, lab hours vary from campus to campus. Please contact your Student Services Coordinator or teacher for more information.

We do not recommend you take multiple courses at the same time due to the demands of the accelerated programs. We advise you to take one course at a time.

Facilities & Equipment

Yes! We consult with industry on a regular basis and update our resources as required.

All students enrolling in diploma and degree programs will receive an Audio Technology gear kit (with associated fees) a few weeks into the program. The contents of the bundle may differ depending on campus and program and are subject to change without notice.

Studio operating hours are different for each campus. Please contact your campus directly for more information on operating hours and studio availability.

Disability

SAE Institute is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities or special learning needs. For more information visit Student Services

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