Amp Up Your Career in Chicago

Explore Programs in Audio and Entertainment Business -Day and Evening Classes Available


Launch Your Career in the Entertainment Industry

  • Study in Chicago: Study in the heart of the River North neighborhood, the go-to district for art and design lovers in Chicago.
  • Industry-Ready Programs: Explore diploma and associate degree programs in audio and entertainment business.
  • Hands-On Training: Gain practical skills and hands-on career experience in industry-standard facilities, using pro-quality equipment* and software.
  • Student-Centered: Find the inspiration and the support you need to make the most of your raw talent and artistic potential in student-centered classes taught by real-world professionals.
  • Career Services: Develop the skills and tools you’ll need to reach your career goals, including networking, industry opportunities and resources, with our Career Services team.

Why Choose SAE Institute?

  • 40+ Years of Experience: Since 1976, we’ve been training industry-ready graduates with real-world knowledge.
  • Amp Up Your Network: Get out of the classroom and into the real world. Here, you’ll have access to our extensive industry network, alumni festivals and job fairs.
  • Dynamic Programs: Our specialized programs in audio, digital film and entertainment business are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries.**
  • Global Access: With over 50 campuses in more than 20 countries, our grads have global access to the industry.
  • Learn From Industry Professionals: Hone your creative and professional skills by learning from industry experts. Our passionate faculty have industry experience and many have won awards!

Make Your Passion Your Profession

Prepare to launch a career you love at SAE Institute Chicago, an industry leader in creative media education. With high-tech, industry-focused programs in audio and entertainment business, we'll help you stand out from the crowd while supporting your creative and professional goals.

*Equipment and tools vary by location.

**Not all programs are available at every location.

Learn from our Pros

Marshaun Robinson, Senior Audio Instructor

Marshaun Robinson is an award-winning engineer, producer, and creative expert in music, media, and motion pictures. He has contributed to a wide range of work including radio broadcasts, television shows, movies, musical theater productions, and multiple live music festivals.

His work has won many awards including an Emmy Award, Stellar Music Award, Chicago Music Award, African American Arts Alliance Award, Black Excellence Award, and Black Theatre Alliance Award.

His education includes a Master of Arts Degree in Sound Arts and Industries from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Media Arts, and Theatre from Chicago State University. His memberships include the Audio Engineering Society, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmys/ Academy Member), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys/Recording Academy Member), and Past President of the Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago.