The SAE Institute Difference

SAE Institute has been delivering industry-focused education since 1976. We have set the bar for creative media education because we know these industries and we know how to train industry-ready graduates.
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Why SAE Institute?

We are passionate about helping aspiring professionals prepare for an exciting career in the entertainment and creative media industries.

On each of our 5 campuses across the US, you will find programs specifically designed to immerse you in practice-based, real-world projects from day one, and get the skills and knowledge you need to start a career doing what you love.

We specialize in Creative Media Education

We are one of the world’s leading educators in the creative media industries because we work closely with our industry partners, employ specialist teachers with real-world experience, and we deliver personalized education in industry-standard facilities.

Our specialized programs in audio, digital film and entertainment business are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries. We keep our fingers on the pulse to help you reach your potential and realize your dreams. 

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SAE Institute Grads Have Global Access

SAE Institute has over 50 campuses in more than 20 countries. Our students and teachers are a unique, diverse, and creative community who come together for a collective purpose – outstanding education opportunities. Our expertise is truly global.


We Help Put You Ahead of the Pack

SAE Institute offers accredited learning pathways so you can be industry-ready and on your way to that dream job faster. If you are willing to put in the hard work, then our intensive fast-track options mean you can receive your diploma in as few as 12 months and your Associate Degree in as few as 16 months.


Our Courses Are Designed for the Real World

At SAE Institute, we know audio and entertainment business graduates need individual practical training. That’s why we pioneered our hands-on, industry focused, and personalized curriculum, delivered to you in pro-quality facilities. We also get you out of the classroom and into the real world with regular industry networking events, alumni festivals, and job fairs.

SAE Institute is committed to excellence in education and your learning outcomes. 


Our faculty have industry experience—many have even won awards!

At SAE Institute, we will help you hone your skills by learning from industry professionals. SAE Institute has been training industry-ready graduates in audio and entertainment business since 1976. We are great at what we do – that’s why we’re an industry leader in creative media education.

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