Welcome to SAE Institute
Be yourself - SAE Institute will help you make a career out of it.
Our two-year degree courses are hands on - work hard and you stand a genuine chance of being talent scouted.
We are known in the industry to train graduates to be able to walk onto a set or studio and immediately start working to the high standard expected of them. We’ve condensed our degrees into two years so that you can hit the industry sooner with a killer portfolio, having saved at least a third of the costs in comparison to traditional universities.
Study with us and you could follow in the footsteps of recent SAE Alumni Ricky Damien, Mark Ronson’s studio engineer, Oscar winner Mark Paterson for his work on Les Miserables or Oscar winning Niv Adiri for his work on sound in Gravity. SAE Institute’s alumni have rocked fifteen Grammy’s, two Oscars and two BAFTAs all in 2015 alone.
If you’re keen you’ve probably already learnt a lot from YouTube but to jump-start your creative career you need to practice the insider techniques that today’s professionals use, and refine your skills on industry standard kit.
Our methodology sets us apart and has done since 1976, we’re now the world’s largest provider of creative media degrees. With 53 campuses worldwide, four in the UK you can be sure to find inspiration in one of SAE Institute’s chosen cities - London, Glasgow, Liverpool or Oxford and with three start dates January, May, September, 2016 is the year to do what you love.
Come and check out how we operate, you’ll find our degree courses to be creatively refreshing.
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Courses and fees
Advance your passion for audio and music tech and learn the skills to be able to work immediately in music production studios, post production in film, game sound, cover live sound events or focus on scientific exploration of future products.
Digital Film Production
See your visions come to life as we guide you to explore the creative and technical aspects of flimmaking utilising our broad spectrum of cameras and film equipment to ensure that you’ll be able to hit the ground running on any working set.
Visual Effects Animation
In an industry where awards are given every year for visual effect masterpieces, you will learn invaluable techniques to create realistic, jawdropping effects on professional applications and technologies. Immerse yourself into a world where quite literally anything is possible.
Game Art Animation
We will push you to challenge existing boundaries of design to enable you to create whole new worlds from your imagination. By honing your skills, using the latest technology and techniques you will graduate with a strong portfolio and a high level of technical and artistic ability.
Demand has never been higher for talented, technically-able graduates. We will nurture your skills to make mind blowing fantasies a reality for next-gen consoles, PC and mobile gaming.
Creating new content to convey a snappy message to consumers keeps every brand busy 24/7. We will impart every aspect and cutting edge web development techniques by utilising the latest technologies for design in web and mobile app development.
Whether you’re involved with live event organisation to managing an artist to complete their latest album, the world of music business needs strategic and creative thinkers that can manage deadlines as well as they can manage copyrights to ensure that the industry is constantly moving forwards with fresh sounds and talent.
Tuition Fees vary according to campus and whether you are a UK/EU student or an International student.
For the London, Oxford and Liverpool campuses, fees are £9,000 per year for UK Students and £12,000 per year for International students. From September 2016 International student fees will rise to £13,000 per year.
Fees at our Glasgow campus are £7,000 per year (UK/EU) and £10,000 (international students) per year. From September 2016 International student fees will rise to £11,000 per year.
*If you are a international student and require a Tier 4 visa, you will need to pay the first year fees in full before a CAS is issued
There are various forms of funding available for students wishing to study at SAE Institute;
Student Tuition Fee Loan
- This is the goverment funded student tuition fee loan. Funding towards tuition fees is available to UK/EU students, but does not cover the whole course fee
- Through alternative private student financing providers
Please note that other sources of funding may be available.
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Study location and production facilities:
Imagine being surrounded by the industry kit of the pros ... well that’s one dream that can come true. At SAE we’re renowned for turning students into professionals within their trade so that’s exactly what we teach you on.
Come to our campuses and see the industry standard studios, kit and creative zones for yourself. Play on Steadicams and Reds, drool over the Neve console desks, launch into ZBrush and bring your skills together when you collaborate with like-minded souls who, just like you, want to see their ideas come to life.
Each of our campuses plays home to industry standard studios, housing all the kit your need to get going in your chosen career. Complement that with our lecturers who are all industry professionals themselves, and they will break the kit down and show you every element of it to allow you to conjure up the productions of the future.
With inspiration around every corner, use the capital city to set the scene for your work. Nestled in the uber hip area of Shoreditch, SAE Institute provides a hub for creative ideas and limitless beats, films, animations and designs to be brought to life.
Birthplace of Radiohead and recognised globally as the home of knowledge sharing and education, Oxford plays home to our global HQ. Niche film and games agencies have sprung up in the area complementing it’s new artsy scene which is ready for you to get involved with.
Home of eclectic beats, birthplace of The Beatles Liverpool’s once music-centric scene has transformed into an award winning burgeoning hub for filming and games agencies creating even more opportunities for you to make your mark on your chosen industry.
UK divisions of global brands have chosen to found their roots in the heart of Scotland’s creative capital recognising, as SAE did, the gritty raw talent that has emerged from the area.
SAE Institute offers a wealth of accredited affiliate accommodation options to allow all of our students to tailor their choice to their exact preferences and budgets.
Once you’re accepted you will be granted access to a Facebook group which will enable you to connect with like-minded people before your course even starts. You can decide to live with your new friends, or live individually in one of the two options:
1.) We can recommend a number of accredited purposely built student accommodations close-by to each of our campuses. These provide a great range of well-kept facilities and a great student community is created within each of them.
2.) We can provide links to a number of private estate agents and student property specialists within each of the campus regions. This will enable you and your fellow students to privately rent a house or apartment that pertains to your exact wishes and shared budgets.
For more information about life at each one of our individual campuses, as well as the direct links to our recommended accommodation resources, please visit the accommodation information for the campus you’re interested in.
Visiting an open day will really help you to decide whether studying at the SAE Institute is for you. You’ll get to explore the campus, experience the incredible facilities available firsthand and ask any questions that you may have. You’ll also get a chance to meet the people that will be inspiring you on a day-to-day basis; your programme leaders, lecturers, tutors and student ambassadors.
Why not take a look at the TSR open day guide to find out how to make the most of your visit.
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