SAE Institute North America

Introduction

SAE Institute is one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with more than 50 campuses in 26 countries.

In the United States, SAE Institute provides courses to more than 1,100 students across 8 campuses in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose. SAE Institute also has SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA offering programs in digital arts.

SAE Institute offers accredited courses including Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree, and diploma programs. Our programs cover specialist discipline streams:

  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Audio
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Entertainment Business
  • Game Development

At SAE Institute, we pride ourselves on delivering programs in professional-quality facilities. We ensure our students receive an education with industry-relevant skills.

SAE INSTITUTE NORTH AMERICA

SAE Institute was established in Australia as the School of Audio Engineering in 1976, making it the world’s first audio engineering institute. The early success of SAE Institute and the demand for our practical, theory-based and industry relevant training quickly led to the establishment of other campuses across the world. SAE Institute has vastly expanded its curriculum and global network, now offering a diverse array of creative media instruction at more than 50 campuses around the world, to industry and academic acclaim.

SAE Institute first came to the U.S. in 1999, with the opening of a campus in Midtown New York City. Soon after, campuses were opened in six other U.S. locations. Today, our eight USA campuses, and recent acquisition of Harbourside Institute of Technology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, make up SAE Institute North America. This region continues to uphold the proud tradition of SAE Institute, furthering our mission to provide relevant theory and practice in arts and sciences within the creative media industry for talented, creative young minds who are seeking to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for their craft.

SAE INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL

Following on from the success of SAE Institute in Australia, the first foreign SAE Institute campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE Institute proved to be highly successful in providing a quality, practical and theoretical curriculum to aspiring professionals in the music industry.

Not long after the London campus was opened, SAE Institute established its Munich campus, which was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institutes worldwide.

SAE Institute was well established in Europe, Asia and New Zealand by the mid-1990s. The first of our 8 campuses opened in the United States in 1999.

From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE Institute today spans the globe with over 50 campuses in 26 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.

All SAE Institute courses follow the founding principles: high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor's Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville San Francisco + 1 more

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months. [+]

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months. DEGREE PROGRESSION Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Freshman Year: Mathematical Concepts, Drawing Bootcamp, Design Basics, Media Sound & Visual 1 Sophomore Year: Concept & Imaging, Compositing 1, 3D Modeling 1, Concept Art, Introduction to Animation Junior Year: Current Industry Techniques, Dynamic Effects, Motion Studies, Character Rigging, Creative Pre-Production Senior Year: Animation Body Mechanics, Facial Animation & Lip Sync, Live Action Compositing, Reel Production, Popular Culture Bachelor's of Applied Science students will be required to complete 36 credits of General Education classes including: Communications & Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, American History, Creative Writing, and more. TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Motion Capture Texture and Lighting Storyboarding 2D Animation Video Editing Compositing Live Action Film Visual Effects Commercials/Advertising Architectural/Interior Visualization Previsualization Science and Medical Simulation Virtual Reality Forensic Visualization Concept Art Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Work with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, film makers, and animators. Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment. Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential. Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with guided development such as critical thinking,... [-]

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Bachelor's Degree in Digital Filmmaking

Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville San Francisco + 1 more

The Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program focuses on the foundations of technical competency using industry appropriate software and equipment, and is designed to get students into the industry in as few as 32 months. [+]

The Digital Filmmaking Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program focuses on the foundations of technical competency using industry appropriate software and equipment, and is designed to get students into the industry in as few as 32 months. The Digital Filmmaking degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s media production industry. Students attending this program have the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of filmmaking as well as the essential business principles of the entertainment industry. Degree Progression Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Freshmen Year: Communications & Critical Thinking, Introduction to Psychology, Still Photography & Digital Manipulation, Art Direction, Media Sound & Visual Sophomore Year: Creative Writing, Mathematical Concepts, Visual Storytelling, Film History & Storytelling Techniques, Screenwriting, Directing Junior Year: American History, Production 1: Narrative Shooting for Visual Effects, Post-Production 1 & 2 Music & Video, Title Design Senior Year: Screenwriting for Final Project, Commercial Production, Funding & Distribution, Electives, Final Project TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Film Production Mobile Media Media Post Production Commercials/Advertising Grip and Lighting Editing Project Planning and Management Title Design Storytelling Techniques Funding and Distribution Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Practice competitive skills such as shooting for visual effects, grip and lighting, storytelling techniques, project planning and management, editing, title design, basic music composition,... [-]

Bachelor's of Applied Science in Game Development

Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville San Francisco San Jose + 2 more

The Game Development Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a career in the interactive entertainment industry in as few as 32 months. [+]

The Game Development Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a career in the interactive entertainment industry in as few as 32 months. The Game Development degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s game development industry. Students attending this program have the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of fine arts as well as the essential business principles of the entertainment industry. Degree Progression Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Freshmen Year: Principles of Game Design, Introduction to Game Development, English Composition, College Mathematics, Programming for Games Sophomore Year: Game Development 1 & 2, Logic and Math for Games, Environmental Science, Psychology, Game Stories and Characters Junior Year: Game Development 3 & 4, Multiplayer Game Design and Technology, Modern and Contemporary Art, US History, Audio for Game Development Senior Year: Level and Entertainment Design, Animation for Games, Game Feel and Juice, Literature, Game Development Capstone, Portfolio TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Architectural/Interior Visualization Science and Medical Simulation Virtual Reality Forensic Visualization 2D Computer Graphics 3D Modeling Animation Texture and Lighting Characters, Props, and Environments Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Develop fine art skills and an aesthetic foundation. Design and develop a game level through group work that simulate professional pipeline production techniques. Be part of a team... [-]

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