SAE Institute UAE

Introduction

ABOUT US

SAE, with 55 campuses in 28 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In Dubai, we proudly offer KHDA accredited certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees across 5 disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games.

SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 55 campuses in 28 countries.

In Dubai, SAE provides courses to more than 300 students.

SAE offers government accredited courses including certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees. Our programs cover 5 specialist discipline streams:

  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Design
  • Film
  • Games

At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programs in world-class facilities. We ensure our students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognized qualifications, and industry-relevant skills.

Our graduates really do have the competitive edge.

OUR HISTORY

SAE AUSTRALIA

SAE was established in Australia in 1976 as the world’s first audio engineering institute. The early success of SAE and the demand for our practical, theory-based and industry relevant training quickly led to the establishment of other campuses nationwide. By 1982, SAE had campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The purpose-built Byron Bay campus, offering unsurpassed audio facilities, opened in 2003.

From the establishment of SAE’s first institutes and courses, government accredited VET and Higher Education qualifications were introduced. SAE has now evolved to become a global leader in creative media education.

In 2004, SAE acquired Qantm College, a leading digital media educator specialising in 3D animation, games design and programming, web development and graphic design.

Qantm, one of the first education providers to offer degree programs in games design, has an impressive pedigree. The college was established in 1996 with the collective support of:

  • Queensland Department of State Development and Innovation
  • Arts Queensland
  • Northern Territory Government
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • James Cook University
  • Griffith University
  • TAFE Queensland

With SAE, Qantm has since expanded into the global arena as a preeminent digital media educator.

In February 2011, SAE Institute and Qantm College became part of Navitas, a leading global education provider.

The consolidated expertise and resources of SAE, Qantm and Navitas ensures our students have the skills and industry knowledge they need for a rewarding career in the entertainment and creative media industries.

SAE Institute and Qantm College, as part of Navitas, are now known as SAE Australia.

SAE INTERNATIONAL

Following on from the success of SAE in Australia, the first foreign SAE campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE 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 established its first European institute in Munich. Munich was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institutes worldwide.

SAE was well established in Europe, Asia and New Zealand by the mid-90s. The first of 7 campuses opened in the USA in 1998.

From our humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE today spans the globe with 53 campuses in 27 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Digital Journalism, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.

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

ABOUT NAVITAS

Navitas is an Australian global education leader providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 23 countries. Navitas is an ASX Top 200 Company.

Further details about Navitas are available at navitas.com

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Animation

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. Developing a solid understanding of these areas provides students with a solid foundation and context for further study before exploring in detail the specialist areas. During your time at SAE you will learn on industry standard software such as Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Storytelling for contemporary media Principles of design Fundamentals of drawing Foundations of 3D graphics Principles of animation Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you... [-]

Bachelor of Audio

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Undertake the Bachelor of Audio at SAE and build your skills for a career in the audio industry. Apply skills and knowledge in the areas of studio production, post-production and live sound using industry-standard software and large scale audio desks from such industry giants as Neve, SSL, Audient and others. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW Undertake the Bachelor of Audio at SAE and build your skills for a career in the audio industry. Apply skills and knowledge in the areas of studio production, post-production and live sound using industry-standard software and large scale audio desks from such industry giants as Neve, SSL, Audient and others. During your time at SAE you will learn on a variety of industry-standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and more. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Introduction to audio engineering Microphones and signal processing Principles of sound Digital audio DAW operation Working with artists Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be working in simulated project groups where you are working towards large scale deliverables each trimester.... [-]

Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Undertake the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at SAE and start your career in the limitless world of the design industry. Explore all areas of design from typography, pre-press, design for print media and digital plus more. You will focus on the creation of visual images and develop a broad understanding in all areas of the design industry with a focus on graphic design and components of web design and beyond. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW Undertake the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) at SAE and start your career in the limitless world of the design industry. Explore all areas of design from typography, pre-press, design for print media and digital plus more. You will focus on the creation of visual images and develop a broad understanding in all areas of the design industry with a focus on graphic design and components of web design and beyond. You will study the concepts and methodologies of drawing using a variety of media with an emphasis on drawing from life, including anatomical studies and perspective techniques for environment and character construction. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Fundamentals of drawing Principles of design Design and layout Interaction design Web design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media... [-]

Bachelor of Film

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The SAE Bachelor of Film is a hands-on filmmaking course covering tactile hard skill elements of filmmaking in the modern era. New forms of film distribution have changed the film-viewing environment but the foundation skills needed to create films are still core to the future of film production. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW The SAE Bachelor of Film is a hands-on filmmaking course covering tactile hard skill elements of filmmaking in the modern era. New forms of film distribution have changed the film-viewing environment but the foundation skills needed to create films are still core to the future of film production. Soft skills are invaluable attributes for students and are taught through the organising of film productions at the student level. Communication, scheduling, and organisational skills are the core of the Studio Units delivered in Stage II alongside the foundational skills learnt. Creation of high quality short films with high production values lead students through this combined technical and people oriented delivery giving them the springboard to all areas of filmmaking. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Introduction to cinematography and film production Post-production principles and techniques Storytelling for contemporary media Critical thinking... [-]

Bachelor of Games Development

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. Apply skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as level design, social and mobile game development, game engine programming, gameplay programming, game design, project management, serious games and much more. [+]

COURSE OVERVIEW Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. Apply skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as level design, social and mobile game development, game engine programming, gameplay programming, game design, project management, serious games and much more. During your time at SAE you will work with industry standard software such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya. As a student in Games Development you will also work with technologies such as Oculus Rift, Android, iOS and use industry standard programming languages such as C++, Javascript and C#. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Gameplay Scripting and Gameplay Programming Level Design and Development Principles of Game Design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects,... [-]

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