SAE Institute UK

Introduction

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition.

In the United Kingdom, SAE Institute has 4 campuses in London, Liverpool, Glasgow and the world headquarters in Oxford.

SAE Institute is accredited by Middlesex University, London UK. Students enrolled in a validated programme will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion of their studies. SAE Institute UK is a partner in Middlesex University Skillset Academy, a member of Study UK and a listed body on the register of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

The Programmes and Pathways

BA or BSc (Hons)

The games programming degree results in a BSc (Hons), whilst all other degree programmes result in either a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons). The award is determined by the nature of the final project which is the final module on the programme. This ensures that our students all get the same level of creative practical training while earning 360 credit points (180 European Credit Transfer Points) and their unique approach and path is reflected by the project they produce.

Diploma in Higher Education

SAE Institute offers 2-year degree programmes which have an exit point after 16 months. Upon successful completion of this 16-month programme, students are awarded a Diploma in Higher Education which earns 240 credit points. The Diploma of Higher Education is also an approved entry point, so students can choose to enrol on just the 16-month programme.

On completing the DipHE programme students may study towards a BA/BSc (Hons) in their chosen field by completing the final 8 months of the 2-year programme. The Diploma of Higher Education is particularly suited for media graduates who are seeking to learn the practical skills they need to complement their existing qualifications.

Certificate of Higher Education

The SAE Glasgow campus also offers a Certificate of Higher Education. It provides an alternative pathway allowing students who successfully complete the programme to progress onto the final 8 months of the Diploma of Higher Education.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View BScs » View Bachelors »

Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

Bachelor of Digital Film Making

Campus Full time 2 years May 2018 United Kingdom London

This programme is designed to develop the next generation of filmmakers with graduates attaining the essential skills and knowledge to craft a range of fictional and factual content with a high technical skill and creative ability. [+]

The digital film making degree explores the creative and technical aspects of digital film making within a variety of settings. With an emphasis on hands-on training, you will have access to industry standard digital cameras and film production equipment, and individual tutorial support. You will develop the essential skills and theoretical knowledge utilised in digital film production working across a range of independent and collaborative projects.

The programme enables you to explore your own creative ideas from script development and pre-production, through to the set where you will be in charge of your very own productions.

This programme is designed to develop the next generation of filmmakers with graduates attaining the essential skills and knowledge to craft a range of fictional and factual content with a high technical skill and creative ability.... [-]


Bachelor of Games Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Games Programming

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

From the latest RPG or massively multiplayer online game, to mobile games or social media apps, there is a real demand for talented, technically able graduates who can turn ideas into reality. [+]

From the latest RPG or massively multiplayer online game, to mobile games or social media apps, there is a real demand for talented, technically able graduates who can turn ideas into reality.

Overview

From the fundamentals, to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of our 2-year programme emerge with highly marketable skills, which power one of the largest sectors of the creative media industries.

Our emphasis on hands-on training, allows you to work on various projects throughout your studies to learn the essential tools and techniques for games development. You are supported by tutors to guide your experimentation and creative output to ensure you develop skills that prepare you for success.... [-]


Bachelor of Interactive Animation

Campus Full time 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Oxford + 1 more

As the games and moving image industries continue to grow, so too does the demand for highly skilled creative animators. From simple animations to complex 3D modelling and VFX, interactive animation is seen in TV shows, advertising, movies, and web content and games. [+]

As the games and moving image industries continue to grow, so too does the demand for highly skilled creative animators. From simple animations to complex 3D modelling and VFX, interactive animation is seen in TV shows, advertising, movies, and web content and games. Your creative output plus technical skills are key to your success.

Throughout this programme you will encounter a variety of essential subjects, including performance capture, advanced modelling including creatures and human faces, and integrated post production techniques. You will also have the opportunity to specialise within the broader field of animation and explore a particular area of interest within your major projects.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Audio Production

Campus Full time 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom London Liverpool Glasgow Oxford + 3 more

Whether you want to work in a music production studio, in post production for film or TV, live sound, radio broadcasting, sound and plugin design, game sound or in one of the many different areas of the music business, the Audio Production degree programme supplies you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a successful career. [+]

Whether you want to work in a music production studio, in post production for film or TV, live sound, radio broadcasting, sound and plugin design, game sound or in one of the many different areas of the music business, the Audio Production degree programme supplies you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a successful career.

Overview

Our commitment to quality and our emphasis on hands-on education guarantees you will receive vast access to our world-class audio facilities and equipment and you will be provided with extensive opportunities to advance your skills to a professional level, developing a competitive edge as you complete your studies.

SAE’s hands-on ethos ensures students are given individual studio time supported by one to one supervision. This enables you to bring the theory and practice together with your creativity in a variety of settings, from studio recording and mixing on large format consoles, to sound design and editing using industry standard applications and equipment.... [-]


Bachelor of Game Art Animation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool Glasgow + 3 more

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. [+]

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. From anatomy studies for precise character modelling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with games engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D art for games.

Our hands-on ethos will have you experimenting with many different styles in order for you to explore and expand your own individual flair, which you can then hone during the many practical projects, closely supervised by a supportive team to help engrain these skill-sets. During the process of the degree, our tutors will nurture and guide your creative work flow in order to prepare and create the all-important show reel to ensure that you hit the ground running in the industry.... [-]