SAE Institute was founded in 1976 with over 40 years of global experience. The institute has 47 campuses in 23 countries. SAE Institute Amman School Of Creative Media At LTUC is one of the largest campuses worldwide, featuring some of the most advanced studios and equipment in the region. Its purpose-designed amenities comprise fully equipped classrooms with over 180 computers and 30 different software packages, in addition to a TV broadcast studio, green-screen, virtual studio, Neve recording console, as well as Icon and Live sound recording facilities.
The SAE model is built on the following:
- Working closely with industry partners
- Employing expert lecturers with real-world experience
- Delivering the programs through world class facilities, tools and studios
- Offering courses that are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of the Creative Media industries
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
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 47 campuses in 23 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.