London

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About the Campus

Our campus and Bankstock Studios are co-located in East London close to Europe’s digital capital ‘Tech City’, a thriving and powerful cluster of digital technology companies.

We’re also just a stone’s throw from some of London’s most distinctive areas such as 'Digital’ Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, where you can have your pick of celebrated restaurants, bars and cafés.  

SAE's industry standard studios are open 16 hours a day/6 days a week* and house some of the best production equipment you can find. Here you can refine your skills, guided and mentored by expert staff on hand to support you on every step of your creative journey.

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Campus Academic Coordinator:

Ms Stephanie Marsland

*We do not make our studios available for commerical purposes, meaning our students get them all to themselves.

*Opening times for our studios may vary slightly depending on volume of students and point in the trimester.

About the Area

London leads the world with its award-winning creative industries and is a truly cosmopolitan city offering inspiration and opportunities to all that live and work here.

London has the largest volume of digital technology companies in the UK with over a quarter of a million people employed at multinationals like Google and Amazon, and in the countless ‘Tech City’ startups housed in entrepreneurial co-working spaces such the Trampery, TechHub and White Bear Yard. London’s year-round programme of events and exhibitions drives a never-ending need for skilled creative professionals.

There are few cities in the world where music production, media production,  digital technology, culture and business are in such thriving concentration. London is one of these. London is home to countless recording studios, some of them world famous such as Abbey Road and Air Studios. Movies, documentaries, ads and music videos are produced and shot in London. It is an economic hub with businesses supporting a vast media production infrastructure.

Apart from directly providing wide ranging employment opportunities, having such a concentration of creative and digital companies on our doorstep allows SAE to have strong links with the industry and to regularly invite industry professionals for guest lectures. London is also an exciting city to live in. Its cultural diversity is unique and is also reflected in the student body at SAE. It offers an extremely wide variety of cultural activities, ranging from live concerts, musicals and theatre to museums and galleries.

Electives

Elective modules allow you to specialise in an area of interest to you. In addition to your planned programme of study, you are given the opportunity to choose one elective module in Trimester 3 and one elective module in Trimester 5 of your degree course.

Elective modules available Sept 2016 - Sept 2017*

  Course Option 1   Option 2   Option 3
 

Audio Production
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Electronic Music Production   Live Sound
 

Audio Production
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Film Sound
 

Digital Film Production
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Short Film Production    
 

Digital Film Production
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Writing for the Screen
 

Game Art Animation
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Character Asset Development   Environment Asset Development
 

Game Art Animation
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Advanced Character Creation
 

Games Programming
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Advanced Artificial Intelligence    
 

Games Programming
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Human Computer Interaction
 

Music Business
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Electronic Music Production    
 

Music Business
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Recording Management
 

Visual Effects Animation
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Advanced Compositing and Motion Graphics Applications    
 

Visual Effects Animation
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Advanced Character Creation
 

Web Development
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Web Applications    
 

Web Development
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Native Mobile Development

* Elective module availability is agreed in August of each year. Availability may be subject to change for the following reasons:

  • In response to feedback and review processes – to ensure we continually improve our programmes.
  • Demand – to ensure the number of students is sufficient to deliver an excellent learning and teaching experience.
  • Currency and relevance – to ensure the elective modules on offer are up-to-date and reflect the fast pace of change in the Creative Media sector.   

SAE will strive to ensure that any impact on students and applicants is limited if such changes occur.

Transport

Getting around London on public transport is easy. Buses, trains and river services operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond.

Visit Transport for London for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey. 

GETTING TO SAE LONDON


Car

SAE Institute London has no onsite parking. If you are using a GPS, the postcode E8 4DD will bring you right to our door.


Bus

The 149 and 242 service operate on a 24 hour basis and run frequently. You can also use the 243 and 67. The closest stop to our campus is Downham Road/Haggerston Station.


Tube

The nearest tube station is Old Street on the Northern Line or Liverpool Street on the Central Line. From there you can catch the bus to the DownhamRoad/Haggerston Station stop.


Overground

Haggerston Station is a 3 minute walk from campus.


Get an Oyster Card

An Oyster card is the smartest, fastest and most cost-effective method for paying for public transport in London. It allows travel across Bus, Tube, DLR, Tram, Thames Clippers, Emirates Airlines and National Rail service. For more information visit the Oyster Card website.


Bicycle

Santander Cycles are a cheap, healthy and scenic way to get around London on a dry day. 

Accommodation

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Looking for private student accommodation can be a daunting process, especially if you are new to the city, or even to the UK.

To give you a helping hand, our Student's Guide to Private Accommodation is packed full of essential information, covering all the main questions and issues that people face when looking for accommodation.

 

TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION

SHARED RENTAL ACCOMMODATION

London has plenty of properties on offer, however being the British capital there are lots of people waiting to rent them. Competition can be fierce, so we recommend you start your search early.

SpareRoom, Rightmove and Gumtree are great places to begin your house hunt and get a feel for what’s available. SAE also has its own Facebook group page, designed to help students connect with potential flatmates.

Alternatively, you can also contact lettings agents directly.

*Ensure that any letting agent you use is following the code of practice of the national Association of Estate Agents.

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION

SAE does not have its own halls of residence; however, there are private housing companies near the London offering purpose built student accommodation. Some include:

Urbannest
IQ Student Accommodation
Cass and Claredale
Scape
Unite

HOMESTAY

Homestay accommodation gives students an opportunity to live with a local family. This is a popular choice for younger international students who want an authentic cultural experience, while maintaining the comfort and safety of a family environment.

Contact our Student Experience Officer if you would like to learn more.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Government – housing and local services
Student housing guide
Shelter
Citizens Advice
National Union of Students (NUS)  
TV licensing for students
The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA)
The National Approved Lettings Scheme
The National Association of Estate Agents

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