Oxford

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About the Campus

SAE Oxford is the global headquarters for SAE Institute’s 54 campuses worldwide and is at the heart of our creative media education network.

Set outside the city centre in a newly refurbished listed building, it houses all of the specialist industry equipment needed to take you from enthusiastic amateur to honed professional.

In Oxford, you’ll be joining a highly creative community of talented students as well inspirational academic staff and supervisors, passionate about what they do. Our staff are here to offer one-to-one support and coaching to ensure you make the most of your two-year journey with us.

About the Area

Oxford is a UK top 10 for digital employment, offering incredible opportunities for web designers, software and game developers and digital content creators.

With central London only one hour away by train and the Thames Valley powerhouse on our doorstep, Oxford is a sought after digi-tech location. There are over 3,000 creative businesses already located in Oxford, from award-winning gaming companies and film production companies, to animation and audio specialists. Locally based company Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles.

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   Electronic Music Production    
 

Game Art Animation
Trimester 5

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

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

Whether travelling by car, bus or bicycle getting to campus is pretty easy. Here is some information to help you get here.


Car

SAE Institute Oxford has free parking located within the campus. It can be accessed easily via the A4142, A34 and A40.


Bus

The Oxford Bus Company bus 3A stops on the Sandford road, which is a 5-minute walk from SAE Institute.


Bicycle

Oxford has many cycle routes and lanes. We have bike storage on campus, which is free to use.

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

As Oxford is a university city, demand for student housing is heavy – so start looking early!

SpareRoom, Rightmove and Daily Info 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. To help you, we’ve put a list together of agents in Oxford.
NB: This isn’t a full list of Oxford agencies, just some used by students.   

*Ensure that the 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 in Oxford offering purpose built student accommodation. These include:

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.

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