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SAE Institute Bochum

SAE Institute Bochum is centrally located in the distinctive former bunker “Zentralmassiv” at Springerplatz and is within walking distance of the main train station, the pedestrian zone and the notorious hub of Bochum’s nightlife “Bermuda Triangle”. It is also near the green Westpark and the event hall “Jahrhunderthalle”.
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Campus Overview

The Ruhr region is Europe’s largest metropolitan area. Numerous companies from a wide range of industries are based here, which creates a high demand for media products. This ensures a growing and promising environment for creatives in the media industry. For more than ten years, young people have been trained in all areas of the creative industries in the former “Zentralmassiv” bunker at Springerplatz. After graduation, they spread out throughout the region to create the media landscape of tomorrow. The well-known university city of Bochum offers many opportunities to students and is the ideal “home base” for your professional training and career start.
SAE Institute Bochum is not only located in the heart of the Ruhr region, it also embodies the very soul of the area.

SAE Bochum offers

Central and well-equipped location in the heart of Europe’s largest metropolitan area – the Ruhr region is known as a media and cultural hub
Young, dynamic team with a passion for creativity and a strong network in the local media industry.
Cooperation with the renowned Folkwang University of the Arts for a local master’s program.


Large digital recording studio with the perfect sound for all applications of stereo and surround mixing
Analog recording studio with Neve Custom 25 for mixing as in the golden era of music production. Analog workflow on world-renowned sound
SSL recording studio: British standard with connection to digital audio network technology
Video post-production & recording suite
Electronic music-production studio using contemporary recording techniques and selected hardware from the last 40 years
Extra-high green-screen studio with backdrop components for cinema-quality set work
Film editing and colour grading suite
Two equipment rooms with professional film equipment for everything from lighting to stage to camera and sound
VR & AR glasses for entering the next dimension of virtual worlds
Five bright seminar rooms equipped for digital and analogue collaboration
Two spacious, open workspaces with high-performance workstations for working on projects and exercises across all departments
A fully equipped campus kitchen and lounge area for breaks

And this is how you reach the campus

By Bus/Tram Line 302, 310 or 345 to Bochumer Verein / Jahrhunderthalle (6 minutes walking distance)
By Train Line 1 to Bochum Ehrenfeld (10 minutes walking distance) or Line U35 to Hauptbahnhof Bochum (10 minutes walking distance)
SAE Institute Bochum Zentralmassiv
Springerplatz 1
44793 Bochum, Germany
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Monday to Friday: 09:00am - 08:00pm

Campus Manager Christopher Seydholdt

“For 10 years, Bochum has been the hub in the Ruhr region for practical training in media professions. We are proud of our numerous graduates. Many of them are still based in the Ruhr region and thus make an active contribution to structural change by sustainably strengthening and helping to shape the media industry in our region.”

Bochum Campus Manager

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