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SAE Institute Cologne

SAE Institute Cologne is located in the middle of a former cable factory – the so-called Carlswerk site. Among future-oriented start-ups, modern restaurants and well-known faces from the industry, students will find their new, creative home.
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Campus Overview

In recent years, a new quarter for culture and business has emerged in the Mülheim district of the media metropolis Cologne. At its very centre, you will find SAE Institute. One of the three largest SAE locations in Germany, it boasts a diverse and cosmopolitan community of students, guest lecturers and SAE staff, who are always on hand to support you.

SAE Cologne offers

Our community values diversity – everyone can be totally themselves!
With an area of 2000 m², the Cologne campus is one of the largest SAE locations in Germany.
Cologne is a renowned media city and you are surrounded by a wide range of career opportunities.


A large practice area for all departments with support during opening hours
Powerful PCs and graphics tablets for game art, games programming and VFX & 3D animation
A film editing suite
Five professional sound studios
A color grading "4K black box"
A “VR Lab” with various hardware for augmented and virtual reality applications
5 seminar rooms
An Auralite 3D audio system specially developed by Frauenhofer IDMT
A greenscreen room with motion capturing system

And this is how you reach the campus

By Bus Line 190 (Opernbus) to Carlswerkstr. or Line 159 to Montanusstr.
By Train Line S6 or S11 to Köln-Mülheim (8 minutes walking distance) or Line U13, U17 ,U18, U19 to Köln-Mülheim (8 minutes walking distance)
SAE Institute Cologne Medienzentrum Ost
Carlswerkstr. 11c
51063 Cologne, Germany
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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 06:00pm

Campus Manager Jeff Kater

“When passionate people from diverse creative fields come together and I get to look into the many different, smiling faces, then I know we’ve done something right! Diversity is particularly important to me. So let’s make the world even more colorful!”

Campus Manager Cologne

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