Established in 1976, SAE Creative Media Institute provides niche creative media programs to about 10,000 students at more than 50 campuses around the world.

SAE is recognised for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands on teaching and learning in small class environments. The Institute engages with industry to develop curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work placements and internships are embedded in SAE programs are pathways to employment.

Globally, SAE offers an extensive suite of creative media programs, from short courses and professional training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees.

SAE UK offers industry focused creative media honours degrees, skills diplomas and short courses across six subject areas - Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web Development.

SAE students graduate in just two years and benefit from hands on access to industry standard equipment, learning in small classes with exceptional levels of one to one support.

Our global community of inspirational alumni are winners of Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAS.

Our influence and reach in the sector is worldwide.

In the UK for over 40 years, we have provided creative media training and education to thousands of students on four campuses in London, Liverpool, Oxford and Glasgow.


The SAE Alumni Association is a global network of over 15,000 graduates and industry professionals who have studied at SAE.

Alumni are spread across the world and occupy various roles at production houses, design institutes, studios, venues and more.

All SAE graduates become members of the Alumni Association upon graduating and are entitled to a number of benefits, including:

  • A global network of creative media professionals
  • Regular communication and event information
  • Employment and professional development opportunities
  • A platform to connect with industry partners


The SAE Alumni Convention is premier creative industries event, bringing together industry innovators, thought leaders and SAE alumni from across the globe.

Traditionally held in Germany, the annual event features over 50 international guest speakers and an exclusive exhibition showcasing 90 of the world's top digital brands.

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