Access and Participation in Higher Education at SAE

SAE Institute is committed to widening participation for learners who are looking to gain experience and obtain qualifications that will enable them to enter the creative media industries. 

We offer learners the opportunity to access accelerated degree-level programmes of study which reduces the overall cost of study for individual learners, making it more affordable to gain qualifications which will help our graduates get their careers started.

We welcome mature learners to SAE, with a significant number of our students returning to Higher Education after a break from full-time secondary education.  Our classes are a diverse mix of learners from different ethnic backgrounds and our project-based teaching and learning approach enables our students to develop strong communication skills and inter-cultural awareness. Students at SAE Institute can take advantage of a global network of campuses with regular online lectures and masterclasses that provide insights and understanding of creative media industries practice on an international scale.

We have good links with Further Education Colleges offering students the chance to continue on to Higher Education programmes that place a premium on applied and industry-linked learning. Our small class sizes and access to studios and resources, ensure that the majority of our students progress from year 1 to year 2. Students are supported in their final stage to make the transition to an independent learner managing a significant creative project which is their calling card for a career in the creative industries.


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