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 all learners to SAE, with a significant number of our students returning to Higher Education after a break from 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 masterclasses that provide insights and understanding of creative media industries in practice.

We have good links with schools and 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.

Access and Participation Plan

SAE Transparency Report 2019 can be downloaded HERE

SAE Institutes’ full 2019-2020 Access and Participation plan can be downloaded HERE.

SAE Institutes’ full 2020-2025 Access and Participation plan can be downloaded HERE.