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About the Campus

Get to know the colourful character of Liverpool

Situated in the centre, SAE Liverpool is just a five minute walk from all that the city has to offer.

Our recently refurbished campus boasts brand new Mac Labs, green screen and industry standard production studios full of the high specification equipment favoured by professionals. We regularly hold Live Lounge recording sessions featuring local bands - filmed and recorded by our own students. Look out for session recordings on our social channels.

Liverpool has a dedicated team of academic staff, supervisors and administrators who are ready to nurture your skills and support your studies from the moment you walk through our doors.

Campus Academic Coordinator:

Ms Kate Corbin

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About the Area

Liverpool is home to 1,790 creative businesses generating over 17,176 jobs for creative professionals in independent gaming, film, audio and design.

A UNESCO city of music, Liverpool has over 130 music gigs every week and more artists with number one hits have Liverpudlian origins than any other city.  

Support for creative startups is strong and locally based ACME regularly encourages collaborations through their KIN network and affiliations with Digital Catapult, resulting in growing opportunities for work and placements locally, nationally and even internationally.

Liverpool is a well-known city for students. Catering for at least 3 universities besides SAE, Liverpool provides a good range of options for students moving into the area.

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Elective modules allow you to specialise in an area of interest to you. In addition to your planned programme of study, you are given the opportunity to choose one elective module in Trimester 3 and one elective module in Trimester 5 of your degree course.

Elective modules available Sept 2019 - Sept 2020*

  Course Option 1   Option 2   Option 3

Audio Production
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Electronic Music Production   Live Sound

Audio Production
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Film Sound

Digital Film Production
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Short Film Production    

Digital Film Production
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Writing for the Screen

Game Art Animation
Trimester 3

Creative Production  

Character Asset Development

  Environment Asset Development

Game Art Animation
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Advanced Character Creation

Music Business
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Electronic Music Production    

Music Business
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)

Visual Effects Animation
Trimester 3

Creative Production   Advanced Compositing and Motion Graphics Applications    

Visual Effects Animation
Trimester 5

Advanced Specialised Project   Industry Engagement (30 credits)   Advanced Character Creation

* Elective module availability is agreed in August of each year. Availability may be subject to change for the following reasons:

  • In response to feedback and review processes – to ensure we continually improve our programmes.
  • Demand – to ensure the number of students is sufficient to deliver an excellent learning and teaching experience.
  • Currency and relevance – to ensure the elective modules on offer are up-to-date and reflect the fast pace of change in the Creative Media sector.   

SAE will strive to ensure that any impact on students and applicants is limited if such changes occur.


SAE Institute Liverpool has splenty of public transport links close by.


  • Moorfields (0.2 miles), connected by the Northern and Wirral lines to the main stations in Liverpool.
  • Liverpool Lime Street (0.7miles) for National Rail services.
  • James Street (0.6 miles) for Albert Dock and Liverpool One.
  • Liverpool South Parkway, for John Lennon Airport.                           

If you need more information about travel options, including rail and bus passes, timetables or general information, contact Merseytravel:


Arriva and Stagecoach services operate in and around Liverpool city centre. For more information about student bus passes and timetables, contact:  | 



Looking for private student accommodation can be a daunting process, especially if you are new to the city, or even to the UK.

To give you a helping hand, our Student's Guide to Private Accommodation is packed full of essential information, covering all the main questions and issues that people face when looking for accommodation.

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As Liverpool is a university city, demand for student housing is heavy – so start looking early!

SpareRoom, Rightmove and StuRents are great places to begin your house hunt and get a feel for what’s available. SAE also has its own Facebook group page, designed to help students connect with potential flatmates.

Alternatively, you can also contact lettings agents directly. To help you, we’ve put a list together of agents in Liverpool.
NB: This isn’t a full list of Liverpool agencies, just some who specialise in student lettings.     

*Ensure that the letting agent you use is following the code of practice of the national Association of estate Agents.


SAE does not have its own halls of residence; however, there are private housing companies near the Liverpool offering purpose built student accommodation. Some include: 

USEFUL LINKS - Liverpool
Government – housing and local services
Student housing guide
Citizens Advice
National Union of Students (NUS)  
TV licensing for students
The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA)
The National Approved Lettings Scheme
The National Association of Estate Agents