Study game design, sound engineering and more at SAE Leamington Spa

Discover our Brand New Campus

Global leader in creative media education, SAE Institute, is opening a new UK campus in Leamington Spa, with the first intake joining in September 2023.

The campus will be co-located with industry partners and offer 2-Year Degrees in growth creative media industries – Audio Production, Content Creation & Online MarketingGame Art Animation, and Games Programming.

SAE Leamington Spa will join a global network, including three existing UK campuses located in London, Liverpool and Glasgow.


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Join us on Saturday, 7th October at 10:00

This is the perfect time for you to come down to our brand-new Leamington Spa campus and see our high-spec creative facilities for yourself.

SAE Leamington Spa will offer a new way of learning, using the co-location with creative industry partners to provide students with a professional work environment, real-world training and in-demand skills for the rapidly growing creative media industries.

The campus will be centrally situated, close to Leamington Spa railway station.

Studying gaming or music in Warwick or Coventry

Considering studying gaming or music in nearby Warwick or Coventry?

SAE Leamington Spa is just 5 minutes away from Warwick by train, 11 minutes from Coventry and 27 minutes from Birmingham

Our Industry Partners

Cogent is an independent integrated agency that works with brands such as Virgin, Volvo, and Arriva. They have a range of specialist teams under one roof – where SAE will soon also be located.

J11 is an award-winning creative content team. With clients across multiple industries and markets, their team of integrated production and creative specialists cover ideation, shoot production, social management, photography, film, CGI, and retouching.

SAE Institute UK

Meet the Operations Manager Richard Peirson

Richard Peirson joined SAE as Campus Manager for SAE Oxford in October 2017 following a lengthy career in Further Education teaching and leading a variety of Curriculum Areas for one of the largest providers in the South of England.

Richard is the Operations Manager for the UK Campuses and will also lead the Leamington Spa campus through the launch year.

The opportunity for industry engagement in Leamington is an ideal location for this project, Richard is driven by providing opportunities for all students to have an excellent educational experience, and in particular thrives on seeing the progress previous and current students make through their education and into industry to have successful careers.


The Fold is a work-sharing space in the heart of Leamington Spa’s creative quarter where individuals and companies can connect, collaborate and inspire. Set in the stunning architecture of a renovated church, The Fold will be a sanctuary of creativity, fully equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities, and a whole lot more.

SAE Leamington Spa,
2 Spencer Yard,
Leamington Spa, CV31 3NE

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Steffan Davies, SAE Europe Managing Director, said:

“I am very excited by the launch of an SAE campus in Leamington Spa – It is a perfect location as one of the ‘creative clusters’ identified by the Government in the UK Creative Industry landscape.

The Creative Industries are growing rapidly but employers are struggling to find graduates with both the technical and soft skills required. SAE Leamington Spa meets this challenge head on by co-locating and actively partnering with industry.

SAE campuses reflect professional environments and include industry-grade production facilities. Students undertake project briefs co-created with industry partners using a practical ‘creative studio’ approach, with collaboration encouraged across all creative media disciplines.

SAE Leamington Spa will provide students with a new and exciting pathway into employment and future success within the creative media industries.”


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