Study game design, content creation and more at SAE Leamington Spa

Discover our Brand New Campus

Our brand new SAE Leamington Spa campus opened in September 2023, bringing the global leader in creative media education to the Midlands.

The campus is co-located with our creative industry partners and offers 2-Year accelerated degree courses in growth creative media industries – Content Creation & Online Marketing, Game Art Animation, and Games Programming.

SAE Leamington Spa joins a global network of creative education centres, including our three existing UK campuses located in London, Liverpool and Glasgow.


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SAE Leamington Spa offers 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 is centrally situated, close to Leamington Spa railway station.

Conveniently located

Considering studying gaming or content creation 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, making it the ideal location for all creative media students based in the Midlands.

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.

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You’ll get the chance to:
• Hear all about the programmes
• Speak to tutors, staff, and current students
• View our facilities and equipment
• Get a taste of what your chosen course will be like

+ Get all of your questions answered

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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.

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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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