SAE Institute USA

Introduction

SAE Instituteis one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with more than 50 campuses in 26 countries.

In the United States, SAE Institute provides courses to more than 1,100 students across 8 campuses in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and San Jose. SAE Institute also has SAE Expression College in Emeryville, CA offering programs in digital arts.

SAE Institute offers accredited courses including Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree, and diploma programs. Our programs cover specialist discipline streams:

  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Audio
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Entertainment Business
  • Game Development

At SAE Institute, we pride ourselves on delivering programs in professional-quality facilities. We ensure our students receive an education with industry-relevant skills.

SAE INSTITUTE NORTH AMERICA

SAE Institute was established in Australia as the School of Audio Engineering in 1976, making it the world’s first audio engineering institute. The early success of SAE Institute and the demand for our practical, theory-based and industry relevant training quickly led to the establishment of other campuses across the world. SAE Institute has vastly expanded its curriculum and global network, now offering a diverse array of creative media instruction at more than 50 campuses around the world, to industry and academic acclaim.

SAE Institute first came to the U.S. in 1999, with the opening of a campus in Midtown New York City. Soon after, campuses were opened in six other U.S. locations. Today, our eight USA campuses, and recent acquisition of Harbourside Institute of Technology in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, make up SAE Institute North America. This region continues to uphold the proud tradition of SAE Institute, furthering our mission to provide relevant theory and practice in arts and sciences within the creative media industry for talented, creative young minds who are seeking to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for their craft.

SAE INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL

Following on from the success of SAE Institute in Australia, the first foreign SAE Institute campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE Institute proved to be highly successful in providing a quality, practical and theoretical curriculum to aspiring professionals in the music industry.

Not long after the London campus was opened, SAE Institute established its Munich campus, which was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institutes worldwide.

SAE Institute was well established in Europe, Asia and New Zealand by the mid-1990s. The first of our 8 campuses opened in the United States in 1999.

From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE Institute today spans the globe with over 50 campuses in 26 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.

All SAE Institute courses follow the founding principles: high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.

ABOUT NAVITAS

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Diploma

Diploma in Audio

Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 USA Miami Atlanta Chicago Emeryville Los Angeles Nashville Chelsea San Francisco San Jose + 8 more

The Audio Diploma Program is a non-degree program that focuses on the foundations of sound engineering, designed to get the student into the field in as few as 12 months. [+]

The Audio Diploma Program is a non-degree program that focuses on the foundations of sound engineering, designed to get the student into the field in as few as 12 months. This program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of audio design and the business principles of the entertainment industry. This is a hands-on, project-based program culminating in a major capstone project that draws upon the range of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program. LEARNING AREAS SAE Institute has divided the Audio Program into trimesters. Each unit and trimester progressively builds skills toward the completion of educational and technical skills goals for the program. Basics of Analog and Digital Audio Acoustics Studio set up MIDI Microphone theory and techniques Logic Studio Pro Tools Synthesis Sampling Studio Recording Procedures with large and small format analog or digital consoles Mixing Mastering Sound for Picture Surround Sound TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Recording and Mixing Audio Engineering Music Programming Live Performance Engineering Electronic Music Production Video Game Audio Creation and Integration Lighting Studio Maintenance Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) Post-Production Adaptive Audio Integration Conceptual Physics Interactive Design Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Be prepared technically and creatively as Multimedia specialists Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to,... [-]

Associate of Science

Associate Degree in Entertainment Business

Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 USA Atlanta Nashville + 1 more

The Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Business is an intensive course of study that prepares students for a range of careers within the entertainment industry. [+]

The Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Business is an intensive course of study that prepares students for a range of careers within the entertainment industry. Students receive training in business fundamentals, marketing, artist development, entertainment management, entrepreneurship, intellectual property rights, distribution, event planning, and common industry structures and practices as well as effective communication, critical thinking, and research skills, and will learn practical contemporary media production skills in video, audio, web, and graphic design to prepare them for a variety of entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Entertainment Business program should learn to: Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, corporate culture, values, and practices of contemporary entertainment industries, the various roles within them, and their distribution and revenue channels. Understand and apply fundamental business, management, and entrepreneurial concepts, models, and practices to the entertainment industry. Demonstrate an understanding of legal aspects of the entertainment industry, including contracts, copyright, and intellectual property. Apply fundamental media production skills to entertainment business practices. Develop and author a business, marketing, and branding plan. Conceive, plan, and execute an entertainment media event. Develop strategies for improving professional performance through reflective practice. Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrate effective analytical problem-solving and critical thinking skills, using the scientific method where appropriate. Locate, retrieve, and evaluate information using appropriate research tools. STUDENTS CAN LEARN... Business fundamentals Marketing Artist development Entertainment management Entrepreneurship Intellectual property rights Distribution Event planning Common industry structures and practices Contemporary media... [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Science Degree in Audio

Campus Full time 16 months October 2017 USA Atlanta Chicago Emeryville San Jose + 3 more

This Audio Associate of Science Degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. [+]

This Audio Associate of Science Degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of audio design and the business principles of the entertainment industry. This is a hands-on, project-based program culminating in a major capstone project that draws upon the range of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and can be completed in as few as 16 months. DEGREE PROGRESSION Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Associate of Applied Science students will be required to complete 15 hours of General Education classes including: English Composition, World History, Introduction to Mathematical Modeling, Conceptual Physics, and Speech Communications. These classes are offered on campus. TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Recording and Mixing Audio Engineering Music Programming Live Performance Engineering Electronic Music Production Video Game Audio Creation and Integration Lighting Studio Maintenance Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) Post-Production Adaptive Audio Integration Conceptual Physics Interactive Design Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Be prepared technically and creatively as Multimedia specialists Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment. Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential. Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with... [-]

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