SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Creative Media Institute

Over more than 45 years, SAE Creative Media Institute has earned a strong reputation in education and creative media for delivering skills and knowledge in a practical environment, with industry connections and real-world opportunities.

SAE was designated as a ‘University College’ in December 2023, recognising its sustained delivery of quality and excellence in teaching and learning, student outcomes, quality assurance, and academic integrity and leadership.

It delivers diploma, bachelor and postgraduate degree programs in: Animation; Audio; Creative Industries; Design; Film; Games; and Music. And fast-tracked learning pathways mean graduates can be on their way to their dream job sooner.

State-of-the-art facilities, expert teaching staff with current experience and small class sizes provide students with an unparalleled creative media learning environment.

With six campuses across Australia – in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, and Perth – about 3,000 SAE students each year share the same curriculum, enabling them to connect and work with more of their peers, and even study interstate. SAE also offers online and blended learning, and has a global network of 12,500 students annually at 47 campuses in 19 countries.

SAE holds self-accrediting authority from Australian regulator TEQSA, with course content structured to align with current local and global industry practices. It includes intensive training in world-class facilities with cutting-edge equipment and software, as well as embedded industry-based work placements and internships.

SAE’s relationships and connections enable SAE students to engage in collaborative multidiscipline real-world projects. This ensures students hone their technical knowledge and analytical skills while developing their creativity, and assist in employment pathways.

SAE offers flexible payment options, including payment plans, as well as access to FEE-HELP and scholarships.

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CRICOS provider number: 00312F
TEQSA provider ID: PRV12042

General information for SAE Creative Media Institute


Sydney Campus
SAE Creative Media Institute
39 Regent Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

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1800 SAE EDU (1800 723 338) - freecall
(02) 8241 5200

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