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HOW WILL CORONAVIRUS IMPACT MY APPLICATION TO STUDY AT SAE?
SAE UK is still recruiting for September and beyond, so despite the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), you should still apply to kickstart your creative future with SAE!
We understand for many that exams will be affected this year and you may be concerned about how this could impact your place on a higher education programme at SAE. Please don’t worry - We are making every effort to ensure you are not negatively impacted and we will be using maximum flexibility.
Originally founded in Sydney in 1976, the SAE Institute has been providing students with world-class creative media training at its four UK campuses for over 40 years.
At SAE UK, you can study a range of industry-focused degrees across six subject areas: Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web Development, and their specialist fast-track courses enable you to graduate in just two years.
Whether you choose to study at the modern campuses in Glasgow, Liverpool, London or Oxford, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and benefit from an industry-informed curriculum that’s relevant to workforce needs.
With 50 campuses in 20 countries, you’ll be part of an institution with global reach — in fact, the SAE Institute is the largest creative media school in the world!
When it comes to job prospects, the success of SAE alumni speaks for itself. When you join SAE, you’ll be joining an academic community that has produced BAFTA, Grammy and even Oscar winners!
SAE Institute has 12,000 successful alumni all over the world, so you’ll be able to connect with people who already working in the creative media industries. You’ll also benefit from the Alumni Mentoring Scheme, a six-month programme where successful alumni share their experience with current students, and make sure they’re ready for the world of work.
There is also the opportunity for both students and alumni to enter their work in to The SAE Awards. This acclaimed annual ceremony awards categories such as Best Film & TV, Best Music and Best VFX and winning here can give your career a huge boost.
All of this, combined with the fact that you’ll learn practical skills using industry-standard equipment throughout your degree, means that you’ll graduate with valuable hands-on experience and the skills you need to succeed in the workplace.
The stand-out feature of courses at SAE is that you’ll complete an undergraduate degree in just two years — putting you a year ahead of the competition. You’ll also enjoy small class sizes, and a curriculum that’s informed by industry, so the skills you learn will be relevant to today’s workforce needs.
Teachers at SAE are industry experts with many years of experience behind them, so you’ll be learning from people who can do, as well as teach. For example, many of the music business lecturers have enjoyed successful recording careers in bands and as solo artists. You’ll also have campus support technicians on hand to help you get to grips with the facilities.
SAE doesn’t have a formal students’ union, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find anything to do. All four UK campuses regularly organise free talks and events, such as coding lessons, masterclasses led by industry experts and music performances and film screenings by current students and alumni.
You’ll also have access to a wealth of academic and wellbeing support, and activities during Fresher’s Week to help you settle in.
SAE Institute doesn’t have its own halls of residences at any of its UK campuses, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be supported while you’re looking for somewhere to live.
On SAE’s website you can download a comprehensive accommodation guide packed full of useful information on where to start when you’re new to one of their location cities, or even the country. You can also join the SAE’s accommodation Facebook group, where you can find flatmates and news on available properties.
The Institute also has a list of recommended private student accommodation providers for all of its campuses. Often you’ll be able to stay in a private hall of residence with other students in the city, most often in shared flat with a private bedroom and en-suite bathroom, or a studio apartment.
On the private market you can find a room to rent in a shared student house or flat, or a whole property to rent out with your friends.
Because the SAE Institute offers industry-focused courses, you’ll have access to industry-standard facilities throughout your degree. Just some of the facilities and equipment available across SAEs campuses include:
The studios on the London campus are open 16 hours a day, and staffed by experienced technicians who can help you to make the most of the top-of-the-range equipment. At the Oxford site, you’ll study in a newly-refurbished listed building with all the equipment you need to learn your craft like a pro.
The Liverpool campus is also newly refurbished, and has brand new Mac labs and a live lounge where local bands perform and are recorded on high-tech equipment by students. Finally, the Glasgow campus opened in 1990 and has steadily built a reputation as a centre of excellence in audio and digital filmmaking training ever since.
You’ll have the choice of living and studying in four vibrant cities with the SAE Institute:
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and a cultural hub packed with museums and art galleries and some of the most beautiful architecture in the country, including buildings designed by the famous Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Glasgow has a buzzing gastronomic scene and is fast-developing a reputation as the place to go for the best vegetarian and vegan food in Scotland. There’s also plenty of shopping at the historic Sauchiehall Street, and the West End is where you’ll find all the best bars and clubs.
The London campus is based in the East End, a stone’s throw from trendy Shoreditch, packed full of digital media companies, not to mention pubs, bars, and fashionable eateries.
Of course, you’re not limited to the immediate area. In London you can take advantage of a fantastic public transport system to check out events all over the city with ease. There are also plenty of national and even international rail stations in the capital, so if you want to see more or the UK or Europe, you’ll be perfectly placed to do so.
Liverpool is another lively, student-friendly destination with lots to see and do. It’s a UNESCO City of Music with a wealth of live music venues, and of course the Beatles Story Exhibition. Liverpool also has the most art galleries in the UK outside of London, including the Tate Liverpool, a fantastic contemporary art gallery that shows work by some of the best modern artists in the world.
Liverpool is also a paradise for shoppers. Head to Liverpool ONE to find all the biggest high street names, with plenty of places to eat and drink, and even a mini golf course. You’ll be able to browse designer labels at Tessuti and Harvey Nichols.
Oxford is the smaller of SAE’s locations, so it’s perfect if you like a quieter life. That doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty to do though, with Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University around the corner, a thriving nightlife has built up to cater to the many students in the city.
There’s plenty of shopping to be done in the city centre, and you’ll also have the world-famous Ashmolean Museum on your doorstep. You’ll also be just a short train ride away from some of England’s beautiful countryside.
Without a students’ union, there aren’t any clubs or societies as such on campus, but as a specialist creative media training facility, you’ll be able to meet plenty of like-minded friends on campus. Many students even start bands together, or team up to make films!
There is a wealth of support available to students at all of SAE’s campuses. Student Experience Officers on each campus can help you with academic and library support, and can even help you create a student Support Plan to help you with your studies. If you have a disability, they’ll also meet you at the start of term to discuss the assistance you might need.
There are also Financial Student Experience Officers who can help you with all things budget related, including funding, money management, and how to apply for any benefits you may be entitled to.
The Student Experience team can even help you with immigration and international issues, housing problems and support applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) funding.
UK Students per Year:
Tuition fees are £9000 a year for UK/EU students at SAE London, Liverpool and Oxford. Fees for domestic and EU students at SAE Glasgow are £7,500 a year.
International Students per Year:
Fees for international students are £13,000 a year at SAE London, Liverpool and Oxford, and £11,500 in Glasgow.
In England, domestic and EU students will be eligible for funding through the student Loans Company, and you may also be able to apply for a separate maintenance loan, too. In Scotland, you’ll receive a tuition fee loan, and you may be eligible for additional loans and grants based on your individual circumstances.
If you have refugee status, you’ll be entitled to full funding for your degree at the SAE Institute.
As a specialist higher education and training institute, SAE’s strengths lie preparing students for successful careers in the creative media industries, and specifically across their six main areas of expertise:
All undergraduate degrees require a UCAS score of 72 plus GCSE English at grade C or above. Audio Production and Games Programming degrees requite GCSE Mathematics at the same level.
For mature students, relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of recent exam passes, and you will need to submit a digital portfolio and academic essay.UCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR
SAE Live Lounge
Games Programming class at SAE London
Games room at SAE London
Animation class at SAE Liverpool