University description (as per official university website)
The School of Audio Engineering was set up in October 1976 by engineer/producer Tom Misner who, in so doing, developed the first practical/theoretical curriculum. At this point in time there were NO other colleges anywhere in the world offering practical audio education. The first course was mostly held in our own 4 track recording studio.
SAE Institute Auckland is established with a 24 track studio and the Auckland college is granted full government approval (NZQA). SAE Institute introduces the ‘DJ and Sampling’ course in London. SAE Institute Glasgow commences operation late in the year.
SAE Institute Munich now offers film and audio Degree programs. SAE Institute Hamburg starts the Digital Film Program. For the first time in the history of SAE Institute 4 new franchise schools are established in India. SAE Institute establishes a new structure with a Board of Directors. SAE Institute Frankfurt and SAE Institute Amsterdam expands to make room for its new multimedia department. SAE Institute Stuttgart moves to a bigger location. SAE Institute Berlin expands Institute to cater for the digital film program.
The year of 2009 saw the opening of new schools in San Francisco, USA and Istanbul, Turkey. Many other SAE Institutes have expanded their offer of courses. SAE Melbourne has built a new floor onto our existing building, SAE Byron Bay added a large lecture theatre. The SAE Alumni conference in Berlin attracted double the number of exhibitors to our previous years. SAE Byron Bay film students used the SAE Helicopter for film shoots as part of their education. Our corporate head office has moved to Switzerland and a new SAE Board was established.
SAE Institute is the preeminent educator the world over in creative media technology. Founded in Australia in 1976 and now operating in 50 cities across 23 countries, SAE is the world’s largest private educator in the media & creative technologies of Audio Engineering, Digital Animation, Film Making, & Multimedia, offering a variety of accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs across the globe.
SAE Institute has become a creator of ideas and knowledge, but has also made a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural fabric of many regions throughout the world by means of its extraordinary graduates and lecturers.