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About SAE Institute Atlanta

The SAE Institute Atlanta Campus is located in the heart of Georgia’s largest and capital city. SAE Institute Atlanta opened its doors in 2007 and has grown year over year to be a leading higher educational institution within the Atlanta metro. SAE Institute Atlanta occupies over 35,000 square feet of space in the historic Cornerstone Building in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Programs Offered

  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
  • Entertainment Business Associate Degree
  • Entertainment Business Diploma
  • Digital Film Associate of Applied Science

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About SAE Institute Chicago

Located in the heart of River North neighborhood, SAE Institute Chicago is convenient to mass transportation, parking, and all the amenities of downtown Chicago. Opening its doors in 2012, the SAE Institute Chicago campus includes eight studios, workstations, classrooms, and an 82-seat HD surround sound theater to create the optimal learning experience for every student.

Programs Offered

  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
  • Entertainment Business Associate Degree
  • Entertainment Business Diploma

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About SAE Expression College Emeryville

Once a warehouse and industrial district of the Bay Area, Emeryville has evolved into a city known for artistic expression, biotech research, and software development, and is a designated Cultural Arts District. Emeryville is located just off Interstate 80, which is easily accessible from San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and surrounding cities.

Programs Offered

  • Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
  • Entertainment Business Associate Degree
  • Entertainment Business Diploma
  • Digital Film Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Game Development Bachelor of Applied Science

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About SAE Institute Miami

SAE Institute Miami, an extension of the SAE Institute network in the Southeast of the United States, opened in 2002. With its heritage in music and culture, Miami provides us with a great location for those who want to learn about the creative industries. SAE Institute Miami boasts industry-standard facilities and a teaching team with outstanding professional and educational expertise ready to help you become an industry-ready graduate.

Programs Offered

  • Audio Technology Diploma

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About SAE Institute Nashville

SAE Institute Nashville, located in the heart of Music Row, the epicenter of Music City, was the second campus in the United States, opening in 1999. From the moment you step foot on the Nashville campus, you will know SAE Institute is well-equipped to offer you a dynamic education in audio and the entertainment business.

Programs Offered

  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
  • Entertainment Business Associate Degree
  • Entertainment Business Diploma

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About SAE Institute New York

Opening in 1999 as SAE Institute's first campus location in the United States, SAE Institute New York is located in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan’s tech district. In addition to traditional lecture-style classes, we emphasize hands-on training and individual studio time, and provide facilities reflective of a professional workplace environment to train students for careers in the audio industry.

Programs Offered

  • Audio Diploma

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About SAE Institute Vancouver

SAE Institute Vancouver is one of the most technically advanced audio engineering schools in Canada, offering a full spectrum of programs and courses. Located in the beautiful Harbourside district of North Vancouver, BC, the school has access to waterfront parks and enjoys a view of downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.

Programs Offered

  • Ableton 101: Weekend Workshop
  • Advanced Recording Artist
  • Audio Engineering and Music Production
  • Electronic Music Production Ableton
  • Introduction to Basic Recording Techniques
  • Pro Tools Courses

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Programs Offered offered-icon

animation

Learn and practice the fundamentals of art, animation design, and visual effects (VFX)

 

Degree & Diploma Programs:

  • Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor of Applied Science
audio

Interested in pursuing a career in audio and music? Learn from award-winning audio professionals and gain hands-on experience in our industry-grade facilities.

 

Degree & Diploma Programs:

  • Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
  • Audio Associate of Applied Science
  • Audio Diploma
media

Prepare for a career in the rapidly evolving world of music and entertainment media.

 

Degree & Diploma Programs:

  • Entertainment Business Associate Degree
  • Entertainment Business Diploma
  • Music Business Associate Degree
  • Music Business Diploma
film

Develop and produce motion picture content for any medium such as the big screen, the small screen, handheld devices, the web, video installations, and more

 

Degree & Diploma Programs:

  • Digital Film Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Digital Film Associate of Applied Science
games

Develop the game design, level design, scripting, and art skills required to make games using game engines and development software like Unity, Unreal, Photoshop, and Maya.

 

Degree & Diploma Programs:

  • Game Development Bachelor of Applied Science

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Below are a few sample career options for each program offered here at SAE Institute.

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Animation

  • 3D Artist
  • Animator
  • CG Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Compositor
  • Concept Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Production Assistant
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Audio

  • Audio Producer
  • Audio Software Engineer
  • Field Recordist
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Recording/Studio Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Studio Engineer
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Creative Media

  • Advertising Agent
  • Artist Liaison
  • Artist Manager
  • Booking Agent
  • Business Affairs Assistant
  • Contract Manager
  • Licensing Agent
  • Marketing Manager
  • Media Relations
  • Music Director
  • Personal Assistant
  • Promoter
  • Publicist
  • Tour Manager
  • Venue Management
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Film

  • Art Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Casting Director
  • Editor/Assistant Editor
  • Location Manager
  • Production Designer
  • Production Manager
  • Producer
  • Script Supervisor
  • Videographer
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Games

  • 3D Animator
  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Creative Director
  • Game Designer
  • Game Producer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Writer/Author
  • Mobile Game evelopmer
  • Project Manager
  • UI/UX Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • VR Developer

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Tin Can Speaker

The SAE Institute Chicago "January Project" is a 3 week off the grid, unconventional project, where students create tracks, help outside artists and reach out for materials to some of our other campuses around the world. All the while, this helps many global creative causes, gains artistic exposure while creating awareness. The final package includes a vinyl, a speaker in a tin can and more.

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In January students & staff at SAE Institute Chicago compiled a CD featuring student and other artist tracks from Chicago, NYC, Nashville, London, Barcelona and Capetown South Africa SAE Institute campuses. Their mission was simple; create a cohesive and collaborative project involving community, music and the arts on not only a local, but a global level. Students reached out to various schools and non profit charities to spread the power and passion on musical and collaborations within the community. Such charities and organizations involved were Rescue Warriors, Austin Special Chicago, Kids Fight Cancer, Donda's House, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Good Art, Rock for Kids and Street Level Youth Media.

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