SAE Creative Media Institute

About SAE Creative Media Institute

Each course at SAE focuses on teaching high-end technical production techniques specific to its niche, as well as  developing broader industry perspectives and creative, analytical, communication and project management skills. 

Content has been structured to align with current industry practices and includes intensive training in world-class facilities as well as industry-based internships. 

As part of the course, students engage in many collaborative multidiscipline real-world projects that replicate industry scenarios. This ensures students hone their technical knowledge and analytical skills while developing their creativity.

SAE student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer, which details important information such as course, campus, indicative cost, and acceptance and enrolment procedures.

ADVANCED STANDING

Prospective students with considerable industry experience and/or previous academic qualifications can apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. The precise nature of credit will vary according to individual circumstances and the course for which you are applying.

Applicants who hold a qualification from another accredited institution, or have formally completed components of another qualification, should submit certified evidence of those achievements to SAE.

Applications for advanced standing/academic credit must be made at enrolment and will be reviewed by the relevant Campus Academic Co-ordinator who will make an appropriate determination about the amount and kind of work that will have to be undertaken in order to complete the qualification sought.

DEFERMENT

Course deferment is available to all applicants, for up to one year only.

To find out more, visit the SAE website

International applicants

International fee-paying students can apply via UAC or directly to SAE. To find out more, visit the SAE website.

Postgraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer, which details important information such as course, campus, indicative cost, and acceptance and enrolment procedures.

ADVANCED STANDING

Prospective students with considerable industry experience and/or previous academic qualifications can apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. The precise nature of credit will vary according to individual circumstances and the course for which you are applying.

Applicants who hold a qualification from another accredited institution, or have formally completed components of another qualification, should submit certified evidence of those achievements to SAE.

Applications for advanced standing/academic credit must be made at enrolment and will be reviewed by the relevant Academic Co-ordinator who will make an appropriate determination about the amount and kind of work that will have to be undertaken in order to complete the qualification sought.

DEFERMENT

Course deferment is available to all applicants, for up to one year only. 

To find out more, visit the SAE website.

Campus information

Locations

SAE Australia consists of six campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Byron Bay. These campuses form part of an international network of 47 campuses in 23 countries around the world.

To find out more, visit the SAE website.

Student services

SAE is committed to delivering a high-quality student experience within a stimulating and nurturing environment. 

A range of student support services are available, including welfare support, academic assistance and learning support, and employment and career advice. 

SAE supports a variety of student organisations, clubs and societies to further enhance an inclusive and engaging student experience.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITIES

SAE is committed to supporting students with a disability. Students with a disability may require reasonable adjustments, taking into account the nature of a student’s impairment/medical condition and the inherent requirements of the program of study. Students may be asked to provide documentation containing professional advice from accredited practitioners (eg GP or other medical professionals) to ensure the best possible options and support are made available.

ACCOMMODATION

Student accommodation is available both on-site and in close proximity to SAE’s Byron Bay campus. SAE Byron Bay offers various levels of accommodation ranging from shared to single rooms to suit different requirements and budgets.

SAE’s Sydney campus does not provide accommodation for students, however campus staff can point students in the right direction to help them find the best possible accommodation for their needs. 

To find out more about Student Services at SAE, visit the SAE website

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

Tuition fees are paid in instalments at the beginning of each trimester, with the first payment due on the course commencement date. Alternatively, students may apply for FEE-HELP. 

To find out more, visit the SAE website.

Postgraduate applicants

Postgraduate coursework students are required to pay a fee for tuition for each subject within the program. Tuition fees are paid in instalments at the beginning of each trimester, with the first payment due on the course commencement date. Alternatively, students may apply for FEE-HELP. 

To find out more, visit the SAE website.