foundation partner

SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries, delivering outstanding industry-focused education for over 40 years. Every year, SAE supports more than 10,000 students globally to develop the skills and experience needed to carve successful careers.

The partnership between SAE and SOUND WEST provides SAE students with the opportunity to have hands-on work experience at one of Sydney’s largest festivals, whilst collaborating and engaging in the creative industry.

At the SOUND WEST Music + Tech Conference, you will be able to experience talks from industry experts and get hands on in interactive workshops with industry leaders and mentors.

Industry built courses

At SAE we’ll support you with your learning, with our rigorous industry-focused curriculum, that’s based on the practical and technical experiences of our highly skilled teachers.

Our specialised courses in creative media are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries. We keep our finger on the pulse and think outside the square to help you reach your potential and realise your dreams.

Work Placement

When you study at SAE you get real work experience..on amazing projects like SOUND WEST! SAE graphic design, animation and film students are all involved in SOUND WEST projects, creating real assets used to promote and engage with SOUND WEST’s audience.

Alumni Superstars

SAE has a global network of alumni superstars made up of Oscar, Grammy and ARIA award winners.

Our graduates have worked with some of the biggest names; from Beyonce and Daft Punk to working on huge films and shows like Marvel Studio’s Eternals, and Netflix’s Stateless.  If that wasn’t enough our talented graduates have also been hired as Graphic Designers at brands like Adidas and Black Milk, and had their games picked up by Nintendo and listed in the top 10 of new Android games.

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"SAE Creative Media Institute is the place for creatives and innovators. For over 40 years SAE has been a leader in creative media education - supporting more than 10,000 students globally each year. SAE pride themselves on being technically explorative, transformative, and brave in their education and teaching. In partnership with Sound West, SAE students will get the chance to gain real-world experience; making a difference at one of Sydney's largest festivals."