SAE Creative Media Institute

Private Training Establishments in Auckland

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SAE Institute is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with 54 campuses in 28 countries, so you can be sure your qualification from SAE will be recognized wherever your career takes you. In Auckland, we offer programmes in two specialist creative disciplines - Audio and Film. New Zealand has a thriving music scene and has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for screen productions, making SAE Auckland the perfect place to develop the practical skills and technical know-how you need to build a successful career in the industry.
SAE Creative Media Institute

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Up to 200 students, around 14% of which are international students. The multicultural nature of both our student and staff populations is indicative of the diversity within the Auckland population as a whole.

Programmes

  • BACHELOR OF RECORDING ARTS:

    The Bachelor of Recording Arts is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the audio and music industries, incorporating the development of creative skills and research methods necessary in today’s highly competitive industry environment.

    Apart from furthering the development of music production skills relevant to commercial and non-commercial music markets, this stage also develops the understanding of relevant aspects of business management and legal matters as well as communication and research skills.

    You will meet high profile industry professionals up close in small workshops and seminars who can give you an insight into their perspectives, and share their knowledge and experience.

  • BACHELOR OF FILM ARTS:

    The Bachelor of Film Arts is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the film and television industries, incorporating the development of creative skills and research methods necessary in today’s highly competitive industry environment.

    Alongside furthering your technical skills, this degree also develops the understanding of relevant aspects of business management and legal matters as well as communication and research skills.

    You will meet high profile industry professionals up close in small workshops and seminars who can give you an insight into their perspectives and you will gain work experience off site in real world film studios.

  • DIPLOMA IN AUDIO ENGINEERING:

    Receive intensive theoretical and practical training that forms a natural progression for developing sound recording and mixing skills. Graduates are able to apply and demonstrate a solid grounding in all aspects of working with professional commercial music and audio within the industry.

  • DIPLOMA IN FILM MAKING:

    The Diploma in Film Making focuses on intensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of film and TV production, from scriptwriting to directing, storyboarding to shooting, lighting to colour grading, and much more.

  • SAE CERTIFICATE IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION:

    The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Are your courses recognised overseas?

    All SAE degree and diploma courses are government accredited. This means that the qualifications you receive upon graduation are recognised all around New Zealand and internationally.

  • How much practical time will I get?

    All SAE courses have a focus on practical, hands-on delivery. The amount of practical time you experience during your studies does vary, depending on your course. You will also have opportunities to access campus resources and facilities outside of class time, during campus opening hours.

  • I have no background in this subject, will I cope?

    We carefully design and deliver all our units to help you develop the knowledge you need to be successful in your chosen field of study. Courses and course units at SAE follow best practice teaching and learning.

  • Where can I get help with my visa application?

    Applying for a student visa can be a complicated process. While you are able to do this yourself, an approved SAE Agent can help you with the process. Agents are trained to assist applicants with their university and visa applications.

  • What support networks do you have in place for people with a disability or special learning needs?

    SAE is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities or special learning needs. For more information visit Student Services

  • Approximately how many students are in a class?

    This can vary depending on the programme. The Bachelor of Recording Arts, Certificate in Electronic Music Production, and Diploma in Film Making courses are limited to the number of available computers in the Film Lab, so typically range between 12 and 20 students. The Diploma in Audio Engineering generally has a class size of 25 to 35 students, although tutorial groups are much smaller.

  • How much study is required outside lecture times?

    A full time study load is defined as 40 hours per week. Of this 40 hours you can expect 12-15 hours of face-to-face teaching time. The additional hours of study include collaborative work (i.e. recording sessions) and individual study time.

  • Do I need a computer or laptop to study the Course?

    No, this is not required. Students have access to our campus computer labs for assessment work.

  • Is your equipment industry standard?

    Yes! We consult with industry on a regular basis and update our resources as required.