School doesn’t always have to be about boring textbooks, mundane routines, and tiresome homework. Unless you’re still in high school (we kid, we kid). But if stuffy tertiary institutions are really not your thing and you find yourself wondering about a career in creative media, there is a place for you.
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Enter the place and the first thing you notice is the name of cities surrounding the clock on the wall. We ask, "Are those all the cities where there is an SAE Institute?" Marketing manager, Daniel Rucerito tells us that it is only the names of the 'bigger cities' (there are smaller cities too!). Someone comes in through the reception area and jokes with Christine, who is also the Sales & Marketing Executive for Student Recruitment; and then Daniel leads us around for a tour of the school grounds.
A walkabout the place would find well facilitated media labs, a green room, an outdoor balcony overlooking the river, someone mixing a track on one of the Mac computers provided, another one editing a martial arts video, group discussions on storyboarding, a friendly chat with a staff member in the communal area - none of that squarish, bookish nonsense associated to institutions. We also walked in on someone in the middle of an audio exam, they were kind enough to let us sit in. SAE is vibrant, friendly and definitely the place to be for the creatively inclined.
Located at The Riverwalk in the vicinity of Clarke Quay, the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Institute offers both local and international students a wide spectrum of creative media-based courses. With over 50 brances worldwide, SAE offers quality hands-on training and practical experience and produce students that are well groomed for a career in creative media.
With five lecture rooms, sufficient media labs and studios and numerous practical workstations, there are more than adequate facilities for the students to hone their craft. It was quite a sight to see the students sprawled all over the mini campus working on their individual projects, the community and open vibes made SAE a conducive place for the students’ creativity.
By offering specialised trainers and experts in their field, dedicated lecturers and staff, state-of-the-art facilities and a dynamic educational environment, you can be assured that SAE is constantly aiming to provide a quality course to their students.
Courses and Classes
Trivia: the electronic music production class have trained and groomed their DJs to perform at various corporate events, so not only you get an education, you get paid gigs along with it. Ace.
SAE Institute focuses on five main fields where you can pursue your education: Audio Engineering, Film Making, Games Programming, 3D Animation, and Music Business. Whether it is a diploma, short course or a full-time degree you are looking for, there is something for everyone. Head over to the site for a full overview of what they offer.
Head to the Open Day 2013!
And if you would rather enquire about the possibilities of a future in the creative media industry yourself or if you're curious and want to see SAE Institute in the flesh, head to the Open House 2013 happening Aug 24, Saturday.
Come and visit the launch pad of many creative media professionals and mingle with the faculty members. Get a chance to attend the Xperience sessions where you can learn more about the school, the courses, and also pick up some nifty skills along the way!
You can also expect some incentives by signing up with SAE. For example:
- The first 5 students to enroll into a Degree or Diploma course will get their application fee ($500) waived
- Receive a free MacBook Air for the first 5 enrollments into the Animation Diploma or Degree program.
- Preregister and attend a complimentary Xperience Sessions and become eligible to win a FREE iPad Mini!
Tempting enough? See you at the Open House! Or if you're ready to apply, APPLY HERE.