SAE Institute Dubai

SAE Institute Dubai
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Sidrah Ashraf
Creatives of the future

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the creative industries are “one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy and a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings”. Gulf News reported that “The global market for creative goods is so high that it more than doubled in value from $208 billion (Dh764 billion) in 2002 to $509 billion in 2015” and will only continue to grow, making this a lucrative industry for the millennial generation and Gen-Zs to explore. 

A university that stands out and prepares future creative leaders is SAE Institute.

SAE Institute is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, they now span the globe with 47 campuses in 23 countries. In Dubai, the campus was established in 2005 and continues to train and graduate exceptional talent to the local and regional creative industries. Prospective students from Abu Dhabi can now also join SAE Institute through the establishment of a Facilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi from 2019.

SAE Institute offers Bachelor Degrees across 5 disciplines - Animation, Audio Production, Graphic Design, Film-making and Game Development, in addition to certified short courses. SAE’s degree programs are accredited by the Australian Government and its education board (TEQSA) and are also internationally recognised. All their short courses are all KHDA authorized and accredited. 

The university provides state of the art facilities and technology that allow the student to gain hands-on experience through term-projects and industry collaborations.  In this way, students are equipped with 21st century workplace skills that enable them to turn their passion into a lucrative profession.


 SAE offers Bachelor's Degrees across several creative disciplines such as: 

·   Audio Production

·   Graphic Design

·   Film-making

·   Game Development

·   Animation



What makes SAE Institute stand out amongst many other universities is their approach to practical (skill-focused) education and training. Their goal is to fully prepare and empower their students for success following their life after university. 

 This ensures that their in-class learning and projects help the students to gain the experiences they would need in order to become the future leaders of the creative media industries.

The courses have been structured in such a way in order for the students to gain real-world experience through industry exposure which then adds to their portfolio. They also provide an effective blended-  learning solution using SAE’s  ‘Virtual Learning Environment’, that enables the option of distance learning - a crucial need in such a dire time while the pandemic surges on. The students of SAE get structured live lectures and are provided with the digital tools as well as valuable resources to ensure that their learning never stops. 


Who better to ask about a University than the students themselves! An alumnus of SAE University states: “As the degrees at SAE offer an innovative, hands-on approach in teaching and learning students find themselves completely immersed in their course of study, surrounded by a great professional faculty and working with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities! The project-based curriculum is designed to reflect a real-world environment while encouraging students to explore their own creativity and passion.”

That about sums it up, the SAE experience relayed from someone who has lived it, to you, who may be seeking out such an environment where creativity and imagination knows no bounds!

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