SAE Institute, the world leader in audio and multimedia education, continues to create new value and opportunities for its growing base of students at its 50 campuses around the world. Today, SAE announces the availability of a new global scholarship portal valued at over $1.5 million; the launch of a new social and professional networking website, http://www.mySAE.org, which connects SAE graduates to professional opportunities and to each other; and the creation of the ground-breaking new Digital Film Production Diploma course of study. These kinds of innovative new services and learning initiatives set SAE Institute apart as the global leader in media arts and sciences education.
- http://www.saescholarships.com is a worldwide portal to a global scholarship program valued at over $1.5 million, via a venture between SAE Institute and Qantm College (Australia's most successful and innovative creative digital media educator). SAE campuses from around the world will participate to offer both need-based and merit-based scholarship awards, for a combined total of over 190 available scholarships. The scholarships will be distributed throughout the various regions in which SAE Institute operates: Asia, Australia, Europe, Jordan, U.A.E. and the United States. In the U.S., these scholarships will be available initially for students enrolled in the SAE Los Angeles and the soon-to-be-opened SAE San Francisco campuses. SAE Institute's and Qantm College's scholarship program is the initiative of President, Founder and CEO Dr. Tom Misner and is motivated by the desire to offer eligible students an exemplary learning environment in the fields of creative media education.
- http://www.mySAE.org is a recently launched online media community for alumni and friends of SAE Institute. This unique web-based portal offers participants job resources, local and regional events and an online marketplace. mySAE.org joins the other innovative networking and post-graduation resources available to SAE Institute alumni and students offered by SAE Institute, including the SAE Magazine and SAE Alumni Association.
- When it launches in early 2009, the Digital Film Production Diploma course in Los Angeles will join the three programs currently offered at SAE's campus in the heart of Hollywood. The Digital Film Production course focuses on the film and post production career markets, and will cover key technical disciplines including cameras, editing in FCP and AVID, compositing and color correction. Drawing its faculty from the talented pool of Hollywood film industry veterans, students at the SAE Los Angeles campus will learn from writers, cinematographers, editors, directors and producers who bring decades of "real world" experience to these comprehensive and detailed courses. The course of study will focus on intensive hands-on training - a hallmark of the SAE approach to education - in which students will complete their own short films and documentaries and work in conjunction with the Audio Technology students, who will provide ADR, Foley and scoring for these projects.
"All of these new programs and educational initiatives will bring even more value to an education at SAE," stated Misner. "These efforts are all part of our continuing strategy to make SAE the finest education experience possible for media arts and sciences."
Headquartered in Oxford, England, SAE Institute is the world's first and largest network of audio and multimedia education and training centers. SAE is affiliated with Middlesex University (England), Southern Cross University (Australia) and Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand). The Institute operates over 40 campuses in more than 20 countries on four continents. It offers diploma and full degree programs in audio, multimedia, digital filmmaking, animation and gaming. SAE is part of the SAE Technology Group, which also owns and operates Studios 301 (with locations in Sydney and Byron Bay, Australia, Cologne, Germany, Studios 301 is a collective group of state-of-the-art recording and mastering facilities), the Computer Graphics College and Qantm. Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. --For more information, please contact SAE Institute of Technology, 7 Music Circle North, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel: (615) 244-5848; Fax: (615) 244-3192; Web: sae.edu