SAE Creative Media Institute Melbourne Campus Open Day

January 12, 2016

SAE Creative Media Institute will unveil its $5 million Melbourne campus expansion at a public open day on Saturday, 30 January.
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SAE Creative Media Institute Melbourne Campus Open Day

SAE Creative Media Institute will unveil its $5 million Melbourne campus expansion at a public open day on Saturday, 30 January.

Aspiring audio engineers, filmmakers, animators, gamers, designers, photographers and other creatives are invited to tour the word-class campus, meet staff, experience live student demonstrations, attend masterclasses with industry experts and be entertained by DJs spinning tunes.

Also featured during the Open Day will be a star-studded line up of guest speakers on a panel Q&A session, discussing how they’ve transformed their creative passions into successful careers and opportunities in the creative industries:

•    2009 Motion Designer of the Year, and 2010 Young Creative Achiever of the Year, Stephen Watkins
•    Australian big wave surfer, Mark Mathews
•    Award winning film maker and director Macario De Souza
•    Head of Games at SAE Brisbane and games curator, Dr Christy Dena
•    Singer songwriter, TV and radio announcer, and former lead singer of ARIA Award winning band, Killing Heidi, Ella Hooper.

From humble beginnings as a small campus in North Fitzroy with an eight track studio, editing tape machines and mix down area, SAE Melbourne is now one of the largest campuses worldwide. It employs 65 staff to deliver creative media courses to about 550 students, with capacity to almost double its intake thanks to the recent expansion.

The General Manager of SAE Australia, Lee Aitken, said the campus expansion had been architecturally designed and fitted out to provide the best possible student experience and learning outcomes.

“We’ve equipped the campus with the best facilities to support hands-on learning, including a 360 square feet sound stage where students can build full-size film sets, high-end recording studios, control rooms and post production studios, student art gallery, Wacom tablets for design and animation and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for 3D gaming,” he said.
“With the creative industries valued at $33 billion in Australia, the entertainment and media market set to grow to almost $40 billion by 2018, and interactive games anticipated as the fastest growing consumer sector, there’s never been a better time to study at SAE.”

SAE Melbourne offers government-approved and internationally recognised diploma and degree programs in six disciplines: film, audio, games, animation, design and web & mobile.

SAE is a leading global provider of creative media education, delivering courses to more than 10,000 students at 54 campuses in 28 countries.

SAE Melbourne Open Day – Saturday, 30th January

235 Normanby Road, South Melbourne

10am – 2pm

www.sae.edu.au/events