Ex’pression College is a digital arts college in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Sound Arts, Interactive Audio, Graphic Design & Motion, Digital Filmmaking, Animation & Visual Effects, and Game Art & Design. The mission is to provide an exciting and inspiring education that prepares students for a successful career in digital arts. We achieve this through a dynamic curriculum, experienced faculty, and professional-grade facilities that are regularly updated to meet industry and market demands. Ex’pression promotes student growth and development as our primary objective and strives to ensure that staff and students thrive in a positive and nurturing environment


Established in 1976, SAE Institute provides niche creative media programs to about 10,000 students at more than 40 campuses around the world.

SAE Institute is recognized for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands-on teaching and learning in small class environments. SAE Institute engages with industry to develop a curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work placements and internships are embedded in SAE Institute programs are pathways to employment.

Globally, SAE Institute offers an extensive suite of creative media programs, from short courses and professional training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees.BACK TO TOP



In the United States, SAE Institute provides courses to students across 6 campuses in major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Nashville, New York, and Emeryville, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), where we operate SAE Expression College offering programs in digital arts.

SAE Institute offers accredited courses including Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, and diploma programs*. Our programs cover specialist discipline streams:

  • Audio
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Digital Film
  • Game Development
  • Entertainment Business

At SAE Institute, we pride ourselves on delivering programs in professional-quality facilities. We ensure our students receive an education with industry-relevant skills.

*Not all programs are available at all campuses.


Following on from the success of SAE Institute in Australia, the first foreign SAE Institute campus was opened in London in 1985. As in Australia, in the international arena SAE Institute proved to be highly successful in providing a quality, practical and theoretical curriculum to aspiring professionals in the music industry.

Not long after the London campus was opened, SAE Institute established its Munich campus, which was to be the first of many foreign language SAE Institute locations worldwide.

SAE Institute was well established in Europe, Asia, and New Zealand by the mid-1990s. The first of United States campus opened in 1999 in New York City.

From humble Sydney studio beginnings, SAE Institute today spans the globe with over 40 campuses in 23 countries. Beginning with Audio, SAE International has evolved over the years, and now also offers qualifications in other creative media disciplines – Animation, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.

All SAE Institute courses follow the founding principles: high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education options for creative and talented individuals.BACK TO TOP


Navitas Pty Ltd has helped generations of learners change their lives through education. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of thousands of learners from around the world have graduated from Navitas colleges, having experienced a teaching and learning environment that supports them to harness their talents and achieve their dreams.

Our success is underpinned by our unparalleled international network, a peerless commitment to student experiences and outcomes, a track record of working in partnership with universities and industry, and a passion for discovering new technologies and models of teaching and learning that will improve education now and into the future.

From pre-university and pathway programs to university, to English language and vocational training and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we reach more than 70,000 aspirational learners at more than 120 colleges and campuses across our global network each year, powered by a diverse and talented group of 7,000 employees.

Navitas is a proud Australian company that pioneered an innovative university partnership model of education in Perth in 1994. Its entities have delivered education programs across the country since 1976.

Further details about Navitas are available at


SAE Institute - Creative Media Specialists

SAE Institute Equips Me for Success

We are one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries because we work closely with our industry partners, we employ specialist teachers with real-world experience, and we deliver personalized education in industry standard facilities.

Our specialized courses in creative media are responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of these industries. We keep our finger on the pulse and think outside the box to help you reach your potential and realize your dreams. BACK TO TOP


SAE Institute has a global community

SAE Institute Gives Me World Access

SAE Institute has over 40 campuses in more than 20 countries. Our students and teachers are a unique, diverse and creative community who come together for a collective purpose – outstanding education opportunities. Our expertise is truly global.BACK TO TOP


SAE Institute offers accelerated programs

SAE Institute Puts Me Ahead of the Pack

SAE Institute offers accredited fast-track learning pathways so you can be industry-ready and on your way to that dream job faster. If you are willing to put in the hard work, then our intensive fast-track options mean you can receive your diploma in as few as 9 months and your Associate Degree in as few as 12 months.BACK TO TOP


SAE Institute offers practical and personalized study

SAE Institute Exposes Me to the Real World

At SAE Institute, we know creative media industry graduates need individual practical training. We recognized this back in 1976 – that’s why we pioneered our hands-on, industry focused, and personalized curriculum, delivered to you in pro-quality facilities.

We also get you out of the classroom and into the real world with regular industry networking events, alumni festivals, and job fairs.

SAE Institute is committed to excellence in education and your learning outcomes. BACK TO TOP


SAE Institute's instructors are industry-experienced professionals

SAE Insitute Unleashes My Potential

At SAE Institute, we will help you hone your skills and expertise with our rigorous curriculum based on practical and technical experiences, and grounded in theory and critical analysis.

SAE Institute has been training industry-ready graduates since 1976. We are great at what we do – that’s why we’re an industry leader in creative media education.

SAE Institute offers you dynamic, accredited creative media and digital arts programs in multiple disciplines including Audio, Animation & Visual Effects, Entertainment Business, and more.

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