Creative Media Education

All Courses Overview

Today, more than ever before, solid training, careful practise and creative thinking will give you the edge in the competitive media industry. These qualities are the hallmarks of our program; and the main reason why students choose to study at our college. We offer innovative teaching techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and a complete package of courses.

SAE Institute offers a range of media training including: Audio Engineering Courses, Film Making Courses, Electronic Music Production Courses, Multimedia and Web Design Courses, Games Programming Courses, Animation Courses and Music Business Courses.




Degree Courses


Bachelor of Audio

SAE pioneered quality, practical audio training and we have been delivering outstanding education opportunities in this field for over three decades.

Start Date February 8, 2015
Duration 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)
Sector Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Bachelor of Film

Undertake a bachelor of Film at SAE to learn the creative and technical aspects of film making and experience our innovative, hands-on environment. Build your creative confidence and develop artistic independ- ence. SAE teaches both the traditional skills of film making and puts you at the forefront of the technologies shaping the future of the craft.

Start Date February 8, 2015
Duration 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)
Sector Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Bachelor of Animation

Undertake a Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of animation, from concept design through to production. Gain industry knowledge, use advanced animation tools, and collaborate across disciplines to produce real-world applications.

Start Date February 8, 2015
Duration 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)
Sector Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Bachelor of Games Development

SAE offers you an intensive and targeted games course designed and developed with the help of local and international industry. Get the skills you need to get your dream job in games play programming, games engine programming and games design in just 2 years.

Start Date February 8, 2015
Duration 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)
Sector Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design)

The SAE Bachelor of Design has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners. Learn practical, creative design skills and build visual literacy. Develop your business and management skills in practical projects. Experience our state-of-the art studio facilities and refine your talents using industry-standard software.

Start Date February 8, 2015
Duration 24 months full-time (accelerated learning)
Sector Higher Education (Australian Government accredited)

Short Courses


Audio Production Short Course

The Audio Short Course combines the theoretical, technical and practical skills of audio engineering into an intensive 8-week program.

Start Date November 2
Timings Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Film Making

The emphasis of this course is on the creative and practical side of digital film making. The course covers the basic knowledge required to produce a short video.

Start Date November 2
Timings 8 weeks, Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Graphic Design Short Course

The course equips you with professional skills enabling you to create and design your own publications for print.

Start Date November 1
Timings 12 Saturdays, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Course Fee
AED 8000

Digital Comic Illustration Short Course

This is an introductory short course to principles of digital illustration in a comic book and animation style. The contents are focused on fine art principles and methods on how to integrate these techniques into a digital workflow.

Start Date November 9
Timings 6 weeks, Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 4000

Acting Short Course

This course is a practical acting class. It covers all the basics of acting from understanding ones capacity to being able to act a text.

Start Date TBA
Timings 8 Weeks, Sunday and Tuesday, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 5000

Animation & Interior Design with 3Ds Max Short Course

Students will learn Autodesk's powerful integrated 3D modeling, animation and rendering tools.

Start Date TBA
Timings 6 Weeks, Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 4000

Mobile Application Development Course

This course focuses on the fundamentals of programming for mobile phones (iOS and Android devices).

Start Date November 8
Timings 6 weeks, every Saturday, 10am-5pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Motion Graphics and Compositing Short Course

This course has been designed as a jumpstart for any aspiring motion graphics artist.

Start Date November 15
Timings 6 Weeks, Every Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Robotics Short Course

Students will have to develop an intermediate Robotics project by the end of the short course.

Start Date November 16
Timings 8 Weeks, Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6500

Electronic Music Production Short Course

The programme encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity.

Start Date November 17
Timings 12 weeks part-time, Mon and Wed, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Photography Short Course

Students develop essential skills for obtaining consistent results and a foundation in photography as a visual language.

Start Date TBA
Timings 4 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 3500

Web Design Short Course

This course focuses on the fundamentals of website creation from preparing graphics in Photoshop to constructing the page using HTML/CSS.

Start Date TBA
Timings Sundays & Tuesdays, 8 weeks, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6000

Acoustics Short Course

Focusing on small room acoustics, this course offers an intensive introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of acoustic treatment for critical listening rooms of 8 weeks (16 classes).

Start Date TBA
Timings 8 Weeks, 2 nights per week, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6500

3D Animation with Maya Short Course

This intense short course is structured for entry level, as well as, for the individual already employed in the media profession and interested to extend there learning with Maya applications.

Start Date TBA
Timings 6 weeks, Sundays and Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 4000

Digital Dj Short Course

The 6 week part-time program teaches the skills and techniques required for DJing using the music you love and the gear that’s hot.

Start Date TBA
Timings 6 weeks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays,6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 3000

Games Development Short Course

This short course introduces students to the basics of development of video games on Unity3D and C#. The focus of this short course is quick proto typing and execution of games for PCs or Smart Phones.

Start Date TBA
Timings 8 weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm
Course Fee AED 6500

Boot Camps


Film Boot Camp

The course is designed for anyone who is interested in the process of film making. No previous experience is required.

Start Date TBA
Timings 2 days, Friday & Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Course Fee
AED 1400

Photography Bootcamp

The workshop will take the form of illustrated talks, discussions, accompanied practical photographic shoots, as well as group analysis sessions.

Start Date TBA
Timings 2 days, Friday & Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Course Fee
AED 1400

Audio Boot Camp

Students will learn the fundamentals of sound production, editing and manipulation using industry standard software and equipment. 

Start Date TBA
Timings 2 days, Friday & Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Course Fee
AED 1400

Certification and Software Training


FCP 200: Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro X

This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface.

Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Express 9 and Logic Pro 9

This three-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro.

FCP 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

This course provides an introduction to the professional imaging workflow. It covers Photoshop’s main tools and application features.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

This course is designed for people who need an introductory level understanding of professional layout and design.

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

This course provides an introduction to motion graphics and visual effects using Adobe After Effects. It covers After Effect’s main tools and application features.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This course provides an introduction to designing and editing vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator. It covers Illustrator’s main tools and application features.

Introduction to Adobe Premiere

This course builds on a basic understanding of Adobe Premiere. It focuses on advanced video editing techniques and application features.

Advanced Adobe Photoshop

This course focuses on advanced photo editing techniques and application features.

Advanced Adobe Illustrator

This course builds on a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator. It focuses on advanced vector graphic creation techniques and application features.

Advanced Adobe InDesign

This course focuses on advanced layouting techniques and application features.

Advanced Adobe After Effects

This course builds on a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects. It focuses on advanced motion graphics and visual effects techniques and application features.

Apple Exams

SAE Dubai offers the Apple certification exams listed below. Please schedule your exam and settle payment at least 2 weeks prior to your exam appointment.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Learn how to import, organize, rate and edit images in Adobe Lightroom and maximize your image management workflow in the application.

Avid MC 101 Media Composer Editing Essentials

This  course is the first step in mastering Avid Media Composer 6, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries.

Avid MC 110 Media Composer Effects Essentials

This course is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to learn the fundamentals of creating effects.

Avid Pro Tools 101 Introduction to Pro Tools

This course covers basic Pro Tools principles. It provides everything you need to complete a Pro Tools project-from initial set up to final mixdown. 

Avid Pro Tools 110 Pro Tools Production

This course provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools system above and beyond the knowledge you gained in the Pro Tools 101 course.

Avid Pro Tools 130 Pro Tools for Game Audio

This course provides students with exposure to the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in creating and implementing game audio using Pro Tools.