By the SAE team
SAE connect students with professionals in the creative media industry to exchange practical experiences and industry trends.
SAE Creative Media Institute Dubai had announced its first-ever Speed Portfolio Night Showcase event to bring together young creative students to present their portfolios to Industry Leaders and Advisory Council Members.
The event took place in Dubai, UAE, on July 1 at Dubai Knowledge Park. The SAE Speed Portfolio Showcase event sought to bring together young creative students from the disciplines of Animation, Audio Engineering, Games, Film Production, and Design to present their portfolios to SAE’s Advisory Council Members, a recognised group of five creative experts from the UAE. It was intended to be a fun and engaging evening, including a Speed Round for each student to present their portfolio to the industry experts for evaluation and feedback. Each student got the opportunity to engage directly with the Council Members and receive on-ground guidance, networking strategies, and an awareness of market employability.
The event were attended by students from a specific unit within their bachelor’s degree called Major Project Development. SAE Dubai has formed an industry-based Advisory Council through the center for Industry Engagement.
Speaking about the event, Jan Horn, Managing Director at SAE, said: “SAE will also receive insight regarding essential qualities that the business may be searching for fresh graduates or creative students in the workforce.”
It is an opportunity for students and faculty to obtain a practical, real-world, and industry-aligned approach to its academic curriculum with a panel of renowned experts from the creative media sectors. The founding members of the advisory council include Geraint “G” Bungay – CEO and Founder of Boss Bunny Games; Sujoy Cherian – CEO of Option 1 Events; Sreejesh Nair – Audio Engineering Specialist; Graeme Erens – CEO and Executive Creative Director of Genius Loci Agency, Frederico Beja – Filmmaker & Director at Concept View Media.