SAE Institute is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976, we now span the globe with over 50 campuses in 27 countries.  In New Zealand, the SAE campus is based in Parnell, Auckland, and is conveniently close to the CBD and student accommodation.

SAE Auckland offers degrees, diplomas and workshops in several specialist creative disciplines:

Audio Production
Music Production
Screen Production

At SAE we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programmes in world class facilities.  Our programmes involve hands on, industry focussed education for creative and talented individuals.  To check out SAE first hand, contact us to arrange a campus tour at a time that suits you, or visit us on our Open Day.

Graduates of SAE Creative Media Institute leave qualified to work locally or internationally in the film and/or audio fields.  Job prospects for graduates are diverse, including recording studio engineer/producer, live sound technician, audio production for theatre, camera operator, scriptwriter, 3D animator, producer, film editor, and radio and television work.

The creative industries in New Zealand remain a burgeoning sector. New Zealand’s creative industries (including the book, music, television and film sectors) annually contribute more than $3.5 billion to the local economy.  This is similar in size to the forestry sector, double the size of the printing sector, and half the size of sheep, beef cattle and grain farming.

SAE Campus Director Dr. Suzette Major says the Institute provides a supportive setting for students who are transitioning to tertiary study from a high school environment.

“We are a tight-knit community working together on a small campus, which gives students a truly unique learning environment. Students often tell us that the connections they forge here – with their peers and staff alike – provide ongoing opportunities in the audio and film industry well after they have completed their studies”.

For more information about SAE New Zealand, visit or call 09 373 4712