The world of creative media is a mixture of artistic and cultural works produced for digital indulgence, filled with opportunity and has so much to offer. Get the guidance you need with the global leader in creative media education for Animation, Film, Game Development and Sound Production with over 44 years of experience. SAE Institute has 47 campuses in 23 countries with world-class facilities for our students to enjoy while pursuing their passion.   


SAE is the right institute to help you achieve your dream creative and media career dreams… this is why:   


  • We offer state-of-the-art campuses in Johannesburg and Cape Town providing students, staff, and guests with an inspiring environment in which to work and study.  
  • Ensuring students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognised qualifications, and industry-relevant skills.  
  • We provide you with a Successful Pass Money Back Guarantee.   
  • Award-winning alumni of prestigious international and local film and music awards.   
  • Have been in existence for over 44 years, providing you with the best reputational start.   


We offer Full-Time, Part-Time and Online studies in Animation, Filmmaking, Game development and Sound Production. Our community of like-minded creatives and artists is the perfect scenario for you to grow and build a career using your passion and imagination.   


Applying for a programme of study with SAE is simple! Our online form will guide you through the process, step by step, and our friendly staff are always available should you require further assistance. Apply here


Struggling online and would rather visit our campus. No worries, you are welcome to come along form Monday to Friday 08:00pm – 16:00pm and a consultant will assist you with your application process. 


In need of financial assistance?


You can now study with the help of a STUDENT LOAN facilitated by Student Hero. They will assist you with your student loan application. Making sure the application process is professional, quick and as easy as possible, so that you can pursue your studying dreams.


Apply today at Student Hero


First Semester: 31 March 2024

Second Semester: 31 August 2024


There is a R1,000 application fee on all courses.


Do you want to come experience what it would be like to study at a SAE Campus? Book a seat at an Open Day to see, touch, feel and hear what we are all about from our industry experts, and so much more when you pay us a visit.   


Visit the link here


SAE Institute’s curricula enjoy the status of world-renown because, at SAE we set the benchmark in stellar higher education by combining technology, art, academics, and business, into everything we do!


Plus, all of our lecturers are highly credible industry professionals, who are passionate about lifelong learning, mentorship, and making a very valuable contribution to the creative industries that we are all about.

We eat, breathe, and sleep animation, gaming, visual effects, filmmaking, music production, and sound engineering at SAE.  So if these are careers that interest you, then you have come to the right place!


You can browse our courses here


Cape Town

3rd Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 

66 Albert Road,

Woodstock, SA, 7295

T: +27 87 057 1972

F: +27 (0) 86 212 5459

E: capetown@sae.edu



Design District Building, cnr. 

Keyes & Tyrwhitt Av,

Rosebank, SA, 2198

T: +27 (010) 4426940

F: +27 (0) 86 212 5459

E: jhb@sae.edu