SAE Institute To Open In Oxford

Oxford, UK (February 28, 2008)--SAE Institute has announced plans for its new Oxford-based Global Headquarters campus and Degree Center.
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Oxford, UK (February 28, 2008)--SAE Institute has announced plans for its new Oxford-based Global Headquarters campus and Degree Center.

Reputed to be the world's largest “creative media campus,” the site is scheduled to open in October, 2008 and will offer industry-recognized and government-accredited certificate, diploma and degree qualifications as Accelerated Degree Programs, including: Diploma in Audio Engineering; BA Hons Recording Arts; BA Hons Film Making; MA Creative Media Practice; SAE Tonmeister; BA Hons Interactive Animation; and BA Hons Games Programming.

Degrees are issued in partnership with Middlesex University, London, and/or SAE's International Graduate College/Qantm Degree Granting College. Students from any SAE Institute around the world will have the opportunity to transfer to SAE Oxford for their second year of studies or may choose to complete the entire program of their choice at SAE's European Degree Center. Students from other schools or colleges may qualify for acceptance into an offered program by completing an entrance examination. Only SAE Oxford offers the exclusive SAE Tonmeister (Master's Degree) audio engineering and music production program, the highest academic qualification in the audio industry.

SAE Oxford is situated on a 5.5-acre (239,580 square foot) campus, dominated by a 90,000 square foot mansion building and a new administration/accommodation building of some 38,000 square feet. In addition, another set of facilities measuring 102,000 square feet will soon be added. Sound studios will be fitted with industry-standard mixing consoles and controllers by manufacturers such as Neve, Solid State Logic and Digidesign, and will include a full range of equipment found in top studios around world. Computer facilities and a specialized library and classical recording studio (featuring a Steinway grand piano) also help make SAE Oxford an interactive place of study. As part of SAE's educational concept, students can book their practice time in the studios and labs on an individual basis, assisted by the Degree Center's staff.

SAE president, founder and CEO Dr. Tom Misner stated, "I have chosen Oxford for its excellent infrastructure for our students and its location. SAE Byron Bay will remain the regional office for Australia/Asia and is also being enlarged, whilst Oxford will take the role of global administration and research center for SAE."

SAE Institute Oxford Degree Center
www.saeoxford.com