CREATIVE media education provider SAE Institute is set to open a new UK campus in Leamington.
Based in the town’s new Creative Quarter in Spencer Street, the campus will be co-located with industry partners and offer two-year degrees in growth creative media industries – Audio, Content Creation & Online Marketing, Film, Game Art Animation, Games Programming, and Visual Effects.
SAE Leamington Spa, which will welcome its first students next September, will join a global network of more than 40 campuses, including three existing UK campuses located in London, Liverpool, and Glasgow.
SAE Leamington Spa will offer a new way of learning, using the co-location with creative industry partners to provide students with a professional work environment, real-world training, and in-demand skills for the rapidly growing creative media industries.
The first launch taster event for potential students and parents will be held on Wednesday December 7 at The Pump Rooms.
Steffan Davies, SAE Europe managing director, said: “I am very excited by the launch of an SAE campus in Leamington Spa – It is a perfect location as one of the ‘creative clusters’ identified by the Government in the UK Creative Industry landscape.
“The Creative Industries are growing rapidly but employers are struggling to find graduates with both the technical and soft skills required. SAE Leamington Spa meets this challenge head-on by co-locating and actively partnering with industry.
“SAE campuses reflect professional environments and include industry-grade production facilities. Students undertake project briefs co-created with industry partners using a practical ‘creative studio’ approach, with collaboration encouraged across all creative media disciplines. SAE Leamington Spa will provide students with a new and exciting pathway into employment and future success within the creative media industries.”
Applicants, schools, careers advisors, and potential industry partners can find out more and register interest at www.sae.edu/gbr/leamington