Creative Media Education

Short Courses

Broaden your knowledge, sharpen your skills and enhance your career with our professional short courses

Learn the latest techniques, discover the latest technology and unlock your creativity with our hands-on practical training

Total 24 hours, to be completed within a month

Attend the same short course free of charge within a year

As the largest international private College for Audio Engineering, Creative Media, Digital Film, Animation and Games Programming. SAE provides practical training courses, as well as academic Degree programmes. SAE Institute also offers short courses in media studies for people who are too busy for full time studies or those who just want knowledge on specific media topics.

The short courses can be the key to your future and your professional career. The more you know, the better you understand the world around you. The more educated you are, the more choices you have about what to do with your life.


Studio Production

Studio Production

This course is a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of sound fundamentals and the audio equipment and technology required to achieve successful audio production. 

The various production stages are presented and dealt with in detail and with in detail and the student is taught proper techniques required to achieve quality sound production content.


Electronic Music Production

Electronic Music Production

The Basic Electronic Music Production Course provides music enthusiasts with the opportunity to unleash their passion for sound by providing training on various industry standard hardware and software platforms.

The program encourages individualism by combining fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity.

The course covers basic introduction to music and audio fundamentals, studio equipment and their interconnections, ear training, basic Musical Instruments Digital Interface (MIDI) theory and music creation with computer software. 

Certificate in DJ Production

Certificate in DJ Production

This new program is a highly practical and intensive course that introduces the art of DJ-ing and its techniques to the student, while also equipping the student with the knowledge to create, edit and mix music within a digital audio workstation. Classes are held in an interactive learning environment with the aim of building fundamental, technical and collaborative skills in DJ-ing and electronic music production.

Digital Film Production

Digital Film Production

The emphasis of this course is on the creative and practical side of video production. The course covers the basic knowledge required to produce a short video. Everything is introduced including basic story boarding, digital camera operation, lighting, sound and digital computer editing on an industry leading application – Final Cut Pro.

Digital Film Post Production

Digital Film Post Production

This course aims to instil a basic working knowledge of the stages and technologies involved in a digital film project with particular emphasis on the editing process. It examines workflow, project management and interpersonal skills needed to edit footage for a variety of delivery platforms. Non linear editing techniques and approaches are demonstrated and discussed, considering these from both a technical and an aesthetic perspective.

Effective communication of narrative is analysed with the effect of the editing techniques that may have on an audience. DVD authoring and other compilation processes for a variety of media are examined.

Graphic Design for Prints (Beginner)

Graphic Design for Prints (Beginner)

This course introduces its students to the world of graphic design and visual communication. The course equips you with professional skills enabling you to create and design your own publications for print.

Students will learn how to implement and edit their own photographs as well as creating artificial graphics on a professional level. As this course is focused on practical transfer, students will have the chance to develop their own graphic design portfolio which may be useful for future full-time design course applications or when seeking employment. 

Web Design (Beginner)

Web Design (Beginner)

The web has rapidly matured in recent years. Al though web design can be learned to some level at home, but to achieve professional status and understand advanced concepts as standards compliance, a course is invaluable.

This course is introduction to creative design for the internet and technologies that are used for websites.

This course will enable the students to achieve basic understanding of the principles and practice of professional web design and development. Our aim is to see graduates prepared for their workplace.

2D Animation Beginner

2D Animation Beginner

The unique 2D Animation certificate course provides an opportunity for amateur animation enthusiasts to unleash their passion for 2D Animation. The programme encourages individualism and brings student's creativity to next level. Students will learn the practical knowledge and software skills necessary for 2D character animation.

The course covers the whole workflow of character animation, from conceptual, to frame by frame, to final production. Its fosters a sharp understanding of character movement, and introduces the correct tools to give your animated creations soul, attitude and solid performance. Special topics include learning how to give character weight, balance, pose, line of action and timing.

The course equips students with the necessary nuts and bolts in the art of animation that provide the framework required to work as a professional animator.  

3D Animation (Beginner)

3D Animation (Beginner)

This 3D Animation certificate course provides animation enthusiasts with an introductory overview of professional animation techniques.  Students will learn the practical knowledge and software skills necessary for 3D character animation.

The course covers the workflow of character animation, from concept to modelling, simple rigging and animation.  It focuses on creating every element purposefully for delivering the final animated scene efficiently.  Emphasis is placed on giving the animated creations soul and a performance befitting the script.

Unity 3D Game Development (Beginner)

Unity 3D Game Development (Beginner)

The SAE Institute's Certificate in Unity 3D Game Development is specially designed for both amateur and games enthusiasts who want to develop 3D games using Unity3D software. Unity 3D is an industry standard software platform used to develop games engines and environments.

The modules are designed to impart clear guidance and skills to students on various interfaces, such as writing scripts that control objections

The course modules follow a hands-on, systematic and practical approach to help students to learn the fundamentals of developing a 3D game using Unity 3D.

Beginner Level :

This course provides a good introduction to Unity 3D Technologies with special emphasis on how to use the commercial game engine to develop a high quality game.

Web Programming (Beginner)

Web Programming (Beginner)

Introduction to Web Programming is concerned primarily with basic web programming and development.

A study of Web design, tools, and technology principles. The goal is to plan and produce a professional Web site. 

Students will be able to produce professional websites that adhere to appropriate / established standards, including usability, accessibility, and validation.

iOS Application Development (Beginner)

iOS Application Development (Beginner)

This beginner course serves as a foundation for all programmers / developers who want to develop and launch professional iOS applications and distribute them over the App Store. The Beginner level covers basic familiarization of the Xcode development environment to key areas necessary to build high quality iOS apps. 

Certificate in Location Sound Production

Certificate in Location Sound Production

This course establishes theoretical and practical knowledge for location sound production. Students are taught operational and functional characteristics of the relevant equipment, integration, and application with technical details. 

Certificate in Live Sound Reinforcement

Certificate in Live Sound Reinforcement

This course establishes theoretical and practical knowledge for live sound reinforcement. Students are taught operational and functional characteristics of the relevant equipment, integration, and application with technical details. 


Certificate in 3D Games Development

Certificate in 3D Games Development

This course introduces students to two main concepts, 3D modeling and game development. The course will introduce students to the understanding of 3D space, various modeling techniques such as NURBS and Polygon, usage of shaders and 3D lighting concepts. Students will learn these 3D modeling concepts in Maya, such as texturing and optimization of the model for a game.

Certificate in Web Development

Certificate in Web Development

This course establishes theoretical and practical knowledge for web development. Students will learn both the design and programming aspect of web development in order to have a complete picture of the web development workflow.