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About Us

Our history

SAE Institute was established as The School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in October 1976 by engineer/producer Tom Misner, who in doing so developed the world's first combined practical and theoretical curriculum in audio engineering. Our unique education system remains the only one of its kind in the world and has since expanded to offer programs in other curriculums such as film making, multimedia and other creative medias. Our first courses began humbly in our own 4-track recording studio however, over the past three decades, SAE has developed into a world-wide network of campuses, boasting some of the most advanced equipment and facilities available to students studying in the creative media industries.

Mission Statement

I founded SAE Institute to provide world-class education and training in the audio engineering and creative media sectors. It’s great that you are considering SAE Institute to further your education. Our courses are a well balanced combination of theoretical and practical subjects, after all we have been doing this for over 30 years. I have always insisted that all my courses should have a large 'hands-on' component and indeed the majority of your practical time is on an individual basis, something no other school to the best of my knowledge can claim.

I invite you to take a tour of our fantastic facilities and meet our experienced staff to find out for yourself why SAE is truly leading in these fields.

Dr. Tom Misner – President and Founder

Academic Board

  • Emeritus Professor Zbys Klich, PhD, Chair
  • Professor Michael Bridger, Vice Chair
  • Ms Suzana Dusanovic, independent industry Representative
  • Mr Roberto Bulesic, Audio industry Representative
  • Mr Andreas Oszkiel, MA, independent academic Representative
  • Mr Franci Zidar, BA (Hons), Multimedia industry Representative