SAE Institute Vienna

SAE Institute Vienna

Since over 30 years the SAE Institute Vienna has been the leading address for education in the various fields of multi-media both at the basic and advanced levels and is part of the global SAE network. SAE Vienna helps young talents successfully prepare for entering the creative industry. The campus is a creative hub in the heart of Vienna.

Top reasons to study here

  • Practice oriented study program.
  • Global network and strong connection to the creative industry.
  • Full time support from head instructors and supervisors.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



The SAE Institute was founded in 1976 and since that time has become the world's largest creative media educational entities with 54 locations in 26 countries. SAE's curricula are carefully developed in cooperation with leading figures in the industry to meet the needs and qualifications of global creative media. SAE has a strong tradition of practical application.


The courses and training programs offered at SAE stand out for their above-average proportion of practical content. They instill strong professional and technical competencies while also providing enough space for personal development and creative exchange.


A strong network is an extremely important asset for a successful start to your career in media. Practical projects during your studies will put you in contact with players within the sector, allowing you to start a dialogue and network with future colleagues, partners and employers. SAE Vienna has a large network in the media industry in Austria and also offers a job portal which is exclusively for SAE students. This platform is very useful when searching for job placements.

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Student services

As a student at the SAE Vienna you receive personal access to the SAE Student Store. There you will find a great range of discounts on equipment you might need for your studies as well as also benefitting from our cooperation with well-known media brands.

Housing services

SAE Vienna does not offer accommodation.

ICT services

The light-filled top floor of the SAE campus houses the interdisciplinary Practice Area with fully-equipped workstations. You receive full time support, internet access and the possibility to lend out state of the art equipment.

Student Life

Campus life

The seven-story campus in the heart of Vienna is light-filled and offers large open spaces for teaching, a greenbox, a radio studio, facilities for mixing film audio, a range of six audio studios that can be linked together, the ‘Kaisersaal’ hall for events and showcases and much more - all of which are requirements for an inviting atmosphere for study and creativity.

Do you need a short break or are you waiting for the other members of your project group? The well-appointed Student Lounge provides a range of comfortable places to sit or lie down, make a snack in the kitchen, or hang around at the end of the day for the DJ set.


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