SAE Institute was originally founded as the School of Audio Engineering in October 1976, by engineer and producer Tom Misner, who in doing so, established the world’s first combined practical and theoretical curriculum in audio engineering. Since then, SAE Institute has vastly expanded its curriculum and global network, now offering a diverse array of creative media instruction at more than 50 campuses around the world, to industry and academic acclaim.

SAE Institute first came to the U.S. in 1999, with the opening of a campus in Midtown New York City. Soon after, campuses were opened in five other U.S. locations. Today, our seven U.S. campuses continue to uphold the proud tradition of SAE Institute, furthering our mission to provide relevant theory and practice in arts and sciences within the Creative Media Industry for talented, creative young minds who are seeking to gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation for their craft.