Teachers of creative media are invited to take students to an open day at SAE Creative Media Institute in Parnell, Auckland, next month.
SAE has 50 campuses in 28 countries around the world and qualifications are recognised internationally. Qualifications on offer include Bachelor of Recording Arts, Diploma of Audio Engineering, Certificate in Electronic Music Production, Diploma of Film and a Bachelor of Film Arts.
Job prospects for graduates are diverse, including recording studio engineer/producer; live sound technician; audio production for theatre, camera operator, scriptwriter and 3D animator to executive producer and film editor, and radio industry work.
The campus will be open to anyone who is interested in a career in the audio or film industry.
Visitors can tour the facilities, including the new, state-of-the-art, film studio which is currently under construction and due for completion later this year.
Tours will be led by lecturers and campus staff who will also give short presentations about all available programmes, potential careers in the industry and the achievements of SAE alumnae.
The creative industries in New Zealand remain a burgeoning sector. A 2015 report prepared by chartered accountants, PwC, revealed that New Zealand’s creative industries (including the book, music, television and film sectors) contribute more than $3.5 billion annually to the local economy.
This is similar in size to the forestry sector, double the size of the printing sector, and half the size of sheep, beef cattle and grain farming.