The Ex’pression acquisition supports SAE’s planned growth in the key American market, doubling the number of our colleges in California to four and allowing SAE to utilize existing accreditation to offer a wider array of programs in that state.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014
Australian global education services provider Navitas Limited has completed its acquisition of Ex’pression College, a California-based creative media college. Ex’pression College is now a part of SAE Institute Group Inc., Navitas’ creative media education division. SAE operates 53 colleges in 27 countries around the world, including seven major cities in the United States.
“The Ex’pression acquisition supports SAE’s planned growth in the key American market, doubling the number of our colleges in California to four and allowing SAE to utilize existing accreditation to offer a wider array of programs in that state,” says Scott McKinley, President of SAE Institute USA.
Founded in 1998, Expression College offers Bachelor degree programs at two campuses in Emeryville and San Jose, California. San Jose is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is associated with many of the world’s most successful technology and media-related companies. Ex’pression’s six Bachelor degree programs (Sound Arts, Interactive Audio, Animation & Visual Effects, Motion Graphic Design, Game Art & Design, Digital Filmmaking) align with SAE’s existing global curriculum portfolio, which includes animation, game development, audio engineering, and digital filmmaking. Ex’pression College currently has approximately 550 full-time students, and has access to Title IV Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funding.
As of July 11, 2014, Ex’pression’s Emeryville and San Jose campuses joined SAE’s American campuses in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta as part of SAE USA.
SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of our faculty, which is comprised of working industry professionals, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the entertainment business. Our students are supported in their job searches by SAE’s international network of alumni, many of whom are leaders in the music, film, gaming, and live performance arenas. Across our seven US campuses, we offer two accelerated Associate Degree programs and two Diploma programs in audio technology and music business, all fully accredited and focused on making students employment-ready when they graduate. SAE is a part of the Navitas group. Learn more about at USA.sae.edu
About Ex’pression College
Ex’pression College teaches and grants Bachelor degrees in six programs: Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design & Motion, Interactive Audio, and Sound Arts. Ex’pression utilizes a professional, accelerated program, where students can earn their degree in under three years. Class sizes are limited to ensure hands-on learning, instructor attention, and access to gear and equipment. Students learn and work with professional-grade equipment, studios, and instructors. Ex’pression maintains close ties with industry professionals to provide students with client projects and mentorship opportunities, as well as career development assistance, which is available to all graduates. Learn more at Expression.edu
Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com