SAE Institute & City of Oxford College sign Creative Media progression agreement

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SAE Institute Oxford has today announced the signing of a creative media education progression agreement with City of Oxford College.

official signing of the creative media progression agreement between City of Oxford College and SAE Institute Oxford.

Sally Dicketts, Chief Executive City of Oxford College signs the agreement with Mark Brocklehurst, Managing Director of SAE Institute UK.

We want to give our students the edge when it comes to forging successful careers, and this agreement with SAE Institute will be hugely beneficial to those students completing programmes in creative and digital media.

The progression agreement will support City of Oxford College students wishing to move into higher education and study one of SAE Institute’s highly regarded 2 year BA/BSc (Hons) creative media degree programmes.

Students will have the choice of studying for either a BA/BSc (Hons) degree in Interactive Animation, Web Development, Audio Production, Games Programming, Music Business or Digital Film Making.

In addition, City of Oxford College students will also be offered the chance to participate in a number of collaborative projects and opportunities such as testing games and web sites produced by SAE students.

Mark Brocklehurst, Managing Director SAE Institute UK said, "With this agreement, we're creating something distinctive and unique in Oxfordshire –

A progression agreement of this kind is particularly vital in order to widen participation in the county and surrounding areas. It highlights a clear route in higher education and improves access to our courses adding value to potential ability and achievement in the creative media industries.”

Tee Holden, SAE Institute Oxford Campus Manager added, “This signing ceremony is an exciting and historic day for SAE Oxford. Our agreement is very special as it builds on a series relationships that have been developed over a period of time.

It formalises the commitment of many people both at SAE Institute and City of Oxford College, ensuring the participation of young people in Oxfordshire who will receive the highest quality specialist creative media education possible at degree level.”

Pete Reynolds, Director of Curriculum, Design and Growth at City of Oxford College said: “Our students’ progression, whether into employment, further training or higher education, is paramount."

“We want to give our students the edge when it comes to forging successful careers, and this agreement with SAE Institute will be hugely beneficial to those students completing programmes in creative and digital media.

“We look forward to working with SAE Institute both in terms of student progression, and in terms of the joint projects that will enrich students’ learning while they are at the college.”

About SAE Institute

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition.

In the United Kingdom SAE Institute have 4 campuses in London, Liverpool, Glasgow and at the world headquarters in Oxford.

SAE Institute is accredited by Middlesex University, London UK. Students enrolled on a validated programme will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion of their studies.

SAE Institute UK is a partner in Middlesex University Skillset Academy, a member of Study UK and a listed body on the register of the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

About Oxford City College

Activate Learning brings together secondary, further and higher education, along with workforce training, management consultancy, commercial businesses and social enterprise.

Together our mission is to transform lives through learning, and to empower people to go further.

Activate Learning is made up of the following:

  •     Banbury and Bicester College –
  •     City of Oxford College –
  •     Reading College –


  •     UTC Reading –


  •     Rocket Consultancy –

Workforce Training

  •     Activate Enterprise –

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For more media information contact:

Steve Hartley, National Media & PR Manager SAE Institute UK
Email: s.hartley(at)sae(dot)edu or call 01865 787150

Jonathan Goode, Group PR Manager Oxford City College
Email: jgoode(at)ocvc(dot) or call 01865 551890

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