Ex’pression College Changes Name

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The digital arts college, with campuses in Emeryville and San Jose, California, takes on the name of its parent company, SAE Institute.

SAE Expression College and SAE Institute San Jose offer hands-on Bachelor's Degree programs in digital arts

SAE Expression College and SAE Institute San Jose, formerly Ex'pression College, offer hands-on Bachelor's Degree programs in digital arts

We are proud to incorporate both campuses into the SAE USA family, while continuing to maintain the Ex’pression College name and history at our Emeryville campus.

SAE Institute, a global education provider of industry-focused, hands-on creative media programs, announced that it has received state and regulatory approvals to change the name of its two Ex’pression College California campuses in Emeryville and San Jose to SAE Expression College and SAE Institute, respectively.

With approvals from both ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education – California) on July 1, 2016, the Emeryville campus was officially renamed SAE Expression College and the San Jose campus was officially renamed SAE Institute.

"SAE Institute purchased Ex’pression College in 2014 with the idea of one day integrating both Emeryville and San Jose into the SAE campus system," said Michael Bottrill, General Manager and CFO, SAE USA. “That time is now and we are proud to incorporate both campuses into the SAE USA family, while continuing to maintain the Ex’pression College name and history at our Emeryville campus.”

From its humble beginnings in the San Francisco Bay area in 1999, the Ex’pression College founders had a vision of preparing passionate individuals with an interest in creative media for careers in the sound and visual arts industries. Uniquely situated close to where industry is located in Silicon Valley, Ex’pression College offers Bachelor's Degrees in Animation and Visual Effects, Digital Film, Game Art and Design, Interactive Audio, and Sound Arts. These same programs will continue to be offered at SAE Expression College in Emeryville. Bachelor's Degrees in Game Art and Design and Interactive Audio will be offered at SAE Institute San Jose.

2016 also marks the 40-year anniversary of SAE Institute. Over the last forty years SAE Institute has expanded upon its original audio concentration and now offers degrees and diplomas in a variety of creative media disciplines including animation, design, film, games, web and mobile worldwide. The integration of both Ex’pression College campuses is another important step in expanding the SAE footprint in the North American region.

To find out more information about the Ex’pression College name change, please visit: usa.sae.edu/expFAQ

About SAE
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 who are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in animation, audio, design, film, games, web & mobile, across our 54 campuses in 28 countries. Global education provider Navitas acquired SAE in 2011.

About Navitas
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 120 colleges and campuses in 31 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com.

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