The agreement between SAE USA and McNally Smith College will allow students to develop valuable skills and relationships that will enhance their training and add to their economic value as creative media professionals.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
SAE Institute, a premier provider of creative media education with nine campuses across the United States, has entered into an articulation agreement with McNally Smith College, a four-year, nationally accredited college of music and performing arts in St. Paul, MN. The agreement will allow SAE students to enhance and/or complete their studies with semesters at McNally Smith’s campus, as well as allow McNally Smith students to enhance their studies at SAE locations.
“We’re thrilled to partner with SAE institute to give our students the opportunity to further develop their audio engineering, production and music business skills by studying at any of the SAE USA locations,” says McNally Smith President Harry Chalmiers. “We’re also excited to offer SAE graduates a pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree and increasing their value in the music industry with an education from McNally Smith.”
The articulation agreement, which will begin in the 2014-15 academic year, will facilitate the following:
- Graduates of SAE’s Audio Technology Program can seamlessly transition to McNally Smith’s Bachelor of Science in Music (Music Producer) or Bachelor of Arts in Music (General Studies) degree program.
- Graduates of SAE’s Music Business Programs can seamlessly transition to McNally Smith’s Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Business) or Bachelor of Arts in Music (General Studies) degree program.
- Third and fourth year McNally Smith students can study at their choice of SAE's nine U.S. campuses, and eventually, more than 50 of SAE’s international campuses.
- SAE students can spend a semester studying at McNally Smith’s campus.
- A faculty exchange program between SAE and McNally Smith is in development.
“The benefits of this agreement will be huge for students from both schools,” says National Academic Director at SAE Institute USA Bill Smith. “SAE students who study at McNally Smith will have the opportunity to ramp up their music writing and production skills by taking advantage of the school’s rich music, live performance, artistic, and studio coursework. McNally Smith students will be able to dramatically expand their professional networks by spending time learning at SAE’s New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago, or Miami campuses. This exchange will allow students to develop valuable skills and relationships that will enhance their training and add to their economic value as creative media professionals.”
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 McNally Smith College of Music
For nearly 30 years, McNally Smith College of Music has helped students make and sustain a life in the music and audio industries. The College offers a unique curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in music through a combined emphasis on artistry, technology and entrepreneurship. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, McNally Smith offers a variety of degrees and programs for study — including a Masters of Music degree, as well as Bachelor degrees, Associate degrees, and Diploma programs. Learn more at Mcnallysmith.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.