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Postby SafaStuart » Tue, 17 Apr 2012 6:23 pm

hi people

i have a quick question - i am thinking of continuing studying at SAE singapore, and would like to know if anybody had any thoughts or comments on this?

specifically - is SAE considered a reputable institute within Singapore - Im not too concerned with their facilities and course content (i know these are of a good standard), but would rather like to establish if it is considered a desirable institute from a Singaporean employers point of view. (Within the creative industries obviously)

any feedback would be appreciated. :D

cheers

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 2:39 pm

This place?

http://singapore.sae.edu/en-gb/home/
SAE Institute is the world's largest international network of media training institutes for Audio Engineering, Digital Film Production, Digital Journalism, Interactive Animation and Games Programming.


Singapore isn't well known for its Creative Arts. I've never heard of SAE either (not that means much). But, I know how to use the Internet and that website screams "SCAM!" from miles away.

And actually, judging by its address, it sounds tiny:
SAE Institute Singapore
The Riverwalk Galleria
20 Upper Circular Road
#01-42/49
Singapore 058416

That's the same building as MOM's EPSC. Even if they took up the whole floor (which they don't) that would be a rather small school.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 2:55 pm

Hold your horses zzm9980. I think you are a bit too quick with your conclusions. Start googling with SAE Institute and see where this leads you to. I don't know what is it worth but surely it does not look as a scam. Unfortunately this kind of wording you quoted is pretty typical of Singapore ... to be first of the firsts of the firsts ... sounds familiar?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 3:05 pm

With over 50 campuses worldwide, I'd say they have a pretty good sized footprint, even if the facilities aren't big.

Of course, whether or not they would be given more recognition than Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or LaSalle is another story.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 3:14 pm

x9200 wrote:Hold your horses zzm9980?


High on coffee, Morbo? This is your second time :P :P :P

:lol:

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Postby morenangpinay » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 3:35 pm

for the creative industry i believe what will matter would be your portfolio.

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Postby SafaStuart » Wed, 18 Apr 2012 9:11 pm

thanks for the feedback guys - appreciated.

@zzm9980 - thanks for the feedback. Just out of interest sake, how did you come to the conclusion that its a scam site?

@x9200 - agreed, it is most def not a scam (hahaha wtf :) :lol: ).

@sms - ye, thats the reason for going to this institute is it's global "credibility" - I also have had written com with MOM re SAE, and they are a recognized/accredited (ie their BA and MA) institute.

@morenangpinay - yes def, portfolio is key, without one you are a nobody (creative job 101).

interesting to see the mixed perspectives... feel free to give more comments or feedback.

cheers for that guys


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