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SAE Byron Bay Campus

Purpose-built campus set amongst sub-tropical gardens, just 5 minutes from town
Byron Bay Students Campus Entry
SAE acknowledges the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Byron Bay Campus stands.

Respect is paid to the Arakwal elders past, present and future. This respect extends to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from other communities.

Campus overview

SAE's Byron Bay campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of industry professionals who are passionate about helping you unleash your creative potential.

SAE Byron Bay offers

Excellent academic and student support services to help you achieve your personal best
Smaller class sizes with industry-experienced and passionate lecturers
Secure and affordable on-campus student accommodation
Work placement opportunities with Byron Bay Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Mullum Music Festival and more
A hands-on approach to learning to best prepare you for a creative career

Facilities

11 Recording studios with 7 live spaces
Flagship recording Studio 1 with large live space and isolation booths, 5.1 surround sound, and electronic music production (EMP) suite.
Premium industry consoles including the Custom Series 75 console powered by Neve, Audient, and Avid S6
MIDI suite featuring the Prophet 08, Roland JV 1080, Ableton Push
Live sound equipment featuring X32 Behringer console, X32 Producer and QSC speakers
Professional standard digital film cameras from industry brands Sony and Canon, professional lighting solutions with Tungsten, daylight, Fresnel, open face, LED, and fluoro options
Large offsite green screen studio with set design space
Two PC edit suites with post-production software. One Media lab with a PC featuring post protection software and VR capabilities
Lecture theatre / film theatrette with cinema seating and 7.1 surround sound
Professional standard design and animation equipment including Wacom graphics tablets and Digital SLR Cameras
Specialised gaming PCs with 32GB RAM, 500GB Solid State Hard Drive, GTX 1070 Graphics Cards and 28 inch 4K widescreen gaming monitors with licenses for 3D Unity and Maya
Fully-stocked library with bookable study area

A cafe serving healthy food and great coffee plus lunchtime tunes.

Getting to SAE Byron Bay

By Bus: For bus schedule information visit: blanchs.com.au/timetables
By Taxi: Byron Bay Taxis T: +61 (02) 6685 5008 byronbaytaxis.com.au
By Car: The campus is located on Ewingsdale Road in Byron Bay with plenty of free parking on site.
Byron Bay 373-391 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW 2481 Get Directions
Trimester Week 1 - 13
Monday: 9am - 5pm Tuesday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday to Sunday: Closed
Trimester Break
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Meet Campus Manager Ben Funnell

“We’re a fun and friendly bunch on the Byron Bay campus, as one would expect. Underpinning that, though, is a real determination and passion to develop outstanding creative industry practitioners.”

SAE staff member Ben Funnell

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