SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976 as the world's first combined practical and theoretical school of audio engineering, it has 53 campuses in 27 countries. SAE Auckland provides tertiary education in creative media for graduates wanting to find employment in the audio engineering and film making industries. This includes, in particular, the film, television, music, and radio sectors. A high proportion of graduates are moving into relevant employment. Feedback from employers is positive about the knowledge and skills of graduates. The organisation prepares students well for a range of employment situations that characterise sectors of the industry, such as short-term contracts and self-employment.