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New Campus for SAE Los Angeles To Occupy Former Hollywood Home of Eastman Kodak

The Los Angeles campus of SAE Institute will occupy the former Hollywood offices of the Eastman Kodak Company on Santa Monica Boulevard at Las Palmas Avenue.

The Los Angeles campus of SAE Institute, one of America’s premier creative media colleges, will occupy the former Hollywood offices of the Eastman Kodak Company on Santa Monica Boulevard at Las Palmas Avenue. According to the Los Angeles Times, “the two-building complex dates to the early days of the movie industry”.

“We’re thrilled to be moving our campus into a facility that has such a rich history,” says SAE Los Angeles Campus Director Justin Pond. “The fact that the building has its roots in the early days of cinema makes it the perfect location for tomorrow’s creative media leaders to receive their education.”

According to Curbed Los Angeles, the 100,000 square foot campus – which was built in 1929 – “includes a historic two-story, 19,660 square-foot jewel box building with an open-air atrium courtyard and fountain, natural lighting and seating, conference rooms, and a screening room with seating for 44 people. Within the buildings, Kodak scientists developed the first motion picture film specifically designed for movies with audio, while the screening room became a popular spot for cinematographers to watch dailies.”

SAE’s Los Angeles campus, which opened in 2004, offers a Diploma Program in Audio Technology. The school’s graduates include award-winning producers, audio engineers, and mixers in the music, film, television, and gaming industries.

Construction of SAE’s new facilities began on August 25. The school will be moving from its current address at 6565 W.Sunset Blvd. to its new facility in the last week of December and classes will begin after January 1. A grand opening launch event is scheduled to happen in March 2015.


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 whom are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. We offer programs in audio technology across our seven US campuses, along with a music business program at select locations, all fully accredited and focused on preparing students for employment when they graduate. Bachelor’s Degree programs in Animation, Audio, Film, Game Art & Graphic Design are available at the two locations of Ex’pression College, which is owned and operated by SAE Institute Group, Inc. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at

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 100 colleges and campuses in 27 countries. Learn more at