SAE Institute Acquires Harbourside Institute of Technology

We at Harbourside IT are extremely excited to announce that the world’s leading creative media school, SAE Institute has acquired Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT).

SAE builds on a proud tradition of exceptional post-secondary education spanning 54 campuses in 28 countries, and this is a very exciting time for HIT as it will mark the next step in our evolution to becoming Canada’s premier provider of education in Audio Engineering and Music Production.

“The acquisition of Harbourside Institute of Technology is a fantastic opportunity for SAE Institute to further expand its global footprint with entry into the Canadian education market,” says, Michael Bottrill, President & General Manager of SAE Institute North America. “We are excited to welcome the HIT faculty and staff into the SAE Institute family and look forward building on the strong foundation in audio engineering and music production programs that they have delivered to the students of Vancouver.”

Join us in welcoming SAE to Canada and stay tuned for more announcements as we move forward with this exciting new partnership!

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 industry-experienced faculty, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the creative media industry. Students are supported in their job searches by SAE Institute’s international network of alumni, many of who are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. SAE Institute offers accredited programs in Audio, Animation, Film, Games, and Music Business focused on preparing students for employment in the creative media industry upon graduation. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD.

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About HIT:

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Harbourside Institute of Technology is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Songwriting, Live Sound, and more. The institute is an Avid Learning Partner, and one of only a few Ableton certified Audio Engineering and Music Production schools in Canada.

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