SAE continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, which is presenting unprecedented challenges for our teaching and learning communities.

Auckland is currently at Alert Level 4. Our SAE Auckland campus is fully closed.

Please follow our latest information below for any updates. 


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SAE Creative Media Institute is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID 19) situation and will continue to act on the advice given by the New Zealand government and health authorities. Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our community. Please find a list of frequently asked questions regarding studying at SAE and the impacts of COVID-19.

LAST UPDATED: 17th August, 2021



COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: 15th October 2021

Tomorrow is Super Saturday - a nationwide drive to increase our vaccination rate across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

SAE Auckland encourages you to get involved. If you have not as yet been vaccinated, please make the most of Super Saturday. And if you have been vaccinated, support others to get their shot. The best chance we have of Auckland moving down Alert Levels, and our SAE Auckland campus being able to fully open again, is by having high vaccination rates. 

There are multiple events happening tomorrow, from mobile vaccination buses to celebrities making appearances at vaccination sites throughout the day. There are pop-up events across the city – even Air New Zealand has transformed one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets into a vaccine clinic. Or you can tune into the Vaxathon from midday.

So, if you’ve been waiting to book in for your COVID vaccination, now’s the time. You can find details of Super Saturday events at

If you are hesitant or have any questions about being vaccinated, check out the resources from the Ministry of Health, or jump onto one of their ‘live chat’ sessions with a medical expert. 

Once we are back on campus, the more staff and students we have that are fully vaccinated, the safer SAE will be. 

And, as the #vaxforlive campaign reminds us, high vaccination rates are also critical for our creative industries. 

So, for yourself, your whānau, for our SAE community, for our industry, please make the most of Super Saturday - get vaccinated and support others to get vaccinated too.




Dr Suzette Major

Campus Director, SAE AUCKLAND


You may view previous announcements here.



SAE Auckland recognises that students may face technology access issues and/or general hardship due to COVID-19. Wherever possible, we will assist students so they can keep studying at SAE. This includes providing funds for data in order to help students access online classes.

If you are facing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19 and in particular require assistance to access online learning from home, please contact Student Support to discuss your circumstances:

                Alex Harter:

                Amber Stevens:



Healthline: 0800 358 5453

SAE Auckland Campus Director, Dr Suzette Major: (027) 669-3119 or

SAE Student Support:  Stevie   or   Alex -


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