Creative Media Education

Web Development

BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development


BA/BSc (Hons) Web Development 180 ECTS (240 optionally)

The Bachelor of Science / Arts (Hons.) Web Development is a two-year degree level.The curriculum is divided into two years, during which the student learns gain practical and  theoretical knowledge of web, mobile and internet game design and development. This program is most suitable for those with advanced career ambitions. Degree graduates will become top developers for web and mobile applications, hi-tech startup entrepreneurs, team leaders, SEO marketers and art directors. With the most contemporary curriculum, constantly updated, you will learn all high-end web development programming languages and frameworks, and design tools and tricks of the industry, as well as how to drive the production process.

More information about                                                        BA/BSc Web Design and Developement                                  (180 ECTS)

  • · The head of the WEB Department in Belgrade is a member of the international SAE team which creates a global programme for web design and programming for SAE worldwide.
  • · The programme covers the topics starting from the Basics of Graphic, UX and User Interface Design, HTML/CSS and JavaScript to advanced level of Frontend and Backend Development, Mobile Applications, even 2D and 3D Games and Interactive Animation.
  • · The ratio between teaching components is 70% of programming and 30% of design.
  • · Mastering of over 20 web technologies which would otherwise take up to 10 years of individual learning: Laravel, Angular JS, objectively oriented programming, test driven development, Unity, C#, relational and noSql databases, Node JS and other frontend and backend technologies.
  • · Creating a rich portfolio of professional works during the studies which enables the students to showcase their skills to the future employers.
  • · The students use three platforms: OSX, Windows and Linux. This capacitates them for future competent work in a variety of settings. 
  • · There are literally thousands of open job offers IT professionals at all times. 
  • · Once the studies are completed, there are numerous opportunities for employment as: frontend developer, backend developer, PHP developer, web app developer, developer of games and applications for mobile devices,  Facebook applications developer, web designer, interface designer for mobile platforms, content designer, online marketing manager, search engine optimizer, visual artist, web editor, consultant for internet communications, creative director.
  • · Partnerships with key companies from the industry: Humanity, Nordeus, MainStream.

Individual practical time and experimentation are essential components of the course. Away from lectures, you will have full access to the SAE facilities; tutors are on hand throughout the day to answer questions, solve problems or to give advice.

SAE Institute will also accept transfers of students from other educational institutions directly to the second year of the study programme based on the evaluation of previous knowledge (RPEL Programme: Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning).


After the first year of study: SAE Diploma.

After the second year of study: University diploma: Bachelor’s Degree, Middlesex University, London, UK.

Duration and lectures

  • 2 years / 3 trimester per year.

  • 3 hours of lectures per day / 3 hours of individual work.

  • Individual bookings.

  • Access to facilities at least 6 days per week.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 17 and completion of a high school or equivalent; or
  • Mature age students over 21 years on receipt of suitable evidence, considered to have a reasonable chance of success in the program.
  • English Language Requirements

    Students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English.

    For Non EU/EEA applicants, approved English Language Tests include:

    • IELTS(Academic and General) band score 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 within each component)
        • TOEFL - no less than 80
        • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

      Applicants who hold a qualification from another institution, or who have formally completed components of another qualification, must submit authorised evidence of those achievements at the time of application to SAE Institute.
      Please refer to Policy A06 Academic Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for details.


After the first year of study: SAE Diploma.
After the second year of study: University diploma: Bachelor’s Degree, Middlesex University, London, UK.

Duration and lectures

  • 2 years / 3 semesters per year
  • 3 hours of lectures per day
  • Individual bookings.
  • Access to facilities at least 6 days per week.

Intake dates

January, May, September

Application Requirements & Application Process

Please contact Career Advisor to get the application form and the complete Info Package.

Students about WEB Development

Programme Content

Graphic Design and Web Design

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Design principles
  • Colour theory
  • Composition
  • Photography
  • Interface design
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS6

Web Development

  • CMS development
  • Dynamic sites
  • Plugins for CMS platforms
  • Backend programming and working with databases
  • Git

Interface design

  • Design principles for interface devices
  • Design and development of mobile applications
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Interactive interfaces
  • JavaScript and jQuery
  • Animations and Effects in Web
  • WebGL

Interactive Animations

  • Design and development of games for mobile devices, Facebook, gaming consoles
  • 2D/3D nimation for games
  • Sound and video for games

Motion graphics

  • Motion Graphics
  • Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Movie Trailer
  • 3D logo
  • Audio and video content production
  • AE Script

Creative Media Practice

This module begins with an evolutionary analysis of the social, political, technological and economic changes which have helped shape entertainment and the entertainment industry over time, focusing on the roles of and interaction between artist, Producer and marketing forces leading up to the 21st Century. The module will also cover today’s structure and operation of the film, gaming, and Internet industries. Contemporary issues are explored in ways that encourage students to take an active part in professional dialogue. Students will be required to prepare a proposal for their research project in the form of a ‘Learning Agreement’.

Advanced Practice

This Module focuses on professional development and awareness. Students will be introduced to generic professional skills ranging from presentation skills and project planning to management, marketing, and law to be able to operate independently within the ‘infotainment’ industry. Additionally, specific applications and needs of selected fields within the industry will be examined and students will be required to undertake an internship, as a means of application of previously acquired knowledge.

Specialized Research Project

This section of the course allows students to undertake an approved research project. The thesis is designed to show a student’s ability to initiate, implement and evaluate a substantial creative/technical project as a result of cognitive abilities put into effect within a limited time frame. Mentoring and support will be provided by qualified SAE staff to assist the students, who will have to submit their final thesis on the last day of class and defend it in front of a panel of assessors.

Graduate Services/Employability

The possible jobs that students could obtain upon successful completion of the programmes:

  • Web developer
  • Motion graphics artist
  • PHP / dynamic web developer
  • Mobile game / application developer
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Interactive designer
  • Mobile phones interface designer
  • Visual artist
  • E-commerce developer
  • Facebook application developer
  • Multimedia producer
  • Content designer
  • Sound and video editor
  • Communication consultant
  • Production manager
  • Creative media director

Upon graduation, you will also have access to SAE Alumni services where you can be in touch with other graduates and prospective employers.

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