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About Us

Did you know:

  • SAE Institute acquired Ex’pression College in July 2014
  • Co- Founder Gary Platt was the brain who came up with the basic concept for the college.
  • Co- Founder and investor Eckart Wintzen was the one with a lot of “out of the ordinary” business experience.
  • Gary and Eckart met in 1997.
  • Their vision for the college was to prepare passionate people for careers in the upcoming industries of sound and visual arts with a very hands on curriculum.
  • Ex’pression campuses are located in the San Francisco Bay Area as a lot of the industry is near – in Marin County, San Francisco and Silicon Valley – and because of the creative culture.
  • The very first student at the Emeryville campus was Marc Bode.
  • Our first hires Ty Carriere and John Scanlon still work here and are both Program Directors now!
  • The very first student at the San Jose campus was Matt Lindsay.
  • Ex’pression is spelled with Ex’ as Eckart owned several companies which names all started that way. Ex’ stands for Eck’s, short for Eckart’s.