Program Overview

Sound Engineering is a mix of Technical and creative education in Sound and Music. Here we train the students not only to understand the technicalities of Sound but also help their creative abilities to make music professionally! Every student here is duly trained to handle the intricacies of sound recording, editing and mixing. The creative talent of the students is honed and sharpened to make them face the world of music and engineering hands on and with full expertise.

As you progress through the course and hone your craft, you will then have the opportunity to specialise in either live sound engineering or electronic music production. Both modules offer an in-depth learning experience that will allow you to become extremely versatile within the audio production field.

The area of employment for sound engineers/ technologists are mostly in the area of: Recording; Mixing, Live sound, Theatre, Mastering, Television, Broadcast, Film, Video, Multimedia, Monitor Engineers; Designers, Advisors, Commercial Producers, music producers who do not have any recognised qualification/s or have received their training abroad. The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the competencies required to manage functions within a sound technology workplace.

The qualification will enable the effective introduction, implementation and management of systems, processes and procedures required for the operation of sound engineering environment. 

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 – Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

Exit level outcomes

  1. Use information technology in the workplace to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness
  2. Work with others for productions
  3. Engineer sound for productions
  4. Set up, test and maintain sound equipment
  5. Plan sound productions to ensure optimal use of resources
  6. Perform DJ activities to an audience
  7. Establish and run a small business optimally
  8. Perform either
    • Stage
    • Audio/visual
    • Styling
    • Special effects technical duties for a production
  9. Manage a studio for routine operations

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 12 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

On completion of the program, student will receive a certificate for level completed. Qualifications are issued by MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority.

Program Accreditation Information 

by MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority accreditation No: ACC/2016/07/0083
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 18 – 24 months   
  • Admision dates: January and July every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration: 18 – 24 months
  • Admission dates: January and July every year   

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant sound engineer
  • Music and dialogue editor
  • Production assistant
  • Sound designer
  • Electronic music producer
  • DJ (Disc Jockey)
  • Live Electronic music performer

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