Higher Certificate in Sound Production | Blended

Your Dream Career in Sound Production is Only Limited by Your Imagination
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Cape Town, Johannesburg
Admission Requirement
National Senior Certificate with Higher Certificate entry, or equivalent. Communication in English at NQF 4. Maths/ Maths Literacy NQF 4. Computer Literacy NQF 3. Art experience is recommended
Higher Certificate in Sound Production (SAQA ID: 88643, NQF Level 5)
1 Year
Higher Certificate in Sound Production | Blended
Course Duration
1 Year
Type of Study
Blended Learning
Intakes per year
March & August
Tuition Fee

Your Career in Sound Production Begins Now

Course Overview

The Higher Certificate in Sound Production curriculum equips students with the necessary practical skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to enter the broad scope of the global music and entertainment industries and operate effectively as audio professionals.

The curriculum covers a wide range of applied skills and knowledge in music theory, music business, audio technology, electronic music production, sound for film and television, final mastering and live sound. The programme culminates in a final creative project where students get the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to a production of their choice, which is evaluated on professional practice, technical aptitude and creativity.

Course Aims

Graduates of the SAE Sound Production Course are able to operate a wide range of professional industry standard equipment, studio effects processors, operate analogue and digital consoles and hard disc recording systems. Graduates have a fundamental knowledge of mixdown techniques, studio procedures, production techniques, basic studio acoustics and music business. Graduates of this course have recorded and mixed several music productions, completed a comprehensive post production project, programmed MIDI arrangements and worked extensively with Pro Tools and other digital editing systems.

Skills You Will Learn

Analogue & Digital: theories and workflows Multi-track recording Microphone theory and techniques Signal processing and effects Mixing & Mastering techniques Signal flow Electronic music production Music styles, history & music theory Live Sound reinforcement Sound for film and TV
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Career Opportunities

  • Studio Sound Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Live Sound Assistant
  • Studio Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Audio Post Production Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Music and Dialogue Editor
  • Location Recordist
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