Higher Certificate in Sound Production

R32,900

Course Details

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. Basic knowledge of music

Qualification

Higher Certificate in Sound Production (SAQA ID No: 88643, NQF Level 5)

Duration

24 months. 5 -10 hours per week, module dependant.

Effort

5 -10 hours per week

Delivery

Online learning (blended with practical studio work)

Start Date

March, May, August, October

Overview

R32,900

Overview

Introduction

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.

What will I learn?

  • Analogue and 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

How will the programme run?

  • The theory part of the programme is online learning (done by yourself from the comfort of home)
  • When a module requires a practical component you have the opportunity to book studio time at a campus nearest to you, or alternatively make use of your own studio or a private industry studio.
  • The Campuses are open in the evenings Tuesday – Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, and Saturday from 9am – 4pm.
  • The practical modules require applied studio time of 2.5 – 3 hrs per week.

Careers

Career Options

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

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fee and Software Requirements:

Tuition Fee: R32 900

The following software will be required for the successful completion of the programme and needs to be acquired by the student. The software has an estimated cost of R12 000 per year and can be purchased directly from the supplier’s web portal.

  • Protools 25 pack ALP EDU
  • Ableton Live 11 Suite

When comparing our fees with other institutions, please use the Tuition Fee as the comparison, knowing that you will additionally require all the software to successfully complete this qualification. Software pricing could fluctuate due to changes in the exchange rate.

Careers

Career Options

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

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fee and Software Requirements:

Tuition Fee: R32 900

The following software will be required for the successful completion of the programme and needs to be acquired by the student. The software has an estimated cost of R12 000 per year and can be purchased directly from the supplier’s web portal.

  • Protools 25 pack ALP EDU
  • Ableton Live 11 Suite

When comparing our fees with other institutions, please use the Tuition Fee as the comparison, knowing that you will additionally require all the software to successfully complete this qualification. Software pricing could fluctuate due to changes in the exchange rate.

Overview

Introduction

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.

What will I learn?

  • Analogue and 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

How will the programme run?

  • The theory part of the programme is online learning (done by yourself from the comfort of home)
  • When a module requires a practical component you have the opportunity to book studio time at a campus nearest to you, or alternatively make use of your own studio or a private industry studio.
  • The Campuses are open in the evenings Tuesday – Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, and Saturday from 9am – 4pm.
  • The practical modules require applied studio time of 2.5 – 3 hrs per week.

Careers

Career Options

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

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fee and Software Requirements:

Tuition Fee: R32 900

The following software will be required for the successful completion of the programme and needs to be acquired by the student. The software has an estimated cost of R12 000 per year and can be purchased directly from the supplier’s web portal.

  • Protools 25 pack ALP EDU
  • Ableton Live 11 Suite

When comparing our fees with other institutions, please use the Tuition Fee as the comparison, knowing that you will additionally require all the software to successfully complete this qualification. Software pricing could fluctuate due to changes in the exchange rate.