Music Production and Composition

National N Diploma: Music Composition

18 Months Programme | SAQA ID: 67054 | NQF Level 6

Upon completion of the qualification:

Graduates are well-prepared for employment in the Music Industry, with opportunities ranging from Music Composers and Music Producers to Studio Engineers.
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  • 18 Month Full Time 
  • 24 Month Part time

The Learner will be subjected to both internal and external assessment. Internal assessments will encompass formative and Summative assignment, Tests and Examination and upon successfully completing the comprehensive external summative assessment, learners will qualify for certification. The certification will be granted by the Department of Higher Education & QCTO, affirming that the learner has attained the necessary competencies and is officially recognized as a qualified Music Composer, Music Producer or Music Director


As a composer, you can create original music for various mediums such as films, television shows, commercials, video games, and theater productions. Your ability to evoke emotions through music is crucial in enhancing storytelling and creating immersive experiences.

Music Producer:

Dive into the process of music production, from composing and arranging to overseeing recording sessions. Collaborate with artists to bring their musical visions to life. Gain insights into music industry trends and marketing strategies.

Television and Media Composer:

Similar to film scoring, this role involves creating music for television series, documentaries, advertisements, and other media projects. Your compositions will enhance the visual content and engage audiences.

Music Educator: Share your knowledge by teaching music theory, composition, and performance. Work as a private instructor, in schools, or within music institutions.

Studio Session Musician: If you’re a skilled instrumentalist, you can contribute to music recordings by playing instruments on various projects, adding your unique touch to compositions.

  • Nationally Recognized Qualification: Achieve a respected qualification that enhances your current competencies and paves the way for future growth and opportunities.
  • Real-World Readiness: Whether you’re entering the field or transitioning from school or college, our hands-on approach prepares you for the dynamic challenges of the newsroom.
  • Craft Your Musical Identity: Develop a unique musical voice as you delve into the art of composing. Learn techniques to weave melodies, harmonies, and rhythms into your compositions, reflecting your personal style.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow composers, musicians, and industry professionals. Collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and expand your creative network, paving the way for future collaborations.

To enroll, simply apply online. There is no application fee required. However, upon acceptance, you will need to make a deposit payment or adhere to your designated payment plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The course offers a distance learning option, providing flexibility for students who can’t attend on-site classes. However, certain course components, specifically exams, need students to be physically present at our Johannesburg or Pretoria campuses.

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A high school matriculation certificate is a prerequisite for enrolling in this course. If you do not possess a matric certificate, an alternative pathway to eligibility involves enrolling in our Sound Technology or Film and Television programs. This will enable you to meet the qualification requirements for this course.

Prospective students interested in enrolling in this program will be required to undergo a structured and comprehensive training journey spanning a total duration of 36 months. This endeavor is aimed at equipping students with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to attain the esteemed National N Diploma qualification.

The program entails two distinct phases, each contributing significantly to the holistic development of the students:

Phase 1: College Training (18 months) During the initial 18-month phase, students will engage in a rigorous and engaging curriculum offered within the college setting. This phase is dedicated to imparting theoretical knowledge, practical expertise, and foundational skills related to the various disciplines encompassed by the realm of studio work.

Phase 2: In-Service Training (18 months) Upon successful completion of the college training phase, students will transition into the second phase of the program, which comprises an 18-month in-service training component. This phase is geared towards hands-on experiential learning within actual studio environments, allowing students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their college training.

Attaining the National N Diploma: Upon successfully completing both the 18-month college training and the subsequent 18-month in-service training phases, students will have met the comprehensive requirements needed to earn the National N Diploma. This prestigious qualification not only validates their dedication and commitment to the field of studio work but also positions them as well-prepared professionals ready to embark on diverse and rewarding careers within the studio industry.

In summary, this 36-month program offers students a well-structured educational journey encompassing rigorous theoretical learning, practical skill development, and immersive hands-on experience. By completing the prescribed college and in-service training phases, students will achieve the esteemed National N Diploma, setting the stage for a successful and fulfilling career in the dynamic and creative world of studio work.

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