Sound Technology

National Certificate: Sound Technology

12 Months Programme | SAQA ID: 48811 & 48671 | NQF Level 4 and 5

Upon completion of the qualification:

Graduates will be well-prepared for employment in the Sound and Music Industry, Graduate will benefit from practical internships and career guidance, ensuring a seamless transition to a successful Music / Audio Career
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  • 12 Month Full Time 
  • 18 Month Part time

The Learner will be subjected to both Internal and External assessments  which will encompass formative and Summative Assignment, Tests and upon successfully completing the Summative assessment, learners will qualify for certification. The certification will be granted by the MICT SETA  & QCTO, affirming that the learner has attained the necessary competencies and is officially recognized as a qualified Sound Operator, Music Producer or Sound Engineer

  • Audio Engineer: Work in recording studios, live sound setups, or post-production environments to capture, edit, and mix audio for music, films, podcasts, and more.
  • Music Producer: Collaborate with artists to shape their sound, oversee recording sessions, and ensure high-quality music production across various genres.
  • Live Sound Engineer: Manage audio setups for concerts, events, and performances, ensuring optimal sound quality and seamless technical execution.
  • Sound Designer: Create immersive soundscapes for video games, films, animations, and multimedia projects using a blend of creativity and technical expertise.
  • Studio Manager: Oversee day-to-day operations of recording studios, managing equipment, scheduling, and client relations for smooth workflow.
  • Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Polish audio tracks, balancing elements and enhancing sound quality for commercial release across different platforms.
  • Recording Technician: Operate and maintain recording equipment, ensuring proper functionality and assisting artists during recording sessions.
  • Post-production Sound Engineer: Enhance audio elements for films, TV shows, and animations, adding depth, realism, and impact to visual content.
  • Broadcast Audio Engineer: Manage audio for radio and television broadcasts, ensuring clear and balanced sound for various programs.
  • Acoustic Consultant: Analyze and optimize acoustic environments, designing spaces for optimal sound quality and minimizing unwanted noise.
  • Foley Artist: Create and record sound effects for films and animations, enhancing realism and immersing audiences in the visual experience.
  • Music Technician: Maintain and repair musical instruments, studio equipment, and audio gear to ensure optimal performance.
  • Sound Technician: Provide technical support for events, shows, and installations, handling audio equipment setup and troubleshooting.
  • Audio Educator: Share your expertise by teaching sound technology in educational institutions, training the next generation of audio professionals.
  • Freelance Sound Professional: Offer your skills as a freelance audio engineer, working on diverse projects, from music production to voiceovers and sound design.
  • Hands-On Experience: Immerse yourself in real-world production scenarios. From scripting to editing, gain practical skills that mirror professional settings, ensuring you’re ready for the industry.

  • Experienced Instructors: Learn from industry experts who have a wealth of experience in film and television. Benefit from their insights, mentorship, and real-world knowledge.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Access cutting-edge equipment and production studios, providing you with a platform to experiment, innovate, and create stunning visual narratives.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover all facets of production – from pre-production planning to post-production editing. Develop a holistic understanding of the entire filmmaking process.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow aspiring filmmakers, instructors, and industry professionals during workshops and events, expanding your creative circle.

  • Hands-On Projects: Collaborate on actual film and television projects, putting theory into practice and building a robust portfolio that showcases your skills to future employers.

  • Industry Insights: Gain insights into industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the dynamic world of film and television.

  • Creative Exploration: Harness your imagination and storytelling abilities. Experiment with diverse genres, styles, and techniques to develop your unique artistic voice.

  • Career Readiness: Our course is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the industry. Benefit from career guidance, portfolio reviews, and potential internship placements.

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. 

The Minimum Requirement is Grade 11 or matriculation certificate (Grade 12) for enrolling in this course. If you do not possess a matric certificate.

No, we are a private institution and NSFAS does not fund private intuition. Check our https://www.fundi.co.za/ a leading education finance provider that can assist you with fees funding or loans.

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