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2022 Diploma in Sound Technology

COURSE OVERVIEW

3 Year N-Diploma Course in Sound Technology

Course Description

The Diploma course is an occupational & vocational training program that is structured to train the learner as an effective Sound & Music Professional. This qualification is aimed at giving the learner technical, theoretical and practical knowledge required in professional recording studio and live Sound environments.

The Design of this 3 year qualification will enable the learner to progressively obtain 3 different certificates by Completing the N4, N5 and N6 after which. This together with the 18-month practical component will then lead to the N-Diploma at NQF Level 6.

This qualification enables the learner to be employed within the Music/Audio industry as Sound technicians, Music Producers and Studio Engineers, Live Sound Engineers and Monitor Engineers.

Duration

18-month of lectures presented at CAE Institute, which will be integrated by an 18-month practical component.

About this program

This program follows a nationally set curriculum exposing students to an intensive audio diploma that covers every facet of music and audio production by means of a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach.  Professional and experienced lecturers will train students in the full range of audio engineering and music production skills, including recording and mixing.

This program includes training in both lecture rooms and hands-on studio environments on the CAE premises, which is fully equipped with professional studios and live sound facilities. Your experience as a learner at CAE Institute will also include visits to other recording facilities and live Sound venues.

This Diploma course covers a wide range of audio disciplines, which will equip the learner with all knowledge and practical experience to be an asset for any audio industry nationally or internationally.  During the program students will also be exposed to recording their own album and furthermore gain insight and knowledge of how to set-up their own recording studio.

Learning Material

Study Guides and additional handouts are included in the Tuition Fee

Software digital audio workstations used (DAWS):

CAE Institute makes use of the latest versions of the following digital recording and production software:

  • Studio One
  • ProTools
  • FL Studio

As a registered learner at CAE Institute, learners receive a substantial discount on all the above Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS). This is encouraged for learners to work on the DAW at home as well.

CAE also assists learners with other recording and live sound equipment. This would include things like microphones, audio interfaces, mic stands, pop-filters etc.

Learners are also advised to purchase their own personal headphones.

Certification on successful completion of studies

Students write national examinations, which is administered by the QCTO.

Successful students will achieve the following:

National Certificate: Popular Music and Studio Work (N4)

National Certificate: Popular Music and Studio Work (N5)

National Certificate: Popular Music and Studio Work (N6)

National Diploma: NQF Level 6: Popular Music and Studio Work (issued on completion of N4–N6 and 18 months relevant work-based training) *

  • Once students have successfully achieved all three N4 – N6 national certificates and have been exposed to work-based for 18 months or 2000 hours period in a sound recording / sound engineering environment, will be entitled to receive the highly respected National N Diploma in Popular Music: Studio Work.

Practical Workplace Learning

CAE Institute has all the facilities in-house

Subjects

Year 1 & Year 2

  • Sound Engineering (N4 and N5)
  • Arranging and Production (N4 and N5)
  • Electronic Music and Keyboard Techniques (N4)
  • Music Business and Styles (N4)
  • Live Sound (1)
  • Practical hands-on training and work-based studio and live sound experience is integrated into year 1 & year 2

Year 3

  • Sound Engineering N6
  • Arranging and Production N6
  • Electronic Music and Keyboard Techniques N5 and N6
  • Music Business and Styles N5 and N6
  • Live Sound (2)
  • Practical hands-on training and work-based studio and live sound experience is integrated into year 3

Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate
  • A Senior Certificate
  • An N3 in the relevant specialization area
  • An FETC

Tuition Fee for the 2022 Sound Engineering Course

Duration: 3 years
Commencement: 14 February 2022 – 2 December 2022 (Year 1)
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 9am to 1pm – plus individual practical sessions in the afternoons

Tuition Fee for 2022
Registration Fee: R 10 000.00 – payable before 14 February 2022
Course Fee: R 43 000.00 – payable by 14 February 2022

TOTAL FEE: R 53 000.00

Method of course fee payment

After paying the registration fee you have the following payment options:

Option A: Discount Cash Price                                           R 53 000
Option B: Term Payments                                              R 55 000
Option C: Monthly Payment                                                  R 56 500
Registration Fee R 10 000
Balance R 43 000.00
R 15 000.00 X 3 payments
Registration Fee: R 10 000

First Payment: R 10 000 by 14 Feb 2022

Payable by 14 February 2022
1st Payment 14 February 2022
2nd Payment 30 April 2022
3rd Payment 31 July 2022
Balance R 36 500

R 3 650 payable monthly for 10 months

2022 Sound Engineering National Certificate Course – 1 Year 

Register Now for this exciting 1 year 2022 Sound Engineering Course!

The Sound Engineering National Certificate is a full-time course which starts 14 February 2022. It will be an accredited course then and a grade 12 certificate will be a requirement. Please speak to us if you do not have grade 12 certificate. This course includes all the tools you need to become a successful sound engineer with great employment opportunities. CAE is celebrating it’s 25th year in Sound Engineering education and has provided many young people with job opportunities through our industry partners.

Introduction

This course provides students with the necessary foundation, understanding and skill to work in the Audio Engineering job market and to study further. Creativity and talent is the benchmark from which we work to create the best possible outcome and placement for our students in this growing and exciting industry.

This course covers many aspects in the Sound Engineering industry including Recording, Mixing, Mastering, MIDI, Live Sound, Electronic Music and a whole lot more. CAE also helps students with job placement in various sound engineering industries.

Career Orientated

At CAE College of Audio Engineering we train you to become confident in the sound engineering industry. You will then have the necessary skill to become an experienced and in demand sound engineer.

Accreditation

CAE is proud to present this course with accreditation through QCTO, MICT SETA and SAQA.

Tuition Fee for the 2022 Sound Engineering Course

Duration: 1 year
Commencement: 14 February 2022 – 2 December 2022
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 9am to 1pm – plus individual practical sessions in the afternoons

Tuition Fee:
Registration Fee: R10 000.00
This amount is payable in advance to reserve your place on the course.
Course Fee: R43 000.00 – Cash Price Payable by 14 February 2022

TOTAL FEE: R53 000.00

Method of course fee payment

After paying the registration fee you have the following payment options:

Option A: Discount Cash Price                           R 53 000
Option B: Term Payments                                    R 55 000
Option C: Monthly Payment                                                     R 56 500
Registration Fee: R 10 000
Registration Fee: R 10 000

R 15 000 X 3 payments

Registration Fee: R 10 000

First Payment R 10 000

R 43 000 Payable by 14 February 2022
1st Payment 14 February 2022
2nd Payment 30 April 2022
3rd Payment 31 July 2022
Balance : R 36 500

R 3 650 payable per month for 10 months.

 

Course Modules Overview Year 1

• Sound Engineering and Production Principles
• The art of listening and mixing music
• Maintaining sound engineering equipment
• Operating and setting up sound engineering equipment
• Planning pre-production and session procedures
• Microphones and Microphone technique
• Loudspeaker systems for recording studios & live sound events
• Recording drums, percussion and other instruments
• Understanding the basics of computers for sound application
• The Analogue versus the Digital recording medium
• Operating digital recording equipment
• Learn how to use Pro-Tools/Studio One and Reason/FL Studio
• Record, Edit and Mix music for a stereo production
• Creating backtracks and beats using Reason/FL Studio
• Effects and Dynamic Processors in a Production
• MIDI set-up and Recording
• Recording and Producing radio commercials
• Recording and producing an album
• The Mastering Engineer and mastering formats
• Basic studio design and acoustics
• How to plan and set-up a recording studio
• Live Sound planning, set-up and Production
• The music business and copyright law
• Entrepreneurship and starting your own business
• Job preparation and CV’s

Tuition Fee For International Students 2022:

Registration Fee: R28 000.00
This amount is separate from the course fee, payable ASAP to reserve your place on the course
Course Fee: R28 000.00 – Cash Price Payable by 14 February 2022.

TOTAL FEE: R56 000.00 – Total cash amount paid in full by 14 February 2022. 

Total Course Fee From :      R53 000

Enroll Now for 2022

Entry Requirements (SA)

• Literacy & Numeracy
• Grade 12 Certificate (call us if you have grade 10/11)
• ID Photo
• Completed CAE Registration Form
• (Recognition of Prior Learning)
• Registration Fees
• Computer Literacy

Accreditation

• SAQA QUALIFICATION ID: 48671 NQF 5 & 67054 NQF 6
• CAE IS ACCREDITED BY QCTO, MICT SETA & SAQA

Contact

  • Durbanville, Cape Town
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  • Email [email protected]
  • Call +27 (0)21 976 4070

Total Course Fee: R53 000

Enroll now for 2022

2022 Sound Engineering Higher Certificate

This course runs over a 1 year period, from Monday's to Friday's full-time.

This course covers many aspects in the Audio Recording and Music Production industry including Midi, Mixing, Mastering, Live Sound, Electronic Music and a whole lot more. CAE also helps students with job placement in various industries.