Audio Technology
3 Years Full Time

Diploma in Audio Technology

Duration: 3 years

This three-year highly practical and intensive higher education programme is designed to produce high-calibre sound engineers in both the live and studio environments. Students learn a wide range of skills including studio recording techniques and analogue and digital audio principles (to an advanced level). Students can specialize in Live Sound, Music Production, Broadcast or Audio Post-production for Video. The international certifications conferred on graduates of this programme include the Avid Pro Tools or Venue Certification.

5ITSkll - Computer Skills
This is a computer literacy course that introduces the learner to the components and architecture of computers, with an emphasis on sound engineering application. Functionality of the components of a computer system is described in the context of audio and video applications.

5MthApd - Applied Mathematics for Audio Technicians
This module will provide mathematical techniques to consolidate and improve the numerical skills of measurement and calculation in audio systems. To facilitate both practical skills in measuring, estimating, calculating and theoretical analysis of concepts in physics, electronics and with particularly regard to the mathematics involved in the study of sound engineering.

5FndAcd - Academic and Communication Skills
There are three aspects to this fundamental module:
The development academic skills to set goals, manage time, take notes, study effectively, prepare for assessments and solve problems through analytical and critical thinking.

The application of communication skills in recording studios, live stage events, theatre productions, film and video sound stages and "on-location" audio and video productions.

Finally, it provides the student with vocational scope. It describes, in some detail, the day-to-day tasks of a sound engineer, in four broad vocational areas. The student will also be given a broad description of the workplace and will be introduced to some of the key personnel, equipment, and tasks in each of these four vocational areas. The course goes further to introduce more than twenty other vocational areas, where the sound engineer may apply their skill and knowledge.

Vocational applications of sound engineering skills are identified, the roles of key players within the sound engineering and related industries are described and the vocabulary and jargon of these industries are understood.

The learner will spend about fifteen hours in basic work-place experience, observing and participating, where capable, various jobs involving audio technology. The learners will be required to compile a report on their observations.

Students who wish to enrol in Academy of Sound Engineering’s full-time diploma programme must have a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification. Individuals who are older than 25 years of age and who do not have a Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification may apply for an age exemption.

It is required that a student has a Mathematics literacy pass @ 70% or higher in Grade 12 or a Pure Mathematics Pass @ 40% or higher in Grade 12.

For more info
Academy of Sound Engineering
T: +27 011 482 9200

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