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Audio Technology
1 Year Full Time
Higher Certificate in Audio Technology

This one year higher education programme is designed to prepare the student with the necessary theoretical and practical skills, experience and expertise required for working in the professional audiofield at a fundamental level. Graduates of the Higher Certificate will also gain access to the Diploma Programme.

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.

5MthFnd - Fundamental Mathematics for Audio Technicians
1. Manipulate formulae and various mathematical relationships and equations in conjunction with numerical calculations
2. Use the language of mathematics to describe and interpret scientific and technological situations and events
3. Use a variety of graphical techniques to establish mathematical relationships between variables.
4. Use mathematical tools to solve problems and make analytical calculations in the fields of acoustics, electronics, digital audio and analogue audio.

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 the Higher Certificate or do not meet the requirements for the Diploma but still have a GR 12 or equivalent qualification with acceptance to study towards a Higher Certificate.

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