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ACADEMY OF SOUND ENGINEERING
A New Era in Professional Audio Training
The Academy of Sound Engineering has rapidly become South Africa's premier sound engineering school, since its establishment in 1997. Catering exclusively to the dedicated student who wishes to become an industry professional, the Academy accepts only limited numbers of candidates on each course.
Housed at the SABC, South Africa's broadcast hub, and the centre of Africa's technical audio industry, ASE is ideally located to train the true potential audio professional. ASE students are directly exposed to the entertainment industry from their first day on campus. Daily interaction with industry professionals is almost unavoidable, and students are immediately absorbed, by their very presence, into this exciting world.
It is no coincidence that ASE is owned and run by the team of individuals that pioneered sound engineering education in South Africa. The ASE team launched and ran the first (and largest) national network of sound engineering schools in the country and is directly responsible for the qualification of over 4000 qualified sound engineers. Many of the graduates taught by ASE's management hold premier sound engineering posts all over the world, including Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom. This talented team, through the establishment of ASE, has now brought South Africa into a new era of audio training: an era in which sound engineering training is made more focused, more professional and more practical for the more discerning student - the student who is truly passionate about Sound Engineering.
Are there any entrance requirements to study at Academy of Sound Engineering?
Our full time qualifications all have specific academic entrance requirements. All of them require at least a South African Senior Certificate pass (Matric). Over and above that, Some qualifications have additional subject requirements. For more specific details click here (Enrol page)
Are there careers in this field?
Most definitely! We equip our students with the skills required not only in the technical and production aspects of the industries that we cater for. But also the business elements. With modules that cover Law, Contracts, Marketing and Small business management. Some graduates find full time employment and some prefer to go the route of starting their own companies or working freelance. Regardless of the working environment they find themselves in, they will have been equipped with the necessary skills during their time as a student with us.
What is the procedure to enroll at the Academy of Sound Engineering?
The Academy is a unique place to study, for many reasons. One of those is the care we take in making sure that the students that enroll with us are very well informed. We therefore start the process with an application interview which we prefer to have, face to face at our campus. The interview might include an aptitude test depending on the qualification you are applying for.
Te interview focuses on informing you about everything that the Academy does and about the industry that we cater for.
The applicant is then also given all the documentation required to enroll and the enrollment procedure is thoroughly explained. To set up an application interview, please contact [email protected] of call 011 482 9200.
What are the fees for the courses?
We have a range of part time and full time courses and qualifications. All of the part time courses are skills programs and have different fees. The full time courses may also differ in fees from time to time. We would be happy to send you the most up to date fees structure for the courses that interest you. Please request is information. [email protected] or 011 482 9200
Are there bursaries available to study at Academy of Sound Engineering?
Academy of Sound Engineering is a private institution and that does create difficulties when applying for bursaries or financial assistance. Most organizations in SA that provide such support, only do so for students studying at public universities.
Having said that, the qualifications that we offer are very unique and are not available at public universities. Therefore it is possible to motivate your application for financial assistance from these organizations based on this. Feel free to apply with Caths Setawww.theta.org.za or the national arts council on www.nac.org.za
The Academy does offer incentive based bursary options based on academic merit. This is seldom granted for a new student enrolling for their first year with us. We generally award these to current students who have shown great academic achievement at the Academy. Feel free to enquire.
You are also able to apply for student loans at any financial institution that offers educational loans based on the fact that we are an accredited higher education institution.
Is the Academy of Sound engineering accredited? And are the qualifications offered by the Academy also accredited?
yes, and yes. We are an accredited institute for higher education in South Africa. Accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and all of our qualifications are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
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Contact Number: 011 482 9200
Email: [email protected]