Music prodigies who can transform simple sounds into symphonies will have their careers amplified with the Diploma in Sound Technology.
Why this course is perfect for you?
Are you a technical, audio-minded person with a good ear for sound, acoustics and rhythm? If so then a promising career in the field of Sound Technology awaits you.
Sound technology involves recording, mixing and manipulating sound waves, which includes spoken words, sound effects, sung vocals, recorded instruments and more. Experts in the various fields of sound technology help to achieve music and sound objectives for TV & radio adverts, movies, TV shows and live concerts through the use of electronic devices and software to facilitate playback, recording, composition, storage, mixing, analysis, editing, and performance.
As a future technician of sound, the Diploma in Sound Technology will provide some added beat to your practical skills, including mix down techniques, studio procedures, production techniques, basic studio acoustics and business management, and will also educate you on the theoretical knowledge you’ll need to hit the right note in your chosen career path.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Sound Technology is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- Age Exemption (23 years or older):
- At least five years post-secondary school experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
- Proof of English language proficiency and
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Sound Engineering 1A*
Sound Operations 1A*
Sound Engineering 1B*
Sound Operations 1B*
Computer Music Systems
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Sound Engineering 2A*
Audio Recording 2A*
Sound Engineering 2B*
Audio Recording 2B*
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Sound Engineering 3A*
Audio Production 3A*
Sound Engineering 3B*
Audio Production 3B*
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Live Sound Engineer
- Sound Designer
- Music Producer
- Mix Editor
- Studio Manager
- Mastering Engineer
- Re-recording Mixer
- Foley Recordist
The strength in your qualification
Full-Time and Part-Time I SAQA ID: 86046 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 370 I Course Type: National Qualification