1 Year starting July to June the following year.
Each week, the students will attend one theory lecture and then book studio time for the remainder of the week.
Lectures take the form of interactive "workshops" and static lectures, covering a curriculum composed of both audio theory, and procedural exercises. The lectures run from 09:30 - 13:00 on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Additional lectures will be scheduled through the year where guest facilitators and industry professionals will share their expertise with students.
Practical studio time is booked in 3 hour sessions between 09:00 and 18:00 Mondays to Fridays. Facilitators and staff members are constantly present to assist and guide students' progress. This creates a one on one practical learning experience.
The course comprises an theory section and a wide variety of practical assignments. A year mark is established from theory examinations as well as practical assignments in a continuous assessment program,
totalling 1500 marks. To graduate, students must obtain at
least 900 marks in total (60%) in the following areas:
- Acoustic recording practical - 100 Marks
- Applied music examination – 100 Marks
- Radio Production assignment – 200 Marks
- First theory examination - 100 Marks
- Audio Visual assignment – 200 Marks
- Second theory examination - 100 Marks
- Acoustic design portfolio - 100 Marks
- Final CD portfolio submission – 300 Marks
- Final examination – 300 Marks
TOTAL - 1500 Marks
Access to the
The course is open to any
candidate that meets any of the following requirements.
• Successful completion of South African
grade 12 or equivalent. (Senior Certificate) Or:
• Successful completion of the equivalent
academic learning of an NQF 4 or higher.
• Successful completion of a Higher
Certificate in a cognate field. (Audio industry)
• RPL from other educational institutes.
• Applicants, who have not completed the
South African grade 12 or equivalent, but, who have previous
experience will be assessed individually according to the
Recognition of Prior Learning.
• Applications will only be considered if
the applicant has a command of the English language.