We all want to become successful, perhaps famous or experience financial freedom. No matter what career path you choose in life or what your situation– your passion for music will always be the core of who you are and will draw you back to becoming involved in this exciting industry- whether as a hobby or profession.
The music industry has changed exponentially over the past few years. Old and traditional music careers and teaching methods are fading out fast. Technology has however opened up vast opportunities for new and upcoming music fanatics that are high-paid and sustainable.
This hands-on Diploma in Music Technology course is one of the most valuable music courses currently available in South Africa. The course includes Modern Studio Engineering Techniques used in recording, editing, mixing and mastering of professionally produced music and Live Sound Engineering that ranges from small to large scale setups.
What makes this course unique is the inclusion of specialized aspects of music technology and the techniques used in Multimedia and entertainment that is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. This includes Contemporary based Music Theory needed to understand the building blocks of music used in producing professional music over various music genres, Digital Music Production, Post Production, Sound Synthesis & Design, Music Business, Game Audio, Media Music Composition but to name a few.
Not only will you be given the opportunity to gain valuable hours of work experience connecting with industry professionals in various areas in the industry, you will gain the knowledge to be prepared for the industry by gaining the necessary personal and business skills needed to position yourself in the industry and to become successful.
View the course curriculum tab for an extended breakdown of what to the course includes.
Apart from the minimum requirements for enrollment into a Diploma as specified by the Department of Higher Education, we recommend some additional conditions to ensure that our students have the potential to successfully complete the course and excel in the music industry.
RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS (but not compulsory):
On average, students enrolled for the DMT course have 10 hours of scheduled class time weekly between 9:00 and 17:00, Mondays to Fridays.
Theoretical concepts are practically demonstrated and applied by students during contact class, therefore lecture attendance is compulsory.
Students can book additional studio- and practical time for production work during the week.
The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All Pro Tools Manuals, which include entry to the International AVID exam, are included in the cost of the course.
All other course notes and material are included.
The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of "Pro Tools" Digital Audio Workstation Software.
In order to work remotely as well, it is recommended that students obtain their own licenses of the primary software platforms.
Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions.
All enrolled students can book and use the College's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course.
If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.
Registered students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.
In the third year of this course, students have the option to select two or more electives as specialization fields. Please contact us for more detail.