DMT02 :


About the course

The Diploma in Sound Engineering (Music Technology) is specifically designed for individuals who want to turn their passion for music into a successful career.  

Furthermore, this program provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of music production with a 70% practical and 30% theory approach.

Get the edge over your competitors with the inclusion of specialised aspects of music technology and the techniques used in multimedia and entertainment, which is one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide.

In this 3-year course, you’ll learn vital foundational concepts such as music composition and theory so that you can make music in any genre. 

Additionally, you’ll learn Modern Studio Engineering techniques used in recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, as a result the quality of your productions will stand out. If events are your thing, we’ve got you covered with our  Live Sound Engineering module.

Coursework includes practical projects in namely, Digital Music Production, Post Production, Sound Synthesis and Design, Music Business, Game Audio as well as Media Music Composition.


Course Code: N-DMT02

Duration: 3-Years


National Senior Certificate or

Equivalent NQF level 4 Qualification

It's more than a qualification

The course includes important life skills required by the industry, unique personal profile building, and real world experience while studying.

Mid Year Intake

4 July 2022

Application Deadline

18 July 2022

2023 Annual intake

6 Feb 2023

Application Deadline

20 Feb 2023


Your Application doesn’t require an application fee. After your application, you will receive more information on the registration process and a call from our admissions office.


Once we’ve made sure you are ready and have completed the easy online registration form, you’ll continue with the registration process.


We’re geared to assist and provide support to our international students. Please navigate to the dedicated website page for International Students.


Choose from easy and flexible tuition payment options namely: Debit order, Stop order, or Discounted Once-off payments. Request the latest course fees below.

Course Content

First Year - SSE101 Studio Sound Engineering I
The studio sound engineering 101 module will provide you with the knowledge skills and tools required to record and mix audio with confidence, passion and understanding.
First Year - MPT101 Music Production Technique I
Music Production Technique 101 Unleash your creative potential All key modern production elements are covered including: beat making, bass lines, pads, leads and vocal production in a variety of genres.
First Year - MPS101 Music Production Software
Industry Standard. International Pro Tools User Certification Training. Students will learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes and improve the end results of their recordings, editing, and mixing efforts. The exercises provide experience in setting up sessions, importing media, working with digital video, spotting sound effects, using loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques. It also includes working with virtual instruments, warping with Elastic Audio, applying real-time properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation and using sub mixes and track groups to simplify a final mix. This course provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User exam.
First Year - MET101 Music Ear Training
Musical Ear Training 101 is an intensive ear training program which provides practical exercises and drills necessary to refine your perception of musical sound and enhance critical listening skills.
First Year - MMT101 Modern Music Theory
Modern Music Theory 101 covers all of the topics that a modern producer needs to fast track their understanding of production skills in a variety of contemporary styles and genres.
First Year - MGA130 Music Game Audio
Create music and sound effects for interactive media.
Record Dialogue and Foley for implementation in Games and Apps.
Second Year - SSE201 Studio Sound Engineering II
Further develop your skills with a deeper understanding of advanced recording and mixing techniques and put your knowledge to the test with a variety of practical projects to gain valuable hands on experience.
Second Year - MPT201 Music Production Technique II
Compose and create original musical works for a variety of applications including audio branding, sound samples, full original tracks, remixes and soundtracks for advertising and media applications.
Second Year - MBI201 Music Business
Knowledge is Power. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the music industry in order to build a successful career.
Second Year - LSE201 Live Sound engineering
Take the guess work out of live Sound Engineering by learning tried and tested techniques to provide a killer sound for any event or show.
Second Year - MMT201 Modern Music theory II
Designed build on the foundation established by CMT01 to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of applied music theory. The module is a combination of more advanced practical music theory, keyboard technique and musical ear development.
Second Year - MET201 Ear Training
Designed to provide learners with the practical exercises and drills necessary to refine their perception of the technical aspects of sound associated with sound engineering.
Third Year - APP301 Audio Post Production
Expand your skill set by learning and putting into practice industry standard workflows for audio post production. Including dialogue, foley, sound design and composition for film and TV.
Third Year - MBE301 Music Business Entrepreneurship
Plan for the future and while studying create a viable business plan. Learn what it takes to start your own business with the support of experienced entrepreneurs and coaches.
Third Year - SSE301 Studio Sound Engineering III (Elective)
The advanced studio sound engineering module addresses advanced skills needed to be successful in a professional studio environment. Students enrolled for this module work towards a portfolio of practical projects with real-world applications.
Third Year - MMC301 Media Music Composition (Elective)
Designed to build on the theoretical, practical and creative skills acquired in MPT201 and MMT 201 to culminate in the production of techni- cally and intricate musical compositions in a variety of genres with commercial applications. The module also serves as a platform for the creation of a professional portfolio to enhance the chances of the learner to gain employment upon completion of the course.
Third Year - SSD301 Sound Synthesis & Design (Elective)
Master the theoretical, practical and creative skills required to make use of a variety of sound synthesis techniques for the creation of original musical sounds, instruments and effects.
Third Year - EMP301 Electonic Music Production (Elective)
Produce mix and master two full EPs of your own music using advanced Electronic Music techniques and create a live performance set to to play your music to a live audience.
Third Year - MIP301 Music Industry Praxis
Bridge the gap between education and industry. Gain real world experience and build your CV while studying by interning and contributing to various areas in the music industry.

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Most frequent questions and answers

To apply for an accredited full-time course you need to complete the online application form by clicking on the Apply button above.

Once your application has been received, we will contact you and request a copy of your matric certificate, current report, or your preliminary matric results if you have not yet passed grade 12, as well as a copy of your ID.

Our college registrar will then contact you for the outstanding documentation which includes a copy of your payees’ ID and proof of income. We will send you the payment contract to complete as well as the invoices for the registration fee of R4500 and the course fee.

As soon as we have received your registration fee your seat is secured at EMENDY for the next intake.

All course registrations close 2 weeks before the course starting date. Late registrations will be open until the course starting date at an additional fee. 

Yes! EMENDY offers a variety of short courses designed for those who can’t study full time. These courses are individually created to provide you with the necessary skills to reach your career goals. 

For the Diploma Course, you need to have a diploma pass on your matric certificate.

40% for your Home Language.
40% for three other High Credit subjects (Four, including your home language).
30% for two other subjects.


We do not offer any accommodation,  but being situated in the student hub of Hatfield, Pretoria, there are many accommodation options available. Recommended accommodation places are listed in the course booklet.

Class lengths vary, the longest being 3 hours. Students are divided into groups and a schedule drafted for the semester. Depending on your group you attend class between 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Matric or graduating from high school GRADE 12 is equivalent to SAQA NQF 4. 

The Diploma course is NQF 6.

Not to worry, you can enroll in a short course that does not require a matric certificate. Book a campus visit to discuss your career goals with the Admissions team to find out which course will best suit your needs.