CMT01 :

Higher Certificate in
creative Music technology

About the course

The one-year Higher Certificate in Creative Music Technology is designed specifically for entrepreneurial-minded, self-starter music producers who want to produce quality music on a computer.

This program is perfect for you if you don’t want to be tied to conventional studios but rather want the freedom to work in creative spaces, anywhere in the world. It specialises in Digital Music Production and is based on the current techniques used in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and music studio setup.

Providing you with the attitude, skills, and knowledge to become an independent music producer or artist. Topics covered focus on creative aspects such as MIDI sequencing and programming, music theory, arranging techniques, as well as mixing and mastering.

A broad range of musical genres, production techniques, and industry-standard software packages, such as FL Studio and Cubase, are presented in a practical way. Therefore, when graduating, you will be able to produce music in a variety of styles.


Course Code: N-CMT01

Duration: 1-Year


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


Application is FREE. After your application, you will receive more information on the registration process and a call from our admissions office.


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


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


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

Course Curriculum

SSE101 - Studio Sound Engineering
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.
MPT101 Music Production Technique
Unleash your creative potential with Music Production Technique 101. All key modern production elements are covered including: Beat making, bass lines, pads, leads and vocal production in a variety of genres.
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.
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.
MSC101 - Music Software Cubase
Learn to use one of the most powerful music creation software packages in the world. With its unrivaled range of flexible tools, you can create any kind of music quickly and intuitively.
MSF101 - Music Software FL Studio
Become an expert in FL Studio, one on the most popular DAWs out there. It has everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master professional quality music.

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Career Opportunities

Whatever level you want to reach this course provides you with the opportunity to work with international clients worldwide,  from the comfort of your home.

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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.

Your registration fee secures your seat 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. 

40% in your Home Language.
At least 40% in two other subjects.
30% for three other subjects.

It is important to note that one of your languages must either be English or Afrikaans to qualify for a Higher Certificate.

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. 

Our Higher Certificates are NQF 5.

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.