Introduction to Sound Engineering Online

Course Description

The online Introduction to Sound Engineering is a 16 week (4 months) online program that covers the various disciplines of the sound engineering field. Students will start with audio technology fundamentals and learning what being a sound engineer is all about. Once the fundamentals of sound are learned, students will be introduced to the equipment and software used in the sound production industry. 

Theory and practical skills are integrated through several practical assignments that enable the acquisition of the necessary skills and the assessment of your work. 

On completion of the course, you will be able to effectively operate pro tools in any audio environment too, produce and record music, effectively produce soundtracks, sound effects and sound design beds to picture (post-production) and set up and operate a live sound PA system.

Content Overview:
– Audio Technology Fundamentals
– Sound Measurement
– Microphone technology and application
– Digital Audio Workstations DAW (Pro Tools)
– Music production – Recording and mixing / Electronic music production
– Audio Post-production – Sound to picture
– Live Sound set up and operation
– Music Business 

Logistical Details:
The course runs continuously for 16 weeks, and you are required to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week on your studies.

Each week students will receive lectures and an assignment. In order to complete the online course, you will need the following equipment. Please note that we have provided an estimated cost of these items, however, prices are subject to inflation / dollar-rand exchange: 

  1. Basic Recording Equipment (Estimated total = R5500)
  • Avid Pro Tools Compatible Audio Interface
  • Condenser Microphone
  • Microphone Stand
  • Microphone Pop Filter
  • Microphone Cable (XLR)
  1. Pro Tools Education bundle (estimated total subjected to the current exchange rate = USD 40$)
  2. Stable Internet Connection

This would involve watching online lectures, research, and practical work completing assignments. All resources will be available to you via our Learning management system, which will require you to have a reliable internet connection. A facilitator/tutor will be assigned to you, and you will have direct contact during office hours. Any communication made after hours will be dealt with the following day. To complete the practical assignments, you will need to have access to basic recording equipment and a recent version of Pro Tools DAW.


Registration closes:  1 August 2022 

Course starts: 1 August 2022 

Course Duration: 4 Months

Full time/Part-Time: Part Time – Online.

Price: R16 500.00

Registration: R1650.00

Total Cost: R18 150.00

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