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Bachelor of Arts in Sound Production

Overview

COURSE OVERVIEW


This curriculum addresses the art, science and technology of sound production across a wide range of applications, from music recording to live concert sound and sound production for Film and Television. Each sub-discipline of sound production is covered in detail, in order to ensure all graduates have the superior theoretical and practical skills necessary to work in the broad scope of the international entertainment and music industries.

In addition to the focus on the vital knowledge and skills required from a sound engineer / producer, students are constantly exposed to the pertinent qualities and values expected of an individual in the industry with relation to professional practice, ethics and credibility, with a view to produce graduates who can operate effectively as well rounded audio professionals and make a meaningful contribution to the industry and society.


QUALIFICATION
Bachelor of Arts in Sound Production

SAQA ID: 90673; Duration 3 years; NQF Level 7; Exit Level Credits 360

  • Cape Town

Skills

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Analogue and Digital Theories and Workflows
  • Multi-Track Recording
  • Microphone Theory and Techniques
  • Signal Processing and Effects
  • Mixing & Mastering Techniques
  • Signal Flow
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Music Styles, History & Music Theory
  • Acoustics
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Business, Industry, Legal and Marketing Studies
  • Sound for Film and TV

Careers

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Studio Sound Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Studio Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Audio Post Production Engineer
  • Composer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Music and Dialogue Editor
  • Location Recordist

Modules

Bachelor of Arts in Sound Production
VIEW MODULE DESCRIPTIONS
Semester 1 - Year 1
Principles of Sound Introduction to Audio Technology Applied Music Theory Academic Writing
Signal Processing 1 Electronic Music Production 1  
Semester 2 - Year 1
Music Styles 1 Signal Processing 2 Electronic Music Production 2 Digital Audio Production
Media Studies and Literacy Music Styles 2  
Semester 3 - Year 2
Acoustics Studio Production 1 Live Sound Production 1 Audio Post Production 1
Marketing and Promotions   
Semester 4 - Year 2
Role of Producers Studio Production 2 Research Basics Audio Mastering
Business and Legal Studies   
Semester 5 - Year 3
Choice of 2 Electives Below
Semester 6 - Year 3
Creative Project 2
POSSIBLE ELECTIVES
Audio Post Production 2* Electronic Music Production 3* Live Sound Production 2 Studio Production 3*
 

Modules & Module Content Subject to Change.

*Students will elect to enroll in two of the advanced modules under the advisement of the Head of Department.

Semester 1
Principles of Sound
Introduction to Audio Technology
Applied Music Theory
Academic Writing
Signal Processing 1
Electronic Music Production 1
Semester 2
Music Styles 1
Signal Processing 2
Electronic Music Production 2
Digital Audio Production
Media Studies and Literacy
Music Styles 2
Semester 3
Acoustics
Studio Production 1
Live Sound Production 1
Audio Post Production 1
Marketing and Promotions
Semester 4
Role of Producers
Studio Production 2
Research Basics
Audio Mastering
Business and Legal Studies
Semester 5
Choice of 2 Electives Below
Semester 6
Creative Project 2
POSSIBLE ELECTIVES
Audio Post Production 2*
Electronic Music Production 3*
Live Sound Production 2
Studio Production 3*
 

Modules & Module Content Subject to Change.

*Students will elect to enroll in two of the advanced modules under the advisement of the Head of Department.

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    3 Years Full Time

  • INTAKES:

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    Start Date: N/A

    End Date: N/A

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

Basic Entry Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 qualification or higher, with university exemption/endorsement.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted.
English Language Proficiency

Successful applicants for all courses must be proficient in written and spoken English.

In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score:

  • 6.0 on IELTS
  • 550 on TOEFL (paper-based)
  • 213 on TOEFL (computer-based)
  • 79 (Internet based)

If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
 

Additional Entry Requirements

There may be additional entry requirements pertinent to your field of study, these will be communicated to you upon application.

Fees and Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on our course fees. (Page 20)

Payment options: Full Payment Upfront, Quarterly Instalments, Monthly Instalments