Sound engineers, also known as audio engineers, mix, reproduce, and manipulate the equalization and electronic effects of sound. They don’t have to work strictly in music. Some end up designing and controlling the sound at conferences, in theaters, and in any other venue that requires sound projection for an audience.
Below are Sound Engineering requirements of Schools in South Africa :
SAE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOUND PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor of Arts in Sound Production
SAQA ID: 90673; Duration 3 years; NQF Level 7;
SAE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SOUND PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS
Higher Certificate in Sound Production
SAQA ID: 88643; Duration 1 year; NQF Level 5;
CAE Sound Engineering National Certificate Course Requirements
Entry Requirements (SA)
• Literacy & Numeracy
• Grade 12 Certificate (call us if you have grade 10/11)
• ID Photo
• Completed CAE Registration Form
• (Recognition of Prior Learning)
• Registration Fees
• Computer Literacy
• SAQA QUALIFICATION ID: 48671 NQF 5 & 67054 NQF 6
• CAE IS ACCREDITED BY QCTO, MICT SETA & SAQA
Emendy Multimedia Institute Sound Engineering Requirements
National Senior Certificate or equivalent NQF level 4 Qualification. (You may submit your latest matric results on early registrations)Computer literacyEnglish Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.Basic mathematical ability.
RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS (but not compulsory):
A Passion for music
Playing a music instrument
Diligence, punctuality and dedication
Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills.
An Inquisitive attitude
Which university offers sound engineering in South Africa?
The Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) has become the first tertiary education provider in South Africa to offer a BSc Degree in Sound Engineering Technology. The three-year qualification focuses on the engineering science of sound and music.
What kind of degree do you need to be a sound engineer?
Audio engineers who choose to work in research and development typically possess a bachelor’s degree (or master’s degree) in physics, computer science, acoustics, computer science or another engineering discipline, such as electrical engineering and electronics.