N-CMT01: Higher Certificate
Creative Music Technology

1-year accredited higher certificate - work in FL Studio and Cubase.

Mid-Year Intake: 26 July 2021 | Registrations Close: 12 July 2021

Annual Intake: 01 March 2022 | Registrations Close: 15 February 2022


About the course

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

This program is perfect for you if you’re an individual who doesn’t want to be tied to conventional studios but rather want the freedom of working from 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.

This one-year higher certificate will provide you with the attitude, skills and knowledge you need to become an independent music producer or artist. Topics that are 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, upon graduating from this program, you will be able to produce music in a variety of styles.


National Senior Certificate or
Equivalent NQF level 4
Qualification. Computer literacy
English Language aptitude
Basic mathematical ability


Course Code: N-CMT01 Duration: 1-Year
NQF: Level 5 (SAQA ID: 91873) Credits: 130

2021 Mid-Year Intake: 26 July
2022 Annual Intake: 01 March

Its more than a qualification

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


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


After we have made sure you are ready and fully committed to study the course, through our easy vetting process, you will be guided to continue with the registering process.


We are geared to provide the highest standard of assistance and support to our international students. Please navigate to the dedicated website page for International Students.


We provide easy and flexible tuition payment options by means of Debit order, Stop order and 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
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.
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 a Power user of 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 the scale of operation – this course provides you with the opportunity to work with international clients worldwide, from the comfort of your home.

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Course Tuition Fees


Most frequent questions and answers

To apply at EMENDY you need to first click on the Apply button above and complete the application form. 

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

To apply for the Diploma in Music Technology you need a diploma pass on your matric certificate. 

To apply for the Higher Certificate in Creative Music Technology OR Higher Certificate in Game Design & Development you need at least a Higher Certificate pass for your matric.

Our college registrar will then be in contact to get the remainder of the documentation which includes a copy of your payees ID and proof of income. We will send you the different contracts to complete and invoices for the registration fee of R4500 and course fee. Once we have received your registration fee your seat is secured at EMENDY for the next intake.

If you apply for a Short Course, there is no application fee, only a registration fee of R2000. These courses include: 

  • Audio Mixing and Mastering 
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • Digital Music Production 101
  • Digital Music Production 201
  • Digital Music Production 301  

To apply for the Short Courses, a matric certificate is not required.

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. 

The following short courses are run on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00

  • Digital music production series
  • Audio Mixing and Mastering

These courses are designed for those who cannot study full time or have not obtained a matric pass.

There are different requirements for the different courses.

For the full-time courses the requirements are as follows:

  • For the Diploma Course you need to have a diploma pass on your matric certificate.
  • For the Higher Certificate Courses you need a higher certificate pass on your matric certificate.

For all short courses and workshops no matric certificate is required.

EMENDY doesn’t offer any accommodation but being situated in Hatfield, Pretoria and having so many universities, colleges and educational institutions in the area there are many accommodation options available. We can provide you with a list of places should you require it.

The 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 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Short courses run from 9am to 1pm Saturdays.

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

Our Higher Certificates are NQF 5 and the Diploma course is NQF 6.

EMENDY offers short courses for students without a matric certificate who wants to improve their skills. 

Short courses offered by EMENDY:


The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.


The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of "Steinberg - Cubase" Digital Audio Workstation Software  and FL Studio. In order to work remotely as well, it is recommended that students obtain their own licenses of the primary software platforms.


Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions. All enrolled students can book and use the College's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course. If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course, and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Not Enrolled
    Course Code: N-GDD20
    Duration: 1-Year
    NQF: Level 5 (SAQA ID: 101608)
    Credits: 120
    Course Starting Date: 1 March 2022