N-DMP101: Skills Programme
Digital Music Production I

Study part-time build a solid foundation in FL Studio in 12 weeks.

Course Starting date: 15 May 2021 | Registrations Close: 1 May 2021


About the course

Digital music production tools can be accessed virtually world-wide, but obtaining the skills needed to use those tools to its full capacity is what will separate dreamers from successful industry professionals. 

The Digital Music Production Series was designed for music production enthusiasts who want to take their skills to a competitive level using FL Studio from 12 weeks to a year. Our approach follows an 80% practical and 20% theory approach, to ensure you walk away with professional tracks that you feel confident in releasing. After learning creative aspects of music production, you’ll explore an array of complex procedures and applications used in the music production industry. 

Classes are presented over 12 weeks on Saturdays from 9:00 until 13:00 on campus.

Enrollment Options

1 Year Course SERIES

The 1-year programme is designed to take you through the entire music production process. Design your own sounds with synthesis and creative processing. Learn cutting edge remixing techniques and give your production that polished finish with advanced mixing techniques.

Your final project will be the creation of a portfolio of tracks that will be presented to a panel of industry experts for professional feedback prior to release. Course Modules: DMP 101, DMP 201, DMP 301.

12 WEEK Course

The 12-week short course will give you an overview of music production resulting in a final production upon completion of the course. After the introduction to music production software such as FL Studio and studio setup, you will be introduced to MIDI sequencing and programming, arranging techniques, and mixing.

In addition to these, a range of music genres and creative production techniques are covered.

Course Module: DMP 101


DAYS | SATURDAYS 09:00 - 13:00
Course Starting date: 15 May 2021


  • Computer Literacy
  • English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension

It's more than a qualification

This course gives you the opportunity to finally pursue a career in the music industry even if you don't have a National Matric Certificate.


After we have made sure you are ready and fully committed to study the course, through our easy vetting process, you will be instructed 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

Week 1
Introduction to Music Production - Introduction to FL Studio - Studio Setup
Week 2
Drum Sequencing I - Working with Patterns - Drum Elements
Week 3
Drum Sequencing II - Drum Breaks - Programming Different Styles
Week 4
Bass Programming I - Common Bass Lines - Overview Piano Roll
Week 5
Loops - Slicing - Chopping
Week 6
Creating Lead Lines - Melody - Arpeggiators
Week 7
Working with Keys - Chord Progressions - Creating Pads
Week 8
Vocal Recording - Digital Audio - Editing Techniques
Week 9
Introduction to the Mixing - Mixer Functions - Routing
Week 10
Processing - Equalizer Section - Compression
Week 11
Modulation - Reverb - Delay
Week 12
Introduction to Mastering - Mastering Chains - Delivery Formats

Our student's work samples

Take a peek inside our student's creations

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.

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 ID. 

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 the invoice for the registration fee of R2000 and the course fee. Once we have received your registration fee your seat is secured 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. 

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.

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.

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 Pro Tools Manuals, which include entry to the International AVID exam, are included in the cost of the course. All other course notes and material are included.


The course is presented but (not limited) on the latest version of "Pro Tools" Digital Audio Workstation Software. 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.

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons