N-DMT02: Diploma
in Music Technology

3 Year accredited Diploma course use ProTools learn Music Technology.

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 Diploma in Music Technology is designed specifically for individuals who want to turn their passion for music into a successful career.  This program provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of music production and creation. What makes it unique is the inclusion of specialised aspects of music technology and the techniques used in multimedia and entertainment, which is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.

In this 3-year course, you’ll learn vital foundational concepts such as music composition and theory so that you can make music in any genre. You’ll also learn Modern Studio Engineering techniques used in recording, editing, mixing and mastering so that the quality of your productions will stand out. If shows are your thing, we’ve got you covered with our  Live Sound Engineering module.

Coursework includes practical projects in Digital Music Production, Post Production, Sound Synthesis & Design, Music Business, Game Audio and Media Music Composition.


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


Course Code: N-DMT02
Duration: 3-Years
NQF: Level 6 (SAQA ID: 94223) Credits: 360

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 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

First Year - SSE101 Studio Sound Engineering I
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.
First Year - MPT101 Music Production Technique I
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.
First Year - MPS101 Music Production Software
Industry Standard. International Pro Tools User Certification Training.
First Year - 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.
First Year - 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.
First Year - MGA130 Music Game Audio
Create music and sound effects for interactive media.
Record Dialogue and Foley for implementation in Games and Apps.
Second Year - SSE201 Studio Sound Engineering II
Further develop your skills with a deeper understanding of advanced recording and mixing techniques and put your knowledge to the test with a variety of practical projects to gain valuable hands on experience.
Second Year - MPT201 Music Production Technique II
Compose and create original musical works for a variety of applications including audio branding, sound samples, full original tracks, remixes and soundtracks for advertising and media applications.
Second Year - MBI201 Music Business
Knowledge is Power. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the music industry in order to build a successful career
Second Year - LSE201 Live Sound engineering
Take the guess work out of live Sound Engineering by learning tried and tested techniques to provide a killer sound for any event or show
Second Year - MMT201 Modern Music theory II
Expand your musical imagination with a broader understanding of music theory to create and inspire.
Second Year - MET201 Ear Training
Refine your perception of the technical aspects of sound to enhance your critical listening skills.
Third Year - APP301 Audio Post Production
Expand your skill set by learning and putting into practice industry standard workflows for audio post production. Including dialogue, foley, sound design and composition for film and TV.
Third Year - MBE301 Music Business Entrepreneurship
Plan for the future and while studying create a viable business plan. Learn what it takes to start your own business with the support of experienced entrepreneurs and coaches.
Third Year - SSE301 Studio Sound Engineering III (Elective)
Produce, record mix and master release ready music with the guidance of experienced engineers and experts.
Third Year - MMC301 Media Music Composition (Elective)
Compose in a variety of genres with commercial applications. Create a professional portfolio of work to showcase your skills and improve your chances being employed after graduating.
Third Year - SSD301 Sound Synthesis & Design (Elective)
Master the theoretical, practical and creative skills required to make use of a variety of sound synthesis techniques for the creation of original musical sounds, instruments and effects.
Third Year - EMP301 Electonic Music Production (Elective)
Produce mix and master two full EPs of your own music using advanced Electronic Music techniques and create a live performance set to to play your music to a live audience
Third Year - MIP301 Music Industry Praxis
Bridge the gap between education and industry. Gain real world experience and build your CV while studying by interning and contributing to various areas in the music industry.

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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. 

YES!! The Digital Music Production short course series runs on Saturdays for 12 weeks each (there are 3 in total) and is designed for those who cannot study full time due to work or family commitments during the week or do not have 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.

Not to worry, you can study on Saturdays and do the Digital Music Production Series of courses. DMP101, DMP201 and DMP301 will equip you with the skills to design and make your own music using FL Studio. 


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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