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.
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.
Record Dialogue and Foley for implementation in Games and Apps.
Whatever the scale of operation – this course provides you with the opportunity to work with international clients worldwide, from the comfort of your home.
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.