Berea Technical College

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SOUND TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAMME TITLE NQF SAQA ID CREDITS
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE:MUSIC INDUSTRY: SOUND TECHNOLOGY 5 48671 139

DESCRIPTION

The area of employment for sound engineers/ technologists are mostly in the area of. Recording; Mixing. Live sound, Theatre,Mastering. Television, Broadcast,Film, Video, Multimedia, Monitor Engineers;Designers, Advisors, Commercial Producers,music producers who do not hiM! any recognised quallflcation/s or hiM! received their training abroad.The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the competencies required to manage functions within a sound technology workplace

The qualification will enable the effective introduction, Implementation and management of systems,processes and procedures required for the operation of sound engineering environment.

The greatest need for competence at this levelexists regarding the national music industry that seeks individuals who have defined and reliable knowledge and skllls in sound technology. Such individuals must meet the industry's standards and requirements,use technology to the best of their advantage and deliver an efficient and effective service. The composition of this qualification is aimed at providing an integrated set of competencies to meet the music Industry sound technology requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS,COURSE DURATION AND CAREER FIELDS

It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the areas of communication,mathematics,technology and computer literacy at NQF level 4 in the Further Education and Training Band, and Life Skills at NQF level 2. These competencies are required In order to render sound engineering management services, and to conduct themselves professional!

Course duration

Full Time : Minimum 1 Year

Career Fields

  • Record Producer
  • Audio Technician
  • RecordingStudio Sound Tech
  • Sound Designer
  • Instrument Tech
  • Sound Mixer
  • Radio Broadcast Engineer
  • DigitalAudio Editor

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  1. Use information technology in the workplace to en- hance overallefficiency and effectiveness 2. Work with others for productions
  2. Work with others for productions
  3. Engineer sound for productions
  4. Set up,test and maintain sound equipment
  5. Plan sound productions to ensure optimal use of resources
  6. Elective [10 required to qualify)
  7. Perform OJ activities to an audience
  8. Establish and run a small business optimally
  9. Perform either
  10. Stage
    Audio/visual
    Styling
    Special effects technical duties for a production

  11. Manage a studio for routine operations