Although there are a multitude of articles online about sound engineering, the best way to become an audio engineer is still the traditional route. Studying at an audio college will give you hands-on experience on expensive equipment you might otherwise not have had access to. It will also put you into contact with industry professionals, which will help you with getting internships after you have graduated.
Here’s a list of some of the best places in South Africa to study to become an audio engineer (Disclaimer: Please do you research and visit the campuses of the institutions below, to make sure it’s the best place for you before enrolling.)
Cape audio college
Cape audio college is the most established audio training institute in South Africa. Their Diploma in Sound Technology and Production is accredited by the Council on Higher Education and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework.
SAE institute south africa
SAE, with 54+ campuses in 28 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In South Africa, they proudly offer government accredited certificates and bachelor degrees across 3 disciplines – Animation, Audio and Film.
Academy of Sound Engineering
It is no coincidence that ASE is owned and run by the team of individuals that pioneered sound engineering education in South Africa. The ASE team launched and ran the first (and largest) national network of sound engineering schools in the country and is directly responsible for the qualification of over 4000 qualified sound engineers.
college of audio engineering
CAE is situated in the Northern Suburbs (Durbanville) of Cape Town away from the heavy congestion that Cape Town itself experiences. CAE has seen 24 years of educating young people into the sound engineering industry and they are also affiliated and respected in the broader music industry. Their industries partners have also given CAE students employment opportunities throughout the last 24 years. They have a long list of young people that have established themselves in the sound engineering work arena.