Diploma in Sound Engineering

Mode of study:    Full time
Intakes:                 July, December
Campus:               Off George W Bush Hwy, Accra, Akweteyman.
Fees:

In the US, 15,210 Sound Engineering technicians were employed in May 2016. The number is also projected to increase by 7% in 2024.

Our Sound Engineering course provides training in all areas of sound production, including live sound; music production and recording; sound mixing and mastering; digital audio editing; signal processing; field recording and sound design; and live concert recording.

The Sound Engineering course also covers audio for the film, video, animation and gaming industries and incorporates real-life gigs. As a student you will develop your skills in state-of-the-art studios, providing you with the technical skills and experience you need to pursue careers as a studio engineer, live performer, tour manager or audio technician.

COURSE SCHEDULE: Students will receive up to 120 Hours of Classroom theoretical and hands-on practical instruction. 6 hours per week for 20 weeks. Another 4 weeks will be given for student to produce a final project.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Sound Engineering course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze sound and lighting equipment requirements for live sound events, prep and connect all required equipment and use the equipment successfully in running the event from a technical perspective
  • Intelligently speak the language of music when interacting with musicians in live sound and recording environments
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Digital Audio Workstation applications, including editing and signal processing
  • Demonstrate safe working practices in lighting and various sound production environments.
  • Use entrepreneurial and personal finance skills to help establish recording studios, live sound companies and run these operations successfully

AIM prides itself in having modern, state of the art equipment that meet global standards. As a sound engineering student you will have the opportunity to use the following equipment:

  • Acoustically treated sound studio
  • Various types of audio mixers
  • Various types of microphones
  • Amplifiers
  • Equalizers
  • Compressors
  • Three computer labs with Macs and PCs

AIM has also invested in industry standard software including:

  • Logic
  • Pro tools
  • Ableton live
  • Reason

As a sound engineer in a recording studio, you would make high quality recording of music, speech and sound effects. If you enjoy working with electronics and are interested in music and sound, this could be the ideal job for you. In this job, you would need to have a good sense of hearing. You would also need to understand musical pitch, timing, and rhythm. With experience, you might also act as Studio Manager. You may also be known as an audio engineer or recording engineer.

Other jobs that you could take up with the qualification may include:

  • Studio sound engineer
  • Mix engineer
  • Live sound engineer (music and theatre)
  • Studio assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Audio post production engineer
  • Composer
  • OB engineer
  • Recording artist
  • Electronic musician
  • Music and dialogue editor
  • Location recordist
  • Promoter
Education

Applicant Must have the WASSCE/SSSCE certificate or working experience for not less than one year.Applicant must have a proof of their working experience.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.

Prerequisites

Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

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