Sound Technology

Lecturer
Alex USA
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Course Description

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

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 have any
recognised qualification/s or have 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 level exists regarding the national music industry that
seeks individuals who have defined and reliable knowledge and skills 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.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
Fundamental and Core
1. Use information technology in the workplace to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness
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
Elective (10 required to qualify)
6. Perform DJ activities to an audience
7. Establish and run a small business optimally
8. Perform either
Stage
Audio/visual
Styling
Special effects technical duties for a production
9. Manage a studio for routine operations