Sound Engineering Program Offered at Africa Digital Media Institute

Diploma 2 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Africa Digital Media Institute)

About Sound Engineering Diploma program.

This Sound Engineering diploma course offered at the Africa Digital Media Institute 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.


ADMI 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

ADMI has also invested in industry-standard software including:

  • Logic
  • Pro tools
  • Ableton live
  • Reason

Career Path


As a sound engineer in a recording studio, you would make a 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 a 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

Course duration: The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters).

Objectives of Sound Engineering

This Sound Engineering diploma program offered at the Africa Digital Media Institute develops 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.

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

Entry requirements for Sound Engineering

  • KCSE C- or above, with a C- or above in Kiswahili, English, Mathematics and at least one science subject OR
  • A-levels with 2 principal passes.
  • Basic computer proficiency is required.

Sound Engineering Course Subjects

Semester 1

  1. Career Launchpad 1
  2. Basics of Audio Production
  3. Introduction to Live Sound
  4. Critical Music Listening
  5. Digital Audio Environment
  6. Introduction to Acoustics Microphone Techniques

Semester 2

  1. Career Launchpad 2
  2. Critical Listening II
  3. Digital Audio Editing
  4. Live Sound Setup
  5. Audio Processing
  6. Mixing Techniques Music Appreciation

Semester 3

  1. Career Launchpad 3
  2. Audio Post Production for Film and TV
  3. Mastering Sound
  4. Live Concert Sound
  5. Critical Music Listening III Composing for Music for Film and TV

Semester 4

  1. Projects & Portfolio Review
  2. Composing Music for Media
  3. Music Project
  4. Live Sound Senior Practicum (Projects)

About Africa Digital Media Institute

Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) is a leading creative media and technology training institution, offering practical courses in Film & TV Production, Journalism & Multimedia, Mobile App & Game Development, Music Production, Sound Engineering, Animation & Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Photography, Multimedia, and Digital Marketing.

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