Sound Engineering Program Offered at Africa Digital Media Institute

Certificate 4 months Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Africa Digital Media Institute)

About Sound Engineering Certificate program.

Africa Digital Media Institute's (ADMI) 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.

ADMI Facilities


ADMI prides itself on having a modern, state of the art equipment that meets 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 run for 1 semester (4months)

Objectives of Sound Engineering

This Sound Engineering certificate program at the Africa Digital Media Institute aims to teach you the art, science, and technology of sound production across a wide range of applications, from music recording to live concert sound and sound production for film and television.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to: 

  • Use DAW systems and tools of operation for audio production.
  • Make their first steps towards a career in the music and sound engineering fields.
  • Understand the fundamentals of sound engineering and music production hence choose the right career path.

Entry requirements for Sound Engineering

  • KCSE grade of D or above
  • IGCSE: 3 credits or it's equivalent
  • Basic computer proficiency is required

Sound Engineering Course Subjects

  • Music Production Analysis
  • Mixing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to DAW

Core Units

  • Basic Music Production
  • Ear Training
  • Career Launchpad

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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