Music Production & Sound Engineering

Mode of study: Full-time day –
Intakes:             January, May and September
Campus:            Caxton House, CBD Nairobi

Fees:                  Ksh 98,000 (EA) & Ksh 116,500 (International) per term

Overview

The Certificate in Music Production and Sound Engineering focuses on learning by doing (practical and experiential learning). The course will run over a period of fourteen weeks and provide learners with training in Music Production Analysis, Mixing Fundamentals, Introduction to DAW, Basic Music Production and Ear Training. The course will equip learners with basic technical skills and requisite experience they need to pursue and build successful and exciting careers within this field. Through career launchpad class, learners will acquire essential soft skills that equip them to interact better with other students and the outside world.

COURSE DURATION:The course will course will run for 1 semester (4months)

CREDITS: 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 6 units per semester

CLASS HOURS: 8.30am – 10.30am; 11.00am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm – 4.00pm, & 4.30-6.30pm

Music Producer
Course In Depth
Units
Core Units
  1. Music Production Analysis
  2. Mixing Fundamentals
  3. Introduction to DAW
Core Units
  • Basic Music Production
  • Basic Ear Training & Critical Listening
  • Career Launchpad
Learning Outcomes

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.
Facilities

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
Employability

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
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How to apply
Qualification
Education

KCSE grade of D or above

IGCSE: 3 credits or its equivalent

Computer Knowledge

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

Prerequisites
  • KCSE grade of D or above
  • IGCSE: 3 credits or its equivalent
  • Certificate in an area related to sound or music production.
  • A short essay on why they think they belong in the music or sound industry.
Application Process
Necessary Documents
  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip
Application Forms

Download or fill the application form here

Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee of KES 2,500 will be paid. You can make the payment via MPESA or Bank.

International

In order to study at ADMI, students are required to ensure they have the correct legal documentation. For international students, this includes obtaining the relevant student visa. Below are the guidelines to the international student visa application process.

Guide to Applying for an International Student Pass

ADMI is proud to attract students from around the world. This guide is designed to help international students understand how to apply for an international student visa in Kenya. While we do not process or pay for international student visas, we hope the following information makes the student pass application process as smooth as possible.

Please note: ADMI is legally required to inform the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Office when a student discontinues his/her studies at ADMI, regardless of the reason. As a result, if a student is dropped from their programme due to poor academic performance, poor attendance or indiscipline, ADMI will immediately inform the Immigration Office.

Step 1: International students apply to ADMI

Step 2: ADMI sends supporting documents for visa application

  • Successful applicants receive a letter of admission.
  • They will also receive a letter of support or a cover letter, addressed to the Director of Immigration, indicating the name and duration of the course to be studied – both new and renewal applications.
  • Both of these letters will support international students in applying for their international student visa.

Step 3: Apply online for an International Student Visa

Step 4: ADMI Head of Academics or Principal signs/stamps completed form

Step 5: Prepare all documents and attachments

  • Collate the form and all necessary supporting documents, including:
    • Signed commitment letter from the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
    • National passport copy of the sponsor – both new and renewal cases
    • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students – both new and renewal cases
    • For minors, consent letter from the parent – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of parent’s national passport and copy of birth certificate of the minor should be attached as proof of relationship (for minors) – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of a valid national passport – both new and renewal cases (the bio-data page)
    • Current immigration status for the pupil/student – both new and renewal cases (If already in the country)
    • Two recent passport-size colour photos – both new and renewal cases
    • Duly certified copies of basic academic certificates for those joining Tertiary Institutions and Universities – new cases only
    • Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution – both new and renewal cases
    • Copy of the school’s/college registration certificate from the Ministry of Education – new cases only
    • Clearance letter from Department of Refugee Affairs for refugees – both new and renewal cases
    • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained (by the issuing institution) – renewal cases only
    • Copy of student’s pass previously held – renewal cases only

Step 6: Submit application to immigration offices

  • Submit the complete form to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Alien Section, Counter Number 9 (full address below).
  • Please note: Immigration might take up to two months to process your student pass or international student visa. If more than two months lapse, please follow up with the immigration office.

Step 7: Processing

  • Once your application has been received, you will receive a notification via email. The email will state whether your application was rejected or received. If it has been received, processing should start immediately. You will be told to wait again. This might take around three weeks.

Step 8: Payment

  • Once your applications have been approved, you will receive another notification. You should now log in to your portal and make a payment via M-pesa (Pay-Bill number 206206) or bank cheque (payable to PS Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government).

Step 9: Provide proof of payment

  • Print out the approval letter and attach receipt payment. Take it to:

The Director of Immigration Services

Department of Immigration Offices

Nyayo House 9th Floor,

Kenyatta Avenue/Uhuru Highway

P.O Box 30191,000100 Nairobi

Tel: +254-20-2222022, +254-20-2217544, +254-20-2218833

Email; dis@immigration.go.ke

  • You will then be told to wait for the visa to be processed. This will take three weeks or so.

Step 10: Collection

  • Once your Visa has been processed, you will receive a notification by email.
  • Go back to immigration offices at Nyayo House, Department of Immigration offices Ground Floor Room 16 and collect your Visa. On the same day, you should register as an alien.

For more information, please visit https://fns.immigration.go.ke/infopack/passes/studentpass/.

Download Visa Requirements
Faculty

Simon Mathinji

Sound Engineer

Simon Mathinji is a sound engineer. He has previously worked as a Sound Production instructor for GeSCI, a program founded by the UN ICT Task Force. He has worked on post-production sound for various TV and Radio shows. He also works as a front of house sound engineer for live sound events. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Kenyatta University and several certifications from various multimedia programs.

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