Certificate in Sound Engineering

There are numerous entry-level positions in the music, entertainment, and broadcast industries that this curriculum can prepare you for.

Extensive Sound Engineering Knowledge! Enroll Now at Esom School!


It could be a good job for you to work with audio equipment and have a good sense of what music you like, if that's something you enjoy.

This is the only curriculum in Uganda that teaches you how to use cutting-edge digital tools to record, edit, and mix music. As a sound engineer or producer, you'll learn everything from digital audio production to analog audio recording, from live sound engineering to sound design.

This curriculum can get you ready for a wide range of interesting entry-level positions in the music, entertainment, or broadcast industries as a sound engineer for sporting events, concerts, or the theater.

Those who finish the Sound Engineering program will be able to use audio consoles and signal processing equipment in a recording studio and on a stage during live shows.

Thanks to the expertise of our audio engineering instructors, an ESOM Sound Engineering student will gain essential experience in today's professional audio production environments, such as a post-production house or a film production studio, in which they will work as an assistant.


  • Computer literacy is a must.
  • The ability to communicate well in English is required.

Entry Requirements

Enrollment in our sound engineering program is open to anybody, and there are no requirements. We don't care about your educational background.

“We strive to cultivate and maintain an inclusive environment at Esom School that actively affirms and is respectful of the identities of all people, regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or ideological perspective, and one in which self-reflection, honesty, and accountability are practiced and modeled.”

— Agatha Nansubuga, Academic Registrar, Esom School of Music


In their own words, students describe how helpful it was for them to come and learn at the Esom School of Music.

We at the Esom School of Music strive to create a vibrant, warm, and welcoming campus environment that extends beyond the classroom walls.

The Esom School of Music's instructors describe the benefits of earning a certificate in sound engineering while attending the school.

Enroll in our admission sound engineering program beginning in February 2022 and learn how to work as a live sound engineer, sound designer, music producer, and mixer while earning your certificate!


Course Duration 9 Months (3 Terms)
Duration Per Term 3 Months
Lesson Frequency Once a Week
Free Guided Practice Once a week
Personal Practice Mon – Sun
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

Extensive Sound Engineering Knowledge! Enroll Now at Esom School!

  • Recording engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Game and audio design engineer
  • Sound Proofing Engineer
  • Mixing engineer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Mastering engineer
  • Monitor engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Audio post engineer
  • Broadcast Technician

Private Tuition Per Term UGX 792,000
Group Tuition Per Term UGX 480,000
Short Course UGX 852,000
Computer Basics UGX 120,000 (Duration: 3 Weeks)
Requirements UGX 85,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash


Looking for a place to stay while attending Esom School of Music? It may appear difficult, but it is not as difficult as you might think, especially with our experienced accommodation partners on hand, as well as Esom staff and fellow students who are available to assist you by providing advice, contacts, and information to help you find your perfect place to live as quickly and easily as possible. While we do not organize your accommodation, if you have any queries about the location to choose, the cost of living in Kampala, or any other questions regarding to accommodation, please do feel free to contact us by phone (+256706530317) or email ([email protected])

Frequently Asked Questions – Sound Engineering

Private sound engineering students are enrolled throughout the year. However, since we always have limited slots, students are enrolled on a first come first serve basis. Group sound engineering lesson intakes are twice a year. First intake: February Second Intake: August Wondering what is the difference between group and private lessons? Click the link below: Difference between private and group sound engineering lessons.
The Sound Engineering course lasts for one year, which is divided into three (3) terms and each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
No. Lessons are conducted once a week. However, sound engineering students get one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. Note that one is free to practice from home, provided they have the necessary equipment or resources for practice.

A sound engineering graduate at ESOM can embark on one of the following:

  • Recording engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Sound Proofing Engineer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Mastering engineer

Yes, practical computer knowledge is required for the Sound Engineering Program.

However at ESOM, we have the computer package that is intended solely for students who do not have any prior computer experience but wish to enroll in the sound engineering program, which requires computer proficiency.

Click the link below for more FAQs. 23 More Frequently Asked Questions.


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Pursuing a Certificate in sound engineering at Esom School

For Esom students, the notion of getting their hands dirty in the world of sound engineering is an exciting one.

While at ESOM, students put their newfound skills to action and learn new things about audio engineering that they might not have known before.

At Esom, we tailor our sound engineering lectures to meet the unique needs of each and every one of our students.

When students at ESOM work on projects and learn about sound engineering, they build up a lot of self-confidence.

To get better at being a sound engineer, you might want to sign up for Esom's Sound Engineering Specialization Program and learn more.

Esom's sound engineering instructors are top-notch, and they make learning fun and easy.

Esom Graduation

At the Esom School of Music, we believe that music should be a part of every student’s life. The Esom courses are extensive and cater to a diverse range of interests and abilities. At the beginning of August, you can enroll in our Music education Programs. Why not join us so that you can participate in our next graduation ceremony?

Don't Miss out! Now is the time to enroll in our Music Education Programs, which will give you a head start on enjoying the future of music with Esom. Our programs provides graduates with a competitive edge in the growing music industry.

At Esom, we are most thrilled to see our students succeed, and there is no better way to prove your success than graduating. We congratulate all of our students who graduated in previous years and wish you nothing but the best for your music career path.


Expert Instructors


A record music producer, sound designer, and mixing engineer, he is known professionally as “Bless Touch.” He has also been an instructor for some time. Ziza Bafana's Pomini Pomini, Bebe Cool's Old School Songs, Eddy Kenzo's Zivuga, Kiriri Kirir Dance, Radio and Weasle Magnetic, and Eddy Kenzo's Zivuga are all products of his imagination.


Badru Lugolobi has been working as a sound engineer for more than 25 years in a variety of settings and capacities throughout the world. He was introduced to sound technology while working as an electronic technician, and he has since served as a technical advisor at a variety of worship centers and musical performances.


Dennis Katumba, best known by his professional moniker Bamboocha Beats, has worked with a number of well-known studios, including Buddies Audio Studio, and is currently employed by Fenon Entertainment. He has worked with producers like Andy Muzik, The Weezy on The Beat, Paulshan Magic, Legend P, Nexo Beats, and others. For the most part, he works on audio post-production, which includes mixing and mastering, as well as sound design for movies and documentaries.

What People Say About Esom School

Mulla George Joddi

Professional producer and audio technician, I actually studied audio production at Esom. They offer the most effective, high quality and reliable Music Education.

Mulla George Joddi / Sound Engineering Student
Chad Innocent

This is where you walk into and you're ignited to learn everything to do with music. I got to ESOM to become a Sound Engineer and ended up wanting it all; guitar lessons, piano, audio production, just name it and it's just easy to learn at ESOM. I like the instructors/teachers and the fact that they make sure you achieve your goal. Right now, I confidentiality tell people that I am a professional sound engineer. Thanks to ESOM and thanks to u Daniel.

Chad Innocent / Sound Engineering Student
tht_ Soundguy

My time in ESOM was undisputed impeccable. As a student of Sound Engineering, I got enough time one on one with the teachers. Accessible library, practice room and teaches. The level of professionalism and hospitality is undeniably off the hook. But best of all for me is the God foundation of the institution. Thank you ESOM for imparting all the Knowledge I could ask for.

tht_ Soundguy / Sound Engineering Student
Ggg VvguGgg Vvgu
14:55 04 Mar 22
I am by the name of Basiima Edward Collins and would like to share a few things I know in Esom School Of Music. I am a term one student but what I have had in this wonderful school is mind blowing because I am learning so fast more than I was before joining Esom School Of Music. The courses I offered are; Audio production and Piano, this is giving me an easy and quicker way to make beats since my desire is to become a best producer in the world and trust me, I am achieving that as I am talking. There are also a variety of other courses you can take e.g Video production, sound engineering, vocal training, saxophone playing, Violin, Guitars (acoustic, solo and bass) Drums, to mention but a few. So if anyone out there is looking for a best music school, simply come to Esom School Of Music because all your music desire will be fully achieved. Thank you and may God bless you.
Johnny KJohnny K
14:22 23 Feb 22
ESOM School of music is a dream come true institution. I enrolled for Audio production and piano lessons and I found the school awesome with qualified and friendly instructos who are ready to deliver at your convenient time.It becomes more easier for you as a student to inculcate ample time for personal practice since all it takes to practice on is readily available as the saying goes "practice makes perfect" whether you're studying in a group or private classesPRACTICE!!
jonah jordanjonah jordan
11:25 23 Feb 22
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A-alvin LegaceA-alvin Legace
09:12 22 Feb 22
Am a student in a video editing class at Esom School of Music and this is my first term there. We've so far covered a few lessons because the term has just started but as far as I had known about video editing, my skills have developed so fast and am grateful for that. Can't wait to graduate 😁👍👍
Hannah MunarHannah Munar
16:40 21 Feb 22
I Personally believe n have had great experience at the school.Teachers and staff are amazing.Thank you. Keep Up the great Work.
Maria A. LarsenMaria A. Larsen
09:38 05 Feb 22
It's a good school with brilliant teachers. However, most of the active teaching focuses on the practical side of music, while the theory side of things is largely left to the student as self-study. A structure for the teaching, assessment and feedback regarding music theory as its own subject should be developed and then the school will really shine and produce knowledgeable musicians with a true mastery of their art. The location is a bit inconvenient, being in the middle of town, but the classes are worth the journey. In general, yes to Esom.
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