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Upon completion of this practical certificate, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of digital audio workstations, analog consoles, and proficiently operate live sound equipment. This course will equip you with the skills to effectively utilize software-based synths, emphasizing editing, arranging, and mixing techniques. Additionally, you will develop expertise in working with microphones, mixing desks, and signal processors. Lastly, you will have hands-on experience recording, overdubbing, and mixing a band in a professional studio setting.

Certificate in Sound Engineering

If you have a passion for audio equipment and a keen sense of musical preferences, working as a sound engineer might be the perfect job for you. This comprehensive curriculum prepares you for a variety of exciting entry-level positions in the music, entertainment, and broadcast industries. You’ll have the opportunity to work as a sound engineer for sporting events, concerts, or theatrical productions.

What sets this curriculum apart is that it’s the only one of its kind in Uganda that teaches you how to utilize cutting-edge digital tools for recording, editing, and mixing music. Whether you aspire to be a sound engineer or a producer, you’ll gain expertise in various areas, from digital audio production to analog audio recording, and from live sound engineering to sound design.

Upon completion of the Sound Engineering program, you’ll possess the skills to operate audio consoles and signal processing equipment both in recording studios and during live shows. Our audio engineering instructors, who possess extensive industry knowledge, ensure that ESOM Sound Engineering students gain valuable experience in today’s professional audio production environments. You’ll have the opportunity to work as an assistant in post-production houses or film production studios, further enhancing your expertise.

Gain Practical Experience
Our program provides you with essential skills necessary for a successful career in the audio industry. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with fellow students, build a professional portfolio, and gain hands-on experience. Additionally, you’ll receive mentorship from experienced professionals in Uganda, who are well-versed in the field.

  1. Basics of Sound: Gain a comprehensive understanding of sound physics, including its propagation, perception by the human ear, and fundamental properties such as frequency, wavelength, amplitude, and phase.
  2. Recording Techniques: Explore various microphone types and their characteristics, learn microphone placement techniques for different recording scenarios, and delve into the intricacies of field recording, studio recording, and live recording.
  3. Audio Equipment: Master the operation of professional audio equipment, including mixing consoles, monitors, microphones, digital audio workstations (DAWs), amplifiers, speakers, and headphones.
  4. Signal Flow: Develop a clear understanding of the audio path from the source (such as a microphone or instrument) through a sound system to the listener.
  5. Digital Audio and Software: Acquire the necessary knowledge to convert sound into digital format, navigate popular DAWs like Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio, and utilize plugins for effects and processing.
  6. Live Sound Reinforcement: Learn to overcome the unique challenges of live sound, such as feedback control, monitor mixing, system setup and teardown, and collaborating with artists and event producers.
  7. Acoustics: Explore the interaction between sound and the environment, discover techniques for designing spaces with optimal acoustics, and learn how to enhance sound quality through space treatment.
  8. Music Theory: While not always a focal point in sound engineering courses, gaining a basic understanding of music theory can greatly benefit engineers working closely with musicians.

By the end of this comprehensive program, you will have a solid foundation in sound engineering, empowering you to excel in various aspects of audio production and live sound reinforcement.


To enroll in our sound engineering program, there are a few key prerequisites:

  • Computer literacy is essential.
  • Proficiency in English communication is required.
  • There are no specific educational requirements for admission. We welcome individuals from all educational backgrounds.

Please note that a strong command of computers and English language skills are necessary to succeed in our program.

Speak with our enrollment manager
Contact our enrollment manager to learn more about this program. If you require assistance in selecting the most suitable certificate program or course, feel free to get in touch. You can reach us at 0781227712 or 0700132588.

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Study at Esom School of Music

Every professional performer understands the importance of having a skilled sound engineer as part of their team. A poorly mixed sound can significantly harm a performance, regardless of the music genre or the performer’s talent. The music industry has a high demand for sound engineers who possess the expertise to create exceptional mixes and deploy high-quality sound systems.
Private music lessons provide students with the invaluable opportunity to receive focused attention from their instructors throughout the entire class session. This one-on-one approach allows for a deeper exploration of techniques and concepts, thanks to the dedicated guidance received.
Our short courses offer a condensed version of our regular program, designed to be completed within a shorter timeframe, typically six weeks. Students enrolled in these courses receive two lessons per week and have the opportunity to practice their skills throughout the week.
For aspiring professionals looking to advance their careers and enhance their audio-related skills, our Sound Engineering certificate program provides a diverse range of music technology courses to supplement their existing knowledge. The program covers various topics, including computer music production, audio recording and post-production, as well as live sound engineering.

Key Details

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 – Sat
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

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Sound Engineering Lessons

Career Opportunities

  • 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

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Fees Structure

Private Tuition Per Term UGX 888,000
Group Tuition Per Term UGX 594,000
Short Course UGX 888,000
Computer Basics Group: UGX 180,000 (Duration: 12 Weeks)
Private: UGX 264,000 (Duration: 6 Weeks)
Requirements UGX 85,000
Term of Payment: Full Payment or First installment – 60% of Tuition
Payment Modes: Bank, Mobile Money, Cash

Our Expert Instructors

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Audio Production Instructor | Sound Engineering Instructor

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Blessius Nkoloogi

Blessius Nkoloogi

Sound Engineering Instructor

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Badru Lugolobi

Badru Lugolobi

Sound Engineering Instructor

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Frequently Asked Questions

When are your intakes?
Private one-on-one sound engineering students can enroll throughout the year. You can enroll at any time when you’re ready to get started. For group lessons, we have two intakes:

  • First Intake: February
  • Second Intake: August

How long does it take to finish the sound engineering course?
The sound engineering course lasts for one year, divided into three terms. Each term takes 3 months or 12 weeks to complete.
Do I have to study every day?
No, lessons are conducted once a week. However, sound engineering students have one guided practice session with an instructor every week and free personal practice throughout the week. You’re also free to practice from home if you have the necessary equipment.
Do you provide accommodation?
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students can find affordable accommodation around the school, with an average cost of UGX 500,000 per term. Please note that meals are not included in the accommodation fee.
What employment opportunities are available for a sound engineering graduate?
A sound engineering graduate can pursue employment in the following roles:

  1. Recording engineer
  2. Studio engineer
  3. Sound Proofing Engineer
  4. Live sound engineer
  5. Mastering engineer

Is Esom School of Music Accredited?
Yes, ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number: MAC/0586.
Is computer literacy a requirement for sound engineering students?
Yes, practical computer knowledge is required for the sound engineering program. However, at ESOM, we offer a computer package specifically designed for students without any prior computer experience who wish to enroll in the sound engineering program.
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Esom School of Music celebrates the successful completion of certificate audit program requirements by its students through a grand graduation ceremony. Our students are awarded their certificates once every academic year.
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