Certificate in Sound Engineering

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

A career in sound engineering may be a good fit for you if you enjoy working with audio equipment and have a keen sense of musical taste.

It is the only program of its kind in Uganda where you will learn how to record, edit and mix music utilizing the most advanced digital technologies. Digital audio production, analog and digital recording, live sound engineering, sound design, and other aspects of the profession are covered in the program. You’ll learn about recording studio and live sound techniques, acoustics, microphones, mixers, signal processing, and digital audio software.

It doesn’t matter if you want to work in the music, entertainment, or broadcast industries as a sound engineer for sporting events, concerts, or the theater—this curriculum can get you ready for a wide range of interesting entry-level positions.

Students who complete the Sound Engineering program will be able to operate audio consoles and signal processing equipment in a recording studio as well as on a stage during performances.

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, thanks to the expertise of our audio engineering instructors.

Prerequisite

  • 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.

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

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

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 Mix Editor while earning your cerificate!

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 – Sun
Group Intakes Feb and Aug
Private Intake Open

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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
FEES

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

Frequently Asked Questions – Sound Engineering

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED WITH THE SOUND ENGINEERING COURSE:

Getting started is as simple as ABC. You need only two(2) things to get started with your sound engineering lessons:
  1. Get registered
  2. Pay at least 60% of the tuition

GETTING REGISTERED:

In order to get started with sound engineering lessons, you need to provide us with your details, come to the school and fill the registration form or register online. In this process, you also need to pay for the requirements.

  • Registration and requirements: 85,000 Ugx
  • After paying the requirements, you need to pay at least 60% of the tuition which is,
    1. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Private: 560,200 Ugx
    2. Total payment: (Requirements + 60% tuition) Group: 373,000 Ugx

PAYMENT MODES:

Payments can be made using any of the options below:

  • Cash or cheque at the school reception
  • Airtel Money: 0700132588 (Esom School of Music), MTN mobile money: 0781227712 (Daniel Innocent Kyega)
  • Centenary Bank: Account name: (Eternity Source of Music Ltd) Account No. 2510301781

Requirements:

  1. Admission Fee: 20,000 Ugx
  2. Development Fee (Per term): 20,000 Ugx
  3. Library Fee (Per year) : 20,000 Ugx
  4. Assignment Book (Per term): 5,000 Ugx
  5. Total Requirements: 85,000 Ugx

Tuition Per Term:

  • Private: (One on one) : 792,000 Ugx
  • Group: 480,000 Ugx
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.
The school does not provide accommodation. However, our long-distance students get affordable accommodation around the school at an average cost of UGX 300,000 per term. Note: Meals are not included in the amount paid for accommodation.

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. ESOM SCHOOL OF MUSIC is accredited by the ministry of education and sports under the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT). Accreditation number mac/0586

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.

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.

Because of their projects and training in sound engineering, students at ESOM earn a tremendous level of self-confidence.

To improve your skills as a sound engineer, you might consider enrolling in Esom’s Sound Engineering Specialization Program.

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

GRADUATION
Esom Graduation

During this time of preparation for the third graduation ceremony, we would like to remind the general public that we held the first graduation event, which had over 40 graduates from a variety of courses, and that the number of graduates increased exponentially to more than 70 graduates at the second graduating ceremony.

Fortunately, over 200 graduates are expected to get their certificates from the Esom School of Music on February 26, 2022, at a ceremony that will take place at the school.

The Esom School of Music strongly invites you to enroll in Sound Engineering in February of this year. Fill out the intake form as soon as possible to ensure your seat at the 4th graduation ceremony.

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Expert Instructors

DENIS KATUMBA

Dennis Katumba, better known by his stage name Bamboocha Beats, is an audio/music producer, mixing and mastering engineer, sound designer, and sound engineer for cinema and documentary production.

BADRU LUGOLOBI

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

BLESSIUS NKOLOOGI

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, Babe 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.

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
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