PROSPECTUS 2019 SAE INSTITUTE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD - The Global Leader in Creative Media Education

 
PROSPECTUS 2019 SAE INSTITUTE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD - The Global Leader in Creative Media Education
SAE INSTITUTE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD
The Global Leader in Creative Media Education

   PROSPECTUS 2019
PROSPECTUS 2019 SAE INSTITUTE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD - The Global Leader in Creative Media Education
VISION
                                              To be Africa’s leading Educator for the creative media industries.

                                              EDUCATE
                                              Provide relevant and high quality vocational education in an ergonomically positive
                                              environment thereby enhancing the performance of our students.

                                              EMPOWER
                                              Through our high quality and relevant education methods we empower our students to
                                              maximize their career potential.

                                              EMPLOY
                                              By Educating and Empowering our students we provide them with the skills to become
                                              gainfully employed and grow as responsible and productive citizens of society.

                                                                                   Johannesburg                                                                                                           Cape Town

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

      Vuyani Dube                                                      Opubo Braide                                                       Bronwyn Morris
      Zimbabwe                                                         Nigeria                                                            South Africa

      My time at SAE Cape Town was a                                   While I studied at SAE Cape Town, I                                Initially, I thought my experience at
      challenging and intense experience.                              got to have personal interactions with                             SAE Institute might not be quite the
      I felt I had a great source of knowledge                         some of the big players in the industry                            “student” experience I was hoping for,
      from industry professionals as well                              (lecturers and guest speakers), and                                due to the intake of students . As soon
      as industry standard facilities. SAE                             I learnt a great deal from them. SAE                               as classes began I was proved wrong.
      provided me with a great working                                 Cape Town is unique, because it                                    The lecturers and staff were so great
      environment that allowed me to do any                            doesn’t spoon-feed its students.                                   and friendly, and the other students
      further research that I required to keep                                                                                            were fun and excited to be studying
      my work at a desired standard.                                                                                                      film.

      Masixole Mbanga                                                  Eliav Vanunu                                                       Thomas Glendinning
      South Africa                                                     Israel                                                             South Africa

      A wise man once told me never                                    SAE Cape Town surrounded me with                                   From the very first day at SAE I felt like
      forget to always thank your elders,                              open-minded people, both staff and                                 I was in responsible, knowledgeable
      especially those who work passionately                           students. Musicians, artists, and                                  hands of lecturers who not only know
      to educate and make you wiser. I                                 people with technical interests, found                             what they are talking about but had
      feel blessed to have the skills and                              themselves taking the actual steps                                 experienced the industry hands on and
      knowledge I have acquired in my time                             towards their goals. You get all of it at                          were thus well equipped to impart their
      at SAE.                                                          SAE, but the expectations are high and                             extensive knowledge.
                                                                       you will work hard!

      Chubie Ujah                                                      Levi O’Regan                                                       Aninka Jonck
      Nigeria                                                          Kenya                                                              South Africa

      Thanks to the excellent learning                                 The fun-loving, WELCOMING, and                                     My time at the SAE was the most
      conditions, great staff and magnificent                          passionate environment you guys have                               exhilarating learning experience I have
      facilities, SAE did not only meet my                             going over there is what sets SAE Cape                             ever had, and I speak from experience
      expectations, it beat my expectations                            Town apart. It felt like a second home                             since I already have studied at another
      by every standard. I am proud to be an                           and was by far the best experience of                              university. When you study at SAE they
      alumnus of SAE Cape Town.                                        my life so far and I’m very grateful to                            will give you 110% in every aspect and
                                                                       have been able to complete my 1-year                               you cannot get just anywhere.
                                                                       course there.
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OUR CAMPUSES
   SAE Institute South Africa (Pty) Ltd. provides two purpose-built and state-of-the-art multimedia environments located in Cape Town’s most creative
   hub, the award winning Woodstock Exchange and Johannesburg’s Design District Building. The Woodstock Exchange (Cape Town) includes
   some of the city’s most talented and respected photographers, fashion designers, printers, illustrators, film directors and cutting edge retail stores.
   Our Johannesburg campus is based in the trendy, vibrant area of Rosebank and is housed in the iconic Design District building. Surrounded by
   restaurants, bars and shops, the campus is also within a 5-minute walk of the Gautrain.

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INTRODUCTION
                                                                 CONTENTS
                                                                 6–10		 ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS
                                                                 			 • Higher Certificate (1 year)
                                                                 			 • Bachelor of Arts in Motion Design and Animation (3 years)

                                                                 11–16 FILM PRODUCTION
                                                                 			 • Higher Certificate (1 year)
                                                                 			• Bachelor of Arts (3 years)

                                                                 17–22 SOUND PRODUCTION
                                                                 			 • Higher Certificate (1 year)
                                                                 			 • Bachelor of Arts (3 years)

                                                                 23-24 SHORT COURSES
                                                                 			 • Electronic Music Production in Ableton Live
                                                                 			 • Guerilla Video Production
                                                                 			 • Pro Performance DJ
                                                                 			 • Live Sound Production
                                                                 			 • Live Streaming
                                                                 			• FL Studio
                                                                 			• Music Business Fundamentals

                                                                 25         FEES
                                                                 26-28 START DATES
                                                                 29-30 HOW TO FIND US
                                                                 31		BEFORE YOU APPLY
                                                                 32		 HOW TO ENROL
                                                                 33		INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDELINES
                                                                 34		 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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ANIMATION
                              HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS
                              In this qualification students acquire comprehensive skills in free-hand drawing, stop-motion, 2D and 3D computer-
                              generated graphics and animation using the industry’s most widely used software. The curriculum provides an
                              understanding of the systems and equipment used for creating animation and the practical experience required
                              for production techniques and design concepts. Students also gain comprehensive expertise of the contemporary
                              ‘infotainment’ industry.

   OVERVIEW
   SAQA ID: 86986; Duration 1 year; NQF Level 5; Exit Level Credits: 140

                                              Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects (1 year)
   SEMESTER 1

             HCAN1101:
                                                  HCAN1102:                               HCAN1103:                               HCAN1104:                              HCAN1105:
            Fundamentals
                                            3D Character Performance                     Motion Graphics                     Basics of 3D Modeling                    Animation Principles
             of Drawing

   SEMESTER 2

             HCAN1206:
                                                  HCAN1207:                                HCAN1208:                              HCAN1209:                             HCAN1210:
           Modeling Digital
                                             3D Character Animation                        Visual Effects                  Storyboarding & Animatics              The Business of Animation
            Environments

  UNITS OF STUDY
    SEMESTER 1                                                       HCAN1104 (NQF5/14 Credits)
                                                                     BASICS OF 3D MODELING
   HCAN1101 (NQF5/14 Credits)                                        This module provides students with an
   FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING                                           understanding of 3D modeling principles
   This module introduces students to the                            using current tools and practices for the
   fundamental methods and concepts of                               creation of 3D objects in MAYA.
   observational and expressive drawing
   practice. Life drawing is explored and
   techniques are developed to enable students
   to better represent the human form.                               HCAN1105 (NQF5/14 Credits)
                                                                     ANIMATION PRINCIPLES
                                                                     Animation Principles are the core of all
                                                                     animation. This module introduces the
   HCAN1102 (NQF5/14 Credits)
                                                                     student to the 12 basic principles of
   3D CHARACTER PERFORMANCE
                                                                     animation through a series of traditional 2D
   This module covers the basics of                                  and digital 2D or 3D exercises and projects.
   performance in animation, both as theory
   and practical 3D MAYA exercises. The
   theory is explored through viewing of
   selected animated performances and
   practical workshops, and basic performance
   techniques and principles are applied in
   simple 3D exercises.

   HCAN1103
   MOTION GRAPHICS
   This module develops an understanding
   of motion graphics in Adobe After Effects
   through a series of practical lectures and
   creative exercises. Students will learn
   the skills necessary to develop ideas into
   designs, apply them in a realistic production
   sense, and develop their own motion
   graphics projects.
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SEMESTER 2                                                       HCAN1209 (NQF5/14 Credits)
                                                                     STORYBOARDING AND ANIMATICS
   HCAN1206 (NQF5/14 Credits)                                        This modules provides students with the
   MODELING DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS                                     skills and concepts needed to develop
   This module builds on the basic principles of                     storyboards and animatics for film and
   modeling and animation with particular focus                      television. Students will need to produce
   on the design and modeling of complex 3D                          their own storyboards and animatic projects,
   environments in MAYA.                                             based on their own story ideas.

                                                                     HCAN1210 (NQF5/14 Credits)
   HCAN1207 (NQF5/14 Credits)                                        THE BUSINESS OF ANIMATION
   3D CHARACTER ANIMATION                                            This module is an introduction to the
   This module develops the knowledge and                            animation industry both generally and in
   skills required for the design and creation                       particular to Cape Town, South Africa.
   of 3D animated characters. Students will                          Industry professionals will present on various
   explore lighting and composition and develop                      topics relating to the industry and students
   their 3D animation skills. Students will also                     will be shown how to develop portfolios and
   apply traditional principles of animation to 3D                   practically apply this knowledge in their own
   digital characters and investigate how these                      professional portfolio.
   characters are rigged and textured.

   HCAN1208
   VISUAL EFFECTS
   This module introduces students to visual
   effects for film and television with particular
   focus on compositing, rendering elements,
   3D Dynamics, matte painting, motion
   capture, camera tracking, and particles
   systems.

      GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                   COURSE INFO
                                                                                                                                       QUALIFICATION:
      •   Successful completion of South African Grade 12, an A-Level or equivalent                                                    Higher Certificate in Animation and
      •   Or successful completion of the equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 Qualification, or higher.                           Visual Effects
      •    Proficiency in written and spoken English. In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score 		                        DURATION: 1 Year
           6.0 on IELTS, 550 on TOEFL (paper-based), 213 on TOEFL (computer-based) OR 79 (Internet
           based).
      If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English
      on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.                                Courses start in February
      •   Art or previous experience of Art is a requirement for the course a portfolio will be requested if no
          proof of the subject being taken is provided.
                                                                                                                                       STUDENT WEEKLY STUDY LOAD
      •   Intermediate computer proficiency                                                                                            15 Hours lectures / 30 hours production
                                                                                                                                       projects and self-study
      Additional requirements:
      • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted
      • We recommend that every student has a access to a personal computer and harddrive

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MOTION DESIGN & ANIMATION
                                            BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MOTION DESIGN AND ANIMATION
                                            The Bachelor of Arts in Motion Design and Animation teaches digital 3D and digital 2D animation skills within
                                            the context of traditional 2D animation principles. There is a strong focus on developing and refining fine art
                                            skills: drawing, painting and sculpture, in support of the creative processes involved in character and story
                                            development for animation. Theory modules include history of art, history of animated media, media studies
                                            and basic academic research skills. The final year of study includes a major practical project that forms the
                                            centerpiece of the student’s portfolio. The student can choose to complete the graduation project in either
                                            digital 3D, stop-motion 3D, or digital 2D.

       OVERVIEW
       SAQA ID: 94949; Duration 3 years; NQF Level 7; Exit Level Credits: 360

                                                                      1st YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE
       SEMESTER 1

                                                       BAMDA1102                                                                   BAMDA1109
                 BAMDA1101                                                                    BAMDA1103                                                                   BGAL1101
                                                      Motion Design I:                                                     History of Animation Film and
                 Art History I                                                             Fine Art I: Drawing                                                         Academic Literacy
                                                   Drawing for Animation                                                             Television

       SEMESTER 2
                 BAMDA1205                              BAMDA1206                                                                   BAMDA1208
                                                                                            BAMDA1207                                                                      BGML1201
            Digital 2D Animation I:                Digital 3D Animation I:                                                     Visual Narrative Design:
                                                                                      Storyboarding & Illustration                                                        Media Literacy
                 Toonboom®                                 Maya®                                                                 Production Pipeline

                                                                     2nd YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE
       SEMESTER 1

                 BAMDA2101                             BAMDA2102                             BAMDA2103                              BAMDA2104
                                                                                                                                                                          BAMDA2105
            Digital 2D Animation 2:               Digital 3D Animation 2:                  Motion Design II:                   Fine Art II: Painting and
                                                                                                                                                                          Art History II
                 Toonboom®                                 Maya®                         Drawing for Animation                 Sculpture for animation

       SEMESTER 2

                 BAMDA2206                                       BAMDA2207                                          BAMDA2208
                                                                                                                                                                         BAMDA209
            Digital 2D Animation 3:                         Digital 3D Animation 3:                            Stop Motion 3D Creative
                                                                                                                                                                       Research Basics
                 Toonboom®                                           Maya®                                         Practical Project

                                                                     3rd YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE

       SEMESTER 1
                BAMDA3101
                                                                 BAMDA3102                                           BAMDA3103
               Creative Project:                                                                               Applied Research: Thesis
                                                              Digital Animation IV
               Pre Production

       SEMESTER 2

                BAMDA3204                                       BAMDA3205                                            BAMDA3306
               Creative Project:                          The Business of Animation                          Interactive Animation Design
             Production and Post

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UNITS OF STUDY
    1st YEAR                                                          SEMESTER 2                                                        2nd YEAR
    SEMESTER 1                                                       BAMDA1205                                                          SEMESTER 1
                                                                     DIGITAL 2D ANIMATION 1: TOONBOOM®
   BAMDA1101                                                         (NQF5/15 Credits)                                                 BAMDA2101
   ART HISTORY I (NQF5/10 Credits)                                   This module is a theoretical and practical                        DIGITAL 2D ANIMATION 2: TOONBOOM®
   This module is an introduction to the history                     introduction to ToonBoom®                                         (NQF6/15 Credits)
   of art. Various art styles, art movements,                                                                                          This module develops the theory and
   artists and forms and techniques are                                                                                                practice of 2D within ToonBoom®
   discussed to form the underpinning theory                         BAMDA1206
   for subsequent practical fine art, drawing and
                                                                     DIGITAL 3D ANIMATION 1: MAYA®
   sculpture modules.
                                                                     (NQF5/15 Credits)                                                 BAMDA2102
                                                                     This module is a theoretical and practical                        DIGITAL 3D ANIMATION 2: MAYA
   BAMDA1102                                                         introduction to Maya®                                             (NQF6/15 Credits)
   MOTION DESIGN I: DRAWING FOR                                                                                                        This module develops the theory and
   ANIMATION (NQF5/15 Credits)                                                                                                         practice of 3D within Maya®.
   This module focuses on the principles of                          BAMDA1207
   animation, the techniques and skills of                           STORYBOARDING AND ILLUSTRATION
   animation drawing, and drawing for the                            (NQF5/15 Credits)                                                 BAMDA2103
   moving figure. These topics are applied in                        This practical module introduces the student                      MOTION DESIGN II: DRAWING FOR
   essay, traditional 2D practical, and studio                       to storyboarding and illustration, developing                     ANIMATION (NQF6/15 Credits)
   work.                                                             the skills for translating narrative into a visual                This module extends the principles of
                                                                     format using both traditional paper-based                         animation, the techniques and skills of
                                                                     and digital 2D storyboarding formats using
   BAMDA1103                                                                                                                           animation drawing, and drawing for the
                                                                     Storyboard Pro®.
   FINE ART I: DRAWING (NQF5/10 Credits)                                                                                               moving figure into applications to plants and
                                                                                                                                       animals and other non-anthropomorphic
   This practical module develops general
                                                                                                                                       figures. These topics are applied in essays
   drawing skills, with a focus on the
   anthropomorphic figure and the figure in
                                                                     BAMDA1208                                                         and practical studio work.
   motion. Understanding human anatomy
                                                                     VISUAL NARRATIVE DESIGN: PRODUCTION
   forms the theoretical basis for this module.                      PIPELINE (NQF5/10 Credits)
                                                                     This module introduces students to the                            BAMDA2104
                                                                     production pipeline and is an exploration                         FINE ART II: PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
   BAMDA1109                                                         of the concept through theoretical                                FOR ANIMATION (NQF5/15 Credits)
   HISTORY OF ANIMATION FILM AND                                     discussions and presentations from industry                       This practical module develops general
   TELEVISION (NQF5/15 Credits)                                      professionals.                                                    painting and sculpting art skills to include,
   This is a theoretical module focusing on                                                                                            amongst others: landscape painting and
   an appreciation and critical analysis of key                                                                                        sculpting anthropomorphic figures.
   visual texts, both films and television series,                   BGML1201
   and seminal theory texts to illustrate the                        MEDIA LITERACY (NQF6/10 Credits)
   evolution of the animated form and animation                                                                                        BAMDA2105
                                                                     This is a theoretical module offering an
   theory.                                                                                                                             ART HISTORY II (NQF6/10 Credits)
                                                                     introduction to communication and media
                                                                     studies with a focus on media theory and                          This theoretical module considers various art
   BGAL1101                                                                                                                            styles, art movements, artists and forms and
                                                                     general critical skills.
   ACADEMIC LITERACY (NQF5/5 Credits)                                                                                                  techniques in art in more depth and reframes
   This module is an introduction to basic                                                                                             the above in terms of animation. Student’s
   reading, writing and referencing skills needed                                                                                      are encouraged to develop a framework to
   for theoretical & essay work at a degree level.                                                                                     interrogate their own style of animation.
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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MOTION DESIGN & ANIMATION
    SEMESTER 2
                                                                     BAMDA3102
   BAMDA206                                                          DIGITAL ANIMATION IV (NQF7/15 Credits)
   DIGITAL 2D ANIMATION 3: TOONBOOM®                                 This module develops the theory
   (NQF6/15 Credits)                                                 and practice of the students’ chosen
   This module develops the theory and                               specialization and is linked to the chosen
   practice of 2D within ToonBoom® developing                        technique for their portfolio project.
   at least one portfolio piece.

                                                                     BAMDA3103
   BAMDA2207                                                         APPLIED RESEARCH: CREATIVE PROJECT
   DIGITAL 3D ANIMATION 3: MAYA®                                     THESIS (NQF7/15 Credits)
   (NQF6/15 Credits)                                                 The student needs to submit a thesis
   This module develops the theory and                               applying what has been learned to a
   practice of 3D within Maya® developing at                         theoretical discussion of an animation topic
   least one portfolio piece.                                        or concept. This module draws on content
                                                                     from all the preceding theory modules.

   BAMDA2208                                                          SEMESTER 2
   STOP MOTION 3D CREATIVE PRACTICAL
   PROJECT (NQF6/20 Credits)                                         BAMDA3204
   This is a practical creative project offering                     CREATIVE PROJECT: PRODUCTION AND
   the student the opportunity to work in a                          POST (NQF7/30 Credits)
   non-traditional 3D animation style using the                      The student must complete their practical
   skills and techniques learned in Fine Art 2:                      work and relevant reflexive essays for their
   Sculpture.                                                        final portfolio project.

   BGRB2201                                                          BAMDA3205
   RESEARCH BASICS (NQF6/10 Credits)                                 THE BUSINESS OF ANIMATION
   This theoretical module introduces the                            (NQF7/10 Credits)
   student to basic academic research skills                         This module is an introduction for the
   and theory.                                                       animation industry and business related
                                                                     aspects.
    3rd YEAR
    SEMESTER 1
                                                                     BAMDA3306
                                                                     INTERACTIVE ANIMATION DESIGN
   BAMDA3101                                                         (NQF7/15 Credits)
   CREATIVE PROJECT: PRE PRODUCTION
                                                                     This module considers animation in the
   (NQF7/30 Credits)
                                                                     broader context of new media and gaming
   In this module the student will develop the                       and introduces the student to additional
   necessary documents and designs for their                         areas within the animation industry and field.
   final portfolio project. This module draws
   on theory and practice from all preceding
   modules.

     GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                    COURSE INFO
                                                                                                                                       QUALIFICATION:
     • A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 qualification or 		                        Bachelor of Arts in Motion Design and
       higher, with university exemption/endorsement.                                                                                  Animation
     •    Proficiency in written and spoken English. In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score 		                         DURATION: 3 Years
          6.0 on IELTS, 550 on TOEFL (paper-based), 213 on TOEFL (computer-based) OR 79 (Internet
          based). If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English on a 		                          Courses start in February
          secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
     •    Intermediate computer proficiency                                                                                            STUDENT WEEKLY STUDY LOAD
     •    Art or previous experience of Art is a requirement for the course a portfolio will be requested if no 		                     12 Hours lectures / 30 hours production
          proof of the subject being taken is provided.                                                                                projects and self-study

     Additional requirements:
     • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted
     • We recommend that every student has a access to a personal computer and harddrive

     Please contact SAE Institute for special admission and/or RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

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FILM PRODUCTION
                                           HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL FILM PRODUCTION
                                           This course is designed to provide students with experience in the many facets of digital film production,
                                           fostering creative confidence and artistic independence in a hands-on learning environment. The course
                                           covers the technical and creative components of digital filmmaking, including: conceptualisation,
                                           screenwriting, project development, digital camera operation, lighting, production management, directing,
                                           editing, sound design, motion graphics and VFX. In creating their own projects, students develop the
                                           necessary skills to become proficient filmmakers.

   OVERVIEW
   SAQA ID: 87006; Duration 1 year; NQF Level 5; Exit Level Credits: 140

                                                    Higher Certificate in Digital Film Production (1 year)
   SEMESTER 1

              HCFP1101:                             HCFP1102:
              Digital Film                                                                 HCFP1103:                               HCFP1104:                               HCFP1105:
                                                    Digital Film
              Production                                                                  Digital Imaging                          Film Studies                            Adaptation
                                                  Post Production

   SEMESTER 2

                                                                                                                                  HCFP1209:                                HCFP1210:
             HCFP1206:                             HCFP1207:                                HCFP1208:
                                                                                                                                 TV Commercial                            Documentary
           Creative Project                       Motion Graphics                       Visual Effects (VFX)
                                                                                                                                   Production                              Production

  UNITS OF STUDY
    SEMESTER 1                                                       HCFP1103                                                          HCFP1105
                                                                     DIGITAL IMAGING                                                   ADAPTATION
   HCFP1101                                                          The Digital Imaging unit introduces two                           This unit explores the relationship
   DIGITAL FILM PRODUCTION                                           dimensional (2D) digital image manipulation                       between author and producer/director.
   Digital Film Production introduces the key                        in the context of contemporary culture, media                     Students examine a variety of influential
   elements of film and television production,                       industries and the visual arts. The practical                     film adaptations, critically examining key
   including the roles of a production crew,                         skills associated with graphic design are                         elements of character development and
   digital camera operation, composition                             studied and exercised through the integration                     story, along with the exclusion, addition and
   and framing, mise-en-scène, lighting,                             of digital images into works across the                           alteration of material. Students learn how to
   sound recording and film styles, genres                           spectrum of creative media including CD,                          effectively deconstruct literary works, in order
   and storytelling. Amongst other practical                         DVD, web and print media.                                         to extract the essential story elements to be
   assignments, students examine non-verbal                                                                                            brought to the screen. Particular emphasis is
   and verbal communications in the planning                                                                                           placed on the ability to transform literary
   and shooting of a short dialogue-based                            HCFP1104                                                          material into an adapted work that embraces
   scene and a scene in a particular genre.                          FILM STUDIES                                                      the full potential of the audiovisual medium.
                                                                     This unit explores the historical and
                                                                     theoretical development of cinema from its
   HCFP1102                                                          precursors and earliest cinematic pioneers,
   DIGITAL FILM POST PRODUCTION                                      through to its current form, encompassing
   Digital Film Post Production introduces                           the social, cultural, political and technological
   students to the theoretical, historical and                       forces that have shaped the global film
   practical aspects of the editing process as                       industry. Key concepts, styles, genres and
   they develop a practical understanding of                         figures shaping film as a new language and
   various post production techniques, including                     art form are discussed, researched and
   multi-cam editing, sound editing and mixing                       examined.
   and colour grading of a digital film. The unit
   examines workflow, project management
   and the skills and techniques required to
   edit digital audiovisual material on various
   practical projects.

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audiovisual projects. Students will learn                         HCFP1209
    SEMESTER 2
                                                                     the skills necessary to develop ideas into                        TV COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
                                                                     designs, be able to apply them in a realistic
   HCFP1206                                                          production setting and be able to use the
                                                                                                                                       This unit explores the television commercial
   CREATIVE PROJECT                                                  industry standard software to develop a
                                                                                                                                       (TVC) as means of communication to
   The Creative Project unit is the culmination                                                                                        effectively sell products and/or services to an
                                                                     finished title sequence.
   of the year’s film production studies in the                                                                                        audience. The developmental phases of pre-
   realisation of a film project as a means of                                                                                         production; production; and post-production
   artistic expression. The project requires                                                                                           are examined in relation to the key aspects
   students to plan, manage and complete a                           HCFP1208                                                          of TVC creation, including an exploration
   creative work within a specialised area of                        VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX)                                              of the various creative and directorial
   film production, demonstrating technical &                        This unit serves as an opportunity for                            approaches employable in the production of
   creative abilities, including a written report                    students to further explore the evolution of                      an original TVC as well as a music video.
   documenting the research conducted.                               visual language within filmmaking through
   Students will also gain valuable insight into                     a technical understanding of digital visual
   the business opportunities related to their                       effects. Students will acquire the necessary                      HCFP1210
   project.                                                          knowledge to be able to fully integrate digital                   DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
                                                                     effects into their live action footage using
                                                                                                                                       This unit examines the documentary as
                                                                     a variety of compositing techniques. They
                                                                                                                                       an expressive film language through the
                                                                     will also become familiar with the process
   HCFP1207                                                          of colour grading which will in turn increase
                                                                                                                                       analysis of documentary styles, pioneering
   MOTION GRAPHICS                                                   the overall production values of their work.
                                                                                                                                       films & filmmakers in the medium and
   This unit investigates motion graphics as a                                                                                         investigative research strategies for
                                                                     This unit aims to unlock the imagination of
   form of digital communication in the creative                                                                                       uncovering stories. Common production and
                                                                     students and allow them to visualise their
   media industries, as well as being an art                                                                                           post-production techniques are explored,
                                                                     ideas using new technological innovations
   form/craft within itself. Motion graphics is                                                                                        through various practical assignments,
                                                                     within film and media production.
   explored through a series of historical and                                                                                         before students develop and produce their
   contextual lenses, developing a rounded                                                                                             own original documentary on a topic of their
   sense of the many ways images can be                                                                                                choice.
   choreographed to communicate visual
   messages and effectively strengthen

      GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                   COURSE INFO
                                                                                                                                       QUALIFICATION:
      •    Successful completion of South African Grade 12, an A-Level or equivalent                                                   Higher Certificate in Digital Film
      •    Or successful completion of the equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 Qualification, or higher.                          Production
      •    Proficiency in written and spoken English. In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score 		                        DURATION: 1        Year
           6.0 on IELTS, 550 on TOEFL (paper-based), 213 on TOEFL (computer-based) OR 79 (Internet
           based). If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English
           on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
      •    Intermediate computer proficiency                                                                                           Courses start in February and July

      Additional requirements:
      • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted                                                                                STUDENT WEEKLY STUDY LOAD
                                                                                                                                       15 Hours lectures / 30 hours production
      • We recommend that every student has a access to a personal computer and harddrive
                                                                                                                                       projects and self-study

      Please contact SAE Institute for special admission and/or RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM PRODUCTION
                                            BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM PRODUCTION
                                            SAE Institute’s Film Production degree explores all the creative and technical elements of digital filmmaking,
                                            with an emphasis on developing your practical skills in pre-production, production, post-production and
                                            distribution. Throughout the 3-year course you will gain proficiency in the many departments that make up
                                            the production process, learning within an innovative and hands-on environment that boosts your creative
                                            confidence and artistic independence through the completion of a range of creative media projects. On
                                            completion of the degree, you will have acquired a holistic knowledge of the film industry, and be thoroughly
                                            prepared with the skills and knowledge needed to embark on an exciting career in the industry.

       OVERVIEW
       SAQA ID: 90672; Duration 3 years; NQF Level 7; Exit Level Credits: 360

                                                                      1st YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE
       SEMESTER 1

                                                       BAFP1102:                              BAFP1103:                              BAFP1104:
                 BAFP1101:                                                                                                                                                 BGAL1101:
                                                        Digital Film                        Digital Film Post                      Introduction to
                Film Studies 1                                                                                                                                          Academic Literacy
                                                       Production 1                          Production 1                          Digital Imaging

       SEMESTER 2

               BAFP1205:                      BAFP1206:                       BAFP1207:
                                                                                                               BAFP1208                      BAFP1209:                       BGML1101:
             Screenwriting &                   Digital Film                 Digital Film Post
                                                                                                             Film Studies 2             Film Audio Production               Media Literacy
              Adaptations                     Production 2                   Production 2

                                                                     2nd YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE
       SEMESTER 1

                BAFP2101:                            BAFP2102:                              BAFP2103:                               BAFP2104:                             BGWL2101:
              Cinematography                    Documentary Production                     Motion Graphics                       Production design                  Work Integrated learning

       SEMESTER 2

                                                                                                                                     BAFP2208:
                 BAFP2205:                             BAFP2206:                            BAFP2207:                                                                      BGRB2201:
                                                                                                                                  Integrated Media
              Creative Project 1                   Visual Effects (VFX)                Music Video Production                                                            Research Basics
                                                                                                                                     Production

                                                                     3rd YEAR SEMESTER SCHEDULE

       SEMESTER 1

                 BAFP3101:                                                                                                          BAFP3104:
                                                        BAFP3102:                           BAFP3103:                                                                      BAFP3105:
              Television Media                                                                                                   Creative Project 2 -
                                                Digital Post Production 3             Marketing & Social Media                                                       Financing & Distribution
                 Production                                                                                                        Preproduction

       SEMESTER 2

                BAFP3206:                             BAFP3207:
             Creative Project 2 -                  Creative Project 2 -
                  Practical                            Research

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UNITS OF STUDY
                                                                     demonstrated and discussed, considering
    1st YEAR                                                                                                                            SEMESTER 2
                                                                     these from both a technical and an aesthetic
                                                                     perspective. Effective communication of
    SEMESTER 1                                                                                                                         BAFP1205
                                                                     narrative is analysed considering the affect
                                                                                                                                       SCREENWRITING AND ADAPTATIONS
   BAFP1101                                                          selected editing techniques may have on
                                                                                                                                       This unit develops an understanding of
   FILM STUDIES 1                                                    an audience. DVD authoring and other
                                                                     compilation processes for a variety of media                      the screenwriting process and formatting.
   This unit examines the principles and                                                                                               Students are exposed to basic screenwriting
                                                                     are also examined.
   concepts in the reading of a film through                                                                                           guidelines for developing a screenplay and
   the understanding of elements that make                                                                                             how to generate a particular intellectual and
   up a story’s film grammar and subtext.                                                                                              emotional response in the audience through
   This includes the theory of the use of film                       BAFP1104                                                          learning the art of careful plotting and
   language elements such as: Story, Genre,                          INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING                                   planning.
   Production Design, Cinematography, Sound                          This unit critically examines the role of
   Design, Editing, Casting, etc. through to an                      two-dimensional (2D) digital imaging within
   analysis of various film styles. This forms an                    contemporary culture, media industries and
   evaluation of techniques and methods used                                                                                           BAFP1206
                                                                     the arts. Students will explore the context
   to create what we know as film language.                          and scope of both bitmap and vector imaging
                                                                                                                                       DIGITAL FILM PRODUCTION 2
   Students are encouraged to critically                             products as they relate to the production                         This unit teaches students how to record
   examine key elements of style as a means                          process of graphical imaging, whilst                              audio in single-camera production mode and
   of understanding key genres that have                             developing practical skills in the creation,                      introduces the narrative capability of sound
   shaped the development of motion picture                          manipulation and preparation of 2D digital                        along with a focus upon a wide range of
   and consider the future developments in the                       images for integration into a range of media.                     audio recording situations and techniques.
   industry.                                                         The software applications and associated                          Students will learn to use and apply more
                                                                     theoretical framework studied will form a                         advanced digital camera features, camera
                                                                     foundation for the successful implementation                      moving equipment, lighting techniques &
   BAFP1102                                                          of graphical designs for film works across the                    equipment.
   DIGITAL FILM PRODUCTION 1                                         spectrum of creative media, including web
   Students will learn visual storytelling, basic                    and print media.
   story structure and narrative techniques, and                                                                                       BAFP1207
   be introduced to the creative and technical                                                                                         DIGITAL FILM POST PRODUCTION 2
   facets of digital film production, including                      BGAL1101                                                          The module examines post production
   basic digital video camera operation; basic                       ACADEMIC LITERACY                                                 workflow and the skills and techniques
   lighting, composition and framing, as well as                                                                                       required to edit multi-cam, drama,
                                                                     This module introduces students to writing
   basic production management.                                                                                                        documentary, commercial and promo,
                                                                     and referencing at an undergraduate level.
                                                                     Topics include; academic reading and writing                      TV magazine insert, and music video
                                                                     skills, how to structure essays and plan                          productions. Non- linear editing techniques
   BAFP1103                                                          for writing, basic research skills and library                    and approaches are demonstrated and
   DIGITAL FILM POST PRODUCTION 1                                    search procedures, institutional submission                       discussed, considering these from both
                                                                     protocols, correct referencing and citation                       a technical and an aesthetic perspective.
   This unit aims to instill a basic working
                                                                     practices and issues of plagiarism.                               Effective communication of narrative and/
   knowledge of the stages and technologies
                                                                                                                                       or content is analysed considering the effect
   involved in a digital film project with
                                                                                                                                       selected editing techniques may have on an
   particular emphasis on the editing process. It
                                                                                                                                       audience.
   examines workflow, project management and
   interpersonal skills needed to edit footage
   for a variety of delivery platforms. Non-linear
   editing techniques and approaches are

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   BAFP1208                                                          production and post-production techniques
   FILM STUDIES 2                                                    that are used in documentary production.
                                                                                                                                       BAFP2206
   This module builds upon the fundamental                                                                                             VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX)
   principles taught in module BAFP1101                                                                                                This unit introduces students to the range
   Film Studies 1. Students will explore the                         BAFP2103                                                          and diversity of techniques and skills that
   historical development of cinema through a                        MOTION GRAPHICS                                                   comprise ‘digital visual effects’. This unit is
   linear journey of film history looking at the                     This unit gives students a strong awareness                       an opportunity for students to commence
   key developments that shaped the industry.                        of the relationship the creative media                            their technical understanding of visual effects
   This module examines the social, cultural                         industries have with motion graphics as a                         with specialised lectures, tutorials and
   and political context, along with key figures,                    means of communicating as well as being an                        practical projects that focus on compositing
   that have shaped the modern-day global film                       art form/craft within itself. This unit consists                  within the film and television industry. This
   industry.                                                         of a series of historical and contextual                          unit will allow their ideas to flourish and
                                                                     lectures that identify the rise of motion                         encourage the evolution of visual language
                                                                     graphics within the motion picture industries                     within their filmmaking. They will acquire
                                                                     as well as a series of practical lectures with
   BAFP1209                                                                                                                            knowledge of animation techniques and skills
                                                                     creative project based outcomes. Students
   FILM AUDIO PRODUCTION                                                                                                               in shooting live action footage suitable for
                                                                     will develop a rounded understanding of                           integration in their projects using compositing
   This module focuses on the various                                motion graphics as a whole and will learn                         techniques. They will become familiar with
   elements of audio post-production for Film                        the skills necessary to develop ideas into                        the process of colour grading that will in turn
   and Television. Students review a variety of                      designs, apply them in a realistic production                     increase the production values of their work.
   audio post technologies including Foley and                       setting and using the relevant industry                           This subject aims to unlock the imagination
   location recording, ADR, effects, surround                        standard software to develop a finished                           of students and allow them to visualise their
   sound formats and applications, as well as                        motion graphics production.                                       ideas.
   the use of time code and synchronisation.

                                                                     BAFP2104                                                          BAFP2207
   BGML1101                                                          PRODUCTION DESIGN                                                 MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION
   MEDIA LITERACY                                                    This module forms an introduction to a few                        This Module explores all facets of music
   This module introduces a student to                               of the many departments that make up                              video production from its early origins to
   the central concepts that underpin an                             the art department, from script to screen,                        present day giving students a thorough
   understanding of contemporary media. It                           through thorough analysis, research, stylistic                    understanding of the history of the form.
   is important to be able to find, evaluate,                        understanding and development, and the                            The content of this module will focus on
   use, share and create content using a                             manipulation and implementation of basic                          visualization through rhythm, genre and
   contemporary understanding of information                         stylistic devices. The module instills an                         style to create a marketing tool which best
   technologies. It is also important that a                         understanding of the aesthetic translation                        represents the musicians style. Students
   student develop the tools to challenge                            style of film production with particular                          work in small groups conceiving then
   ideological assumptions around                                    emphasis being placed on location scouting,                       producing in association with the band(s) a
   consumerism and demonstrate an ability                            basic set dressing, character styling                             clip that best represent their style. Students
   to critically question media messages and                         (including costume, make-up and hair)                             learn the importance of pre-visualization
   content.s the social, cultural and political context,             special effects and props utilisation.
   along with key figures, that have shaped the                                                                                        through storyboards, location photography
   modern-day global film industry.                                                                                                    and videography. Furthermore existing music
    2nd YEAR                                                                                                                           videos and clips are examined, studying
                                                                     BGWL2101                                                          cinematic techniques that include computer
    SEMESTER 1                                                       WIL (WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING)                                    generated images (CGI), animation and
                                                                     Students will be placed in the film and video                     various types of common visual effects (VFX)
   BAFP2101                                                          industry and are required to work 40 hours                        as a means of communication and artistic
   CINEMATOGRAPHY                                                    as an intern to gain industry insight on which                    expression within the art form.
   Cinematography is the art of motion picture                       they will need to write a report. methods of film
   photography. This module aims to develop                          and media production.
   students’ style and skill through creative and                                                                                      BAFP2208
                                                                      SEMESTER 2
   technical use of lighting, camera angle and                                                                                         INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION
   camera movement.
                                                                                                                                       In the context of this module, integrated
                                                                     BAFP2205                                                          media production is defined as the
                                                                     CREATIVE PROJECT 1                                                interdisciplinary production of media that
   BAFP2102                                                          Creative Project 1 is an interdisciplinary unit                   incorporates various disciplines (old and
   DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION                                            that allows for Animation, Sound and Film                         new) for a specific audience. This includes
   This unit exposes students to the                                 students to collaborate in a short production.                    digital media integrated with physical
   documentary as a unique mode of                                   This unit allows students to demonstrate                          constructions (for example, a video
   communicating ideas through the visual                            their communication, technical and creative                       installation). This module aims to examines
   medium. Students will examine the field                           skills and abilities. It provides an opportunity                  various creative research methodologies in
   of documentary by analysing a variety                             to undertake a small-scale artistic/creative                      the context of project development relevant
   of documentary styles past and present.                           interdisciplinary collaborative project                           to the creative media industry; including
   Pioneers within the field will be studied as                      that displays the ability to complete the                         investigation, information gathering, analysis,
   well as landmark productions that promoted                        production of a film work (short form). The                       critical reflection and academic reporting
   the documentary to new levels of expression.                      project allows students to explore their art                      styles. Furthermore, the module aims to be
   Students will also learn how to tell engaging                     form as a means of expression. Students are                       an interdisciplinary opportunity to explore
   stories with a smaller budget and reduced                         encouraged to explore particular production                       the relations between media and message
   crew. The unit explores various research                          styles or methods as a means to further their                     design/theory.
   tools that may be used in uncovering                              production skills.
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  BGRB2201                                                           BAFP3103                                                          BAFP3105
  RESEARCH BASICS                                                    MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA                                          FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION
  The aim of this module is to develop an                            This module aims to expose students to                            This module aims to provide the filmmaker
  understanding of the theory and processes                          the fundamental principles of marketing,                          with an understanding of how financing
  that underpin the basics of research.                              promotions and publicity. A variety of                            works and the various types of financing
  This module focuses on project design                              marketing strategies are examined,                                that is available. Those types of financing
  for the creative media industry, from both                         including target marketing, branding,                             includes equity, debt, soft (incentives), tax
  an analytical and project management                               product design and packaging, promotion,                          based, pre-sales, deferments and grants.
  perspective. The module applies basic                              pricing, distribution and new technology.                         It also explains financial engineering. What
  academic research concepts and processes,                          The importance of market research and                             kind of distribution is available, who are the
  as well as project management theory                               feasibility studies as a basis for developing                     distributors, the different types of media
  and skills, to develop an understanding of                         effective marketing strategies is discussed.                      that is distributed: theatrical, DVD, internet
  how to develop a practical and achievable                          Common strategies for marketing a variety                         download to own, stream to rent, television -
  creative project proposal with the necessary                       of products including film and music are                          free and pay, video on demand. Encillaries:
  intellectual depth and consideration.                              critically examined and integrated marketing                      airplane, hospitals, military bases etc. This
                                                                     strategies are developed. Strategic                               module also aims to expose students to the
                                                                     marketing partnerships with third party                           market place that is available for the film that
    3rd YEAR                                                         organisations are explored and attention is                       the student wants to make and next how the
    SEMESTER 1                                                       paid to current trends and conditions in the                      distribution would be handled, based on an
                                                                     African entertainment industry.                                   analysis of that niche/market is.
  BAFP3101
  TELEVISION MEDIA PRODUCTION                                                                                                           SEMESTER 2
                                                                     BAFP3104
  This module introduces students to a variety
                                                                     CREATIVE PROJECT 2 - PREPRODUCTION                                BAFP3206
  of technical operating roles, both within the
  mutli-cam TV Studio as well as location                            This Module allows students to demonstrate                        CREATIVE PROJECT 2 - PRACTICAL
  environments. These include Camera,                                their technical and creative skills and
                                                                                                                                       Students need to produce a short audio
  Lighting, Sound, Editing, Vision Mixing and                        abilities. It provides an opportunity to
                                                                                                                                       visual project combines all modules covered
  Vision Control.                                                    undertake and complete all preproduction
                                                                                                                                       in the previous three years of study.
                                                                     work on their final year project to be
                                                                     completed in BAFP3206 and BAFP3207.
                                                                     Students are encouraged to explore
  BAFP3102                                                           particular production styles or methods as a                      BAFP3207
  DIGITAL POST PRODUCTION 3                                          means to further their production skills. The                     CREATIVE PROJECT 2 - RESEARCH
  The module will ensure that students                               project requires students to plan a production
                                                                                                                                       Students are required to produce and in-
  develop not only advanced technological,                           within a specialised area of film production.
                                                                                                                                       depth research report that focusses on one
  creative and critical abilities, but also the                                                                                        aspect of their final year audio visual project.
  management skills needed to success in
  post-production. Workflows that will be
  explored are graphic composition (Node
  based), colour grading and digital information
  technologies.

     GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                    COURSE INFO
                                                                                                                                       QUALIFICATION:
     • A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 qualification or 		                        Bachelor of Arts in Film Production
       higher, with university exemption/endorsement.                                                                                  DURATION: 3 Years
     •    Proficiency in written and spoken English. In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score
          6.0 on IELTS, 550 on TOEFL (paper-based), 213 on TOEFL (computer-based) OR 79 (Internet
          based). If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English on a
          secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
                                                                                                                                       Courses start in February
     •    Intermediate computer proficiency

     Additional requirements:                                                                                                          STUDENT WEEKLY STUDY LOAD
                                                                                                                                       12 Hours lectures / 30 hours production
     • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted
                                                                                                                                       projects and self-study
     • We recommend that every student has a access to a personal computer and harddrive

     Please contact SAE Institute for special admission and/or RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SOUND PRODUCTION
                                 HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SOUND PRODUCTION
                                 The Higher Certificate in Sound Production curriculum aims to empower graduates with the necessary practical
                                 skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to enter the broad scope of the global music and entertainment
                                 industries and operate effectively as audio professionals. To this end, the syllabus covers a wide range of
                                 applied skills and knowledge in music theory, music business, audio technology, electronic music production,
                                 sound for Film and Television, final mastering and live sound. The course culminates in a final Creative Project
                                 where students get the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to a production of their choice, which is
                                 evaluated with regard to professional practice, technical aptitude and creativity.

   OVERVIEW
   SAQA ID: 88643; Duration 1 year; NQF Level 5; Exit Level Credits: 140

                                                        Higher Certificate in Sound Production (1 year)
   SEMESTER 1

             HCSP1101:                             HCSP1102:                               HCSP1103:                               HCSP1104:                              HCSP1105:
         Principles of Sound                     Audio Technology                     Applied Music Theory                      Signal Processing                       Electronic Music
                                                                                                                                                                           Production

   SEMESTER 2

                                                                                            HCSP1208:                              HCSP1209:
            HCSP1206:                               HCSP1207:                                                                                                             HCSP1210:
                                                                                           Acoustics and                           Audio Post
           Creative Project                      Studio Production                                                                                                      Audio Mastering
                                                                                            Live Sound                             Production

   UNITS OF STUDY
    SEMESTER 1                                                       HCSP1103                                                          HCSP1105
                                                                     APPLIED MUSIC THEORY                                              ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
   HCSP1101                                                          This unit introduces students to the musical                      This unit explores the art and craft of
   PRINCIPLES OF SOUND                                               elements that comprise contemporary music                         electronic music production (EMP) using
   This unit examines the fundamental                                language. Song structure and arrangement                          a digital audio workstation. The history
   principles of audio technologies applicable                       is examined with the objective of developing                      of sound synthesis, its influence and the
   to both sound recording and live sound                            a comprehension of music composition                              contribution of synthesised instruments/
   reinforcement. It explores the physical                           and basic score reading skills. Students                          sounds on the popular musical landscape
   properties and characteristics of sound                           develop a heightened appreciation of the                          is investigated. It examines the MIDI
   and the human auditory perception                                 elements of music through aural training                          communication protocol, as applied to
   thereof. The science of sound, including                          to develop a sense of pitch fluctuation,                          hardware as well as software. Common
   the mathematical principles and electronic                        tone colour, and density characteristics.                         sequencing applications and techniques
   concepts, and theories relating to the                            Students are encouraged to think critically                       are instructed, as well as audio sampling
   propagation of sound is studied.                                  about instrumental sonorities and their                           techniques that are frequently used for
                                                                     implementation during recording sessions.                         production of a variety of electronic music
                                                                                                                                       styles.

   HCSP1102
   AUDIO TECHNOLOGY                                                  HCSP1104
   This unit explores the theory and practical                       SIGNAL PROCESSING
   application of analogue and digital audio in                      This unit examines both analogue and digital
   various facets of sound production. Students                      signal flow, gain structure and common
   will learn how to prepare a digital audio                         signal processing tools and techniques using
   workstation (DAW) and analogue hardware                           both hardware equipment and software
   for multi-track recordings. Recording and                         emulations or DAW plug-ins. The different
   mix-down techniques are considered in                             types of processing are explored, with a view
   order to improve cognitive thinking and                           to effective practical application. Students
   practical skills for studio recording sessions.                   are encouraged to explore creative uses of
                                                                     these technologies when recording or mixing
                                                                     a musical performance.

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SEMESTER 2                                                       system workflow, editing and processing                           and file management for audio post-
                                                                     techniques for music production are critically                    production is examined, as well as the
                                                                     examined and applied. Emphasis is placed                          techniques and methods used by sound
   HCSP1206                                                          on professional practice with respect to                          editors / mixers and sound designers.
   CREATIVE PROJECT                                                  the pre-production planning, management                           Common surround sound formats and
   This unit allows students to demonstrate                          of performers and the various files created                       applications are reviewed as well as the use
   their technical and creative skills and                           during the recording session.                                     of time code and synchronisation. Students
   abilities. It provides an opportunity to                                                                                            explore and critically examine a variety of
   undertake a small- scale artistic/creative                                                                                          professional productions to gain insight into
   project that displays the ability to complete                     HCSP1208                                                          the prevalent approaches and treatment
   the production of a musical/film work (short
                                                                     ACOUSTICS & LIVE SOUND                                            of sound design in film and television, and
   form). The project allows students to explore                                                                                       apply this to their own projects.
   their art form as a means of expression.                          This unit aims to further develop knowledge
   The project requires students to plan,                            and understanding of acoustics, with
   manage and complete a production within                           emphasis on sound behaviour in enclosed
                                                                     spaces and live sound venues. Common                              HCSP1210
   a specialised area of audio production.
                                                                     acoustical issues and calculations are                            AUDIO MASTERING
   The outcomes of the project must be
                                                                     studied and applied to a basic studio design.                     This unit explores a variety of tools and
   critically assessed and reported on, so as to
                                                                     A comprehensive understanding of sound                            practices used in the final creative and
   encourage further learning within the area of
                                                                     reinforcement techniques is developed, both                       technical step in sound production. The
   study.
                                                                     in theory and in practice. Students study                         unit focuses on the art and science of audio
                                                                     the range of equipment and associated                             mastering and management of a variety of
                                                                     techniques that are commonly used in live                         media. The unit covers file handling and
   HCSP1207                                                                                                                            aesthetic factors that influence the delivery
                                                                     sound production. Emphasis is placed on
   STUDIO PRODUCTION                                                                                                                   of superior audio masters. The history of
                                                                     the practical application of these skills and
   This unit explores the procedures,                                                                                                  mastering is addressed including the vinyl
                                                                     techniques.
   production skills, knowledge and                                                                                                    mastering and pressing process. Students
   professional values of audio recording and                                                                                          are required to apply studied techniques in
   mix-down in a recording studio environment.                       HCSP1209                                                          the execution of their three assessments for
   Common studio roles are examined as
                                                                     AUDIO POST PRODUCTION                                             the unit.
   well as the processes involved in using
   a digital audio workstation (DAW). DAW                            This unit focuses on the various elements of
                                                                     sound in audio post-production. Workflow

      GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                   COURSE INFO
                                                                                                                                       QUALIFICATION:
      •   Successful completion of South African Grade 12, an A-Level or equivalent
                                                                                                                                       Higher Certificate in Sound Production
      •   Or successful completion of the equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 Qualification, or higher.
                                                                                                                                       DURATION: 1       Year
      •    Proficiency in written and spoken English. In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score
           6.0 on IELTS, 550 on TOEFL (paper-based), 213 on TOEFL (computer-based) OR 79 (Internet
           based).
      If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English
      on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
                                                                                                                                       Courses start in February and July
      •   Intermediate computer proficiency
      Additional requirements:
      • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted
      • We recommend that every student has a access to a personal computer and harddrive                                              STUDENT WEEKLY STUDY LOAD
      PLEASE NOTE: if applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the Applied Music Theory unit of                            15 Hours lectures / 30 hours production
      study, you will need to provide the following evidence:                                                                          projects and self-study
      • Grade 4 Music Theory Certificate, from either UNISA, Trinity College or Associated Board of the
         Royal Schools of Music *OR*
      • A Pass for Music as a subject at National Senior Certificate level (Grade 12 / Matric).
      • If you have a Music Theory certificate from any other organisation (at Grade 4 or higher), you will be
        required to sit an Applied Music Theory Exam at SAE Institute South Africa (Pty) Ltd., upon arrival for
        your studies.

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