A New Era in

Professional Audio Training

The Academy of Sound Engineering has rapidly become South Africa's premier sound engineering school, since its establishment in 1997. Catering exclusively to the dedicated student who wishes to become an industry professional, the Academy accepts only limited numbers of candidates on each course.

Housed at the SABC, South Africa's broadcast hub, and the centre of Africa's technical audio industry, ASE is ideally located to train the true potential audio professional. ASE students are directly exposed to the entertainment industry from their first day on campus. Daily interaction with industry professionals is almost unavoidable, and students are immediately absorbed, by their very presence, into this exciting world.

Upcoming Open Days

JHB Audio Technology & Sound Engineering qualifications:

7 May 2016- Audio/Sound only

25 June 2016- Audio/Sound only

17 September 2016- Audio/Sound only

29 October 2016- Audio/Sound only

3 December 2016- Audio/Sound only

28 January 2017- Audio/Sound only

JHB Film & TV Qualifications:

21 May 2016- TV & Film only

9 July 2016- TV & Film only

27 August 2016- TV & Film only

8 October 2016- TV & Film only

26 November 2016- TV & Film only

4 February 2017- TV & Film only

Cape Town Open Days:

7 May 2016

25 June 2016

13 August 2016

17 September 2016

29 October 2016

3 December 2016

28 January 2017


It is no coincidence that ASE is owned and run by the team of individuals that pioneered sound engineering education in South Africa. The ASE team launched and ran the first (and largest) national network of sound engineering schools in the country and is directly responsible for the qualification of over 4000 qualified sound engineers. Many of the graduates taught by ASE's management hold premier sound engineering posts all over the world, including Australia, the USA and the United Kingdom. This talented team, through the establishment of ASE, has now brought South Africa into a new era of audio training: an era in which sound engineering training is made more focused, more professional and more practical for the more discerning student - the student who is truly passionate about Sound Engineering.

Head Office

82 Richmond Drive

Auckland Park

Opposite SABC Radio Park

Tel: 011 482 9200

Fax: 011 482 9203

ACADEMY OF SOUND ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD was founded in 1997 by George Hattingh Snr.

Academy of Sound Engineering is accredited by the following bodies: International accreditation: AVID as a Pro School. Apple as an Authorized Training Centre for Education. South Africa: Council on Higher Education (HEQC Reference no: H/PR271/E001CAN, E003CAN, E005CAN). Academy of Sound Engineering (PTY) Ltd (ASE). [registration] 1997/008334/07 [VAT] 4760197717 [directors] Cristo Hattingh, Nick Matzukis, Timothy Kraft (MD). ASE is registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997) and Regulation 16(4)(a) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions 2002, to offer its registered programmes at the following site of delivery: A. Johannesburg, Auckland Park (SABC) Premises. ASE is registered to offer the following programmes: (1) B.Sc. Sound Engineering Technology (2) Diploma in Sound Engineering (3) Higher Certificate in Audio Technology (4) Diploma in Audio Technology (5) Higher Certificate in Television and Screen Media (6) Diploma in Television and Screen Media. Registration certificate No. 2009/HE07/011