Diploma in Audio Engineering


Diploma Program General Entry Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 5 CXC/GCE subjects at Grades 1, 2 or 3 (since 1998) or equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics or a numeric   subject.
  2. Two Passport size photographs, verified by a Justice of Peace or Superintendent of Police
  3. Good oral and written communication skills
  4. Two letters of recommendation (Last Institution/ Immediate Supervisor)
  5. TRN
  6. Birth Certificate
  7. Medical Certificate
  8. Diploma students are required to sit an English and Math Proficiency Examination.

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So you enjoy music and wish some day you would like to create waves that are pleasing to the ear? Or you wish to work in the technical side of the Entertainment Industry and media? Then a certification in the Audio Engineering could be ideal for you. The Media Technology Institute offers a Technical Diploma in Audio Engineering (Recording Studio). This is a one year full programme which provides a foundation for a range of careers in the audio industry or for progression to degrees. School leavers or mature students with a strong interest and or experience in the sound media industry are welcome to apply. It provides students with the opportunity to extend a skill base or to re-skill and includes relevant experience in the industry.



Prescribed Programme of Study

The Programme consists of 3 core units, 2 general education units and 2 electives. Practical work includes acoustics, analogue/digital recording techniques, sound design, signal routing, patchbays, recording studio and editing, microphone types and applications, recording bands/musicians, audio theory, and a production project.


Campus: Harry J. Legend Recording Studio & C.P.T.C. Caenwood Centre

Duration: 1 year

Requirements: 5 CXC Subjects

Programme Delivery: Between Monday- Saturday

Time: 6pm-8pm, September 2016

Programme Cost: JA$250,000.00 (Sem 1:$90,000.00 | Sem 2: $80,000 | Sem 2: $80,000) *Payment Plan is also available.


Popular Career Options

With a certification in Video Production you can work for yourself or you are able to work with video production studios, advertising companies and television networks;  Job titles include:

  • Audio Engineer
  • Producer
  • Broadcast Technician

The Institute is fully registered and recognized by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for tertiary education in Jamaica and is certified by NCTVET.