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.


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 (ASE) is a registered higher education institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). ASE is also accredited by the Council on Higher Education to offer the following full time Higher Education qualifications: 1. Higher Certificate in Audio Technology, 2. Diploma in Audio Technology, 3. Higher Certificate in TV & Screen Media, 4. Diploma in TV & Screen Media, 5. BSc Sound Engineering Technology. ASE has applied to the DHET for registration of a new campus in Zonnebloem, Cape Town, and accreditation with the Council on Higher Education, of its Higher Education programmes at this Cape Town campus. ASE’s Cape Town campus will be offering skills programs and short courses for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016. The full time Higher Education qualifications will be offered at our Cape Town Campus once registration is confirmed by DHET.