National N Diploma in Popular Music Composition

Full-time | Course Type: NATED Qualification   

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Berthold Auerbach

Get ahead with a National N Diploma in Popular Music Composition

Is music truly food for your soul?  Are you the type of person who can interpret melodies, produce feelings and understand emotion vividly through sound?  

If you can count your heartbeats in song beats and see lyrics where others just see notes, then it is time for you to look into a career in popular music composition. Through the duration of the course expect to learn more about musical arrangements, song-writing and composing music for film and TV as well as other musical compositional techniques. Musical composers of today, need to be up to date with the right technologies and types of computer software, this course offers the kind of training that lends itself to that, so you will be ready to hit the ground running, when it comes to industry.

Compose the musical career of your dreams and prepare to work magic as a music composer. You can with a National N Diploma in Popular Music Composition. 

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Registering for the National N Diploma in Popular Music Composition is easy! Our staff on the different campuses are friendly, efficient and easy to contact. To find out more, all you need to do is either log onto our website, fill out our online form, call us, or simply pay us a visit. We will be glad to assist you. 

Expected time on the course

When it comes to time spent on your course, we realise that time is of the essence. At ICESA we would like to equip you with the necessary skills and set you on the path to your dream job as quickly as possible.

  • Our HET and FET courses range between 1 - 3 years.
  • Our provider and short courses range between 30 hour - 5 months on a full-time basis and then a 1 year - 3 year courses on a part time basis.
  • Matric School offers support to learners on all matric subjects, Classes are offered on a full or part-time basis.

The programme duration is two (2) years full-time and tuition is face to face. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time basis. Minimum two (2) years and 18 months of in-service training is necessary. 

Course Content and Modules

  • You can now look forward to a full academic year with a variety of exciting subjects to help you develop your skills. This should help you plan your calendar and your study timetable and put you on the road to success.

Study Guides and Course Material

To help get you started on your chosen field of study, a list of prescribed textbooks will be made available to you. ICESA has also negotiated terms of agreement for the use of the library facilities and books within the holding group. 

Careers that would suit you best

Once you have successfully graduated from ICESA, with a National N Diploma in Popular Music Composition, you can take on some of the following jobs and careers:

  • Music Composition
  • Songwriter
  • Music Producer
  • Cruise Ship Musician 

Understanding your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive the following certification. National Certificate at each level N4, N5 and N6 and then National N Diploma (On completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training.) 

Take your career to the next level

Please enquire at the nearest MLA Campus for the prospectus containing information on further studies.  

How much will it cost you?

Full Price (Year 1)
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3 Months Installments
6 Months Installments
10 Months Installments
Full Price (Year 1)
Deposit 1
Deposit 2
3 Months Installments
6 Months Installments
10 Months Installments

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