Music Became My Friend

Patrick Kabugi fell in love with the piano and music became his friend. 

He shares his journey to becoming an award winning composer and sound designer for Film & TV.

He has worked on over 10 local and international films and currently teaches sound engineering at Africa Digital Media Institute.

Join his next class by signing up on the form below.

Are you an aspiring sound engineer?

If you love music and enjoy working with electronics, here's your chance to learn from music industry specialists and professional producers.

Now you can learn from the comfort of your home. Our faculty and administration have all migrated online to offer you the same exceptional education - still global, practical, digital, value-based and transformational!

Discover the world of audio production, audio post-production for film & TV,  music mixing techniques and music composition.

You’ll use Logic, Pro tools, Ableton live and Reason softwares as well as an acoustically treated studio, sound equipment and computer labs.

Through a series of sound projects, you'll learn to analyze sound and lighting equipment for live sound events, prep and connect all required equipment and use the equipment successfully in running the event from a technical perspective.

You'll also acquire the entrepreneurial and personal finance skills required to establish and run a successful recording studio or live sound company.

As the music industry continues to evolve, this diploma will place you on one of the most exciting and highest paying career paths.

Are you ready to take the first step in your sound engineering career?

Course Duration

The course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters).


24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester.

Learning Outcomes

Proficiency in Digital Audio Workstation applications, including editing and signal processing

Frequently Asked Questions

What platform do you use?

ADMI has a customized, proprietary learning management system program designed to combine all the benefits of on-campus and online learning. Our platform offers best-in-class features such as in-class webinars, student satisfaction surveys, calendar integration and more.

How can you offer a practical education online?

There are two types of classes at ADMI – those that are fully online and those that are hybrid. Whichever you choose, you can expect a fully practical education. This is because all classes at ADMI have an experienced industry practitioner guiding you as you do your best work. Most classes, including sound production, animation and graphic design, allow you to exchange ideas with your mentors and classmates even when you are working remotely. However, a few classes, namely photography and film and TV, integrate intensive practical projects on campus.

What if I don’t have equipment?

We use a lot of online tools that substitute for having your own equipment. But if you still need your own, talk to our Finance Department to see if you qualify for the Creative Toolbox, our special equipment financing program. You may be eligible to get a laptop, software and equipment to get started turning your creativity into a career.

But will my teachers know how to teach online?

ADMI’s faculty are required to undertake at least 3 levels of training on how to teach online. All core faculty have certifications from top teacher training programs, including the University of New South Wales and the University of Leeds.

I’m worried about the cost of data, though….

Don’t worry. ADMI’s got you! Our Distance Learning program provides students with free data for all school-related logins, making learning from home super-affordable.