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Young live sound technician checking his levels during a live show
Method: Online + On-campus practical workshops + Virtual mentor sessions
Duration:  10 Weeks
Minimum entry requirement: Grade 10
Intakes: January & June
Accreditation: PAS Media Academy

Live Events: Sound, Lighting and basic Staging course

R1,450.00 p/m for 4 months

Course Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the technical aspects of live event production, including sound management, lighting design, and basic staging. This course is designed to equip students with the practical skills necessary to produce high-quality live events.


Course Duration

10 weeks (2.5 months) 


Course Format
Blended learning approach with online video lessons on the PASMA learning platform and contact workshops at the PASMA campus for each module. 


Face-to-face Practicals: 
Monthly practical contact workshops at PASMA’s flagship campus with experienced mentors.

Online theory: 

  • Virtual mentor classes with experienced mentors 

  • 5 hours of weekly video lessons

  • Home activities/projects.


*All contact workshops are streamed from the PASMA studios for learners that cannot be on-campus.

Curriculum Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Live Event Production (Weeks 1-2)

  • Understanding the role of sound, lighting, and staging in live events

  • The impact of technical production on audience experience

  • Overview of live event industry roles and responsibilities

  • Developing a vision for your event

Module 2: Sound for Live Events (Weeks 3-4)

  • Understanding live sound: PA systems, microphones, and mixers

  • Creating a sound plan for your event

  • Sound check and mixing for live events

Contact Workshop 1: Event Planning and Live Sound (end of Week 4)

  • Exercises and discussions on planning a live event

  • Practical exercises in setting up and managing live sound

Module 3: Lighting for Live Events (Weeks 5-6)

  • Introduction to lighting design: Fixtures, controls, and effects

  • Creating a lighting plan for your event

  • Setting up and operating lighting equipment

Module 4: Basic Staging for Live Events (Weeks 7-8)

  • Understanding the elements of stage design

  • Safety considerations for staging

  • Setting up a stage for a live event

Contact Workshop 2:  Lighting and Staging (end of Week 8)

  • Exercises and discussions on planning a live event

  • Practical exercises in setting up and managing live sound

Module 5: Producing a Live Event (Weeks 9-10)

  • Final preparations for your event

  • Managing your event: Sound, lighting, and staging

  • Post-event responsibilities and evaluation

Contact Workshop 3:  Event Production (end of Week 10)

  • Students produce a simulated live event, combining the skills learned in the first two workshops.

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