AKA Scholarship launched by SAE Cape Town
An AKA Scholarship has been launched by the SAE Institute in Cape Town in partnership with Bridges for Music.
This is the fourth scholarship the creative media school has now created, the others being scholarships bearing the patronage names of Young Guru, DJ Ready D and Black Coffee.
SAE campus director, Trenton Birch explains the AKA Scholarship…
“We are very excited to partner with AKA and Bridges for Music for this scholarship. AKA is a very talented committed artist who has also studied sound engineering, he has an amazing work ethic and is the perfect person to have as a scholarship patron. Teaming up to provide opportunities for young disadvantaged creatives is incredibly powerful and we are inspired to be able to offer a platform that can truly change lives.”
How the AKA scholarship works
The AKA scholarship is aimed at disadvantaged communities so the successful applicant will need to motivate his/her credentials and naturally be someone who cannot reasonably afford the fees for tertiary studies. To apply one needs to submit an essay to the school and together with AKA they will read all applications and choose one lucky person to enroll.
The successful applicant will study the one year Higher Certificate in Sound starting at the end of July.
About the Course
The course covers all aspects of sound production, studio recording and live sound reinforcement techniques, mixing, mastering, MIDI and modern music creation, music business, studio acoustics and the application of current technology to the music production process. Students also gain expertise in music and business management, marketing, communications, and knowledge of the contemporary ‘infotainment’ industry.
This is what the multi-award winning musician and producer had to say about his AKA scholarship…
“It’s a great honour for me to be able to offer a young aspiring musician/producer/engineer an opportunity to equip themselves with the skills needed to begin a career in the industry. I myself studied to be a sound engineer and I still use the same skills I acquired all those years back, in the day to day happenings of my own career. Thank you SAE and Bridges for Music for partnering with me on this awesome initiative. Good luck to the recipient of this scholarship, and see you at the top.”
For more info on the AKA scholarship or to apply visit the SAE Institute Website