About Us

Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) was founded in 2003 as a contemporary music college with campuses in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Our courses are taught by trained facilitators who are music industry specialists as well as professional musicians, giving our students one of the most rounded and intensive practical programmes currently available anywhere in the world.

COPA offers full-time courses in: Music Performance (instruments: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals), Music Production (including Sound Technology and DJ, Sound Engineering, and Game Audio Design), Music Business and Performing Arts. Students are not only trained in their chosen elective, but also in modules such as Music Business and Stage Presence to ensure that they are well prepared for a successful career in the music industry.



Each campus boasts fit-for-purpose facilities with a recording studio, a technology centre, a performance venue and practice facilities for use by its students.



Campus of Performing Arts (PTY) Ltd is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 until 31 December 2020. Registration certificate No.2011/HE07/004.



Full accreditation by the CATHSSETA also allows COPA to train previously disadvantaged individuals in learnerships, bursaries, and internships (as and when Government SETA Funding permits), with courses found on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

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