Who We Are

Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) was founded in 2003 as a contemporary music college with campuses in Midrand, 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.

More insight to COPA

What we do

We Create Working Artists

How we do it

Providing musical education at no less than the industry standard, with up to date training affording the best opportunity for all to succeed and be all they are to be.

Why we do it

To see music education become what it can be to South Africa, through striving for excellence in all we do and having an impact globally as a world class provider of South African Standards.


Campus of Performing Arts (PTY) Ltd.

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 2021. 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).


Industry Partners

COPA is proud to be associated with a number of educational, manufacturing and industry partners, working together for the higher quality of music education.
From the facilities to masterclasses COPA student have the best education, support and opportunity available to them.

Education Partners


CATHSSETA accredits the Further Education and Training programmes that COPA offers.


Council of Higher Education

The Council of Higher Education accredits the Higher Education and Training programmes that COPA offers.