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Bachelor Degree (BA HONS) in Creative Music Production & Sound Engineering

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH

About this program

Bachelor Degree (BA HONS) in Creative Music Production & Sound Engineering

This flagship Bachelor course is an innovative project-based program for music and creatives, designed to give you the foundations of studio recording and audio production while you learn and develop the essential skills, technique and experience needed to grow your own creative vision, portfolio and profile, whether that be in production, mastering, recording, music technology, sound engineering, or sound design, across the wider music, film and media industry.

Spend your first two years developing the practical skills to compose, record, mix, produce and master a wide range of musical styles, for both your own body work and that of others, while you gain valuable mixing and studio production experience and explore the contemporary production landscape. Then put it all to work in your final year with a major, year-long personalized creative project that you will craft from conceptualization to public release.

Admission requirements

A Level, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, BTEC National Diploma, GED (high school diploma), or other equivalents. However there are additional routes to gain access and Catalyst offers a Summer Course for each HE Level program which makes students directly eligible to start any HE Certificate course.

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Program content

  • Advanced studio, band and instrument recording practice and operations of large studios.
  • Audio production, engineering, mixing, sound design and acoustics.
  • Use of diverse techniques to explore the expansive concepts of sequencing, synthesis and sampling.
  • Psychoacoustics and room acoustics for music production. Advanced composition and arrangement.
  • Ethnomusicology, entrepreneurship and critical listening.


Tuition fees: 975 per month


About this institute

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology 

Catalyst (formerly known as dBs Berlin) is a creative arts and technology learning institute based at the extraordinary Funkhaus in Berlin. Their courses span electronic music production and performance, audio and music production, sound engineering, film production, filmmaking, visual effects,...

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Why study at Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH

At Catalyst, we’re constantly on the hunt to provide you with unique experiences within Berlin’s creative community. Running through the heart of all our programmes is the fostering of creative practitioners. That means supporting the development of your creative passions whilst focussing and positioning your professional trajectory.

Alongside your development, as a creative practitioner, we see it as important to support your development as a creative entrepreneur and to connect you with your peers and the wider industry.

Our student experience team provides you with an ever-changing list of extracurricular networking opportunities such as professional and self-development workshops, festival and event collaborations, running your own show on our student-run radio and plenty more.

Volunteering for events is another opportunity for growth. In the past, we’ve arranged for our students to volunteer at Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin Festival, Mira Festival, Ableton Loop, Music Tech Fest, Sacred Ground Festival, Torstraßenfestival, Ry X concert at the Funkhaus and Konzerthaus, Cine-East Film Festival, Superbooth, and CTM.


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I was really worried I would be in over my head and I would be surrounded by people way past my level in my class and this was not the case! The school also really helped students of all levels progress to the next which was great to see!

Contact info

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH

Funkhaus, Nalepastraße 18-50
12459 Berlin

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