Certificate (HE) in Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering (CAP)

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH

About this program

Certificate (HE) in Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering (CAP)

This groundbreaking, project based, program is designed for music and audio creatives who wish to develop their own creative vision and learn the fundamental technique and skills needed to build a strong portfolio within the music industry, may that be in production, recording, mastering, sound engineering, sound design, music technology or collaborating with the wider music and film industry.

Spend the year exploring the practical principles of studio recording and mixing, audio production, composition and arrangement, acoustics and sound design, as you take on different creative roles in dynamic project groups and gain valuable hands-on experience. Develop a real human understanding of each type of work to ensure you get the best performance out of yourself or the artists you work with.

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.

The admissions team can assist in identifying your level of academic qualification. Request information to learn more.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL iBT® test is accepted by 11,500 universities and higher education institutions in over 160 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

  • Studio recording practice, mixing and operations of large studios.
  • Audio production, sampling, synthesising, sequencing, and sound design.
  • Psychoacoustics and room acoustics for music production.
  • 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,...

Read more about this school

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.


Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews.


I would say that it is a great opportunity to meet other people who have the same passion as you. You will learn and develop a lot more in this sort of creative environment, you might get valuable feedback, and you might start collaborations. And also, I would mention the amazing fact that you as a student are given access to really good studios.

Contact info

Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology GmbH

Funkhaus, Nalepastraße 18-50
12459 Berlin

Program rating
Based on 1 reviews.