This music production & sound engineering degree course will provide students with an advanced skill set in recording and music production techniques. Students will be given a significant insight into a wide variety of techniques and methodologies and encouraged to incorporate them into their own practise or modify and develop their own new methodologies.
Subjects covered include sound engineering and studio recording skills, advanced music production and listening skills, mixing & remixing, mastering, sound for moving image, acoustics & psychoacoustics, synthesis and sampling.
Teaching is in English, by fully qualified industry professionals and we guarantee good access to the college’s cutting edge equipment, in class and in your own bookable time. As well as hardware, you will also learn many software packages including Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton Live, Ozone Mastering Suite and Native Instruments Komplete.
If you do not already hold a related qualification or have any previous experience, we recommend you enrol on the 1 year Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma course and complete that before applying for the degree. This will ensure you have the necessary skills to take full advantage of the degree. Please contact us to discuss this further.
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These days, a large part of the work which takes place in the contemporary music industry is either freelance or project based. To progress successfully into employment in the industry takes a lot of hard work, focus, commitment and passion. It also requires a strong set of competent skills and a well developed ‘creative muscle’. We aim to support you in developing all of these areas during your time at dBs Music.
Another essential skill to help in your search for employment in the contemporary music industry is networking. This networking starts from the moment you arrive at dBs not only with your fellow students but also with tutors and guest lecturers. Our unique location in Berlin will put you right in the heart of Germany’s music industry.
On graduation from the degree, many students will wish to consider a career in the industry. During the final part of your degree we will support you in developing a portfolio of your best work. We have ex students working in a wide range of roles ranging from work with high profile artists to roles in high profile studios to live sound engineering (e.g. Abbey Road, RG Jones).
Attending dBs Music is a very different experience to that of a standard university. Our state of the art facilities support a learning community dedicated to the study of music production and sound recording. We pride ourselves on our professional, supportive, friendly, inspiring, creative and fun learning environment.
Hands On Time
This subject requires a large amount of hands on time. Whilst you will need some theory to support the development of your technical and creative skills, it is our belief that students should spend most of their time honing their craft in seriously well equipped facilities either alone or in small groups. We guarantee regular individual student access to our professional recording facilities, IT music suites and equipment.
Free Industry Training
To celebrate being the first AVID Pro School in Germany, we’re giving our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree students a little present. Well, actually quite a big present: an internationally recognised, AVID accredited, Pro Tools industry qualification called Pro Tools 110. This course normally costs around €700 Euro and is considered a basic requirement for employment in the industry. If you don’t yet have a Pro Tools 101 qualification you will be offered this as an alternative to the Pro Tools 110.