Want to Join us in 2020? What to Expect From the Application Process

Whether or not you had the chance to attend our last Open Days in November and February (next open day coming up on May 16th), some of you have already set your heart on joining one of our HE Certificate, Bachelor or MA courses in 2020. Amazing!


Application deadlines


If you’d like a guaranteed place at our school (providing your application meets the entry requirements), you should apply by our Priority Deadline of the 30th of April 2020. We keep class sizes small in order to ensure the quality of your learning experience. You may still apply after this date, however our course places are available on a first come, first serve basis.

These deadlines also apply to residents of Sweden, Norway or Iceland who would like to request funding. More information here.

Our deadline for non-EU residents wishing to apply for a three-year course at dBs Berlin has already passed. You may still submit an application with us, but we cannot guarantee that your visa request will be processed in time for the 2020 course year. More information here.

For Summer School courses, we will accept applications up to 14 days before the course start date, providing spaces are still available.

Interested in joining our creative community in Berlin? Scroll down to find out more about the application process.


A word of encouragement


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Mille Knudsen by fellow Film Production alumnus Matthias Neumeister

According to admissions lead Sylvia Gozdek, what really makes applicants stand out is being open and honest about interests and goals, and demonstrating a strong motivation to learn and collaborate. “Collaboration is one of the most enriching things you can do in your time with us,” Sylvia says.

“Working on projects with your fellow students who have different interests and skills than you is not only fun, but it also mirrors what you might spend your professional life doing. We like to see people who can work well with others. It’s also important for you to have an idea of where your skills are at currently. If this is clear, we can help you figure out where you want to go and how to get you there.”

“Communicate with us if you need some extra time for a step and don’t stress about the quality of any track or videos you submit. Finally, if you are ambitious, don’t hide that. We try hard to create a safe space for people to dream big.”


What to submit


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Electronic Music Production & Performance student Morel

The application process varies with each of our courses. For detailed guidelines, find your course on the music or film website and click the APPLY NOW button.

If you’re applying to any of our HE Certificate or Bachelor courses in music, film, acting or visual effects, you choose how you wish to introduce yourself. You may either write a 500-word personal statement, submit a short video or audio file, or have a phone or in-person interview. A scan of your academic qualifications and your personal contact details are also required.

Applicants to the Creative Production MA courses in music and film should submit a project proposal, a scan of their academic qualifications and their personal contact details.

For the Summer School courses, you’ll need to submit a 300-word statement of motivation along with your personal contact details.

Once again, you can find out more details on the web page of your desired course. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team!


Visit dBs Berlin


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Can’t visit an Open Day? Our doors are open from Monday to Friday if you would like to come by for a guided tour or to chat about our courses in person. To schedule a visit, reach out to us in advance at admissions@dbsberlin.net or call us at +49 30 2900 9052.


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