Learn About Our Beginner & Advanced Music Production Summer Courses

Everything you need to know about our 4-week beginner and advanced Summer School courses in electronic music production, studio recording, and sound design.

Music Production Summer School


For aspiring or advanced music producers, our Summer School – kicking off on the 20th of July – could be the first stop on the journey to your career dreams. In our Ignition beginner course, you can go from zero experience to a fledgling music producer. Meanwhile, our Momentum advanced course is designed for producers, engineers or other music professionals seeking to hone their skills in sound design.

Whichever of our hands-on, four-week courses you choose, you’ll receive the expert guidance of our industry-renowned tutors. You’ll also have access to 25 dedicated music studios, production spaces and more within our sprawling Funkhaus complex – part of the musical DNA of the city. What’s more, you’ll connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives from all over the world.

Save together! If you apply with a friend or family member by the 15th of July, you’ll both receive a huge 29% discount on course fees.

Have you heard the amazing news? As of the 15th of June, Germany’s travel restrictions and quarantine have been lifted for 26 partner countries in the EU, as well as the UK, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. As per the latest travel restriction information Non-EU citizens are also allowed to enter Germany for study purposes (be sure to check your country’s official guidelines). All of this means that you can now plan ahead for your arrival to our Summer School.

So, swap the deck chair for a DAW; the swimming pool for the studio. Why kick back this summer when you can kick-start?! Find out more about the brand-new courses below.



Beginner electronic music production


How many times have you hummed a catchy tune and thought, ‘if only I could turn this into a track’? Have you downloaded Ableton but have no idea where to start? Is music production knowhow all that stands between you and your dream career as an electronic artist?

Our four-week Ignition electronic music production course is exactly what you need to explore the basics, refine your process and learn to express your creative voice. You’ll cover everything from software and hardware fundamentals to composition and production approaches and tricks.

“Students will have an opportunity to experience music creation and production in the real world,” says tutor Brian Ledwidge Flynn. “This equates to guided hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology. Plus, established and timeless processes outside of the laptop. Another clear advantage is the real-life feedback and guidance on your work by music production professionals, all tailored to your vision. Last, but certainly not least, is the exciting potential of collaboration and network building between participants. Anyone who has worked in the music industry knows, you can’t do it alone!”

Find out more and apply here.


Primer workshops


Do you wish to join one of our Higher Education Certificate or Bachelor programmes, but lack either the practical music making experience or formal education required to apply through standard entry? Our primer workshops run alongside the Ignition course, covering the practical learning skills and methodology you’ll need to access our academic programmes.

Find out more and apply here.




Advanced sound design

Already know your way around a DAW but are yet to discover your signature style? Do you want to set your sound ablaze with an up-gunned arsenal of tools and techniques? Are you eager to broaden your conceptual thinking and explore new frontiers in music making?

Our four-week Momentum sound design programme is packed with the content and expert guidance you need to refine your sonic identity and take your productions to the next level.

Find out more and apply here.


Application Deadline

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Course places are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are already in Berlin, you can apply as late as the 20th of July, as long as you are ready to pay the enrolment fee immediately and join us at 11 am for class that day. If you need to travel to Berlin but are in the EU, please leave enough time for you to relocate and submit your application no later than July 15th by 13:00.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at admissions@dbsberlin.net or call us at +49 30 2900 9052.


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