Key Facts

Length1 Year or 2 years (part-time)
StartSeptember 16, 2019
Term (1YR)16.09.2019 - 07.08.2020
Term (2YR)16.09.2019 - 08.2021
FeesFrom €1025 a month
DeadlineMay 1, 2019

WHY WAIT TO CREATE?

Celebrate, explore, develop, innovate and magnify your capabilities as a music producer, a sound engineer, a practising electronic music artist, a performer, a composer, a sonic artist or an artistic practitioner whilst building and enhancing a powerful creative industry profile.

This hyper flexible Creative Production Masters Degree is all about YOU. Your passion, your pathway, your journey, your vision, your project and your future. Take everything you already are and forge it into everything you want to become. This is your chance to thrive

During this intensive and challenging 1 year practice-led research degree  (2 year part-time) our team will mentor and guide you through a constant cycle of creating, critiquing, self discovery and growth. Design and develop your own practice based research programme surrounded by a like minded community of students from around the world who will act as mentors, peers, collaborators, audience and fellow travellers.

Your independent practice and research will be topped up with insightful lectures, seminars, tutorials, group discussion and workshops to stimulate your curiosity and widen and deepen your frames of musical and intellectual reference.

You will be supported throughout by a team of industry experienced facilitators who know you by name, care about your creative development and truly give a damn.

Consider this a turning point, a moment to define or redefine the next chapter of your career whilst asking yourself this essential question:

Who are you and what do you plan to contribute to the world?

IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR ME?

Creative Production is an intentionally broad term. Music production, recording, composition, programming, performance, sound design, improvisation, instrument design, sound art, sound for games, sound for film, field recording, artistic research, critical theory, new media, or an innovative interdisciplinary form including some or all of the above. Your own imagination is the only limit. We’d be very happy to help you stretch it!

Convert vulnerabilities into strengths, barriers into new pathways, pain points into pleasure and fears into exciting new frontiers for exploration. It’s a chance to explore all that you are and all that you are…not yet(!) whilst mapping out your future potential.

A few of the things to look forward to during this year:

  • developing and growing your own individual project, creative concept or musical idea
  • strengthening and refining your creative vision and approach
  • deepening the relationship with your work within and beyond your own parameters
  • establishing your own distinct approach to creative production with research
  • expanding your understanding of other creative pathways
  • navigating between different aspects of musical inquiry and concepts
  • engaging in independent practice led research
  • developing new and innovative production techniques
  • receiving mentorship from field and industry experts
  • realising the full potential of your creative work
  • joining a progressive learning community supported by a dedicated team of experienced facilitators
  • living and working in Berlin, the most exciting city on the planet for music makers
  • collaborating with a community of like minded people from 55 different countries

 

To view a breakdown of the modules press the “DOWNLOAD COURSE INFORMATION” button above the HELPFUL LINKS section. For more information about the formal Programme Specifications please view this document.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For Masters Degree applicants an academic qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor Degree is normally required to enter our Creative Production Masters degree programme. These may be waived if students are able to provide proof of capability via a portfolio of work.

Need more info? Get in touch with our team to come by for a visit!

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Our Spaces

Our international creative campus is located at the historic Funkhaus in Berlin – it’s hard to imagine a better location for creative endeavour and learning!

Through an industrial dream landscape of concrete factories and power stations along the Spree in East Berlin, the Funkhaus building comes into sight.

Built in the 1950s, the former GDR state radio is the home of some of the world’s most breathtaking broadcasting and recording studios. Its spaces were purposely built for recording symphony orchestras, choirs, chamber and jazz ensembles, pop music, radio plays, and for hosting memorable performances and acts accompanied by cutting-edge sound technology and state-of-the-art equipment.

Now… its cavernous industrial halls are the home of our rapidly expanding institute of creative production – a thriving community of creatives, practitioners and dreamers.

Our carefully redeveloped space within the complex, hosts over 20 studios/live rooms/production suites, electronic music production labs, IT workshop spaces, co-labs, multi purpose workshop spaces, film production and edit suites, a green screen film studio and we continue to grow!

Want to look around? We welcome you to sign up for an Open Day. These are a great opportunity to speak to our staff, students and see our facilities.

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Progression

Your success depends entirely on you – what you bring to the course, your approach to learning and the grit, passion and sheer determination with which you build your future.

Our HIGHER EDUCATION and MASTERS courses provide you with valuable tools required to progress and continue your self development as you establish yourself in the creative industry.

The employment model in the music industry has been transformed over the last 20 years. Roles with permanent contracts do still exist but it is much more likely that you will work either as a freelancer or as part of a small startup on your way to professional creative autonomy.

As the cohorts of Berlin students graduate, they quickly progress into exciting real world projects and careers. We enjoy supporting our students as they progress their careers into a wide range of fields:

Audio production, engineering, contemporary performance, recording artist, performing artists, audio creation for events and brands, sound design, creative advertising, sample packs for labels and artists, sounds for events and installations, sound and music for multimedia, interdisciplinary arts projects, working in related fields such as record labels, publishers, artist management companies to name but a few.

The music industry is an always-evolving and growing industry. At dBs Berlin, we want to make sure you develop the best skills to be able to enjoy, adapt and stay at the forefront of change.

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