Key Facts

Length1 Year
StartSeptember 17, 2018
Term (1YR)17.09.2018-13.09.2019
FeesOur Course Fees
DeadlineEarly bird before 01.02.2018

OVERVIEW

Push your boundaries way beyond what you previously thought possible. This brand new 21st century hyper flexible masters degree is all about you. Your passion, your learning, your focus, your thoughts, your hopes, your dreams and your future. Put yourself in charge and lead the way. This is your chance to thrive.

WHY IS THE MUSIC MASTERS FOR YOU?

Take the framework of this qualification and build your own unique journey through it. A path that only you can take. A project that only you can complete. A place where you will excel as a music producer, a sound engineer, a performer, a practising electronic artist, a musician, a composer, a sonic artist, an explorer of life and a unique human being.

Whilst working on your self set project you will be surrounded by a like minded community of tutors and students from around the world who will act as mentors, peers, collaborators, audience and fellow travellers.

This hothouse environment will provide you with a constant cycle of creating, critiquing, self discovery and growth. Convert vulnerabilities into strengths, barriers into new pathways, pain 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 whilst mapping out your future potential.

Celebrate your capabilities, stretch your skillset, innovate and build your creative industry profile. Expand your understanding of other creative pathways and collaborate on new concepts.

Ultimately it’s about your future. Who are you and what do you plan to contribute to the world?

Throughout this intensive and challenging year you will be supported by a team of industry experienced facilitators who know you by name, care about your creative development and truly give a damn.

OUR MASTERS DEGREE COURSES

Our MA degrees are internationally recognised graduate masters of arts programmes, validated and administered by our partner the University of St Mark & St John. You can study our masters as a standard 1 year course.

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

We will enable you to imagine, develop and build the best version of yourself you can be. This is your chance to THINK BIG! But if you’re planning to think big you’ll need to develop a whole range of skills to help you reach your goal.

Whilst you hone your core music production expertise we will guide you in developing another set of skills and attributes. A set of skills which we all need to develop if we want to achieve our goals in life whether that be success in the music industry or anything else you might have planned.

This part of our unique educational approach starts with this question –

“What are the essential attributes or skills that make a person successful in life and how can they best be learnt?”

We use the word ‘success’ in the broadest terms. Whatever your own definition of success, there are a range of tools, skills, attributes and habits you can develop which will significantly increase your chances of achieving that success.

It is now widely recognised that these skills and attributes are the essential building blocks that will help turn a talented, hardworking human being into a genuinely successful one.

At dBs Berlin we also believe that personal well being and happiness are essential to living a truly successful life and we encourage our students to incorporate this into their own development.

DETAILS

This MA is the newest addition to our course family and is currently still being developed. If you’re interested in learning more please get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Listen to Tracks Produced by Our Students

In the end it doesn’t matter what we say. What matters is what happens here. Take a listen to a special session we arranged for our students to explore what the limits of using a turntable are.

Our Spaces

We’re excited. Very excited. dBs Berlin have relocated to a brand new purpose built facility at the Funkhaus to house our rapidly expanding institute of creative production.

The Funkhaus is an internationally unique, extraordinary and atmospheric location and it’s hard to imagine a better location for creative endeavour and learning.

All courses are now delievered at our Funkhaus campus.

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.

More About Our Spaces

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.

The employment model in the music industry has been transformed over the last 20 years. There are still roles with permanent contracts but it is much more likely that you will work either as a freelancer or as part of a small startup which you will have set up with friends or colleagues.

As the cohorts of Berlin students graduate, they quickly progress into exciting real world projects and careers. Here’s a selection to whet your appetite:

  • organizing large electronic music festival in Belgium
  • sampling artist with growing list of commissions from international festivals including Dimensions and Roskilde
  • designing proposals for improving background noise in cities
  • field recording with Chris Watson
  • stage manager for Dubfire
  • creating music for an ad campaign for C&A
  • music for an Italian fashion brand
  • audio logo for Galeries Lafayette
  • audio logo for an Italian telecommunications company
  • sound installations at four art events in Berlin
  • multiple releases on a range of techno labels
  • sample packs for Loopmasters
  • house engineer for a club in Berlin
  • songs signed to BMG
  • music and audio for a game featured on Indiedb
  • created software for teaching synthesis

Our UK centres have been running successfully for many years and have had graduates working across the music industry from Abbey Road Recording Studios to the Glastonbury Festival and everything in-between.

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