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Length6 weeks
Start24 June - 3 Aug 2019
DeadlineApply by May 15


Spend a summer in Berlin and dive into the world of contemporary music production at dBs Berlin’s International Creative Campus at the Funkhaus.


Our groundbreaking, project based summer school takes a hands on workshop based approach to building up your skills in contemporary music production.


This brand new intermediate level course has been developed with two audiences in mind.

  1. Those who want to build their skill levels in music production for their own development.
  2. Those who want to build their skill levels in music production in order to start our certificate, diploma or degree courses at the end of September.


Spend 6 weeks of your summer developing the practical tools, skills and essential techniques required to create, mix and master your own music whilst getting an insight into different areas of the music industry:

  • create your own electronic music
  • develop foundational skills in sound engineering
  • learn how to record in a professional studio environment
  • develop electronic production techniques
  • programme digital and analogue synths
  • work with drum machines and sequencers
  • provide creative input to someone else’s work
  • connect and collaborate with like minded people


To sign up for our summer course, you need to be at least 18 years old and be motivated! Your lessons will take you from basics to intermediate levels of skill, so we don’t need you to have any experience in the field.

This 6-week programme is ideal for people can’t obtain a visa to stay in Germany for a long time. So if you can enter on a tourist visa, you can join our course.


This year our students came from more than 50 different countries. As an organisation we celebrate that incredible level of diversity. If we had an organisational face it would have a big smile stretched across it.

It’s a total privilege to be able to bring this diverse community together in the inspirational space of our Funkhaus campus in the world class creative metropolis of Berlin.



Listen to Tracks Produced by Our Students

In the end it doesn’t matter what we say or do. What matters is what our students are doing during their time with us. Have a listen, leave some comments, decide for yourselves.

Our Tutors

Ben Bacon

An experienced multi-media artist, composer, researcher, and interaction designer, Ben moved to Berlin in 2015. His current interests include the integration of information design in electronically-based music ...

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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.

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This summer school is designed for two audiences and hence two progression routes:

The first audience are those looking for a productive way to spend their summer developing their music production skills to help support their own project and meet like minded people. For this audience the likely progression is back onto their own project or perhaps coming back to dBs Berlin to take one of our standalone short courses.

The second audience is those students wishing to progress onto one of our longer courses i.e. the HE Certificate, the HE Diploma or the BA Hons Bachelor degree whom require some experience to help prepare them for the longer course.

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