Student Experience

In addition to your in-class learning experience, we like to make sure your time at dBs Berlin is as full and interesting as possible. We’re constantly on the hunt to provide you with unique experiences within the greater, creative Berlin community. From networking opportunities and professional development to festival volunteering and even running your own radio show, we’re working hard to help you get ahead. As they say though, the more you put in, the more you get out!

Guest Sessions

Essential, unexpected and entertaining know-how

Our dBs Guest Sessions are an extension to your lessons. They present a broad range of industry experience and styles while offering inspiring food for thought. From intimate and informal conversations to getting down and dirty with technique, our Guest Sessions reflect the exciting diversity of talent and expertise in today’s music and film industries. We take pride knowing our guests get as much out of the experience as you!

Latest Guest Sessions blog: Multimedia Artist & Composer Olivia Block on Nature’s Creative Superpower

Some of our past Guest Sessions have included:

  • A Guy Called Gerald
  • Mark Reeder
  • Tarik Barri
  • Ansom
  • Universal Music A&R feedback session
  • Emika
  • Jan st Werner
  • Gordon Raphael
  • Doc Daneeka
  • Sampology
  • and so much more!

Interested in joining us for a Guest Session? We’d love to hear from you!

dBs Dialogues

The things that matter

Opening up conversation around issues that affect you and your future as a professional creative practitioner. The dialogues take the form of a student-led panel with facilitator, relevant industry guest and up to four students. With an observing audience and wider Q&A after, this safe space allows for intimate discussion and aims to bring about positive change.

Watch our dBs Dialogues on Youtube or read about our latest session on the Dialogues Blog.

etikett radio

etikett is our very own student-run radio station broadcasting 24/7, with live shows three days a week. If you want to be involved, whether that’s hosting a show or behind the scenes running the station, we recruit for new hosts and team members in the first few weeks of term.

Latest podcast


Berlin is full of festivals, concerts and other events that are in need of extra helping hands. They provide excellent opportunities for networking and gaining work experience! This is why we encourage you to volunteer at these events and are constantly working on providing more opportunities in this field. In the past, we’ve arranged for our students to volunteer at Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin Festival, Mira Festival, Ableton Loop, Music Tech Fest, Sacred Ground Festival, Torstraßenfestival, Ry X concert at the Funkhaus and Konzerthaus, Cine-East Film Festival, Superbooth, and CTM.