Music and Sound Bachelor's Study in the music capital Berlin
The sounds of tomorrow created today
As a performing artist you play your way into an audience’s heart and feel at home on the stage. You have a passion for songwriting and music production and your heart beats faster when using samplers and synthesizers. Whether it's piano, guitar, soft- or hardware instruments, notes and chords flow in your blood. If this checks your boxes, you’ve come to the right place.
The Berlin School of Popular Arts is situated in the southwest of Germany’s capital, with a teeming music and culture scene. The content of the Bachelor's programmes in sound and music are just as diverse as the location.
At SRH Berlin you receive the full support of your lecturers. They mentor you in your artistic development, drawing from their own experience as active and internationally-sought artists. Your creativity finds space in the various workshops, concerts and events. You are encouraged to try out jazz, pop, hip hop and experimental music, and not fixed on a specific genre. Your playground is a studio with state-of-the-art equipment that’s also available outside of class hours.
For your Bachelor’s degree in sound and music choose between:
- Popular Music (Bachelor of Music)
- Music Production (Bachelor of Arts)
- Audio Design (Bachelor of Arts)
You can take your courses in English or German.
Discover your future in music with us
Our 3 music and sound programmes
Which study programme is right for me?
|Popular Music (B.Mus.)||Music Production (B.A.)||Audio Design (B.A.)|
|Info about the programme|| |
Your Bachelor of Music in popular music will transform you into a performing artist, on stage and in the studio. You develop your identity as an artist and your proficiency as a musician. And focus on
You acquire further competences in areas, such as:
Get to the core of music production in your bachelor’s in music production. Get to know your major instrument inside out. Gain experience in song and media composition, while you also learn to handle:
Follow your piece from conception to completion, implementing your skills as a tech-literate music producer.
With your digital device you are a one-(wo)man-show. You won’t need an instrument major in your bachelor’s in audio design, because the tools of the trade are at your fingertips. With the use of different
Become even more versatile as you get to know
|Target group||The professional artist, musician and songwriter on stage and in the studio.|| |
The modern music producer with an all-round skill set.
|The electronic musician, whose artistic ideas can be applied in a variety of media contexts.|
|Your requirements||creativity, enjoy music, good ability in instruments major / vocals||creativity, enjoy music, abilities in instrument major / vocals||creativity, interest in sound design and (electronic) music, openness for different styles and genres|
|Main focus||Instrumental, Performance, Songwriting & Composition||Song-based music production, Instrumental, Composition, Sound engineering||Production of electronic music and sound, in order to work with samplers, synthesizers and DAWs|
|Instrument major with individual mentoring||+++ |
(vocals, piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, violin) - 6 semesters of individual lessons
(working with computers and electronic instruments, in small project based groups)
free choice of minor, additional major in groups, correpetition
piano minor, portfolio development
piano minor, portfolio development
|Sound engineering|| |
|Performance training/ Pedagogy/ |
(artist development, pedagogy, performance training, music management)
|Media Composition||-|| |
film music, game audio
After graduation Career perspectives
Become a/an artist, musician, film musician, music producer, composer, songwriter, PR and marketing manager, concert/event promoter, voice-over/dubbing artist, sound engineer, sound designer, arranger, orchestrator, tv & radio staff, vocal and instrumental coach, software developer, label and publishing staff, product manager ...
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SOPA to the Ears Berlin School of Popular Arts (SOPA) on Spotify
In our SOPA Playlist we present current and former students from the study programmes BA Music Production, BA Audio Design and BMus Popular Music. All songs were either (co-)composed, interpreted, arranged and/or produced by our students!