SRH Hochschule Berlin

B.Mus. Popular Music

SRH Hochschule Berlin
In Berlin (Germany)

*Guide price
Original amount in EUR:
Prefer to call the centre directly?

Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Berlin (Germany)
Duration 7 Semesters
Start Different dates available
Internship Yes
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Duration:
    7 Semesters
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Internship

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on song-writing, instrument/vocals and ensemble.

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Berlin, Germany
See map
Starts Different dates available
Berlin, Germany
See map

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

The creative popular musician: songwriter, performer and band musician The Bachelor course Popular Music at hdpk in Berlin prepares talented young musicians to professionally perform music at concerts and for productions, by teaching performing/song-writing skills together with an understanding of sound-engineering, and organizational and educational know-how.

· Who is it intended for?

We train Popular Musicians in a wide range of fields, encouraging them to establish recognisable artistic profiles. Individual style and sound training are necessary for survival on a fast-paced market. Our graduates may choose from a variety of career options.Popular Musicians compose and interpret songs, either in accordance with their own creative ideas or as required by others. As a song-writer, musician and band member you will be part of performances, events and publications. The course’s emphasis is on training performing artists: we will support you in developing the skills necessary for working as a live, band or studio musician, and for adapting to a variety of settings and audiences. You will be able to write songs for different occasions and media formats, and to use DAW-software and sound-studio equipment. This set of skills is complemented by organisational, educational and legal knowledge. A B.Mus. in Popular Music will prepare you for a number of freelance careers: author/composer, adapter/arranger/orchestrator, performer/musician sound-engineer/sound technician for concerts, events, theatre, radio, TV, sound carriers could also collaborate with: song-writers/composers, lyricists, speakers, bands/music groups, orchestras producers, sound studios, clients from industry and business …or employment with: production companies, ensembles, concert organisers, apprenticing companies phono-industry, labels, publishers, distributors, TV and radio stations, PR and marketing agencies

· Requirements

Qualification assessment via preselection and admission exam: musical presentation, study-specific tasks/tests and interview

· What happens after requesting information?

The center will contact you, once you send your information through the form.

Questions & Answers

Ask a question and other users will answer you


Course rating
Centre rating

Reviews on this course

Daniel Lizzama
5.0 26/08/2019
About the course: Great Service!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Reviews gathered by Emagister & iAgora

What you'll learn on the course

String instruments
Media design
Media management

Teachers and trainers (1)

Androschin Katrin
Androschin Katrin

Katrin Androschin is an expert in strategic design, brand identity and visual communication. She consults on marketing strategy issues, develops new brands and conceives and runs workshops on change management processes within companies and institutions.She studied visual communication at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. From 1992 to 2001, she was responsible for corporate identity projects in the international branding agencies Landor, Wolff Olins, Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux, Metadesign and Futurebrand in San Francisco, Zurich, London and Berlin.

Course programme

The modular structure of the B.Mus. study course Popular Music in Berlin includes seven semesters, during which you will be expected to achieve a total of 210 credit points, and to attain the academic degree of Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.). The program includes a wide range of modules including composition, individual sessions in your major and minor subjects (vocals, guitar, piano/keyboards, bass, drums, wind and string instruments), as well as ensemble playing. The syllabus is completed by courses on sound engineering, such as recording and public address systems, by fundamental musicological, organisational, educational and legal knowledge, making students familiar with the musical value-added chain. Numerous concerts, projects and productions allow students to put their theoretical understanding of song-writing, instrumentals/vocals and band/solo performance to practice.

The course schedule gives an overview of individual units of instruction, which modules they are part of and when they are timetabled. During their 5th term, students complete an internship or a semester abroad. A primary aspect of studying at hdpk is to participate in the network of the six major study programs Popular Music, Music Production, Audio Design, Media Management, Creative Industries Management and Media Design: cross-disciplinary courses are intended to bring together students from different programmes, providing them with a head start into their careers, for which they will need to cooperate with clients and partners. These cross-disciplinary projects also serve to establish contacts among future professionals, and later on often serve as a first interdisciplinary professional – and personal – network.

Additional information

Application deadlines

Winter-term (german) 

For Non-EU Applications: 15 May / For EU: 15 July (Application as alternate for vacated places is possible up until the beginning of the respective semester.) 

Summer-term (english) 

For Non-EU Applications: 15 November / For EU: 15 January (Application as alternate for vacated places is possible up until the beginning of the respective semester.)

Compare to choose better:
See all