Catalyst events

Guest lectures, open days, workshops, showcases and more

School events

All events are open to the public - some require prior registration. Schedules are always in current local time for Germany – Berlin.

Signals Festival 2021

15-16 October, 2021

Exploring art and technology, Signals Festival is an annual showcase of Catalyst Berlin’s emerging and diverse creative communities, with live performances, installations, screenings, workshops and in-depth dialogue.

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A live tour of our spaces and facilities combined with programme-specific group sessions with our tutors and students.

  • Fri, 19 November 2021 (2PM)
  • Fri, 4 February 2022 (2PM)
  • Fri, 1 April 2022 (2PM)

Contact Admissions for a scheduled visit.

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Online support sessions.

  • Tue, 7 December 2021 (10-11AM)
  • Thu, 9 December 2021 (5-6PM)
  • Thu, 13 January 2022 (4-5PM)
  • Tue, 22 February 2022(10-11AM)
  • Thu, 24 February 2022 (5-6PM)
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Work as a team through an "impossible brief" and deliver a short film by the end of this workshop (2h).

  • Wed, 3 November 2021 (4PM)
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Support and guidance on how to approach your M.A project proposal.

  • Thu, 4 November 2021 (4PM)
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Online introduction to our Audio Production & Sound Engineering courses from our favourite studios (1h).

  • Wed, 10 November 2021 (5:30PM)
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Start training the voice & body for performing on screen and on-stage. (1.5h)

  • Fri, 12 November 2021 (3PM)
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Online sessions exploring basic and more advanced music production skills covered in our courses. (1h)

  • Arpeggiator Techniques
    Thu, 18 November 2021 (4PM)
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Learn more about our approach to 3D animation, digital image design and visual effects solutions for film, game, AR/VR, live performance, installation and interactive art.

  • November 2021 (date tbc)
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Skill-based workshops hosted by our M.A tutor team.

  • From January 2022 (date tbc)
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A creative development mentorship programme helping our city’s up-and-coming musicians. Streamed online monthly.

  • New dates to be announced - Watch the latest session with Lucy Railton
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Signals Festival

15-16 October, 2021
Exploring art and technology, Signals Festival is an annual showcase of Catalyst Berlin’s emerging and diverse creative communities. A non-profit, educational event with live performances, installations, screenings, workshops and in-depth dialogue.

Guest sessions

Our guest speakers come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and offer inspiring food for thought directly from the real world. From intimate and informal conversations to getting down and dirty with technique, these sessions reflect the exciting diversity of talent and expertise in today’s music, film and acting industries. Our guests get as much out of the experience as you do!

Interested in joining one of our sessions or proposing a workshop? Get in touch with our team.

Guests that have joined our panels and workshops:

Some of the guests that have joined our guest sessions, panels and workshops:

  • Olivia Block (multimedia artist and composer)
  • John Ayres (tour manager for  Booka Shade, Squarepusher, Tiga, Diplo, Shapeshifter and Major Lazer
  • Marten Persiel (award winning Filmmaker, author and commercial director. Film: This Ain’t California)
  • Louis Balsan (Films Boutique marketing)
  • Rebekah Teasdale (DJ, producer, model)
  • Mad Zach (artist)
  • Sam Potter (Late of the Pier band member)
  • Florence Jimenez Otto (Music industry - coaching for creatives)
  • Zazuka (Zeina Azouqah - film composer, sound designer and songwriter)
  • Headless Horseman (music producer)
  • Maria Chavez (abstract turntablist)
  • Devin Shacket (actress and coach)
  • Franziska Margarete Hoenisch (director Club Europa)
  • "Bob" Ostertag (experimental sound artist, political activist and writer)
  • Stefanie Reinhard (DoP Club Europa)
  • Rafael Toral (film score composer)
  • Jonty Skrufff (musical artist)
  • A Guy Called Gerald (DJ and producer)
  • Mark Reeder (musician, producer, label manager for Joy Division) 
  • Tarik Barri (audiovisual composer)
  • Erta Ale (DJ, house & techno producer)
  • Perera Elsewhere (experimental electronic music producer)
  • Mike Bullock (composer, intermedia artist and writer)
  • Antenes (DJ, producer and electronics artist)
  • Ansom
  • Universal Music A&R 
  • Emika (electronic music producer, sound designer and DJ)
  • Jan st Werner (producer, sound innovator)
  • Gordon Raphael (record producer and musician)
  • Doc Daneeka (DJ/producer)
  • Sampology (Artist, DJ and producer)
  • Hainbach (electro-acoustic music composer and performer)

Join us this summer at Funkhaus!

4-week short courses in music, film and acting at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels starting from June 2022.

Dialogues

This series aims to open up conversations 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 of our students. With an audience and a wider Q&A after, this safe space allows for intimate discussion on important items and aims to bring about positive change.

TUNE IN

Etikett Radio 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.