Events & Open Days

Open days, tours, taster workshops, guest sessions and more.

Virtual events for prospective students

Get a feel for Catalyst, our courses and application process at a range of online events.

Virtual Open Days

Join us online at a Virtual Open Day, with info sessions spanning our approach to learning, our courses and our facilities, plus Q&As with our tutors and alumni.

Friday 22 March, 14:00–16:30 CET
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Meet the Tutor

Get to know more about a particular course and meet the Programme Lead or tutor in these online Q&A sessions.

Browse the available sessions via the link below.

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Taster Workshops

Get a taste of our Creative Production MA programmes in Music and Film with our free online Taster Workshops.

Our workshops range from Project Proposal sessions to everything from Deep Listening and immersive music composition to building narratives and using archival footage in film.

Browse the full list of workshops via the link below.

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Ask Admissions

Questions about applying to Catalyst? Our Admissions team are here to give you answers in these online Q&A sessions.

Wednesday 6 March, 10:00-11:00 CET
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Wednesday 20 March, 16:00-17:00 CET
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Events in Berlin for prospective students

Get a feel for Catalyst, our courses and application process at a range of in-person events at our campus in Berlin.

Open Days

Come to an Open Day in Berlin and get a feel for Catalyst IRL! You'll get an introduction to our ethos and progressive education model, a tour of our facilities, dedicated sessions for each course with a lead tutor, interviews with alumni, and a Q&A with our Admissions team.

Saturday 9 March, 11:30–15:30* (all schools)
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Friday 12 April, 14:30–18:15* (Film & Visual Media / Acting schools)
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Friday 19 April, 14:30–18:15* (Music & Sound school)
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*exact times are subject to change

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Campus Tours

Join us in Berlin for a tour of our campus and facilities. Reserve your place via the links below.

Friday 15 March, 11:00
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If you'd like to attend a tour at a different time, get in touch with admissions@catalyst-berlin.com.

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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)
  • Khalik Allah (photographer and filmmaker)

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, our very own student-run radio station, is currently on hiatus while we undergo redevelopment of the station. Although the site is still live, we're not broadcasting at the moment. We're looking forward to next year's programmme launching in early 2024! See you then, for sounds from our community.