Bachelor's degree access for ETIC students

Final year top up for ETIC Algarve students

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering

ETIC Algarve and Catalyst - Institute of Creative Arts & Technology in Berlin have created an exciting partnership opportunity for students who have completed their 2 year course in Music Creation, Production and Sound Techniques. 

As a result of our partnership you are able to enter the final year of our programme and leave with a full bachelors degree (BA Hons) validated by the University of St Marks and St Johns in the UK.

Become the go-to expert in your field and pursue a rewarding and successful career in sound engineering, music production, mastering, sound design, studio composing and a wide range of other opportunities within the music, film and media industries.

Create a wealth of audio material for your public-facing portfolio, while broadening your perspective on the creative techniques and practices necessary to pursue your creative calling.

Start your exploration of Catalyst here or dive straight into information about our extraordinary Funkhaus facility here.

Go here for information about the degree programme and read the 3rd year programme details.

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Essential info

Entry requirements

To apply you need to:

  • Successfully complete the first two years of your course in Music Creation, Production and Sound Techniques at ETIC Algarve.
  • Provide an official transcript of your grades.
  • Complete our online application form including a letter of motivation of at least 300 words and a scan of your IELTS level 6 or equivalent English language certification.
  • If requested by our Admissions team you may need to provide a portfolio of your work and complete a final interview.

The most important prerequisite for attending any course at Catalyst is that you must be passionate about building and developing your skills as a practising electronic music artist, producer or performer.

For more information please contact a member of the team. We love to chat!

Course dates and application deadline

Course start: mid-September 2023

Application deadline: 31 May 2023

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Tuition fees

We like to be upfront about our fees so you can be sure about the cost of your studies before you start. But it's important to note that the tuition fees don’t include additional things like specific books or gear you need to complete the projects you work on.

We offer two ways to pay:

  • Single Payment Option: 1 instalment
  • Instalment Payment Option: 10 instalments

Please visit our course fees page for more information on our tuition fees.

When to pay
The enrolment fee is due 2 weeks after you receive the offer letter. We request that the single payment be made immediately after receipt of the acceptance Letter - however you have until 3 weeks before the start of the course to submit the payment. The first instalment payment is due by 15th August and these payments will be charged on the same day of the month that you signed up on.

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How to apply

Please reach out to our Admissions Team to apply for this special Bachelor's degree access for ETIC students.

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