Music summer courses at Berlin's iconic Funkhaus

Don't wait to create

Gear up for an inspirational summer of learning in the creative metropolis of Berlin. It’s a free-spirited, passionate, energetic heartthrob of a place that attracts artists and creatives from across the globe. Come and share the love.

For next summer we have a selection of focussed short music courses on offer at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, depending on your personal interest and experience.

Our courses are delivered in English to an international audience of like minded creatives. Last year our learning community had students from more than 70 different countries.

Summer course programme 2022

Whether you’re deep into a specific electronic music genre, curious about sound exploration or obsessed with trying to achieve the perfectly balanced mix down; you’ll find new inspiration whilst developing a whole range of new skills in our intensive and specialised 4-week courses.

Electronic Music Production

Level: Beginners
Length: 4 weeks
Dates: Summer 2022, sign-up to our newsletter for a notification.
Application deadline: May 2022
, but the earlier the better, as places are limited and confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

Our 4-week Electronic Music Production course is perfect for beginners and aspiring producers who want to learn the core principles of their craft and hone their skills to express their creative ideas!

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Advanced Sound Design

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Length: 4 weeks
Dates: Summer 2022, sign-up to our newsletter for a notification.
Application deadline:
28th of June, but the earlier the better, as places are limited and confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

Our 4-week Advanced Sound Design course has been created with the artist/producer in mind. You know your way around a DAW, and already have a grasp of the fundamentals, but are interested in developing a new sonic identity or exploring new frontiers that will take your work to the next stage in it’s evolution. 

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Studio Recording

Level: Beginners
Course length: 4 weeks
Dates: Summer 2022, sign-up to our newsletter for a notification.
Application deadline: 31st of May
, but the earlier the better, as places are limited and confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

This brand new 4-week Studio Recording beginners course has been designed for budding sound engineers eager to learn the fundamentals of recording and producing bands, soloists or electronic artists in a professional studio environment.

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Mixing and Mastering

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Course length: 4 weeks
Dates: Summer 2022, sign-up to our newsletter for a notification.
Application deadline:
Recruitment begins November 2021 - sign up to our newsletter to be notified

Our 4-week Mixing and Mastering course is designed for audio engineers and producers who are seeking to advance their creative and technical approach to refining and finishing creative work. You are already familiar with the recording and/or production process but your mixes might lack the depth, clarity or warmth found in a professionally released track. Engage with the tools, techniques and thinking behind a well balanced, professional finished product and apply your knowledge in both commercial and home studio environments.

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Progression

Our short courses are designed to be taken either one at a time: 4-week beginner or 4-week intermediate/ advanced; or alternatively as a one 8-week intensive course.

Our beginner courses are also designed for those students interested in brushing up on basics before starting our 1 or 3-year degree courses starting in September.

Students taking two 4-week courses or any short course in combination with a degree course will receive a discount on the total fee. Please contact our Admissions team for further details.

Our Facilities

Get your hands on 25 recording and production studios with 2900 bookable items, digital and analogue synths, boutique modulars, analogue tape mixers, drum machines, microphones, mixing consoles, preamps, FX, field recorders, MIDI controllers, decks, CDJs, guitars, amplifiers, pedals, wireless systems and much much more.

We have more studios, equipment & facility than all of our Berlin competitors put together!

A safe space to dream big

Our facilities are built with one thing in mind. Maximising ‘hands on’ access to DOING what you love.

Our courses are taught by a team of permanent tutors & visiting international music industry professionals and practicing artists with a genuine passion for passing on their specialist knowledge to others.

We highly recommend that you take the time to look into their creative work and professional experience so that you can also make the most of their time, knowledge and experience.

The Catalyst method

Our belief that 'greatness is grown not born' powers everything we do. We provide you with a learning and self development process that allows you to build your best self and maximise your own unique greatness.

We believe that the best learning involves getting your hands on the gear and maximising the amount of time you spend ‘doing’. Learning through doing and collaboration with others is key to the Catalyst method.

Join us next summer and discover our creative community for yourself! If you have questions or are curious to learn more about our courses and campus, you are welcome to join any of our Virtual Open Day events and Taster Workshops taking place throughout the year.

Work hard, play hard

Once the learning day is done, grab a beer, a wood fired pizza and chill with newly made friends by the riverside. If you feel like spending more energy, go hire yourself a paddleboard and get out on the river.

Or dive back into the heart of Berlin and enjoy the Mediterranean feel street life with outdoor cafes, cheap dining, music, spätis, events, parties and much much more.

At the weekend grab yourself some culture at a million art galleries and museums then go take a dip in a beautiful lake. There's more than enough to feed every young soul!

Be in Berlin - with us

Everything you need to know about joining us in Berlin for the summer