SRH Hochschule Berlin

B.Mus. Popular Music

SRH Hochschule Berlin
À Berlin (Germany)
  • SRH Hochschule Berlin


Infos importantes

Typologie Bachelor's degree
Lieu Berlin (Germany)
Durée 7 Semesters
Début Dates au choix
Stages en entreprise Oui
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Durée:
    7 Semesters
  • Début:
    Dates au choix
  • Stages en entreprise

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.

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Quels sont les objectifs de la formation?

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.

Cette formation est-elle faite pour moi?

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

Quel est le processus d'inscription?

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

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

Stages en entreprise

Installations (1)
Où et quand
Début Lieu
Dates au choix
Berlin, Germany
Voir plan
Début Dates au choix
Berlin, Germany
Voir plan

Qu'apprend-on avec cette formation ?

Media management
Media design
String instruments


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.

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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.)