• Application Deadline
  • 42 months


As part of the bachelor course Audio Design at SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk) students will create immersive worlds of sound, 3D acoustics for games and soundlogs (sound branding). They will learn how to acoustically represent data (sonification), and to use computers i.e. software such as Pro Tools as platforms for composition and arrangement, and as a digital instrument.

The modular structure of the study course Audio Design 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 Arts Audio Design (B.A. Audio Design). During the first two semesters, your accredited courses will focus on the basics: aural training, sound design and electro-acoustics. During the third and fourth semester, successive courses will deepen your understanding of composition, sound engineering and music informatics. The syllabus is completed by courses on music history, media law, project management and personality training. Extracurricular projects and our excellent sound studios offer a wide range of options for putting theory to practice. The course of studies will also offer opportunities to work on interdisciplinary projects, such as audio-visual composition and installations; as well as the effects of psycho-acoustics.

Career perspectives

Audio Designers compose music in a variety of genres, create digital sound-design and special acoustic effects; they realise voice-over and other language-based productions and direct sound recordings with bands and ensembles. They develop digital instruments, interfaces and composition aids. In the artistic cross-media interplay of sound and space, movement and shape, Sound Designers create installations and contribute to media-artistic projects such as audio dramas. Within cross-media teams, our alumni design, present and independently realise artistic projects. They write songs, orchestrate their own arrangements and develop digital musical instruments and apps.Audio Designers either work as freelancers or are employed by web and marketing agencies, game producers, corporate development departments, film producers and in a great variety of positions. In addition to musical-creative skills, Audio Designers also require sound-engineering experience, in the fields of equipment technology, electro-acoustics and music informatics.

A Bachelor in Audio Design offers a wide range of excellent career opportunities. You may decide to work for:

  • creative and record industry
  • marketing, media and design agencies
  • software and IT companies
  • commercial enterprises and consumer goods manufacturers
  • TV and radio stations, audio drama productions
  • event organisers
  • sound directors and producers
  • composers and arrangers
  • bands and musical ensembles
  • game-producers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • completed and signed Application form
  • letter of motivation (integrated into the application form) stating: Why are you interested in studying at the hdpk? What are your expectations? What are your professional perspectives? (2 pages maximum).
  • personal data sheet, together with passport photo, place, date, signature
  • school leaving certificate: notarised copy, may be handed in later
  • in case you have previously studied at another university, please provide de-registration certificate (may also be handed in later)
  • samples of your work: three one-minute MP3s of your own artistic work

Tuition Fee

  • International

    680 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    680 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 EUR per module and a duration of 42 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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