Institute for Creative Arts and Technology
Discover, develop and celebrate your unique creative identity at the extraordinary Funkhaus in Berlin.
Our courses span electronic music production and performance, audio and music production, sound engineering, filmmaking, screenwriting, visual effects, digital arts and acting. They range from bachelor's and master's degree courses through to four-week summer courses for beginners, validated by our UK partner institution Plymouth Marjon University.
Using immersive, hands-on, project-based learning to develop your subject specialist skills, real-world human attributes and industry know-how, we provide a learning experience which will transform your daily life long after you have left Catalyst behind.
Become a pioneer in the world of electronic music production with our project-based curriculum, in which bold experimentation and risk-taking are key to your success.
Discover your sonic fingerprint as a music producer or sound engineer in a programme that combines vocational technical training, creative practice and critical thinking.
Develop your own creative voice as an audio storyteller and sound designer across film and a range of visual media in this interdisciplinary, project-based and collaborative programme.
Become a captivating presence on stage and screen with our contemporary, highly practical acting training, preparing you for a versatile career in today’s ever-changing media and performance landscape.
Learn how to express your authentic self through film, create original work from your own unique point of view and embrace global perspectives as part of an international community of filmmakers.
Build your skills as a versatile storyteller as you learn to write and deliver engaging narratives for a variety of formats and genres, developing your own ideas as well as collaborating in a Writers' Room.
Reshape your music practice and pursue your chosen area of interest, desired specialisation or passion project through practice-based artistic research.
Learn the fundamentals of recording and producing bands, soloists or electronic artists in a professional studio environment.
Learn the core principles of the craft of the electronic music producer and hone your skills to express your creative ideas.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Advance your creative and technical approach to refining and finishing your tracks as an electronic music producer.
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Already started your journey in electronic music production? This short course is for the artist or producer who is ready to stretch their capabilities and take their work to the next stage in its evolution.
Kickstart your journey as a film writer, director, cinematographer or editor and learn the fundamentals of storytelling, photography, pre-production, working with actors and post-production.
Based on project-based learning and collaboration, our progressive education model empowers students to learn through “doing", whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification.
At heart, our school is about people. A creative community. A nurturing, caring, relaxed and friendly 'home from home' where tutors provide uncompromising support to international students from more than 75 different countries. We celebrate this coming together of people and the richness of their different ideas and experiences. It's one of our greatest strengths.
Our tutors are experts in their field, with a passion for passing on their knowledge to others. They'll inspire and challenge you to dream big and fulfil your unique creative potential.
We think we've designed one of the most exciting places on the planet to do courses like ours. It's hardly a surprise that we'd say that, so please don't take our word for it. We offer a bursting programme of both virtual and in-person events for prospective students, where you can meet us and find out if you agree.
Join us at a Virtual Open Day or an Open Day at our campus in Berlin, chat to our programme leads at Meet The Tutor, try a taster workshop, come on a tour of our facilities or join a Q&A with our Admissions team. We can't wait to meet you.