Electronic Music Production & Performance

Create the next sonic revolution

A musical revolution

In a sonic space where any imaginable sound can be produced, a new technique can cause a musical revolution and a genre can evolve and mutate into a whole new entity, our approach to learning will help unlock your own unique potential and prepare you to lead the way into the next future of electronic music production. 

Immerse yourself in a learning space where audacious experimentation and risk taking are not only encouraged, but seen as key to your success. Use music technology to create a bridge between the ideas in your head and a real world audience as you master the tools and techniques for creating, mixing and mastering your own music whilst developing a portfolio as a producer, performer, sonic artist, DJ or sound designer.

Certificate, Bachelors & Masters Degree Courses

Our flagship courses focus on 'hands on' reflective practice, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking.

Length: 1 Year
Start: September 2023

Our project based Electronic Music Production & Performance Certificate course is a focused and innovative learning experience that focuses on learning by doing. Using challenging real-life scenarios you will develop the practical tools and core techniques required to create, record, produce, master and perform your own music whilst you start to build your artist/producer portfolio.

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Length: 3 Years
Start: September 2023

Our project based Electronic Music Production & Performance Bachelor Degree (BA Hons) course is a profound, focussed and innovative learning experience that focuses on learning by doing. Using challenging real-life scenarios you will develop all of the practical tools and essential techniques required to create, record, produce, master and perform your own music whilst you build an artist/producer portfolio and your own unique profile.

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Length: 1 Year Full Time/ 2 Year Part Time
Start: September 2023

Celebrate, explore, develop, innovate and magnify your capabilities as a music producer, a sound engineer, a practising electronic music artist, a performer, a composer, a sonic artist or artistic practitioners from other fields whilst building and enhancing an artistic and creative industry profile.

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Short Courses

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.

Level: Beginners
Length: 4 weeks
Start: 19 June - 14 July 2023
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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Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Length: 4 weeks
Start: 19 June - 14 July 2023

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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Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Course length: 4 weeks
Start: 19 June - 14 July 2023

Our 4-week Mixing and Mastering course is designed for electronic music producers who are seeking to advance their creative and technical approach to refining and finishing their creative work. You will need to be familiar with the production process, and will have some tracks ready to work on but your mixes might lack the depth, clarity and 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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Go resonate

Explore the origins of electronic music production whilst expanding your creative and technical skillset with new techniques in unorthodox practices. Embrace the infinite new opportunities that arise when music combines with technology. Be prepared to put your ideas to work immediately with real world projects, captivating and challenging discourse and all important constructive feedback from tutors and peers.

From the smallest experimental venues, to the largest clubs and concert halls our courses allow you to take advantage of every opportunity and discover what you want to contribute to the world. The music you make today may resonate for decades and shape the techniques of artists to come for the next century and beyond. Be part of writing the next chaper in the history of electronic music.

Catalyst Berlin Electronic Music Production & Performance students Garfive and Guitarbaby perform live for Studio Sessions as electronica duo Otari
Learn by doing

You won’t find any “traditional” classrooms, homework, lectures or tests here. Instead, from day one, you’ll be put in a group with other motivated creatives just like you and tasked with producing electronic music under challenging creative, technical and logistical constraints. Make music, and make it your way. It’s harder than it sounds.

Electro duo and Catalyst Berlin Electronic Music Production & Performance alumni Lalume
A bedrock of support

It might be harder than it sounds but don’t worry - we’re here for you. You’ll be supported by our staff of industry professional tutors running hands-on workshops on everything from analogue synthesis to composition to beat making and much more. You’ll also perform, listen and critique your work and the work of others in our performance workshops.

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You should be interested in some or all of the following:-

  • Establishing your own distinct and creative approach to electronic music production
  • Developing your artistic persona and portfolio
  • Transforming yourself from a DJ into a Producer
  • Recording, releasing and/or performing your own electronic music
  • Making your first step towards a career in the music industry
  • Acquiring entrepreneurial expertise for the music industry
  • Developing new and innovative music production techniques
  • Programming and playing a variety of electronic instruments
  • Designing and creating your own sounds and FX
  • Developing finely honed listening skills
  • Joining a progressive learning community supported by a dedicated team of experienced facilitators
  • Learning by doing and gaining hands-on experience applicable to real-life work
  • Collaborating with a community of like minded people from 55 different countries
  • Living and working in Berlin, the most exciting city on the planet for music makers
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However you measure it and whatever artistic realm you are working in, most creatives would like to achieve success with their creative endeavour. There are many types of success an individual may want to achieve. From successful completion of an artistic exploration all the way through to financial security and a global audience

There are many skills required to develop these dreams into real and practical futures. Our optional course in self-development and leadership is the ‘rocket fuel’ which will provide you with the frameworks, the focus and the drive to help realise your future.

Self development to better understand how to take decisive action, to communicate powerfully with others and take an honest look at how you limit yourself. Leadership to complete your creative project, to bring your work into the external world and to attract an audience to share, appreciate and follow your work. 


As an extension to our Virtual Open Days, we also organise free introductory workshops for our Electronic Music programme. During this 1.5h sessions, we explore some of the basic and more advanced music production skills covered in our courses.


Our team

Our courses are designed with input from numerous experienced members of the international music Industry. They are taught by an international team of permanent tutors and visiting music industry professionals.

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