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Tuition fees

We like to be upfront about our fees so you can be sure about the cost of your studies before you start. When you sign up for a course with us, you pay the same price for every year of study. We charge the same price for all our students, whether they join us from within Germany, other EU countries or anywhere across the world.

The fees breakdown for all our full-time courses are listed below. There is an annual Enrolment and Tuition Fee, and we have two payment options. Students can choose to pay their Tuition Fee either in one payment or through ten instalments spread out over the year. All prices are in Euros. 

If you decide to enrol in both a short and long course with us, you will receive a discount of 500€ on the total tuition.

For funding options, please visit our Funding Guide.

1-year HE CERT / 3-year BA (Hons)
/ Electronic Music Production & Performance
/ Creative Audio Production & Sound Engineering
/ Music & Sound Design for Visual Media

  • Single Payment Option:
    Enrolment Fee* €895 + Tuition Fee €10,350 = €11,245 per year**
  • Instalment Payment Option:
    Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €1,135 = €12,245 per year**

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.
** BA degree = 3 years x total annual fee.

1-year HE CERT / 3-year BA (Hons)
/ Film Production
/ Visual Effects, Digital Arts & Animation

  • Single Payment Option:
    Enrolment Fee* €895 + Tuition Fee €11,450 = €12,345 per year**
  • Instalment Payment Option:
    Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €1,245 = €13,345 per year**

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.
** BA degree = 3 years x total annual fee.

1-year HE CERT / 3-year BA (Hons)
/ Screenwriting

  • Single Payment Option:
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €9,950 = €10,845 per year**
  • Monthly Instalment Payment Option:
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x 1,095€ = €11,845 per year**

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.
** BA degree = 3 years x total annual fee.

1-year HE CERT / 3-year BA (Hons)
/ Screen Acting

  • Single Payment Option:
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €10,000 = €10,895 per year**
  • Monthly Instalment Payment Option:
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x 1,100€ = €11,895 per year**

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.
** BA degree = 3 years x total annual fee.

1-year Full-time/ 2-year Part-time
/ Creative Production in Music MA

1-year Full-time

  • Single Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €11,000 = €11,895 per year
  • Instalment Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €1,200 = €12,895 per year

2-years Part-time

  • Single Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €7,000 = €7,895 per year 
  • Instalment Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €800 = €8,895 per year

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.

1-year Full-time/ 2-year Part-time
/ Creative Production in Film MA

1-year Full-time

  • Single Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €12,000 = €12,895 per year
  • Instalment Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €1,300 = €13,895 per year

2-years Part-time

  • Single Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + Annual Tuition Fee €7,800 = €8,695 per year 
  • Instalment Payment Option
    Annual Enrolment Fee* €895 + 10 instalments x €880 = €9,695 per year

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.

Your Enrolment Fee is due within 14 days of receiving your formal offer of a place on the course. This fee is non-refundable and secures your place on the course.

Your Tuition Fee deadline will be based on when you received the offer and is as follows:

Nov/Dec/Jan offers: Tuition Fee due by 1 April.
Feb/March/Apr offers: Tuition Fee due by 1 June.
May/June/July offers: Tuition Fee due by 1 Aug.

For students who decide to pay their Tuition fee in instalments, only the first instalment will be due by the above deadline.The remaining 9 instalments will be due on the first of the month from September - May. 

4 week course

Enrolment Fee* €495 + Tuition Fee €1,500** - Total €1,950

* Note- Enrolment fee is non-refundable.
** Tuition fee deadline: June 8th

More information

  • Enrolment fee
    After you have completed your application, admissions will make a decision about your suitability for the course. If you are accepted, we will send you an offer letter. This will ask for the Enrolment Fee to finalise your acceptance. This fee is due at the start of each year of study and confirms your place on the next year of the course. There is also an Enrolment Fee for each short course. The enrolment fee is non-refundable. It is due every year as part of the total annual fee.
  • Single payment
    The single payment is the simplest method of paying. One payment, once a year due approximately 4 weeks before you start studying. This is significantly cheaper than the instalment payment plan. Short courses can only be paid by single payment.
  • Instalment payments
    Our instalment payments are designed as an easier way to pay for the longer courses. Instead of paying the full fee upfront, we split the cost of the course over 10 payments. There is a greater risk involved for us with this payment method so that is reflected in the total cost.
  • When to pay
    The Enrolment Fee is due 2 weeks after you receive the Offer Letter. We request that the single payment be made immediately after receipt of the acceptance Letter - however you have until 3 weeks before the start of the course to submit the payment. The first instalment payment is due by 15th August and these payments will be charged on the same day of the month that you signed up on.
  • How many hours of class?
    12 hours of weekly lessons -
    We estimate around a 36 hour commitment a week broken down into 12 hours of lessons, alongside supported time on campus, bookable time in our facilities and independent study time. Our timetable is subject to change week by week or semester by semester, so we can't guarantee the possibility of regular shifts.
  • What days of the week is class?
    Normally Mon - Fri - Classes will occur Monday to Friday between 10:00 - 20:00, 3-4 days out of the week on average, depending on your course. If a class needs to be rescheduled it will be moved to a Saturday. Your particular weekly arrangement depends on which group you are placed into for your course.
    The length of class depends on the type of class: studio based workshops = up to 4 hours while discussion based workshops = 1 or 2 hours.

We have a winter holiday of 3 weeks and a spring holiday of 2 weeks. The summer holidays are 13 weeks for 1st years and 18 weeks for 2nd/3rd years.

How much time you get in the studios depends on your course. As an extra to your workshop time in studios you will also get individual bookable time to complete your assignments or other projects. There are 25 different recording studios to choose from and we have 4 post-box film editing suites as well.

  • The current allocation of bookable studio time for music students is 3 hours per week for those in the 1st year of their course, 4 hours per week for those in the 2nd year, and 6 hours per week for those in the 3rd year.
  • The current allocation of bookable post-box time for film students is 3 hours per week for those in the 1st year of their course, 6 hours per week for those in the 2nd year, and 8 hours per week for those in the 3rd year.
  • The current allocation of bookable post-box time for VFX students is 8 hours per week.

Bookable time is available in term time only. Because of the large number of studios available it is usually possible for students to get extra bookable time but this is not guaranteed.

You will be assigned a particular group for your course and these will consist of a maximum of 16 students.

In addition to your average of 12 hours of delivered lessons a week, we also feature monthly guest sessions. These present guest speakers from all spectrums of the industry to share their unique experiences and personal insight into the professional (and creative!) world of music production, offering you different ways of looking at your future careers.

We are constantly enhancing and updating our course content and teaching delivery in order to provide you with the best learning experience. This may result in changes to teaching, teaching hours, assessment practice, external accreditation process, staffing or resource and facilities. Rest assured we will always take into account the reasonable expectations of our student community.

Many of our students hold down jobs at the same time as their study. It's up to you to decide how much time you'd like to dedicate vs. how much time you need to work. Your ability to work in Germany also depends on what type of visa you hold - please be sure to consider these legal formalities before planning out your time with us.

Please check with your relevant local organisation on funding options for your studies. Our Admissions team will be able to support you with the necessary documentation to apply, please contact them for support in the process.

The following organisations can provide financial support for BA or MA study at Catalyst: CSN in Sweden, Lín in Iceland, DUO in the Netherlands and Lånekassen in Norway.

EU students (and certain international students) applying for our Bachelor & Masters programmes are eligible for Bafög. Please make sure to look up the programmes as follows in the search section:

- Film Production (see BA Hons programme)
- Screen Acting (see BA Hons programme)
- Visual Effects ( see VFX, Digital Arts & Animation BA Hons programme)
- Creative Music Production & Sound Engineering (see BA Hons programme)
- Electronic Music Production & Performance (see BA Hons programme)
- Creative Production (Music) (see M.A. programme)
- Creative Production (Film) (see M.A. programme)

For M.A. funding, please check this article containing web links to scholarships worldwide.