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Academics / B.A. Pop Music Design / Facts
  • Vocal
  • Electric Bass
  • Electric Guitar
  • Drums
  • Keyboard
  • Composition/ Songwriting
  • Producing/ DJ-Producing

Pop Music Design

Bachelor of Arts

Develop your musical talent, awaken your creativity, and accelerate your potential. The central focus of the accredited degree programme Pop Music Design is individual work on the students’ own musical projects, current compositions, lyrics and productions. We welcome artists from all styles of popular music, from punk to funk and EDM to hip-hop.

To ensure a long-term, successful career following graduation, students will also study music business skills in addition to artistic subjects.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters, 180 ECTS
Instruction language: German (minimum level required: C1)
Mandatory internships: 2 (both 12 weeks, in the 3rd and 5th semester)
Application deadline: April 30th
Entry exam: June 2024
Start: winter semester
Students admitted: approx. 30
Tuition fees:
The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg is a state higher education institution of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Accordingly, no tuition fees are payable for first degree studies at the Popakademie.
Since the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg has been charging tuition fees for all state universities for certain international students and for second degree studies.

Requirements for acceptance:
  • general or subject-specific university entrance qualification; additional exam is possible for applicants without this qualification
  • practical experience: band, live performances, studio sessions, production

You're a student from abroad?

You want to study one or two semesters at the Popakademie? This page has all the information about our student exchange programs.