Pop Music Design B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program "Pop Music Design" - The start of your career as a professional musician

The Popakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Mannheim is the first state-funded university in Germany to offer an accredited three-year degree program in popular music. Creativity, artistic ideas, credibility and its practical implementation play a central role in the degree program which culminates in a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Developing musical talent and inspiring creativity is what the Pop Music Design degree program offers. From punk to funk, EDM to hip hop - the Popakademie welcomes artists from all genres of popular music. This broad approach is achieved by working with renowned lecturers and musicians from all genres of popular music. The degree program also contains music business courses to ensure a professional off-stage performance and to give the students the necessary tools to forge a successful long-term career.


The areas of study offered within the degree program are:

  • Composition / Songwriting
  • Producing / DJ-Producing
  • Vocals
  • E-Guitar
  • E-Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboard






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