SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)

Introduction

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The HDPK is a leading private university for the creative industries, situated in one of Germany's creative hubs: in Berlin. The study programs cover both artistic and technological aspects as well as practical management issues and media theory. The curriculum focuses on the music and media industries (apart from film and television).

Both the university itself and the lecturers are involved in the music and media markets, and their experience flows into the programs.

The hdpk opened in April 2010 as a private University of Applied Sciences and is approved by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Science, and Research.

Central to the university’s teaching is that it is practice-related, reflected in the interdisciplinary projects realized in all study programs and complemented by scientifically oriented, well-thought-out curricula. The curriculum planning is based on the reality of a rapidly changing professional world, ensuring that the study programs are constantly being adapted to suit new requirements. Both staff and members of the board of trustees are involved in the industry, which reinforces this approach.

What sets us apart

Excellent study conditions

We set high standards for ourselves. Small groups, professors with strong backgrounds in their fields, and state of the art equipment in our sound and photographic studios as well as in the digital workspaces provide our students with a truly professional working environment.

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Real-world approach

With respect to the administrative and financial aspects of students’ future professions, project management, media law, and media business are as much part of the curriculum as artistic and technical training. We maintain close ties with important players in the industry to keep the content of our programs relevant at all times and geared towards the constantly changing professional opportunities.

Life-long learning

The students are treated with respect as whole people. The aim is to encourage an approach, which gives orientation in changing, emerging surroundings and supports life-long learning. Therefore we focus on communicative and social skills and practical projects as well as on purely academic topics.

Partnership

With almost 600 students of about 20 nations (as of May 2016), 24 professors, around 74 lecturers, 6 Bachelor- and 2 Master-programs, and 2 SRH sister universities in Berlin (together representing 2.000 students and 28 programs), hdpk is one of the really successful private universities in Germany, and part of SRH group with 12.000 students and 10 universities.

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Programs

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B.A. Creative Industries Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters April 2019 Germany Berlin

The cultural and creative industries have been thriving globally and Berlin is a hot-spot for the creative industries – making it the perfect place for your studies. Creative heads need creative leaders and you will learn to support, market and manage success in the creative industries. The degree will also prepare you to start your own business or to work in a more traditional industry where companies increasingly look for innovative approaches to management. [+]

The cultural and creative industries have been thriving globally and Berlin is a hot-spot for the creative industries – making it the perfect place for your studies. Creative heads need creative leaders and you will learn to support, market and manage success in the creative industries. The degree will also prepare you to start your own business or to work in a more traditional industry where companies increasingly look for innovative approaches to management.

Content, Objective and Course Structure

The B.A. Creative Industries Management provides you with an education that will equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills and competencies to create business value through strategic management, innovation and design in the broad area of the creative and cultural industries and beyond.... [-]


B.A. Audio Design

Campus Full time 7 semesters April 2019 Germany Berlin

Audio Design encompasses lots more than sound recording and dubbing of films, or the composition of catchy jingles for radio and TV broadcasts, Charlie-Sheen-style. Our students are trained to audio-design on instruments and computers, to produce and to record sounds, speech or music, thereby creating auditory atmosphere. [+]

Audio Design encompasses lots more than sound recording and dubbing for films, or the composition of catchy jingles for radio and TV broadcasts, Charlie-Sheen-style. Our students are trained to audio-design on instruments and computers, to produce and to record sounds, speech or music, thereby creating auditory atmosphere.

Content, Objective and Course Structure

Audio Design: To study sound, to listen and to be listened to

As part of the bachelor course Audio Design at hdpk in Berlin students will create immersive worlds of sound, 3D acoustics for games and soundlogs (sound branding). They will learn how to acoustically represent data (sonification), and to use computers i.e. software such as Pro Tools as platforms for composition and arrangement, and as a digital instrument.... [-]


B.Mus. Popular Music

Campus Full time 7 semesters April 2019 Germany Berlin

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on song-writing, instrument/vocals and ensemble. [+]

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on songwriting, instrument/vocals and ensemble.

Content, Objective and Course Structure

The creative popular musician: songwriter, performer and band musician

The Bachelor course Popular Music at hdpk in Berlin prepares talented young musicians to professionally perform music at concerts and for productions, by teaching performing/songwriting skills together with an understanding of sound-engineering, and organizational and educational know-how.... [-]


Videos

hdpk Festival 2017

Moving - Refugees Welcome (Songs for Refugees by hdpk)

B.A. Creative Industries Management at hdpk - Make it a career