COURSE FEES 2017-18

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What you give…

We like to be upfront about our fees so you can be sure about the cost of your studies before you start. All our course fees are listed below and we have no hidden extras or administration charges.

We offer you two simple ways to pay; you can either make a one-off payment at the start of the year, or make 10 monthly payments throughout the year via our financing option. For both options there is a once a year, non-refundable enrolment fee that secures your place on the course, which is part of your overall course fee.

One message which we would like you to understand is that when you take the total cost of doing a qualification into account, studying with dBs Music in Berlin is one of the best value, highest-quality options available. Of course we would say that, so don’t just rely on our opinion. For more information read this blog item.

  DIPLOMA 3 YEAR DEGREE2 YEAR DEGREE
FINANCING OPTION      
Payment Amount €740 €825 €1100
Payments Per Year 10 10 10
Years 1 3 2
Enrolment Fee per year €750 €750 €750
Total Annual Cost €8,150 €9,000 €11,750
ONE-OFF PAYMENT      
Annual Cost €6,700 €7,500 €10,200
Enrolment Fee per year €750 €750 €750
Total Annual Cost €7,450 €8,250 €10,950
 

Enrolment Fee

After you have submitted your application and passed the assessment phase we will ask for a €750 enrolment fee to confirm your place on the course. This is part of the total course fee and is due at the start of each year of study.

Financing Option

Our financing option is designed as an easier way to pay for the course. Instead of paying the full fee upfront, we split the cost of the course over 10 months (much like you can do when you buy a new laptop!).

One-Off Payment

The one-off payment is the simplest method of paying. One payment, once a year due before you start studying. This also works out slightly less than the finance option.

When are fees due?

The enrolment fee is due 2 weeks after you receive the offer letter. The first financing payment and the whole one-off payment are due by 15th August. The financing payments are then paid on the 25th of each month.

and what you get…

We also like to be clear about what you’ll get. Yes our courses are very reasonably priced, but it’s not just the cost of a course that you should be evaluating - it’s the overall value. Value is built of many things but to keep things simple we’ll just list the basics. If you want further information about how to compare our offer with our competitors please get in touch!

  DIPLOMA 3 YEAR DEGREE2 YEAR DEGREE
Weeks per year 34 24 34
Guest Lectures/Workshops 1 1 1
IT Lab Hours 9/Wk 8/Wk 8/Wk
Studio Workshop Hours 3/Wk 4/Wk 4/Wk
IT Bookable Time Hours 4/Wk 8/Wk 8/Wk
Studio Bookable Time Hours 2/Wk 4/Wk 4/Wk
Total Course Hours Per Week 18/Wk 24/Wk 24/Wk

Total Course Hours

This is the minimum total number of hours that a student will spend on the course per week including Studio & IT Lab Hours, lecture and workshop hours, studio booking time, IT workshop booking time, course work and individual support. This is excluding Guest Lecture Workshops & Lectures.

Studio / IT Lab Hours

This is the number of standard lecture or workshop hours you will receive in a week whilst studying at dBs Music Berlin, in either a studio or Music IT Lab.

Guest Sessions & Workshops

Our Guest Sessions 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.

Bookable Time

During your time at dBs Music Berlin you will also have access to our recording studios, production suites and IT facilities outside of normal teaching hours to work on your class projects or even your own personal projects!