Bachelor in Audio Engineering & Music Production

Creative & successful – study audio engineering now

Combine your enthusiasm for music with a professional future in the media industry. The bachelor’s degree in audio engineering & music production is internationally recognized and provides you with completely new perspectives.

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Creative Media (Audio Engineering)

Registrations for the winter term 2024 are now open!

Registration deadline: Oct 10, 2024 | Start of studies: Nov 15, 2024


Cooperative Curriculum

After your HOFA Audio Engineering DIPLOMA you will complete the Bachelor Top-Up at our partner institution.
During the entire period of study you will still benefit from all the advantages of being a HOFA student:

  • Access to the HOFA Online Campus
  • Free participation in all HOFA studio workshops
  • Student discounts on hardware and software from many manufacturers
  • Audio engineering support by the HOFA-College tutors

Recognition and Accreditation of the Study Programme

The Top-Up study programme is realised in cooperation with the Triagon Academy. 
For you, this means: You study flexibly in terms of time and location at Triagon and benefit from the international network and reputation of this institution. Your Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Creative Media (Audio Engineering) is an internationally recognised degree.

Study Contents

Within one year, you will deepen your knowledge of audio engineering and can set your own priorities in projects. There is a lot of freedom in the choice of topics so that you can deal with the content that really interests you. Possible topics are for example:

  • Audio engineering basics – e.g. miking & recording technology
  • Studio practice – e.g. studio tools, setups, mixing & mastering
  • Music business & music marketing – e.g. management, social media, financing & leadership
  • Digital music production & sound design
  • Scientific basics – e.g. acoustics, musicology, music theory & current research
  • Music & media law
  • DJing & remixing
  • Songwriting & composing
  • Project management
  • Key competencies – e.g. presentation, communication, teamwork & business English

What’s Included?

  • Online learning platform for your studies
  • Multimedia learning (video lectures, online tutorials, audio lecture slides, PDF guides
  • Expert workshops
  • Participation in virtual classrooms
  • Case study based learning
  • Personal projects
  • English language study documents
  • Examination tasks and project work in English language
  • Subsequently Master’s programmes (M.Sc. or MBA) are possible

Course of Studies

Within these twelve months you will go through four modules in succession. Each module has a duration of eight weeks and corresponds to 15 ECTS points. The top-up programme in audio engineering covers a total of 60 ECTS credits.

ECTS Credits

In this module, interdisciplinary topics are discussed in the discourse of research and practice in the field of sound engineering. This will enable you to carry out independent empirical research in the broad context of sound engineering later on. Your knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research skills, your communication and critical evaluation skills will be consolidated.

IIn the second module, you will specialise further in the field of audio engineering. This also includes carrying out an independent project and thus deepening your theoretical skills from the first module in a practical way.

The objective of this module is to prepare you for critical and theoretical work in higher education. There is a particular focus on your main topic: audio engineering. This module provides you with the necessary skills to find answers to questions – also by means of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Finally, you submit a proposal for your final thesis.

In order to successfully complete your studies, you will write a final thesis. Therefore, you will study a topic of your choice in the field of audio engineering. The topic of your thesis can be of a practical, theoretical, technical or historical nature. You can work on your topic independently.

Of course, you will receive professional and individual support in the process of writing your thesis.

Admission Requirements for Your Bachelor Program

  • A completed HOFA AUDIO DIPLOMA with a minimum duration of 24 months
  • Certificate of intermediate education (e.g. US High School Diploma or UK GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education))
  • English language competence at a good school level

Tuition Fees and Financing

The costs are as follows:

  • Tuition fees: €575/month in 12 instalments or €300/mo. in 24 instalments
  • Registration fee (one-off): €290
  • Examination fee (one-off): €290

The total cost is €7,480 (or €7,780 if paid in 24 instalments).

What Is Included in the Fees?

The fees include all services that are provided in the course of your studies and do not concern personal additional services or concerns (e.g. accommodation costs).

The fees cover in particular:

  • Participation in all in-class lectures and events
  • Full access to the e-learning platform with extensive study materials, scripts, exercises
  • Access to the comprehensive online library
  • Support and coaching by the lecturers and tutors, study counseling
  • Participation in the examinations specified in the examination schedule
  • Provision of certificates and records

Do you have any questions about the HOFA audio engineering courses?