Topic Courses

With 21 topic courses, you have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in fascinating areas of audio engineering and music production.

You are looking for a comprehensive education in all relevant areas of audio engineering at an affordable price?
Then the online course HOFA AUDIO DIPLOMA with all the topic courses is just right for you.




Digital Audio Production


Producing Electronic Music & Hip-Hop

Producing Pop, Rock & Heavy Rock

Drum Programming

Sound Design

Harmony, Music Theory & Songwriting

Producing Orchestral Music

Live Sound Engineering

Studies on Instruments and Voices


Technology in Sound Engineering

Audio Engineering for Film

Music Video Production

Game Audio

Music Business

Academic Work

Open Projects

All topic courses are part of the ultimate audio engineering education HOFA AUDIO DIPLOMA

Learn audio engineering everywhere.

The HOFA Online Campus gives you access to all your learning content via your computer, tablet and smartphone at any time.

This way, you learn multimedia-based with video tutorials, studio workshops, texts, sound examples, complete studio productions & practical exercises – no matter if you are at home or on the road…

Get started straightaway

  • HOFA Topic Courses can be completed with all current DAWs such as Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Studio One etc.
  • Expert knowledge from fascinating areas of music production
  • Join us every month for free workshops in the HOFA studios or watch them via livestream.

We are there for you

  • Throughout the course, a team of professional audio engineers will be at your side to provide advice and assistance – by email, chat & phone.
  • Exclusive access to the HOFA Forum
  • Interesting exercises to work on and submit
  • Detailed analyses of your exercises and individual feedbacks by the HOFA tutors


  • Officially approved and certified education
  • The costs of education might be tax-deductable (depending on your location).
  • Use your student ID to buy hardware and software from various manufacturers at discounted prices
  • Graduates receive a certificate for each topic course.

Live from the HOFA-Studios

As a HOFA-College student you can also attend fascinating online workshops on audio engineering held in the HOFA studios. Recordings of the live streams can be found in the Online Campus afterwards.

In addition to the experienced tutors from our studios, many experts from the music business hold workshops as well.

For free during the course:
All 48 plugins from HOFA

With the award-winning plugins from HOFA, you have the best tools for your online course and your productions. Of course, the HOFA online courses can also be done with plugins from other manufacturers.

Discounts on software & hardware

You can use your Student ID to buy hardware and software from various manufacturers such as Ableton, Adam Audio, Adobe, Avid, Apple, Steinberg, Waves, HOFA-Plugins, HOFA-Akustik, etc. Almost all DAWs and plugins can be purchased with up to 50% educational discount.

Technical requirements

For your online course you will need a computer with audio software, a pair of speakers/headphones and of course a fondness for music. A smartphone or tablet is not necessary, but makes learning more flexible. Just contact us if you have any questions.

Recommended software and hardware

Ableton Live | Apple Logic | Avid Pro Tools | Cockos Reaper | Image Line FL Studio | Magix Samplitude | PreSonus Studio One | Propellerhead Reason | Steinberg Cubase | or similar.

An average computer (Mac or PC) is fine. 

An audio interface is an option, but not necessary.


German Association for
Audio Professionals


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