POP Projects

‚ÄčPOP Projects offer students and graduates an opportunity to work interdisciplinary together to gain additional knowledge, receive feedback from experts and professional credits for their curriculum vitae. The terms and conditions vary depending on the different projects. There is always a release or presentation of the final work at the end of each POP Project. POP Projects are an additional feature and participation is optional.

Current projects

ALDA x United POP

Apply now with your design, work hand in hand with industry professionals and win fantastic prizes!

Are you a fashion- or design-student at the POP looking for an additional lead project for your professional portfolio? How about gaining valuable industry experience that you can add to your CV? Well, we have great news for you! This year, we have planned an exciting collaboration with a great partner on our side – ALDA Amsterdam. And we need YOUR help!

The Project 
ALDA organizes large-scale music- and lifestyle events all over the world. In recent years, their merchandise has become more and more important. However, their current merchandise consists mainly of basic items with a logo. The intention is to expand the merchandise portfolio with unique and everyday items – this is where you come in! ALDA is looking for young, creative designers with fresh minds to help them expand and professionalize in this area.

For more information on the Brand, please check here or here.

What does this mean for you? 
You now exclusively have the chance to establish yourself and boost your career in the creative industry. Whether you´re in the middle of your education at UPOP or you´re about to graduate, it is never too early to collect valuable practical experience and important references for your professional portfolio. Show the world what you can offer and be part of this project, exclusive for students of United POP.

 Your benefits summarized:

  • Gain valuable practical experience and set foot in the creative industry
  • Realize your designs with the help of industry professionals
  • Present the outcome to a large, international audience at worldwide events
  • Profit from the expert knowledge and the interactive work process with professionals
  • Make use of the social media channels of ALDA and United POP and get lots of publicity
  • Live out your creative potential and win fantastic prizes. What are you waiting for?


How does it work?
If you are interested and want to know more, send an email to popproject@deutsche-pop.com with your name and current course at United POP. We will let you know the first steps to participate in this great opportunity. The application deadline is 28 February 2021.

First Store Collaboration: ALEXA meets United POP

Apply now with your creative concept, get your 40.000€ subsidy and display your project at the Nr.1 of Berlin´s Shopping Malls, directly on the Alexanderplatz!

Starting now the ALEXA in Berlin organizes the third edition of the First Store Competition, exclusively for students of United POP/Deutsche POP. They are looking for an interdisciplinary, creative concept which receives 40.000€ of sponsoring. The awesome thing about this: Everything is possible! From retail, games and interaction to exhibition, leisure or entertainment – your creativity knows no boundaries.

In the summer of 2021, the winning team will exhibit their project for 6 whole weeks in the Shopping Center´s First Store Cube on 18m² - in the heart of Berlin!

You now exclusively have the chance to establish yourself and boost your career in the creative industry. Whether you´re just starting your education at UPOP or you´re about to graduate, it is never too early to collect valuable practical experience and important references for your professional portfolio. Team up with your fellow students and develop your innovative concept. From the business plan right to the marketing concept and the execution – you have the full control over your project. Show the world what you can offer and document your progress during a social media campaign (making-of). 

No matter the creative area you are in, if you want to set up a team or participate alone – if you want to take your chance and be part of the competition let us know via email under popproject@united-pop.com. We will provide you with the terms and conditions and the application form. Afterwards, you can begin to develop your creative project!


A selection of previous projects

CAMPUS COMPILATION 5th EDITION

It's the 5th time now, that the best students from United POP & Deutsche POP join forces on our "Campus Compilation": During their studies, every student in the music & sound courses produces a music track as a project work.

With the compilation, every student additionally get's the chance to be officially released on a real record. It is available on music streaming services like spotify & itunes or you can simply buy it on amazon or at all of our Campuses.

But not only the sound is produced by students, also the artwork and the whole project management is a student's work.

Download & Streaming:
Spotify - iTunes - Amazon - YouTube Music

CAMPUS COMPILATION 4th EDITION

It's the 4th time now, that the best students from United POP & Deutsche POP join forces on our "Campus Compilation": During their studies, every student in the music & sound courses produces a music track as a project work.

With the compilation, every student additionally get's the chance to be officially released on a real record. It is available on music streaming services like spotify & itunes or you can simply buy it on amazon or at all of our Campuses.

But not only the sound is produced by students, also the artwork and the whole project management is a student's work. This year, we feature a track from our educational partner, the University of West London - their students also had the opportunity to be part of this year's global release.

Download & Streaming:
Spotify - iTunes - Amazon - Goole Play - Tidal - Deezer

CAMPUS COMPILATION 3rd Edition

The best projects from our students in music & sound together on one compilation!

We are looking for outstanding student work for our third "Campus Compilation". For many students, the release is the first commercial publication that already serves as an important reference during the courses at the Academy and after their graduation. The design as well as the entire project management was also implemented by our students . The jury picked the best 15 tracks out of more than 100 exciting projects. The sampler was released on Open Day in July at all Campuses worldwide.

The Jury:

  • Mitch Doerfler (Producer, u.a. Thomas D, Roman Lob)
  • Gerhard Woelfle (Senior Audio Engineer, u.a. Alanis Morissette, Marit Larsen)
  • Laila Samuels (Songwriter, u.a. Lena Meyer-Landrut, Stefanie Heinzmann)
  • Woflgang Gottlieb (Course Leader Sound, u.a. Motörhead)
  • Joerg Gruensfelder (Sound & Live Engineer, u.a. Milow, Rea Garvey)
  • Luke Aaron Mayer (Musician, u.a. Mozarteum, Eduard Zaid Conservatory)
  • Costa Schley (Music Manager, u.a. MachtRAP, Jaysus)

CAMPUS COMPILATION 2016

13 outstanding projects of all our students on one sample – the campus compilation goes to the next round! Graduates from the department “music & sound” could apply for this compilation with their latest projects.


Beside the official release of the sampler on July 1, 2016, all students, who feature the CD, get a professional mastering of their own track, free samples and media promotion. The winner of the jury’s voting wins also an AKG C414 studio microphone.


All proceeds from the sale of the sampler are donated to a non-profit organization.

CAMPUS COMPILATION 2015

On the “Campus Compilation” sampler, our students from all campuses have the opportunity to submit their best project work, which they’ve developed in class, for consideration for publication on one CD. Out of the several pieces submitted, a jury made up of Deutsche POP staff and music industry experts had the task of selecting the twelve submissions which received at minimum a 90% positive rating


For many students, the release is the first commercial publication that already serves as an important reference during their course of study at the Academy and after graduation. The design as well as the entire project management was also implemented by our students.


The Sampler is available as a digital download in all major stores, at Amazon and through all Campuses. All proceeds from the sale of the sampler are donated to charity.