What school leaving certificate is required?
Do I need any prior knowledge?
Most of the training courses do not require any specific prior knowledge. They merely require self-reliance, commitment and dedication from the very first moment. Exceptions to this are those courses which contain single courses on communication, where it is a requirement to be a competent user of the English language in both speaking and writing.
What prior knowledge will make it easier for me to get started?
It helps to have sound knowledge of the English language as well as basic computer skills. For the composition courses it is recommended to be able to play an instrument or to be willing to learn it at the same time (preferably piano/keyboard). In the area of design it helps to have basic drawing skills.
How old do I have to be in order to take part?
Which areas or training courses can I choose from?
There are six departments: "Music & Sound", "Marketing & Management", "Acting, Voice & Communication", "Games, Film & Photography", "Design, Fashion & Make-Up" and "Fitness & Sports". You will find an overview of all of the training courses and individual courses under the menu item 'training'.
Is it also possible to attend individual course modules?
Is it possible to put together my own training course?
What do part time and full time training mean?
What is the maximum number of courses I can take during a semester?
Up to three single courses can be taken per semester as an intensive education programme. Please be aware that you will not be able to take multiple single courses in parallel if they cover content which builds on the content of a previous course.
How many hours per week should I expect?
There are four teaching hours for new material per week. In addition to this, there are projects and homework, practice time, seminars, as well as preparation and follow-up of the classes. All in all, one should expect about 20 hours of work per week for part time attendance and between 30 and 35 hours a week for full time. Of these hours, about half will be contact hours at the campus and the other half is devoted to independent study.
Who teaches at the Akademie Deutsche POP?
What is the ratio between theory and practice?
How does the grading system work?
A grade is expressed as a percentage, based on the professional requirements during a specific task. The threshold for a performance to be considered decent is 70%. Anything above 80% is considered a good performance and anything above 90% is considered to be a very good performance. Per course, three pieces of homework are assessed as well as one presentation, a midterm exam, a final written exam and a piece of project work.
Why are there several assessments?
What final grade do I need to achieve in order to obtain a certificate?
What is the difference between a certificate and a Deutsche POP diploma?
Certificates are awarded for each successfully completed single course. The Deutsche POP diploma on the other hand is only awarded if all single courses of a given course have been successfully completed. Anyone having completed all courses 'with distinction' will also obtain a Deutsche POP diploma 'with distinction'.
Is the Deutsche POP diploma state-recognised?
Is Deutsche POP state-recognised?
When can I begin my training?
Whom is the offer of the Akademie Deutsche POP suitable for?
Why was Deutsche POP founded?
Which company backs the Akademie Deutsche POP?
Can I get a personalised consultation appointment?
By when do I need to register?
What happens if there are no more spaces on a given course?
How does registration work?
Do I have to undergo an entry exam or placement test?
No. Only those people wishing to enrol in more advanced courses need to prove that they are eligible via an entry exam.
How are the teaching rooms equipped?
Can I switch between departments? What costs does this entail?
Yes, it is possible to switch already booked courses once, subject to approval by the location management and up to six weeks before the start of a new semester, as long as the number of booked courses remains the same and there are still spaces left on the selected new course. An administration fee of 150 Euro will be charged. This fee will not increase if several courses are switched at once.
Can I switch between academy sites?
Yes. Since the training courses are the same on all sites, it is possible to continue learning at a different site after completion of one or more individual courses. You may register a switch of sites up to six weeks prior to the start of a new semester. An administration fee of 150 Euro will be charged.
Is it possible to leave the course before its completion?
Can I interrupt my Diploma course?
Yes, it is possible to interrupt the training course once or to postpone individual courses subject to approval by the site management for a maximum of two semesters. There must be sound reasons for doing so and the request must be filed at least six weeks prior to the start of the course. An administration fee on 150 Euro will be charged. This fee will not increase if several courses are postponed at the same time.
What happens if I miss class?
Is it possible to take follow-up course modules if I have not passed the previous module?
What can be done if I have failed to achieve the course aim?
When are there holidays and for how long?
Usually, here are holidays in winter between Christmas and New Year as well as in summer during the last week of June and the first week of July. No classes take place on official bank holidays.
How many hours is it possible to work during my training?
If you work full time, it is possible to complete a part time course. If two individual courses are being taken in parallel (full time), a part time job with flexible working hours is do-able.
Do I have to give up my copyright or ancillary copyright on work I have done?
Where is the project work carried out?
The projects are carried out under normal market conditions in a professional production environment (in the Campus Studios, in editing rooms, in photo or radio studios, at presentations before an audience etc.).
Why does training at the Akademie Deutsche POP improve my chances on the labour market?
Where do graduates from the Akademie Deutsche POP find work?
What internship possibilities exist within the Akademie Deutsche POP network?
During their Dipoma, committed course participants can apply at any point for a three to six month training internship within the music support group. In order to apply, it is sufficient to send a convincing PDF application to: praktika[at]musicsupportgroup.com. Partner companies also regularly contact the Academy with requests for interns.
How can I apply for a talent grant?
Outstanding participants with a very good single course result of more than 90% can apply at the individual campus management. Information on the awarding of grants can be downloaded in the POP Lounge.
What is the POP Campus?
It is an online platform exclusively for participants of Deutsche POP & United POP Courses.
Who is my contact person in case of a problem?
Is it possible to purchase discounted equipment through the Akademie Deutsche POP?
Yes, and there are some great deals! Apple software, hardware and other products can be purchased at special education prices through our partners. You can find an overview in our Edu Deals on the Campus.
Do I qualify for special conditions for services provided by the music support group?
Where can I get information on projects, offers and jobs?
What payment conditions exist?
What costs should I expect in addition to the course fees?
The enrolment fee is €200. Furthermore there are no regular additional costs: All exams and studio dates within the context of the classes are included in the course fees. Additional fees will only be charged for individual additional services such as retake exams, switches or placement tests.
For some Single Courses we recommend the purchase of common literature (20-80 Euro).
For hygienic reasons, you must use your own basic equipment (approx. 500 Euro) during the Diploma Make-Up Artist. A list of recommended materials is available upon enrolment.
Are there options for financing the course fees?
It is possible to pay in monthly installments. What rates are possible in a given case will depend on the number of individual courses and the desired training duration. The on-site team will be happy to assist you in this question during a personal consultation.