Structure + Content
Your own artistic projects are at the heart of your studies. Instruction takes the form of seminars, lectures, project weeks and block days.
Whether you enter this programme as a DJ, pianist, sound artist or composer, the basis for your studies will always be a personal artistic project to be realised on your own or in a collective. You will benefit from the broad range of courses we offer, and your progress will be supported by a network of internationally renowned musicians and guest lecturers, media artists and theorists. Studios and classrooms are available to you around the clock. You will regularly have the opportunity to present your work to the public, whether at our presentations every semester or at festivals and art exhibits in Switzerland and abroad. Your musical horizons will broaden through the close exchange with other music programmes at Bern University of the Arts, such as composition, musical theatre or instrumental and singing courses. As a student in the music division, you will also benefit from specific offers, such as gaining insight into music research or education.
The objective of the BA in Sound Arts is to develop a creative musical foundation for planning and designing music in the context of media art. Central to achieving this goal is realising your own projects in exchange with other students and disciplines. You will be prepared to plan and present your creative work in your own network and to reflect upon the musical and media-theoretical context in which you place this work.
Specialisations + Areas of focus
Over the course of your studies, you will have access to an extensive contingent of teaching staff for individual instructional support as you work on your creative musical projects. The form and content of this instruction will be customised to your individual needs. Your choice of instructors will be adjusted over the course of your studies.
Your first two academic years are primarily devoted to building your foundation. The third year is structured largely around your focus areas, in preparation for your bachelor’s thesis.