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

Applications open for fall 2024

  • Short programme: 2 semesters
  • Flexible study alongside your job
  • No NC (numerus clausus)
  • Internationally recognized qualification
  • Industry experts as lecturers
  • trong practical relevance
  • Academic Progression: Master of Science in Project Studies or MBA

Your life revolves around music and you may have already composed your own music track? Do you know your way around the recording studio? Now it is possible to deepen your know-how in audio engineering within a year with our modern top-up study program.

We train the composers, sound engineers, songwriters and sound designers of the future. If you are enthusiastic about music mixing, mastering, audio design, music production and audio engineering, then our bachelor’s degree in audio engineering is just the right thing for you. With us you will become an expert in sound engineering – and maybe your music will soon be played on the radio and at concerts!

In our B.Sc. Creative Media (Film & Broadcasting) you set your own priorities – according to your interests.

Short profile of the film studies

Duration of study: 2 semesters (1 year)
European Credit Transfer: 60 ECTS points
Mode of Study: Full-time – can be combined with work
Study concept:

Virtual classroom study:

  • Online study with e-learning and live webinars via our learning platform
  • Application-oriented virtual attendance phases usually on weekends
Service Centers: Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Dortmund), Hamburg, Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main
Seal of quality: Accredited by MFHEA (Malta Further and Higher Education Authority)
Costs: €7,480 (total; flexible payment models possible)
Postgraduate course: Master in Project Studies (MSc), Master of Business Administration

What is the programme about?

During your academic year at TRIAGON you will deepen your knowledge in the field of  audio engineering  and can set priorities in the form of your own projects. In this way, your studies can be tailored to your interests – and you can focus, for example, on music production or pure audio engineering.

You will deal with audio production and media management topics as well as with methods and technologies from the areas of  sound design, mastering, audio engineering, DJing and remixing.

During your studies you will obtain knowledge on the current developments and technical innovations in the audio sector. You also have the opportunity to specialize in the creative aspects of music production. Your audio engineering degree opens up many opportunities for your career. For example, you can  start out as a music producer , songwriter or sound engineer.

No matter where your passion lies, all doors are open to you with a degree in audio engineering from TRIAGON.

Expert Opinions

“In order to successfully turn your passion for music into a profession, individually tailored training is important – you will receive this at the TRIAGON Academy. Through the professional supervision of highly qualified lecturers, students are trained to become absolute experts in the field they are passionate about: music. The opportunity to specialize extensively means that graduates of the audio engineering degree are well prepared for the job market.”
Horst Haubrich, Head of the Creative Media department

Expert Opinions

“In order to successfully turn your passion for music into a profession, individually tailored training is important – you will receive this at the TRIAGON Academy. Through the professional supervision of highly qualified lecturers, students are trained to become absolute experts in the field they are passionate about: music. The opportunity to specialize extensively means that graduates of the audio engineering degree are well prepared for the job market.”
Horst Haubrich, Head of the Creative Media department

Recognition and Accreditation of the Study Programme

Triagon is a Higher Education Institution with international accreditation. Our institution meets the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) as well as the requirements of the German Science Council (WR).

This has been confirmed by the distinguished German accreditation agency ACQUIN, which is a full member of EQAR. The institutional accreditation were granted in full and without conditions.

All degree programmes are accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), at levels 6 (Bachelor), 7 (Master) and 8 (Doctorate) of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF) respectively.

All Triagon degrees are internationally recognised and strictly adhere to the standards and requirements for higher education laid out in the Bologna Process. All study programmes offered by Triagon enable students to pursue further studies (e.g. a Master's degree or a doctorate) on an international level.

1-year online bachelor’s degree with the opportunity for recognition of previous education*!

Our innovative virtual classroom study explained in one word: flexible!

What awaits you:

  • Online learning platform for your self-study
  • Exchange with fellow students
  • Digital live lectures & webinars in the evening (approx. 1 x per week)
  • Virtual presence phases at the weekend (approx. 1 x per month)
  • Case Study Based Learning Own project work
  • Practical studies

You can complete studies alongside your job. It is up to you whether you work during your studies or not. This is not relevant for your enrolment.

Features of our digital learning concept:

  • Recognition of professional achievements:
    Professional experience and your lifelong training are considered an asset for us!
  • Study flexibly alongside your job:
    The flexibility of the virtual classroom study enables you to study alongside your job , including the transfer of knowledge into practice.
  • The best of two worlds: The synthesis of distance learning and virtual presence phases:
    At the Triagon Academy, the specific advantages of distance learning (independence of time and location) are combined with the advantages of virtual presence phases (social contact including mutual exchange) – so you study flexibly!
  • Multimedia documents for all types of learners:
    The multimedia learning materials on our learning platform (video lectures, online tutorials, online tests, lecture slides with audio, PDF guidelines) enable you to learn efficiently. All types of learners can benefit.
  • Better learning progress by studying in the block model:
    You first go through a course module in its entirety before the next module starts. This allows you to focus on one topic.
  • Case study-based learning for increased action competence:
    Here you will find further information on the study concept of the Triagon.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our student advisory service at any time – we will be happy to help you!

Overview of the bachelor’s degree

The Bachelor of Science in Creative Media (Audio Engineering) study program is geared towards acquiring core competencies in audio engineering. It comprises four modules that you complete consecutively within twelve months. Your studies will be completed with your bachelor thesis.

In the first module you will deal with the current developments in creative media in the field of audio engineering. You will also deepen your skills in research and practice – among other things through proactive discussions with your fellow students.

This enables you to work out your own individual project in the spectrum of audio engineering in the second module.

The third module is designed for the acquisition of in -depth research methods in preparation for your thesis . Here, our study program pays special attention to a current cultural and contextual reference.

So you are excellently equipped to write your thesis in the fourth module.

The course comprises a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Your learning content

Your learning content

  • Understanding your role as an audio engineer on a local, national & international level
  • Current developments & technical innovations in the audio industry
  • Systematic knowledge of research practices, procedures and traditions
  • Ability to conduct a well-founded analysis of study content
  • Dealing with creative processes in the music industry
  • Critical management, self-reflection, flexibility & creativity
  • Consideration of other critical, ethical & analytical points of view
  • Communication & media processes as a basis for investigating political and ethical issues

Your modules in the B.Sc. Creative Media (Audio Engineering)

1. Current topics in research and practice

This module shall provide the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to the students to autonomously transform research elements into practical ones – this shall allow the students to demonstrate their competencies, incorporating many of the research skills and data analysis developed throughout self-study and direct instruction. The aims of the module are to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the problems and complexities of conducting project research by requiring them to complete the full process of designing and eventually creating the project.

Assessment:  preliminary proposal (20%), project literature review (80%

2. Your specialization as a sound expert

In the second phase of your studies, you will further specialize in your area. This also means that you carry out an independent project in the field of Audio Engineering . This is how you deepen your theoretical skills from the first module.

Assessment : Reflective Journal (20%), Project (80%)

3. Critical and contextual studies in Creative Media

This module shall provide learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to ask questions and find answers; specifically, those bearing on film and broadcasting in the broad sense and to the conventional means to present these. The experience of the module is structured in a way that leads to the submission of the dissertation proposal. The discourse shall include answers to questions that range from practical or theoretical ‘how to’ or ‘what is’ exercises; to simple ‘what do you think?’ form of analysis or reflection; to complex structured responses in the form of the proposal.

Assessment:  Dissertation proposal

4. Thesis

In order to successfully complete your studies, you will write a thesis in the last module . You will work out a critical study on a topic of your choice in the field of Audio Engineering . The topic of your work can be practical, theoretical, technical or historical. You can choose your own topic.

Assessment: Dissertation with Presentation 

Of course, you will be individually and professionally supported by us during the process of writing your thesis.

How can you complete TRIAGON’s distance learning studies?

The bachelor’s degree in Creative Media with a specialization in Film and Broadcasting is based on our digital study concept ( distance learning with virtual presence) . In this way , you can organize your studies part-time , independent of location and flexible in terms of time .

Would you like to get to know us personally ? This is possible in our local service centers in Malta, Germany and in Hungary. You can find them in Ismaning (near Munich), Berlin, Unna (near Dortmund), Frankfurt, Mannheim and Hamburg, Malta, and Hungary

Study worldwide digitally & live – from home, at work or on the go!


Find out more about the Triagon service centers using the following links:

  • Main location Malta:
    Lectures: Institute of Tourism Studies, Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue, Ħal Luqa Malta, LQA 9023 Malta
    Offices: Triq San Bernard, Marsa, MRS1331, Malta
  • Service Center Ismaning (near Munich): Steinheilstraße 4, 85737 Ismaning
  • Service Center Berlin: Vulkanstrasse 1, 10367 Berlin
  • Service Center Unna (near Dortmund): Heinrich-Werner-Platz 1, 59427 Unna
  • Service Center Frankfurt: Wiesenhüttenplatz 25, 60329 Frankfurt
  • Service Center Mannheim: Walter-Krause-Strasse 11, 68163 Mannheim
  • Service Center Hamburg: Subfield 5, 20459 Hamburg

Target group and important requirements

Would you like to know whether the Audio Engineering degree is right for you? The following qualities are helpful prerequisites for successful studies – and for your later professional life:

  • Affinity for sound design and audio engineering
  • Interest in new music technologies
  • Talent in songwriting or on the instrument
  • Feeling for compositions and music trends
  • First experiences, e.g. B. in mixing, mastering, remixing, DJing

The B.Sc. Creative Media in Audio Engineering  is a top-up degree program.

If you have another professional qualification or professional experience, then get in touch with us we will be happy to advise you individually on your admission.


Your studies at TRIAGON

When developing our study program , we took into account that personal situations and commitments of a prospective student change over time. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to adapt your studies to your life and professional commitments with the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Creative Media (Audio Engineering) .
TRIAGON has set itself the goal of enabling as many people as possible to study. The flexible study model otfers many opportunities for ditferent life situations:

  • Studying as a mature student
  • Studying with family
  • Study without barriers

Admission Requirements​

Applicants must fulfil the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in English Language and Mathematics. Students must also produce evidence of language proficiency at a B2 level referred to CEFR in the language of instruction.

If students do not fulfill all the requirements, they can take additional preparatory courses.

For you this means:

  • Studying without NC (numerus clausus)
  • Studying without a high school diploma
  • Minimum age 20 years
  • secondary school certificate
  • Knowledge of German (C1)
  • Knowledge of English (B2)
  • Subject-related training (e.g. as a media designer: in audio & video)

We would be happy to verify your credentials free of charge and without obligation to indicate your eligibility to this programme. Simply contact us by email at: or by phone: +49 089/ 45 35 218-0 .

Advanced study program

With your Bachelor in Creative Media (Audio Engineering), the progression to the next higher academic qualification at TRIAGON is the Master of Science in Project Studies and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) 

Tuition and Funding

The monthly tuition fees (for 12 installments) are 575 euros (plus registration and examination fees). The entire course costs 7,480 euros, which is well below the fees charged by other private universities.

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