Point Blank's unique Singing Award is designed to teach you to sing and perform like a professional singer. Whether you want to become a superstar like Point Blank graduate Leona Lewis, enter X-Factor or just sing for a hobby, if you love singing this award will be a fantastic experience for you. You'll be spending 24 weeks learning from vocalists who have worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams and Chaka Khan. They will guide you through the Singing and Advanced Singing modules revealing professional vocal and performing techniques used by big name recording artists. Whatever style of music inspires you, we'll show you how to deliver a great performance on stage or in the studio. All styles are welcome and no previous experience is required.
1 daytime class (11am - 6pm). NB: some modules can be taken as evening classes, 6.30 - 9.30pm twice per week. Contact us for details
This course allows you to take advantage of Point Blank's expert instructors, outstanding facilities and practical hands on style of teaching without taking the academic route. You will receive a Point Blank Certificate on successful completion.
If you wish to gain accreditation you can apply for one of our accredited courses instead e.g. BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering which is quality assured by Middlesex University and for which you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. It is an ideal progression route to a job in the industry.
Award students take two modules concurrently. Each module you take will require your attendance at either one daytime class (11am-6pm) or two evening classes (6:30pm-9:30pm) per week. Please note your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call for details and to arrange times convenient for you. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient practice time at our studio facilities each week. The studio facilities are open 7 days a week, allowing you to gain valuable studio experience and reinforcing the skills learned in class.
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning visit, click here or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 5742.
Yes, we offer instalment plans for all our courses. To view the payment options available, click on the "Enrol Now" link above and navigate to step 2. There you can see the full payment options and payment dates for your chosen course and start date.
We host studio tours in the Orsman Road Studio Complex every Wednesday at 5:30pm and every Saturday at 12:30pm. Address: 26 Orsman Road, Hoxton, London, N1 5QJ. Please Contact Us to make an appointment. The Admissions Team will show you around the facilities, answer questions and help get you enrolled. We will be happy to arrange an alternative time if you are not available during our scheduled tours. In the meantime, watch the London School Video Tour now.
There is a wide choice of student residences near to Point Blank. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
Students from the UK, European Union or European Economic Area can apply by following the guidance in the previous FAQ.
For courses of 6 months or more: you will most likely need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Point Blank has been awarded Tier 4 Sponsor Status and is able to sponsor international students on a Tier 4 Visa as long as applicants satisfy our application criteria. Please refer our International Student Guidance section for more information on the application process. NB: International Students (outside the EU) course fees are subject to a £1000 surcharge.
For courses of 6 months or less: you will not require a Tier 4 Visa but may need to apply for a Student Visitor's Visa. Please refer to our International Student Guidance section for more information on the application process.
None - just bring your good self and your vocal chords! Our Singing Studio has all the equipment you'll need on the course.
Classes may be available in the evenings and at weekends and we will be happy to see if we can arrange a timetable to fit around your work commitments. Please check with a Course Advisor to see what classes are available.
If you have further questions, don't be shy, please contact a Course Advisor who will be happy to help.
Debut single 'And Every' was signed by Greenmoney & went to 1 in the Juno charts. Says: “I attended Point Blank with Madam X who has supported my music & played it on her 1Xtra shows from the start.”
Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.
Anna & Sonia studied Point Blank's Singing Course & since graduating featured in some of the most world’s most iconic publications including Bullet, Music & Musicians, Artist Direct, Flaunt & Vogue.
Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."
Ivor Novello & Grammy-winning musician/songwriter. Worked with Steve Winwood, Jamelia, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and more. Co-wrote 'Buffalo Stance' with Neneh Cherry. Watch his video below.
Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia and Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry after 3 decades and was signed to Motown in the US.
Carroll recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sade & more. Signed to Virgin as solo artist. Has performed a number of Top 40 hits & scored No1 on UK Reggae Chart with 'I'm So Sorry'.
Played keys for K-Creative, Galliano, Raw Stylus. Remixer/producer/writer for Incognito, Joey Negro, Valerie Etienne, Two Banks Of Four, The Bays. Albums on Sony, BBE & Primaudial Records.