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Exclusive Features at Point Blank

LOS ANGELES CAMPUS OPEN FOR SELECTED COURSES IN SEPTEMBER 2020

If you would like to join us at Point Blank LA for our Fall term beginning September 28, certain selected courses in music production and DJ skills will be available for limited in-person attendance with appropriate safety precautions and strict social distancing in place, subject to public health guidance. In addition, all courses will continue to be delivered online in our highly-interactive Virtual Classrooms, and Point Blank has made extra efforts to ensure that our students experience the same fabulous student life in the virtual world as they do on campus. You will see that our student experience is unrivaled.

Virtual classroom

INTERACTIVE WEEKLY CLASS SESSIONS

Every week at your scheduled class time, exactly as if you were attending on campus, an expert instructor will take you through the week's topics and explain the exercises, course content, assignments, and areas for discussion. Your Virtual Classroom, which takes place within Point Blank's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), enables you to understand the week's curriculum and to interact with your instructor and classmates. Breakout 1-2-1 sessions can also take place between you and instructor or smaller peer groups during this time. Like always, there is one 4-hour class period each week for every course you are taking.

LIVE 1-2-1 LESSONS

PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION TIME

1-2-1s are your chance to have the undivided attention of your instructor or a dedicated staff member. They're private lessons which can be used to clarify elements of the course such as your assignment tasks and to get advice on your musical work and studies from an expert. You can book up to three of these sessions per term in weeks 3, 6, and 9. Our 1-2-1s are a great way to maximize your relationship with your instructor, your course, and Point Blank in general.

STUDIO LAB TIME

STUDIO SUPPORT AVAILABLE REMOTELY AND ON CAMPUS IN SEPTEMBER

We know that students enjoy private practice time in the studio - Studio Lab Time - on campus supported by our administrative team, and we are providing this service on campus in September, following strict social distancing and safety protocols. We also provide the same service remotely throughout the year. You can get support on all elements of production including: 

  • Setting up gear/DAW 
  • DAW/Software usage 
  • Composition techniques 
  • Structure and arrangement 
  • Mixing/balancing/bouncedown 
  • Mastering 
  • Feedback on your tracks

This is personal, supported Studio Lab Time. Students can book a session by emailing Music School Manager Jay Ryall at jay[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. Sessions can be booked in 30-minute blocks but may run longer than this subject to availability. In addition, we are working closely with industry partners to provide you with the best software to use while studying at home. This is all of course in addition to the usual exclusive discounts and offers we provide. We keep you updated via regular student newsletters. 

Guest Appearances, Deconstructions, Performances & Socials

EXTRA EVENTS AND SERVICES 

It’s more important than ever to stay connected with each other and we continue to provide a range of extra-curricular virtual activities for you including:

  • Virtual masterclasses
  • Online track deconstructions
  • Web-based skills workshops
  • Live streamed DJ and performance sets
  • Remote wellbeing activities and student socials

Students can also access careers and employability, A&R mentoring and industry opportunities via virtual 1-2-1s, meet ups and workshops by emailing support[at]pointblankmusicschool.com.

Point Blank Recordings

IN HOUSE RECORD LABEL

A&R'd by Kwame Kwaten, (Ferocious Talent CEO / Co-Director Cre8ing Vision & Ultimate Seminar / Brit Awards Trustee / Mobo Awards Trustee and successful Record Producer and artist manager), PB Students benefit from 1-2-1 mentoring/A&R sessions with Kwame to help develop their music and create avenues into production, remix, artist and writing work. This year has seen collaborations between PB students and Ultra Nate, Kathy Sledge and Kym Mazelle in a series matching house legends with our alumni. We've also tee'd up a series of releases for 2020 starting with a remake of 'Dreams' by Fleetwood Mac in June. This is a genuine opportunity for students to get signed and work in the industry while studying with us. Find out more about Kwame and hear students' feedback on the mentoring sessions here.

Career Opportunities

SETTING YOU UP FOR SUCCESS

Students can access a range of careers, employability and industry opportunities via virtual 1-2-1s, meet ups and workshops by emailing support[at]pointblankmusicschool.com. We have a dedicated team whose goal it is to get you in to the music industry. Check out some of our recent Student Spotlights here:

Wellbeing Support

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

We provide a full suite of Student Services, Wellbeing and Counseling to offer advice, guidance and support to all our students. If you’re struggling with anxiety, stress, need advice or just someone to talk to, contact us - see bottom of this page - and we can help. We also arrange Virtual Hang-outs which provide a space for our students to connect with Point Blank friends and other students. These informal events help keep boredom at bay. In addition to the support offered by the School, there are a range of apps and online resources available to students free of charge to help ensure mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. At the end of the day, we are here to support our students throughout their studies with us. We are proud to be ahead of the game when it comes to virtual course delivery, student experience, online community and technical innovation.  

We hope you will choose to join us and we will be here to help you navigate through this difficult time. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss anything mentioned above, please get in touch via the Contact Form.

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