Sponsored by Pioneer, our DJ Studio offers a fantastic variety of the latest and best DJ kit you can lay your hands on. Many top DJs now produce music as well. This is a highly enjoyable three month course, two lecture days per week, designed to introduce students to the world of DJing. You'll cover everything you need to know about DJing and starting to produce music with using Ableton Live. The course is taught by professional DJs and music producers with extensive industry experience who have worked with Nitzer Ebb, Flying Lotus and Depeche Mode amongst others, plus you get access to free practice time in our studios. Point Blank offers its students the best equipped Ableton Live facilities in the world including fifteen Push controllers, one for each student.
2 classes per week, 11am - 6pm. NB: some modules can be taken as evening classes, 6.30 - 9.30pm twice per week. Contact us for details
You can take this course without any prior experience. It is creative and practical in nature so academic grades are not required to enroll. Point Blank ensures that students have a sound grasp of all the fundamental music production skills before moving on to more complex techniques in later course modules.
Award students take two modules concurrently:
|Music Production & Composition Award||2|
|Mixing & Mastering Award||2|
|Sound Design & Mixing Award||2|
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.
To arrange an appointment at PB Los Angeles please contact us. Our Admissions Team will show you around the facilities, answer questions and help you to sign up. Address: Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Silverlake, LA, CA90029. We have scheduled dates that we can share with you and if these are not convenient will also be happy to arrange a time that suits you.
None. Every student has access to their own workstation in class and during their studio practical work. If you decide to buy equipment for your home studio then we will be happy to arrange student discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Pioneer and other leading industry partners.
Yes. Classes are usually available in the evening and at weekends and we will be happy to arrange a timetable to fit around your work commitments. Please check with a Course Advisor to see what classes are available.
There are many student residency options near to the LA School. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
Our courses have limited availability and get booked well in advance, so we recommend enrolling as soon as you are ready to secure your place and avoid disappointment.
If you have further questions, don't be shy, please contact a Course Advisor who will be happy to help.
PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.
Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PBLA. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team, is a classically trained pianist and DJ.
Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!". The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB below.
Interscope Records A&R Dave is a powerful man in EDM. He signed acts like Nero & Zedd to the label. He was recently named as one of the three most powerful people in America’s EDM scene in Billboard.
Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. See him featured on Skrillex's music site here.
Musician/technologist,12 years at Native Instruments, top class instructor with real-world experience in sound/lighting, synthesis, percussion, visual & VJ technologies, dance/avant garde, IT & more.
DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the energy that made his heroes sets, artists like Adamski, Orbital and the Chems, so compelling.
Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.