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Learn to DJ on all formats at PBLA

DJ/Producer Award

Become a world-class DJ and producer

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Find out about our LA School, the programs we offer, and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music, and build the industry career you want. Every Open House includes a Free Expert Masterclass and Ableton Live raffle giveaway.

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Overview

The 3-month DJ/Producer Award will teach you all the fundamental skills you need to produce your own tracks and DJ live sets. You’ll first get to know your workstation and equipment before diving into essential DJ techniques such as using analog and digital turntables, beat matching, drop mixing, and recording your mixes. You’ll then learn how to create your very own floor fillers using your chosen DAW (Ableton Live or Logic Pro). You will be taught skills including structuring a track, drum programming, using virtual instruments and effects, flex time and pitch, mixing, and much more. You’ll be taught by our expert faculty which includes Ableton Certified Trainers, professional DJs, and music producers who’ve worked with the likes of Pharrell and Flying Lotus.


This course is provided at our brand-new campus in Miracle Mile. You will be learning on the latest industry tech including Ableton Live, Push, Logic Pro, NI Komplete, and Pioneer DJ equipment including the CDJ-3000, DJM-V10, CDJ-2000NXS, XDJ-XZ, RMX-1000, and more. All students enrolling on this course will receive a free copy of Ableton Live 11 Suite or Apple Logic Pro X valued at $749 and $199 respectively. You’ll also attend exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory) and Jimmy Mac (Lorde). Here at Point Blank, we make it our priority to connect you to the music industry as you begin your journey and engage you with free masterclasses, events, and networking opportunities. 

Spaces are limited to 16 students per class, so Enroll Now to guarantee your place!

Point Blank offers exclusive features and partner discounts to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us to get started!

DJ Ravine and Ben Bristow take us through the Top 5 DJ Mistakes they've come across

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

DJ Ravine and our DJ Module Leader, Ben Bristow, teamed up to share some of their favourite techniques

Back on the dancefloor—How covid affected DJing

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2023 2024
  • January 9 (Limited availability)
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
  • January 8
Weekly timetable 2 classes per week. Some classes can be taken as evening sessions. Contact us for details.
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

COURSES

I loved the DJ class! My instructor was an amazing teacher and role model. I definitely plan to carry on DJing after finishing my journey at Point Blank. - Rheann, DJ student

Expert Instructors

DJ Morsecode DJing

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.

Sweatson Klank Music Production & Mixing

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

Dela Moon DJing

An organizer of the Moontribe Collective, dela Moon’s full-bodied drum & bass and halftime is a signature of the LA underground. She's played EDC, Boom, Rainbow Serpent, and is a DJ Mag “Emerging Artist You Need To Hear.”

DJ Arkitek DJing

Resident DJ at Studio Paris (Chicago), played alongside Snoop Dogg, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kaskade, Afrojack, A-Trak, and Nas. Mixes on air Saturday nights for 103.5 KISS FM on iHeartRadio.

DJ ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mikhail Arce-Ignacio (Mecha) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

Tuition

Fees
$4,575 payment in full
$100 reg fee + balance of $4,475
$100 reg fee + $1,560 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

Included with PROGRAM

Students in this program receive software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite worth $749 or Apple Logic Pro X worth $200
  • Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 6 worth $149
  • Discount on Pioneer DJ equipment
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

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.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course within in this program, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use seven days a week, giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

Do you provide housing accommodations?

Point Blank has partnered with Upstart Housing to provide our students with inexpensive and conveniently-located housing options in Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hollywood, and more. Most of our housing locations include built-in recording studio spaces. There are many other options for student housing accommodations near Point Blank LA; please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.

I work full-time. Can I enroll?

Yes. Classes are usually available in the evening and on weekends, and we will be happy to arrange a class schedule that works around your other professional commitments. Please check with an Admissions Officer to see what scheduling options are available by calling (323) 594-8740 or completing this form.

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