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"The best equipped DJ school" - Pioneer DJ

DJ/Producer Certificate

Virtual Open House - Point Blank LA - Register Today

Find out about our LA School, the courses we offer and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music and build the industry career you want. The event will include a free track deconstruction masterclass.

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25% off September term tuition. Free software. Save $3227

Enter discount code: LA25. Offer ends September 28th.

Exclusive Features for students

Point Blank is proud to be ahead of the curve in delivering a fantastic student experience, whether on campus or online. During lockdown (and importantly, after the pandemic too) we are happy to provide our students with all the exclusive features listed here.

Overview

Point Blank's DJ/Producer Certificate program is designed to help you find your own creative identity as a versatile music producer and DJ, whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced producer seeking to strengthen and expand your skill set. Our 6-month college-level DJ/Producer Certificate program, taught in the unique practical style Point Blank is known for throughout the world, gives you a solid foundation in music production, composition, and live DJing techniques. Two days per week, in an intimate group setting at an Ableton Certified Training Center, you'll learn how to use Ableton Live to produce your own professional-level tracks, and make them sound amazing. Each of our workstations includes Ableton Live 10, a Push controller, the Native Instruments Komplete sound library, a Kontrol 49 keyboard and Maschine, and the superb Output REV instrument suite. College students also enjoy masterclasses from high caliber guest artists like Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory), and Jimmy Mac (Lorde's MD). To learn more about our 6-month DJ/Producer Certificate program, call a college Admissions Officer now at 323.282.7660 or contact us via this form to guide you through the enrollment process. Watch the videos below to find out more about Point Blank and this program!

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COURSES

Open Houses

Check out Point Blank and learn more about our classes in music production, mixing, sound design, DJing, singing, songwriting, music business, and more. Our next Live Virtual Open House event on Saturday September 12 at 12pm PST features key instructor Sweatson Klank and an exclusive track deconstruction from Ski Oakenfull. Click here to RSVP and reserve your place at the event. If you can't make it, contact us here to book a private virtual tour.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident DJ
  • Touring DJ
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Music Programmer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Arranger 
  • Music Programmer 
  • Remixer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Solo Artist 
  • Music Performer
  • Game Music Composer
  • A&R Manager
  • Record Label Owner

It has been a pleasure studying at Point Blank! I am super impressed by your courses as well as the instructors. Since studying at Point Blank I have managed to get DJ gigs in a few places, and I couldn't have done that without my Point Blank classes. - Roberto, DJ student

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.

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.

Scholarships & Grants

Los Angeles Producer & DJ Scholarships

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music producers & DJs achieve excellence while gaining a college-level diploma. Every year, we offer scholarships to talented applicants. Producer & DJ Scholarships are worth up to 20% of tuition and are available for any production or DJ program delivered at our LA campus. Click here for more information or click here to apply.

Need-Based Tuition Grants

Point Blank is dedicated to helping music students of limited means achieve excellence at our Los Angeles location. Students whose families make less than $60,000 per year or individuals making less than $30,000 per year are eligible to apply for a need-based tuition grant, which can defray up to 20% of your Point Blank tuition cost. Click here for more information or click here to apply.

Program Package Discounts

If you enroll in one course or program at Point Blank Los Angeles, you will receive a $200 discount off tuition for each additional program you book during the same term. Students who receive a talent-based scholarship or a need-based tuition grant are not eligible for package discounts. Contact us here or call 323-282-7660 x323 to enroll in multiple programs and receive the package discount.

Installment Payment Plans

Upon enrollment, you have the option either to pay your full program tuition and fees upfront or to select an installment payment plan and pay-as-you-go in easy quarterly or monthly installments. Click here for more information.

Key Info

Duration 6 Month
Available start dates
  • September 28, 2020
  • January 11, 2021 (Limited availability)
  • April 5, 2021
  • September 26, 2022
Weekly timetable 2 daytime classes per week. Please contact us for scheduling options and details.

Tuition

Fees
$250 reg fee + $3,370 per term
$250 reg fee + $1,180 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

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite worth $750
  • Native Instruments Komplete 12 worth $600
  • Pioneer DJ Rekordbox worth $129
  • 70% off Eventide Plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller

Licensure & PARTNERS

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy to take the course?

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, 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 323.282.7660 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use from 9:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, 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.

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