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Learn to DJ with the pros at Point Blank LA

Music Production & DJ Performance Diploma

Develop pro DJ and production skills

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Overview

Our 12-month Music Production & DJ Performance Diploma will prepare you for a variety of roles including music producer, mixing engineer, sound designer/editor, video game or film music composer, artist/performer, resident/touring DJ, A&R/label manager, and many more. You will learn a broad range of skills from music fundamentals to creative and advanced production techniques, sound design, beatmaking, DJ performance, mixing and remixing, VJ skills, and live electronic music performance. This course is designed and taught by industry professionals who have decades of experience working in the music industry and know what it takes for you to make it as a successful professional.

For an accelerated 9-month program, click Enroll Now  and choose the more rigorous "Intensive Format" in Step 1.


This program is delivered in person at our brand-new campus in LA's Miracle Mile neighborhood. You will be learning on the latest industry tech including Ableton Live, Push, Logic Pro, NI Komplete, Roland Cloud, and Pioneer DJ gear such as the CDJ-3000, DJM-V10, CDJ-2000NXS, XDJ-XZ, RMX-1000, and more. All students enrolling in this course will receive a copy of the Ableton Live 11 Suite or Apple Logic Pro X software 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 LA, 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!

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Find out what our students have to say about studying at Point Blank

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Key Info

Duration 1 Year or 9 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023
  • October 3 (Limited availability)
  • January 9 (Limited availability)
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
Weekly timetable 3 or 4 classes per week. Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions available. Contact us for details.
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Courses

Expert Instructors

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.

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

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.”

Adal Jamil Music Production

Engineer at Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Worked with Polaris Rose, Kelsey Kerrigan, and drum programmer on Atreyu's "Long Live" which hit #26 on the Billboard 200.

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.

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

I like the professionalism and discipline at Point Blank. My program has a very defined structure from the beginning to the end, and it gives me confidence that if I work and practice I can learn and be able to be a DJ. I'm lucky to have my teacher. Apart from being a pro and a very good DJ, he really knows the foundations of music and cares about his students. He doesn't miss a beat! He is always is there to answer everyone's questions with care and patience. And always with a smile, which I really appreciate! Congratulations on Point Blank's success. Thank you and keep up the hard work and your love for the music industry - it's contagious! - Miguel, 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.

Tuition

Fees
$250 reg fee + $4,995 per term
$250 reg fee + $1,745 per month
The fees shown above are for the Regular Format (12 months). Monthly installment plans include a nominal fee. For the Intensive Format (9 months) fees and further details, see the enrollment process.

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
  • Native Instruments Komplete 14 worth $599
  • 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

Scholarships & Grants

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. To uphold this commitment, we are delighted to offer our students ample opportunities for financial support. These include scholarships that aim to nurture talent as well as grants which provide increased access to our courses for those in under-represented groups.

View the full range of opportunities by accessing our dedicated Scholarships & Financial Support page linked below:

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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 323.594.8740 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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