Point Blank courses are designed to help you find your way in music production whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced user seeking to add more skills to your set. This three month Award program gives you a solid foundation in production and compositional techniques. Taught in intimate groups with two full lectures days per week, you'll learn how to use Ableton to help you craft your own tracks to professional standards. Each workstation includes a Push controller, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete, Kontrol 49 and Output's excellent REV. Run by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Jesse Rogg (No.1 US hit with Sam Sparro, currently working with Banks), students enjoy extensive contacts in the music industry including our experienced instructors and masterclasses from high calibre guests such as Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West) and Daddy Kev (Low End Theory). This course is also available in the evenings, please contact a Course Advisor for more information.
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.