Supported by Pioneer and developed by music industry professionals who have worked with Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell, Amy Winehouse and many more, the Music Production & Sound Design Diploma is perfect for international students who wish to visit Los Angeles and study for six months. It is a comprehensive practical guide to the creative process of producing music. Featuring Ableton Live and Native Instruments' Komplete and the latest DJ kit from Pioneer, this course of intensive study consists of three classes per week plus practice time. There are six course modules, each specialising in an important area of making music: production, sound design, engineering, DJing, mixing, music for film - you'll excel in all these areas. NB: If you prefer, you can substitute the DJ module for the awesome NI Maschine class - just select the Maschine option during the enrolment process. Class sizes are strictly limited and are taught by professional music producers. If you are hungry to learn music production and DJing and looking for the fast track route to professional skills then there is no other electronic music production school quite like it. Click on the modules below for content info.
3 daytime classes 11am-6pm
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.
Yes. If you are from outside the USA, this six month course is a great opportunity to enjoy Los Angeles whilst learning music production from the elite international school. Our classes are less than 18 hours a week and qualify as “personal enrichment” courses so international students coming to the U.S. primarily for tourism may be allowed to visit the U.S. on a visitor (B) visa and take our courses during their stay. Please note that we are not able to offer educational visas for these classes. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website here.
Students from within the USA can enrol via the website by clicking the "Enroll Now" link on the right hand side of your chosen course webpage. Alternatively you can call us on 323 282 7660 if you prefer to book over the phone.
|Music Production & Sound Design Advanced Diploma||3 days per week (11am-6pm; some evening options available 6:30-9:30pm)|
|Music Production & Sound Design Diploma||3 days per week (11am-6pm; some evening options available 6:30-9:30pm)|
|Music Production & Sound Design Certificate||2 days per week (11am-6pm)|
|Music Production & Composition Award||2 days per week (11am-6pm); or 1 day + 2 evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm)|
|Sound Design & Mixing Award||2 days per week (11am-6pm)|
|Intro To Music Production: Ableton Live||2 evenings per week (6:30pm-9:30pm)|
|Maschine ||1 day per week (Sunday, 11am-6pm)|
|Complete DJ||1 day per week (11am-6pm)|
|Weekend DJ Course||2 days (Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm)|
Please note your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call for details. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient studio practical work each week. The studio facilities are open to you outside your lectures times gaining you valuable studio time and reinforcing the skills learned in class.
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.
There are many student residency options near to the LA School. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A classically trained singer, pop songwriter with a love of orchestral music & sound design, it’s clear that not only would it be unwise to put Fiora Cutler in a box, it’s also pointless to try!
Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris has enjoyed a 30 music career working with Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, Evanescence, AFI, Avril Lavigne, Bush, Billy Corgan & Marilyn Manson.
Hollywood producer/sound designer who worked for Native Instruments. Trained artists Zedd, LMFAO, Flying Lotus and Atrak in Maschine/Komplete. See Computo featured in this video.
Aka Sweatson Klank, Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. See him featured on Skrillex's music site here.
Aka Kate Ellwanger. Composer/pianist/classical singer/electronic producer. Dot’s “Calliope” was a favorite at Low End Theory. Performed live set in LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle & Singapore.