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Music Production & Sound Design Master Diploma (Intensive)

Master the art of Music Production

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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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Overview

This rigorous, 9-month course will take you on a comprehensive journey deep into the creative process of writing, recording, mixing and mastering your own music. Taught by industry professionals who’ve worked with acts like Skrillex, Pharrell, Amy Winehouse and more, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own identity as a producer and recording artist.

  • Learn on the latest industry tech including Ableton Live, Push, NI Komplete, Maschine, Pioneer DJ and more
  • Study modules relevant to you, where you can swap in options like Beatmaking
  • Get 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)
  • Class sizes are strictly limited, meaning you get the best teaching from industry experts
  • Direct support from Admissions Advisors and teaching staff

Point Blank has made extra efforts to ensure as far as possible that our students experience the same student life in the virtual world as they do on campus, and we are proud to offer exclusive features to our LA students. Enroll now by calling (323) 594-870 or use our Contact Form, and get your music production career started.

Learn more about the Virtual Classroom where you can learn and interact directly with lecturers and classmates

Find out more about PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank

Watch Ski Oakenfull remake God's Plan by Drake using Ableton Live 10

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Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2021 2022
  • April 12 (Limited availability)
  • July 12 (Limited availability)
  • October 4 (Limited availability)
  • January 10
  • April 11
  • October 3
Weekly timetable 4 daytime classes per week. Please contact us for scheduling options and details.
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Check out Point Blank and learn more about our classes in music production, mixing, sound design, DJing, singing, songwriting, music business, and more.

COURSES

Expert Instructors

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.

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.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80's, Dave's incredible adventures include Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Lee Scratch Perry, Billy Ray Martin, with countless albums and live projects.

Arabian Prince Music Business

A founding member of world famous rap group N.W.A, Arabian Prince has written, rapped on, and produced some of the most influential tracks in the history of hip hop in an industry career spanning almost four decades.

Sameer Sengupta Mixing & Mastering

Sameer is an electronic music producer, mixer & mastering engineer who has worked with The Crystal Method, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sting, and more on labels including EMI, Atlantic, Universal, and Defected.

Markman Composition & Mixing

DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the energy that made his heroes sets, artists like Adamski, Orbital and the Chems, so compelling.

Career Opportunities

  • Music Producer 
  • Recording Engineer 
  • Mix Engineer 
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Arranger 
  • Film Music Composer 
  • Music Programmer 
  • Remixer 
  • Game Music Composer
  • Singer/Songwriter 
  • Solo Artist 
  • Music Performer 
  • A&R Manager
  • Record Label Owner

What I went on to do – you couldn’t understand how beneficial it was for me to come and study with Point Blank and get the technical knowledge I needed first. - Benny Scarrs, Point Blank graduate and artist manager for Dave (Mercury Prize Winner)

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 + $5,580 per term
$250 reg fee + $1,955 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

Point Blank students enjoy a range of benefits and exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite worth $749
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  • Native Instruments Komplete 12 worth $599
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  • Pioneer DJ Rekordbox worth $129
  • 70% off Eventide Plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud

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.

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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