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Radio, Audio & Podcasting Award

Gain pro skills in radio & podcasting

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Find out about our LA School, the programs we offer, and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music, and build the industry career you want. Every Open House includes a free Expert Masterclass and Ableton Live raffle giveaway.

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Come and meet our expert staff and find out more about our courses, industry connections, and state-of-the-art studios!

Overview

Perfect for those who want an introduction into the world of radio, audio, and podcasting, this practical award program will help you learn the basics and get familiar with the systems, technology, and software used to make great radio shows and podcasts. Point Blank’s radio courses have kick-started the career of hundreds of radio professionals including: Gemma Cairney (Radio One, Channel 4), Monki (Rinse FM, Radio One, 1Xtra), Josh Dowler (Radio One), Madam X (1Xtra), Mistajam (Radio One) and many more. You’ll learn the skills needed to work in radio, and practical experience using some of the industry’s premiere software.

  • Join a global alumni community with the likes of Gemma Cairney and Monki
  • Study at our state-of-the-art facilities in Los Angeles, with small class sizes designed to get you the best engagement with instructors
  • Expand your skills in a practical-focused environment that prepares you for a career in radio and podcasting
  • Engage with the wider Point Blank community with free masterclasses, events and other networking opportunities 

Our students also host and produce their own podcast as part of their learning experience. Listen to Point Blank Stories for free on Spotify and Apple.

Enroll now to kick-start your career in radio. 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!

Find out more about PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank

Hear what our students have to say about studying at Point Blank

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

Ski Oakenfull was joined by Adamski himself to delve into the magic behind his global Seal-featuring hit, 'Killer'

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023
  • July 11
  • October 3
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions available. Contact us for details.
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Courses

I had a great time in my Art of Mixing class. Tom Wilson taught with a lot of heart and was a lot of fun to hang out with. I really appreciate his taste in music, and we have a lot in common. My mixing went to the next level, and my sound got way better after this class. - Alan, Mixing student

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grant Cornish Composing for Film & TV

An award-winning composer-producer, Grant's mix of "That's Christmas to Me" by Pentatonix has over 25 million Spotify plays. He's worked with Amazon & Sesame Studios and on platinum albums and Emmy-nominated TV shows.

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.

Tuition

Fees
$2,260 payment in full
$100 reg fee + balance of $2,160
$100 reg fee + $2,160 per term
$100 reg fee + $750 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.

Licensure & PARTNERS

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.

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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