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PB London graduate Gemma Cairney

Radio, Podcasting & DJ Diploma

Develop skills for a career in radio and 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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Overview

If you want a career in radio, podcasting, and/or DJing, this program is an essential starting point. Point Blank’s radio courses have kick-started the career of hundreds of radio broadcasters and pro podcasters 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 podcasting, and develop your skills as a professional DJ.

  • 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 hands-on environment that prepares you for a career in radio and podcasting
  • Learn on Myriad systems, the number one playout & automation system used by radio stations around the world
  • 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, podcasting, and DJing. 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 legendary PBLA instructor Sweatson Klank

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

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

Point Blank instructor Ski Oakenfull remakes God's Plan by Drake using Ableton Live 10

Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023
  • July 11
  • October 3
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
Weekly timetable 2 classes per week. Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend sessions available. Contact us for details.
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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/TV Music Composer
  • Remixer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Studio Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager

I am so grateful to Point Blank for everything I learned! I started as a complete beginner, with no skills at all. Now I know how to build my own tracks from the ground up, make them sound great, mix them down and release them. The instructors are so knowledgeable and love to share their skills, and the staff always makes sure we have everything we need. Coming to Point Blank was one of the best decisions I've ever made! I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone. - Anna, Music Production & Sound Design graduate

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 + $3,545 per term
$250 reg fee + $1,240 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.

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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