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Music Production & DJ Certificate

Develop your production skills to take your DJing to the next level

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Overview

Grow your passion for DJing and music production and kickstart your career in the music industry. This 6-month programme is developed and taught by industry professionals who’ve worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and more.


Throughout this course you’ll gain the skills and understanding to take your music career to the next level covering an introduction to your preferred DAW (Logic Pro or Ableton), Music Composition to build your melodies, Essential and Creative DJ Skills to hone your performances, the Art of Mixing to polish off your tracks and many more.

You’ll be studying in our state-of-the-art facilities in Shoreditch and joining a global alumni community with the likes of Felix Jaehn and Goldie. Students of this course will be given the chance to get their mixes featured on Magnetic Mag and Pioneer DJ Radio. We also offer our students free masterclasses, events and other networking opportunities to help you get a head start in your music career.

Point Blank is proud to be ahead of the curve in delivering a fantastic student experience whether on campus or online and are happy to include all the exclusive features for students listed here.

Class sizes are small to ensure every student receives ample 1-2-1 time with their lecturers, so apply now to reserve your place!

DJ Ravine and Ben Bristow take us through the Top 5 DJ Mistakes they've come across

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

DJ Ravine and our DJ Module Leader, Ben Bristow, teamed up to share some of their favourite techniques

Back on the dancefloor—How covid affected DJing

Key Info

Duration 6 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023
  • 3 October (Limited availability)
  • 9 January (Limited availability)
  • 10 April (Limited availability)
  • 10 July
  • 2 October (Limited availability)
Weekly timetable 3 classes per week. Please contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Modules

I loved the DJ class! My lecturer was an amazing teacher and role model. I definitely plan to carry on DJing after finishing my journey at Point Blank. - Rheann, DJ student

Expert Lecturers

Nigel Hosten DJing

Aka Mr Dex. DJ'd with Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Omar, Estelle, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Hosts The DeX Files weekly on itch.fm/live. Member of ‘A Bunch of Deckheads’ DJ agency.

Ceri Owens Music Production

Veteran DJ of The End, Fabric and Corsica Studios, Ceri's production work has support from Richie Hawtin, Mr G and more.

Darren Henry DJing

Darren Henry, a.k.a Quest, is a pioneer of the UK Dubstep sound since its inception back in the early 2000s, with releases on top tier labels including Deep Medi Music and Dub Police.

David Clarke DJing

David Clarke (aka DJ Davine) has played Ministry of Sound, The Garage and the Mother Live 333. Has his own urban radio show with an audience of 90,000. He is a Traktor expert and works with PB and NI.

Ben Chetwood Intro to Production

An Ableton Live expert, Ben has worked with artists such as Little Boots, Rudimental & Damian Lazarus. His approach to performance is influenced by his extensive use of hardware and effects.

Ben Bristow DJing

Played at Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound, Cargo & Scala. Featured on XFM & Kiss FM. Released on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Tru:Funk, Funk Blasters & Resense. Features regularly on BBC 6Music.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident/Freelance DJ
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer/DJ
  • Music Promoter
  • Remixer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Artist Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager
  • VJ Artist

Alumni

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

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.

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£8,990 payment in full £1,380
£200 reg fee + £4,895 per term £380
£200 reg fee + £1,695 per month
Prices listed are UK and EU fees. Non-EU students please see enrolment process for more information.

Pay in full upon enrolment and save 20% over paying in instalments. See enrolment process for more details.

Discounts

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

  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 12
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 & Maschine Studio
  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • Special discount on Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • 40% off Serato DJ

FAQS

Do I need to buy software & equipment to take the course?

Depending on your programme, certain pieces of hardware and software will be essential throughout your studies at Point Blank.

To help with your independent learning and assessment work, you will need to have access to this equipment outside of the campus. However, if you are able to attend classes on-campus, this equipment will be available to use either in-class or by booking practice time. Note that you have access to our facilities 7 days a week during term time for the length of your course (excluding scheduled breaks).

Please visit this page which lists the hardware and software you are required to own for programmes taught by Point Blank.

Where you may choose to study online (distance learning), this equipment will be essential to your studies and assignment work. If for any reason you cannot afford to purchase an essential item, you may be eligible for financial support via the hardship fund. More information about this can be found here.

If you wish to buy equipment or software for your home studio, remember that Point Blank students qualify for discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and other leading industry partners.

What is my timetable?

Each module requires your attendance at one daytime class which will be 3 or 4 hours long depending on the module. Your timetable will be confirmed a week before the start of each term. If you have specific timetable requests, please contact us before booking and we will do our best to arrange your classes at times that suit you.

In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient practice time each week. The studio facilities are open to you 7 days a week gaining you valuable studio time and reinforcing the skills learned in class. Students can also book regular 1-2-1 sessions with our lecturers outside of class time.

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