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Pb Students at BBC Radio 1 Xtra

Radio & DJ Diploma

Develop the skills for a professional radio career

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Next Open Day 23rd March 2024 - Book Your Place Now!

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

Overview

Podcasting has been one of the fastest growing industries on the planet over the past few years, and it's not slowing down. If you're looking to build a successful podcasting and radio career in 2023, then this course is the one for you. Point Blank’s radio courses have kick-started the career of hundreds of radio professionals including Gemma Cairney (Radio One and Channel 4), Monki (Rinse FM, Radio One, and 1Xtra), Josh Dowler (Radio One), Madam X (1Xtra), Mistajam (Radio One), and many more. This course will give you solid foundations and skills to become a successful radio producer, audio producer, radio/podcast presenter, music/podcast curator, and much more!


You will learn: Radio Broadcasting, The Radio & Audio Industry, Essential DJ Skills, Presenting, Radio & Audio Production, Creative Skills, Radio & Audio Branding, Podcasting, and Advanced DJ Skills.

Point Blank classes are small to ensure you receive ample 1-2-1 time with your lecturers. Our studios are located in Shoreditch—a global hub of London music venues and bars—and include industry-standard, state-of-the-art technology, such as Adobe Audition and Myriad.

Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2024
  • 30 September
Weekly timetable 3 classes per week. Please check the FAQs below for more details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Learn more about the radio courses on offer at Point Blank

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

Swarzy Macaly from Kiss FM shares her tips to getting into radio

Deconstruction: the Weeknd - 'Blinding Lights' w/ Ski Oakenfull in Ableton Live 11

Modules

Expert Lecturers

Michael Bailey Radio

Resident DJ for Goldie's Metalheadz label, presenter at 1Xtra, Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound. Recorded/remixed for Goldie, Roni Size, Guy Called Gerald, Trey Songz, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley.

Frank McWeeny Radio

Frank is an audio & technical producer for BBC Radio & Podcasts. His work has been heard by millions of listeners across BBC World Service, Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC Sounds. He also presents Global Dancefloor on a variety of independent stations and platforms.

Lindsay Wesker Music Industry

Active in the music industry since the 80's with extensive A&R, DJ and broadcast experience with Kiss FM and MTV. Self-published novel about the industry and presents a weekly show on mi-soul.com.

Mark Brocklesby Advanced Recording & Mixing

Mark runs Big Smoke Studios and is a recording engineer, mix engineer, musician, producer and lecturer with over 20 years of professional experience and industry practice.

John Farley (J-Fresh) Radio

J-Fresh is a BBC Radio 1Xtra mix resident, Ministry of Sound music curator, DJ, Broadcaster and Producer with support from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, GRM Daily & Spotify Editorials.

Career Opportunities

  • Radio producer
  • Audio producer
  • Technical producer
  • Social & digital producer
  • Radio presenter
  • Podcast presenter
  • Music curator
  • Podcast curator
  • Assistant producer
  • Content assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Researcher

There were lots of chances to make friends and go out to different stations like the BBC. I now work for Capital FM on the promotional team. I’m slowly working my way to be on the air but it’s a start. - Emily, Radio graduate

Global Alumni

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.

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.

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.

Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!" The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB above.

Aluna Francis

Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.

Leona Lewis

Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."

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.

Arjun

With 1,500,000 Facebook followers, Sri-Lankan born Arjun is a South Asian pop superstar. His single ‘I’ll Be Waiting” charted at #1 on iTunes India and spent 30 weeks on the BBC Asian Download Chart.

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 (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£7,995 payment in full £1,160
£200 reg fee + £2,895 per term £270
£200 reg fee + £995 per month
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

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

Discounts

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

  • 50% off Ableton and Native Instruments Komplete
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  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 & Maschine Studio
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