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Learn Live Sound Engineering at the O2 Academy

Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma

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Due to popular demand, students can now take a Point Blank Diploma course with an emphasis on live sound engineering skills. This is a growth area for the music industry as artists rely more on performance than record sales for income. The Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma will give you the gig experience you need to break into the live music industry whilst also fully acquainting you with everything you need to know about the in-studio production and creative process. Classes take place at Point Blank's famous London HQ with special sessions also booked in at top London recording studio Strongroom during the Sound Engineering module. Students also study the Live Sound modules at Islington's O2 Academy and put their live sound engineering skills into practice at a total of five live shows at a variety of top London venues including the O2 Academy, Barfly & The Garage. These are the venues that helped to launch the careers of Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Gossip and many others. If you want to become a music producer/live sound engineer, put yourself in the right place at the right time and enrol now. This Diploma is taught on either Logic Pro or Ableton Live depending on your preference.

  • This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex Certificate of Higher Education on successful completion.
  • 'This is a specialist programme with strong music industry credibility. It has been designed for students seeking professional instruction on up-to-date, industry-standard production tools.' -  External Examiner's Report 2016/17, BA Hons/DipHE/CertHE



student success

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.


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. 

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."


Gareth Wyn

Remixed Beyonce, Rihanna & Leona Lewis, BT’s ‘Flaming June’, The Gossip, Junkie XL & Duffy. Says G: "The Sound Design course brought everything together for me and gave me the kick start I needed."


Expert Lecturers

Ben Perrier Live Sound

Ben mixes sound for artists touring UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Australia & New Zealand. He's mixed 30,000 capacity festivals & London venues Brixton Academy, Forum, O2 Academy, Koko, Shepherds Bush Empire.

Sophie Grant Live Sound

Sophie has mixed live sound for Jamie T, Kate Nash, The Datsuns, Maximo Park, The Noisettes, Jay Leno, The View, Jonathan Ross show, Jools Holland's 'Later' and more.


Tim Wills Sound Engineering

Credits: Trevor Horn, Brian Eno, Seal, Nick Cave, Newton Faulkner & The Cure. Integral to Ian Brown's success. Headlined Glastonbury, V Festival. Co-produced Solarized & UK #4 The World Is Yours.  

Chris Carter Sound Design

Chris worked with Adrian Sherwood, Little Axe, Shara Nelson & Asian Dub Foundation. Released his own productions on labels like TCR, Botchit and Scarper, he’s also a DJ/remixer and music library creator.


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  • UK: 020 7729 4884
  • INT: +44 20 7729 4884
  • USA: 323 282 7660