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This is the flagship course at Point Blank Music School - the fast track to a career in the music industry. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue your passion for music whilst also gaining a full BA (Hons) degree in music production, validated by Middlesex University. Featuring these extra modules: Complete DJ, Maschine and Live Sound, it is a multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments, Maschine and Push), intensive and practical music degree course. Developed and taught by music industry professionals who have worked with Pharrell Williams, Chemical Brothers and Swedish House Mafia to name a few, this 360 experience will ensure your expertise in crucial areas of the music industry such as production, remixing, sound design, studio and live sound engineering, DJing, mastering, how to manage your career (or manage others), making music for TV, film and games, Pro Tools and more. You will be attending our brand new school in Shoreditch which features the best equipment and facilities in the music business. Point Blank is the only school in the world to teach on an SSL Duality Delta mixing console. You can complete this degree course in just two years of power learning. You'll be living in the studios! Lectures are delivered to small classes so you don't miss anything and free unlimited practice time in our state of the art studios is available to you seven days per week.
This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex BA (Hons) degree on successful completion.
4 classes per week, 11am - 6pm. NB: This is the Year 1 schedule and some modules can be taken as evening classes, 6.30pm - 9.30pm twice per week. For Year 2 schedule please contact us for details
Yes. This BA (Hons) degree programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. It is an ideal progression route to a job in the industry.
If you do not wish to take the academic route but still want to take advantage of Point Blank's expert instructors, outstanding facilities and practical hands on style of teaching you can take this course instead: Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma. You will still achieve the in house Point Blank Diploma on successful completion of the course.
The following guidelines are designed to orientate you through entry on to a Higher Education course at Point Blank. Students wishing to apply can download this application form.
First and foremost, we are looking for people who can demonstrate a) their passion for music and b) an ability to successfully complete a Higher Education programme.
This will initially be assessed through your personal statement which should include any previous study or relevant experience in music. The Admissions Team will look at the merits of each applicant, taking the following evidence into consideration:
Applicants may also be asked to complete a written exercise and/or attend an interview.
If you are a student from the UK, European Union or European Economic Area, you can apply for the course by completing this application form.
If you have copies of your qualifications, please send them to us along with your application form. If you do not have copies of your qualifications or are waiting for your results, you may still submit your application form to be considered.
If you are accepted on the course, you may secure your place on the course by clicking the “Enrol Now” link above.
Please contact our Admissions team if you have any questions about applying for this course.
Students from the UK, European Union or European Economic Area can apply by following the guidance in the previous FAQ.
For courses of 6 months or more: you will most likely need to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Point Blank has been awarded Tier 4 Sponsor Status and is able to sponsor international students on a Tier 4 Visa as long as applicants satisfy our application criteria. Please refer our International Student Guidance section for more information on the application process. NB: International Students (outside the EU) course fees are subject to a £1000 surcharge.
For courses of 6 months or less: you will not require a Tier 4 Visa but may need to apply for a Student Visitor's Visa. Please refer to our International Student Guidance section for more information on the application process.
There are four terms per year: January, April, July and September and you can start your course at any of these entry points. However, our courses have limited availability and get booked well in advance, so we recommend applying as soon as you are ready.
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning visit, click here or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 5742.
Yes, we offer instalment plans for all our courses. To view the payment options available, click on the "Enrol Now" link above and navigate to step 2. There you can see the full payment options and payment dates for your chosen course and start date.
Degree and Diploma students take up to four modules concurrently. Each module requires your attendance at either one daytime class (11am-6pm) or two evening classes (6:30pm-9:30pm) per week. Please note your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call for details and to arrange times convenient time for 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.
|Degree & Diplomas||Concurrent Modules/Days Per Week|
|BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (2 Years)|
|BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (3 Years)|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma |
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma ||4|
|Music Production & DJ Diploma ||3/4|
|Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma||3|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma ||3|
|International Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma||4|
|Radio Broadcasting Diploma||3|
We host studio tours in the Orsman Road Studio Complex every Wednesday at 5:30pm and every Saturday at 12:30pm. Address: 26 Orsman Road, Hoxton, London, N1 5QJ. Please Contact Us to make an appointment. The Admissions Team will show you around the facilities, answer questions and help get you enrolled. We will be happy to arrange an alternative time if you are not available during our scheduled tours. In the meantime, watch the London School Video Tour now.
There is a wide choice of student residences near to Point Blank. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
No. We supply all the equipment you will need for your class and for practice time.
Music Production students please note: before you decide to buy equipment for your home studio, remember that all students on the Point Blank Music Production BA (Hons) degree or Diploma courses receive a FREE Point Blank studio setup including KRK monitors, keyboard, soundcard and software. If you are not taking a BA (Hons) degree or Diploma class we will be happy to arrange student discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer and other leading industry partners.
If you have further questions, don't be shy, please contact a Course Advisor who will be happy to help.
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Highly decorated producer, engineer, mixer, remixer & composer: Klaxons, Franz Ferdinand, Rizzle Kicks. Toured world as DJ Scissorkicks, releasing over 50 records and remixes under that moniker.
Credits include Massive Attack, Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream & Jamiroquai. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Also helped develop La Roux.
Branded an 'alchemist' by Brian Eno, Kevin has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics, Kylie & Sting among others and composes for movies/TV for Paramount, BBC, Warner Bros, Sony & Universal.
Mixed Sugababes, Lily Allen, Ray Davies, Brand New Heavies, John Cale, Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart, Sade, Tina Turner & The Spice Girls. Also worked with Thin Lizzy, Jam, Sex Pistols & Trevor Horn.