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Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma

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Overview

Developed by music industry professionals who have worked with Bjork, Swedish House Mafia, N.E.R.D. and many more, the Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma is a comprehensive practical guide to the creative process of producing music. Featuring top software packages such as Native Instruments' Komplete, Waves and UAD, this course of intensive study consists of three classes per week plus unlimited practice time. There are six course modules, each specialising in an important area of music production. Class sizes are strictly limited and each student has their own Apple Mac audio workstation in class. Classes are taught by professional music producers and every student on this six month course has access to the Point Blank studio facilities seven days a week for the duration of their course. If you are hungry to learn music production and sound engineering and looking for the fast track route to professional skills then there is no other music production school quite like it. Click on the modules included below for content info.

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FAQS

Is this course accredited?

This course allows you to take advantage of Point Blank's expert instructors, outstanding facilities and practical hands on style of teaching without taking the formal academic route. You will still receive Point Blank Certification on successful completion.

If you wish to gain a qualification you can apply for one of our accredited courses instead e.g. BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering which is quality assured by Middlesex University and for which you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. It is an ideal progression route to a job in the industry.

Are there entry requirements for this course?

You can take this course without any prior experience. It is creative and practical in nature so academic grades are not required to enrol. Point Blank ensures that students have a sound grasp of all the fundamental skills before moving on to more complex techniques in more advanced modules. 

When should I enrol?

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 enrolling as soon as you are ready to secure your place to avoid disappointment. 

Do you offer instalment plans?

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.

What is my timetable?

Degree and Diploma students take up to four modules concurrently.  Each module requires your attendance at one daytime class. Please note your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call for details. 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 instructors outside of class time. Tier 4 students will be monitored to ensure they fulfil the statutory requirements of their visas.

Degree & Diplomas Concurrent Modules/Days Per Week
BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (2 Years)
  • 1st Yr: 3 
  • 2nd Yr: 3
BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (3 Years)
  • 1st Yr: 2
  • 2nd Yr: 2
  • 3rd Yr: 2
BA (Hons) Music Production & DJ Practice Degree (2 Years)
  • 1st Yr: 3 
  • 2nd Yr: 3
BA (Hons) Music Production & DJ Practice Degree (3 Years)
  • 1st Yr: 2
  • 2nd Yr: 2
  • 3rd Yr: 2
BA (Hons) Music Industry Management Degree (2 Years)
  • 1st Yr: 3 
  • 2nd Yr: 3
Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma
  • 1st Yr: 3 
  • 2nd Yr: 3
DipHE Music Production & Sound Engineering2
DipHE Music Production & DJ Practice2
CertHE Music Production & Sound Engineering2
CertHE Music Production & DJ Practice 2
CertHE Radio Broadcasting2
Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma
4
Music Production & DJ Diploma
4/3
Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma 3
Music Production & Sound Engineering  Diploma
3
Music Production Diploma 3
International  Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma  4
Advanced Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma 4
Advanced Music Production & Sound Design Diploma 4
Radio Broadcasting Diploma 3
Complete DJ Performance Diploma2

 

Do you hold Open Days?

We host regular studio tours in the Orsman Road Studio Complex on Wednesdays at 2:00pm. Address: 26 Orsman Road, Hoxton, London, N1 5QJ. 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.

Please make sure you contact us to book a tour as they do not run every Wednesday.

We also host Open Day events every six weeks. Please contact us for more detail. 

Do I need to buy equipment to take the course?

We supply all the equipment you need for your class and for practice time at our studios. You have access to our facilities 7 days a week during term time for the length of your course (excluding scheduled breaks). 

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.

Where is the course taught?

Courses are delivered at our London campus which comprises of two buildings (on Orsman Road and Penn Street) within 400 metres of each other. Click here for more information on how to find us. 

Can I take the course and work at the same time?

This is a full time course and students should undertake 20 hours of study per module per week. This time includes lectures, 1-2-1 sessions with our instructors, studio bookings and self-study. Students can work whilst taking the course. We recommend students work no more than 15 hours per week.

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