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Music Production & Vocal Performance Certificate

Master your singing and performance skills

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SUMMER OFFER 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL LONDON, LA & ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Use Code: EARLYBIRDSUMMER. Offer ends 17th June 2024.

Overview

This is an intense course designed for those looking to perfect their vocals and create professional sounding tracks. The programme has been designed and delivered by industry experts who have worked with Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Rihanna, so you’ll know you’re in the right hands. After 6 months you’ll be ready to begin your career as a singer/songwriter, music producer, vocal producer, lyricist, composer and many other vocations within the industry.


You will learn: Music Production (Ableton Live or Logic Pro), Music Composition, Music Industry, Singing, Vocal Musicianship, Advanced Singing, Art of Mixing, Studio Vocal Production, Electronic Music Production, Advanced Composition, and Showcase.

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, from microphones to mixing desks.

International students looking to study in London with a 6-month visa are also able to book this course.

Key Info

Duration 6 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 8 July (Limited availability)
  • 30 September (Limited availability)
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
  • 14 July
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

How to Write, Record and Produce Your Own Vocal Tracks with Lily McKenzie

Ski Oakenfull and Phil Ramocon explain how to sing the harmonies in Pharrell's Happy

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

R&B sensation, Zion Foster joins us for an exclusive PB masterclass

Modules

Expert Lecturers

Carroll Thompson Singing

Iconic British reggae singer who's also recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sade & more. Signed to Virgin as solo artist. Scored several Top 40 hits & No.1 on UK Reggae Chart with 'I'm So Sorry'.

Linton Bennett Music Composition

Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia & Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry for 3 decades and signed to Motown in the US.

Phil Ramocon Singing/Composition

Ivor Novello & Grammy-winning musician/songwriter. Legend who's worked with Steve Winwood, Jamelia, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and more. Co-wrote 'Buffalo Stance' with Neneh Cherry.

Max Heyes Sound Engineering/Mixing

Credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Helped develop La Roux.

Bridget Amofah Music Industry

Lead vocalist with Rudimental, played Glastonbury and Jools Holland. Replaced KT Tunstall in Oi Va Voi, also worked with The Nextmen, Basement Jaxx & The Earlies.

Anna Lakatos Music Production

Musician, singer and trained audio engineer, specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture and commercial music production. Anna is an Ableton Certified Trainer and NI Product Specialist.

Roberta Bruno Singing

Known as 'BB', Roberta has trained in singing for more than 15 years. She's a highly regarded vocal coach in both the UK and EU, with her own breakthrough method in developing voices.

Career Opportunities

  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Music Producer
  • Lyricist
  • Composer
  • Vocal Producer
  • Solo Artist/Lead Vocalist
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Vocal top liner
  • Audio Engineer
  • Singing/Vocal Coach
  • Musical Director
  • Artist Manager

What I went on to do – you couldn’t understand how beneficial it was for me to come and study with Point Blank and get the technical knowledge I needed first.  - Benny Scarrs, Point Blank graduate and artist manager for Dave (Mercury Prize Winner)

Alumni

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.

Izzy Bizu

Izzy cites Amy, Adele & Ella as heroines and has a freshness to her sound (reverby guitars, handclaps, gospel piano) which you’ll love. We’re so proud we helped hone her craft  at PB!

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."

Lola Saunders

Singing course student Lola Saunders is the second Point Blank graduate to go on to perform on the famous X Factor stage. The first? One of the most famous winners of all time – Leona Lewis.

Anthony Touma

Lebanese-French singer-songwriter Anthony Touma attended our Singing Course in 2016. Since graduating, Anthony has gone on to sign with Universal Music and release his international debut single, ‘Walk Away’.

Basheba

Basheba has received backing from SBTV, Afro Punk, Mobo & Vevo and radio support from BBC London, Radio 1, Radio 1 Xtra, Kiss FM & Capital Xtra. She has also been featured on MTV UK & US.

Fees

Fees (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£9,995 payment in full £1,575
£200 reg fee + £5,395 per term £580
£200 reg fee + £1,895 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 NI Komplete, Ableton Live Suite & Roland Cloud
  • 30% off NI Kontrol & Maschine
  • 25% off Adam Audio & Focusrite

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.

I am an International Student. How do I apply?

This course can be taken by any student (UK or International). However, this course has been curated specifically with Non-UK students in mind. If you are a Non-UK student, you will need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa. Please refer to our International Student Guidance section for more information on the application process.

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