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Music Production & Vocal Performance Master Diploma

Master your singing and performance skills

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Overview

This course is an intensive and practical approach help you develop your skills as both a vocalist/performer and music producer. Designed for those who want to produce their own music, this specialist course will help prepare you for a successful career in music. By studying at Point Blank, you’ll benefit from practical music industry experience and innovative teaching methods from the best in the business. This programme is developed and taught by industry professionals who’ve worked with huge stars like Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Rihanna. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to help you make it as a successful artist/performer:

  • Learn how to write, produce and perform your vocals professionally, in the studio and on stage
  • Join a global alumni community with the likes of Izzy Bizu, Aluna Francis, Leona Lewis and more
  • Study at our state-of-the-art facilities in Shoreditch with small class sizes designed to give you the best engagement with lecturers
  • Access the best music production equipment for free and work directly with teaching staff on your vocals and music in 1-2-1 sessions
  • Enjoy professional recording studios to get the most out of your vocals
  • Engage with the wider Point Blank community and attend free masterclasses, collaboration events and other networking opportunities

At Point Blank we pride ourselves on delivering a fantastic student experience, whether on campus or online, and provide a range of exclusive features for students across our campuses. Your career as a singer/artist/writer/performer starts on this programme with Point Blank. 

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

Ski Oakenfull and Phil Ramacon 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

Do you have what it takes for a career in music?

Take the Point Blank Careers Quiz

Whether you're looking to break into the music industry or are an experienced professional keen to take your skills to the next level, this short quiz will help you identify personal strengths and find out what motivates you, whilst providing important information about our courses so that you can make a well-informed decision about your future. The quiz will only take a few minutes complete.

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Key Info

Duration 9 Months
Available start dates 2021 2022
  • 4 October
  • 3 October
Weekly timetable 4 classes per week. Please contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Point Blank Open Days - Register Now!

We host regular online Open Days for our online school where you can find out more about our online courses, attend a free masterclass, and chat to our staff and get a taste of what you can expect on the course.

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.

Kevin Kerrigan Music Composition

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.

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

  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Lyricist
  • Music Producer
  • Composer
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Director
  • Audio Engineer

 

  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Vocal Coach
  • Music Supervisor
  • 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 (MP&VP)

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£11,885 payment in full £2,805
£200 reg fee + £4,595 per term £705
£200 reg fee + £1,610 per month
See details during the enrolment process.

Discounts

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

  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 12
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 & Maschine Studio
  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • Special discount on Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud

Scholarships & Bursaries

Point Blank is committed to making music education accessible to people of all backgrounds. We are delighted to offer our scholarships, bursaries and funds to support this commitment. These include a range of awards that aim to nurture talent as well as provide access to higher education for specific under-represented groups in higher education.

You can find a range of scholarships, bursaries and funds on offer by accessing our dedicated scholarships page.

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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 (or are forced due to COVID restrictions) 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. Classes start at either 10am or 2:45pm and are four hours long. 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. 

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

This is a full time course and students should undertake 10 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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