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Music Production & DJ Award

Start your DJ/music producer journey

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Overview

Learn to DJ and produce your own music in 3 months. Not bad, eh? Begin your exciting journey with our expert lecturers here at Point Blank. This programme is developed and taught by industry professionals who’ve worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and more. You’ll even get the chance to play at a London venue. It’s a no brainer.


The Music Production & DJ Award will cover all you need to know to give you the best possible start to your DJing career, including an Introduction to Production in your preferred DAW (Logic Pro or Ableton), choosing and setting up your workstation, Digitial DJ Skills, making use of effects and samples, mixing and a whole lot more. You’ll even record your very own mix which you could get featured on Magnetic Mag and Pioneer DJ Radio. When you join Point Blank you’ll be engaging with the wider Point Blank community with free masterclasses, events and other networking opportunities, as well as a global alumni community with the likes of Felix Jaehn and Goldie. At Point Blank, we make it our priority to connect our students to the music industry to give you a head-start in your career.

Point Blank is proud to be ahead of the curve in delivering a fantastic student experience whether on campus or online and are happy to include all the exclusive features for students listed here.

Course spaces are limited to ensure every student receives ample 1-2-1 time with their lecturers.

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Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2022 2023 2024
  • 11 July
  • 3 October (Limited availability)
  • 9 January
  • 10 April (Limited availability)
  • 2 October (Limited availability)
  • 8 January
Weekly timetable 2 classes per week. Please contact us for details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Modules

It has been a pleasure studying at Point Blank! I am super impressed by your courses as well as the tutors. Since studying at Point Blank I have managed to get DJ gigs in a few places in London and one in Ibiza, and I couldn't have done this without the course at Point Blank. I would especially like to mention Nigel Dex Hosten who delivered a great DJ course. - Roberto, DJ student

Expert Lecturers

Nigel Hosten DJing

Aka Mr Dex. DJ'd with Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Omar, Estelle, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Hosts The DeX Files weekly on itch.fm/live. Member of ‘A Bunch of Deckheads’ DJ agency.

Ceri Owens Music Production

Veteran DJ of The End, Fabric and Corsica Studios, Ceri's production work has support from Richie Hawtin, Mr G and more.

Saytek Music Production

In-demand live act, played Space, Fabric, Tresor, Zoo Project. Releases on Cubism, Kevin Saunderson’s Legendary KMS, liebe*Detail, Soma, My Favorite Robot, Wiggle. Read about Saytek in The Sun.

David Clarke DJing

David Clarke (aka DJ Davine) has played Ministry of Sound, The Garage and the Mother Live 333. Has his own urban radio show with an audience of 90,000. He is a Traktor expert and works with PB and NI.

Ben Chetwood Intro to Production

An Ableton Live expert, Ben has worked with artists such as Little Boots, Rudimental & Damian Lazarus. His approach to performance is influenced by his extensive use of hardware and effects.

Ben Bristow DJing

Played at Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound, Cargo & Scala. Featured on XFM & Kiss FM. Released on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Tru:Funk, Funk Blasters & Resense. Features regularly on BBC 6Music.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident/Freelance DJ
  • VJ Artist
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Arranger 
  • Music Programmer 
  • Remixer
  • Solo Artist 
  • Music Performer 
  • A&R Manager
  • Record Label Owner

Alumni

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

FEES

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£3,495 payment in full £590
£50 reg fee + balance of £3,835 £200
£50 reg fee + £1,345 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
  • 40% off Serato DJ

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.

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