Introduction to Radio Broadcasting provides hands-on practical training to students seeking to learn how to produce and present a radio show. Professional broadcasters with experience on BBC, Choice FM, Kiss FM and internet radio stations guide you through the skills you need to broadcast on FM or DAB, internet radio or via podcast. Students complete a showreel CD during the course and host their own live broadcast via Point Blank's radio station. This course boasts a very high success rate for getting students into work in radio - often as much as 100%! If you have no previous experience and want to become a radio DJ then this course provides a great foundation from which to build your career. Graduates include Gemma Cairney, (Radio One, 1Xtra, Channel 4) Monki, (Rinse FM, 1Xtra) and Tayo (Radio One, Fabric) and Mistajam (1Xtra, Radio One). If you would like to take a longer more in depth programme, please take a look at the Radio Broadcasting Diploma.
1 daytime class (11am - 6pm)
You can take this course without any prior experience. It is creative and practical in nature so academic grades are not required to enrol.
Students on Short Courses have one lecture day each week. Lecture days for these courses take place either one daytime class (11am-6pm) or two evening classes (6:30pm-9:30pm) per week. Your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Please note, Audio Mastering and Advanced Radio Production are available as evening classes only. Call for details and to arrange times convenient time for you. In addition to classes, students are expected to schedule sufficient studio practical work each week. The studio facilities are open to you seven days a week gaining you valuable studio time and reinforcing the skills learned in class.
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 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.
There is a wide choice of student residences near to Point Blank. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
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.
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.
Classes may be available in the evenings and at weekends and we will be happy to see if we can arrange a timetable to fit around your work commitments. Please check with a Course Advisor to see what classes are available.
If you have further questions, don't be shy, please contact a Course Advisor who will be happy to help.
After graduating from PB radio course, Monki DJ'd for Annie Mac’s AMP parties, Bestival radio & landed her own slot on Rinse FM. She's great and now presents on 1Xtra & Radio One.
"Without the intensity & professionalism of the Radio Course I would never have had the skills, knowledge or even guts to approach Channel 4 in the first place." She’s now a popular TV/Radio presenter.
BBC Presenter. Made his name on 1Xtra, now presenting early breakfast on Radio 1. A DJ since age 14, when Dev decided to get serious about making his own beats, he swiftly enrolled at Point Blank.
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.
Presented breakfast on Hallam FM, Heart FM, Real Radio and national Virgin Radio. Won coveted Sony Gold Award for Best Breakfast Show. Wrote & produced shows for BBC Radio 2 & Radio 5 Live.
Works on Paul Oakenfold Planet Perfecto, Hed Kandi & Sander Van Doorn's radio shows, CR2 ‘Live and Direct’, Cafe Mambo, MoS & more. Produces world class radio, podcasts & manages voiceover talent.
Bruno has taken part in big projects as a DJ/producer and radio personality. He's worked with Hed Kandi, Paul Oakenfold on 'Planet Perfecto' among other projects, Ministry of Sound and Kiss FM.
Resident DJ for Goldie's Metalheadz label, presenter at 1Xtra, Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound. Recorded/remixed for Goldie, Roni Size, Guy Called Gerald, Trey Songz, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley.