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How do you judge whether or not a course is worth taking? Could it be because it's full of interesting, current, engaging materials with unique and priceless insights from experienced industry professional instructors; maybe it looks like a lot of fun and a chance to meet the proverbial 'like-minded people'; does it have peerless and state-of-the-art facilities? Of all the reasons to put your faith in a course, surely the most enticing is the success of the graduates who came before you? Point Blank's radio course has given rise to literally hundreds of radio professionals: it's not unusual for 100% of a class to find employment in the radio industry. Our alumni includes Gemma Cairney (Radio One, Channel 4), Monki (Rinse FM, Radio One, 1Xtra), Josh Dowler (Radio One), Madam X (1Xtra), Mistajam (Radio One) and many more. If you want a career in radio, enrol now.
This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.
Part time, 3 classes per week, 11am - 6pm
Yes. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. If you opt in to the academic pathway, the Radio Broadcasting Diploma is worth the equivalent of one year of a BA (Hons) degree, 120 internationally recognised credits at level 4 which makes it a perfect route to a job in the radio industry. On successful completion of this Diploma you gain the following qualification: CertHE Radio Broadcasting.
If you opt out of the accreditation you can still take advantage of Point Blank's expert instructors, outstanding facilities and practical hands on style of teaching without taking the academic route. You will still achieve the in house Point Blank Diploma on successful completion of the course.
If you do not wish to opt in for the accreditation there are no formal entry requirements for this course.
If you do wish to opt in for the accreditation validated by Middlesex University, the following guidelines are designed to orientate you through entry on to a Higher Education course at Point Blank:
First and foremost, we are looking for people who can demonstrate a) their passion for music and b) an ability to successfully complete a Higher Education programme.
This will initially be assessed through your personal statement which should include any previous study or relevant experience in music. The Admissions Team will look at the merits of each applicant, taking the following evidence into consideration:
Applicants may also be asked to complete a written exercise and/or attend an interview.
If you are a student from the UK, European Union or European Economic Area and would like to opt in the academic pathway, you will need to apply for the course by completing this application form.
If you have copies of your qualifications, please send them to us along with your application form. If you do not have copies of your qualifications or are waiting for your results, you may still submit the application form to be considered.
If you are accepted on the course, you may secure your place on the course by clicking the “Enrol Now” link above.
If you do not wish to opt in for the accreditation, you may enrol on the course by clicking the “Enrol Now” link above.
Please contact our Admissions Team if you have any questions.
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.
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.
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning visit, click here or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is 5742.
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.
Degree and Diploma students take up to four modules concurrently. Each module requires your attendance at either one daytime class (11am-6pm) or two evening classes (6:30pm-9:30pm) per week. Please note your classes will be scheduled before the start of each term. Call for details and to arrange times convenient time for 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.
|Degree & Diplomas||Concurrent Modules/Days Per Week|
|BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (2 Years)|
|BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree (3 Years)|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma |
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma ||4|
|Music Production & DJ Diploma ||3/4|
|Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma||3|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma ||3|
|International Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma||4|
|Radio Broadcasting Diploma||3|
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 is a wide choice of student residences near to Point Blank. Please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.
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.
None. Every student has access to all the equipment they might need during class in the Radio Studio and also in the Radio Practice Studio.
If you have further questions, don't be shy, please contact a Course Advisor who will be happy to help.
It’s not unusual for 100% of a Point Blank Radio class to find employment in the radio industry!
Josh met B.Traits as she gave a lecture for his radio class. Josh now works with her, managing new music sent in, deciding which tracks suit the output of her shows on Radio 1. He explains in this vid.
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.
Fabric Resident DJ, Producer, Label Manager: "I went to Point Blank to learn to make tunes and the teachers were great - really helpful. I'm tempted to go back and get some more knowledge now.”
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.
Natasha Klerks: promoter/DJ at Neighbourhood featuring Daniel Avery, Ben Sims & Pariah. Teaches Music Business aimed at people looking to break into the industry in management, A&R & marketing.
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.