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Former PB and Radio 1 and 1Xtra presenter, Monki

Radio Broadcasting

Develop the skills to work in radio

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Next Open Day 23rd March 2024 - Book Your Place Now!

Meet our expert staff and find out more about our courses, industry connections, and state-of-the-art studios!

START YOUR DEGREE IN APRIL 2024

Why wait for September? Get your new year started on the right track at Point Blank. Kick start your career in the music industry with the highest rated music production institution in the UK.

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Overview

Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a radio show or podcast all within just 3 months. Taught by our expert lecturers who work with some of the biggest radio stations such as BBC, Choice FM, Kiss FM among many others. If you want to get a head start in this booming industry, this is your chance! Read on to learn more about our Radio Broadcasting course!


This module is designed to give you a fundamental grounding in the technical, creative and administrative skills required in radio broadcasting. You’ll gain essential skills in operating broadcast and recording equipment, audio editing software and playout systems, as well as vital knowledge of the radio landscape, show planning, researching and presenting. From producing radio shows and features to understanding the ins and outs of the Radio & Audio industry, this module provides the foundations to pursue a career in radio.

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, bars and networking opportunities.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024
  • 8 April
  • 30 September
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Please check the FAQs below for more details.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Expert Lecturers

Michael Bailey Radio

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.

Frank McWeeny Radio

Frank is an audio & technical producer for BBC Radio & Podcasts. His work has been heard by millions of listeners across BBC World Service, Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC Sounds. He also presents Global Dancefloor on a variety of independent stations and platforms.

Lindsay Wesker Music Industry

Active in the music industry since the 80's with extensive A&R, DJ and broadcast experience with Kiss FM and MTV. Self-published novel about the industry and presents a weekly show on mi-soul.com.

Mark Brocklesby Advanced Recording & Mixing

Mark runs Big Smoke Studios and is a recording engineer, mix engineer, musician, producer and lecturer with over 20 years of professional experience and industry practice.

John Farley (J-Fresh) Radio

J-Fresh is a BBC Radio 1Xtra mix resident, Ministry of Sound music curator, DJ, Broadcaster and Producer with support from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, GRM Daily & Spotify Editorials.

Career Opportunities

  • Radio producer
  • Audio producer
  • Technical producer
  • Social & digital producer
  • Radio presenter
  • Podcast presenter
  • Music curator
  • Podcast curator
  • Assistant producer
  • Content assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Researcher

Point Blank's Radio instructors were great at breaking down complex info and making it easily understandable and relevant to me. They gave me me good feedback on all the work I produced, and put me in contact with external radio shows, which I am so thankful for! - Emma, Radio student

Alumni

Monki

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 now presents on 1Xtra & Radio One.

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.

Gemma Cairney

"Without the intensity & professionalism of Point Blank I would never have had the skills, knowledge or even guts to approach Channel 4 in the first place." She’s now a hugely popular TV/Radio presenter.

Josh Dowler

Josh met B.Traits during a guest masterclass at Point Blank, and went on to work as an assistant on her BBC Radio 1 show. Josh is now Head of Promotions at Project:Mooncircle.

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.

Dev

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.

Alysha Wood

Alysha Wood joins Gemma Cairney, Monki & Mistajam as Point Blank graduates who enjoy successful radio careers. Alysha has worked on the new Chris Moyles Radio X launch among other achievements.

Anna Kay

After studying on our Radio Course, Anna went on to work on radio shows including BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, Ministry of Sound Radio, Rinse FM & Kiss FM. She currently works for Beats 1 & Apple Music.

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 (UK) Saving over monthly instalments
£1,245 payment in full £65
£50 reg fee + balance of £1,195 £65
£50 reg fee + £420 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 & 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.

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