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Essential DJ Skills (Online)

Start your journey as a DJ here

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Overview

Our online Essential DJ Skills program is ideal for anyone looking to begin their DJing career. You’ll learn all the fundamentals to being a successful DJ including technical skills and an understanding of the theory behind beatmatching. This course will equip you with the technical and creative concepts you’ll need to become a professional DJ and play live sets across the globe. You’ll learn how to DJ using industry-standard equipment and software such as Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox.


To help you make the most of your online learning experience, you’ll also have access to live personalized 1-2-1 live sessions with expert instructors, and a proprietary Virtual Learning Environment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend live masterclasses and networking events through online platforms and access all of Point Blanks exclusive discounts and features. If you've completed a program at Point Blank, you gain exclusive discounts and academic credit towards a range of other programs.

Enroll now to start your DJ career, or contact us to chat with one of our college Admissions Advisors who can help you further your studies with Point Blank.

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024
  • April 8
  • July 8
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Content

Your Online Learning Experience

As part of your course you will get access to a range of Online Learning features to help you in your studies. We've enhanced our exclusive 1-2-1 sessions in order to provide you with individual time to speak to your lecturers and share your projects so you can get advice and guidance on specific areas of your assignments. You’ll get advice on your 1-2-1 tutorial exercises, course materials, academic assistance and carer/industry tips, and be able to ask any questions you want. You'll also benefit from our purpose-built Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to connect with the wider Point Blank community, and study at the time and place that suits you.

Learn more about our 1-2-1 private tutorials with lecturers via Zoom

Learn music production from the comfort of your own home with our online courses

Take a tour of our Online Courses with our Course Advisor Luc Bennette, as he covers some key questions about studying online

Expert Instructors

DJ Morsecode DJing

Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.

DJ ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mecha (Mikhail Arce-Ignacio) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

dela Moon DJing

An organizer of the Moontribe Collective, dela Moon’s full-bodied drum & bass and halftime is a signature of the LA underground. She's played EDC, Boom, Rainbow Serpent, and is a DJ Mag “Emerging Artist You Need To Hear.”

Arabian Prince Music Business

A founding member of world famous rap group N.W.A, Arabian Prince has written, rapped on, and produced some of the most influential tracks in the history of hip hop in an industry career spanning almost four decades.

Sweatson Klank Music Production & Mixing

Flying Lotus remixer and Project Mooncircle stalwart Tom Wilson passes his knowledge on to you as a frontline member of Point Blank LA. Watch the video above to find out more about him.

Markman Composition & Mixing

DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the energy that made his heroes sets, artists like Adamski, Orbital and the Chems, so compelling.

George Wiederkehr Composition & Mixing

Owner of Mosaic Music, George has a master's degree in Music Theory & Recording and has produced countless artists including Jazmarae, Johanna Chase, Jerett Samples, Fuzz Mutt, Seanote, Soltree, and more.

David Harrow Music Production & Sound Design

Starting out in the '80s, Dave's incredible adventures include Lee Scratch Perry, Psychic TV, Anne Clark, ONU Sound System, Andy Weatherall, Billy Ray Martin, and countless other albums and live projects.

Sameer Sengupta Mixing & Mastering

Sameer is an electronic music producer, mixer & mastering engineer who has worked with The Crystal Method, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sting, and more on labels including EMI, Atlantic, Universal, and Defected.

Grant Cornish Composing for Film & TV

An award-winning composer-producer, Grant's mix of "That's Christmas to Me" by Pentatonix has over 25 million Spotify plays. He's worked with Amazon & Sesame Studios and on platinum albums and Emmy-nominated TV shows.

Paris Minzer Mastering

Owner of Frogtown Sound, Paris is Point Blank LA's resident mastering engineer. He has mastered music by a slew of LA artists, including Polartropica, Minzy, Street Joy, and Molly Moore's new hit track "Zero Sum Game."

Carol de Leon Singing

Grammy Award winner Carol de Leon has bachelor's and master's degrees in voice performance from UC Riverside and CSU Northridge and deep experience as a recording artist, choir director, and singing instructor.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident Club DJ
  • Touring/Festival DJ
  • Radio DJ

  • Corporate DJ
  • Wedding DJ
  • Bar/Restaurant DJ

  • Mobile DJ
  • DJ Instructor
  • DJ for Artists

My overall experience learning DJ Skills was amazing! I learned a lot of important DJ techniques which I simply could not have learned by myself. Point Blank has a very organised way of teaching music! - Pranav, DJ Skills graduate

Global 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!

Tuition

Fees Saving over monthly installments
$945 payment in full $170
$50 reg fee + balance of $965 $100
$50 reg fee + $355 per month
Monthly installment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrollment process.

If you pay tuition in full upon enrollment, you save up to 20% over installment plans. See the enrollment process for more details.

Discounts

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

  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • 50% off MSRP on NI Komplete 14 or Komplete 14 Ultimate
  • Discount on Pioneer DJ equipment
  • 70% off Eventide Plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 35% off selected Waves bundles
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

FAQs

How does this online course work?

Studying online with Point Blank is a completely unique experience unlike any other online program. You will be personally guided by an expert industry-professional DJ and provided with regular opportunities to discuss your progress and get valuable feedback on your skills:

  • Masterclasses: Live two-hour group sessions once a week for 10 weeks in each course, where the whole class is online with the instructor, recorded for you to watch back. Delivered from the US from 5:30pm-7:30pm PST on a weeknight.
  • 1-2-1 Sessions: Live 1-2-1 tutorial sessions (30 minutes each) between you and your expert instructor every two weeks, which you can record yourself on request. Plus, additional opportunities to meet in 1-2-1 sessions with a range of specialist instructors. You will need at attend at least three out of the five 1-2-1 sessions offered and submit the final assignment(s) for a passing grade in order to pass each course and complete your program. 
  • All live interaction is recordable for you to revisit at your leisure along, with hours of pre-recorded video and a wealth of written content and downloadable resources.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

Yes. Our online Essential DJ Skills course caters to students who have little or no prior knowledge. Students with DJ experience can also greatly benefit from Point Blank's world-renowned courses.

What materials do I get with this course?

  • Over 10 hours of high-quality videos
  • 10 Live Group Masterclasses
  • 5 Live 1-2-1 Tutorial Sessions
  • Comprehensive, well-written course notes
  • 24/7 access to our Forum
  • Exclusive audio resources: downloadable projects, channel strips, custom plug-ins, samples, acapellas, and more
  • 2 years of access to our Virtual Learning Environment
  • The opportunity to submit your tracks to our record label, Point Blank Recordings, distributed by Beatport, iTunes, Juno Download, and Amazon

What are the admission requirements?

Admission into any college-level program at Point Blank requires that the prospective student:

  • Be 18 years of age or older (under age 18 may be accepted only with signed parental consent)
  • Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Be provided a current Point Blank Music School Catalog
  • Sign a School Performance Fact Sheet and an Enrollment Agreement for their program

What support do I get during this course?

Throughout your online DJ Skills course, you will be instructed and supported by an expert industry-professional DJ. You will be able to contact your instructor via the student forum, raise any issues that you may encounter within the course, and receive a timely response. All of the instructors are highly experienced in DJ-ing with in-depth knowledge of the music business, and will be able to offer valuable advice and guidance. You will also be able to participate in a live two-hour online masterclass each week for 10 weeks where you can raise specific questions related to the course you are currently taking.

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