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DJ Skills

Start your journey as a DJ here

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10% DISCOUNT ON ALL COURSES

Enter code: SUMMER10%. Offer ends 18th July 2022.

Overview

Our online DJ Skills course is ideal for people who want to begin their DJing career. You’ll learn all the fundamentals to being a successful DJ, including technical skills, and an understanding of music theory. This course equips you with the technical and creative concepts you’ll need to be a professional DJ and play live sets across the globe. You’ll learn how to DJ using industry-standard tools like 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 purpose-built Virtual Learning Environment. Additionally, you can also attend live masterclasses and networking events through online platforms to help you make the most of your study experience. Enroll Now to start your DJ career, or learn more about the exclusive features on offer at Point Blank.

If you've completed a program at Point Blank, you gain exclusive discounts and academic credit towards a range of other programs. To find out more, contact us and 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 2022 2023
  • July 11
  • October 3
  • January 9
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Modules

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. You’ll get advice on your 1-2-1 tutorial exercises, course materials, recap key techniques, gain 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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

Rockwell Music Production

Tom Green AKA Rockwell has released on Metalheadz, Ministry Of Sound and Sony Music; toured the world as an international DJ, appearing at events and venues like Fabric, Ultra Europe & Glastonbury.

Dave Stone Music Production

David Stone is one half of Drum n Bass act Gerra & Stone & his work has received regular plays across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Kiss FM.  His tracks regularly chart in Beatport top 10 . He's also a successful DJ & PB graduate.

Ben Medcalf Production/Mixing

Producer/composer/DJ. International DJ success as Rogue Element & Disco of Doom. Composition credits include films (The Veteran), trailers (Men In Black III) & ads (Dodge Ram, Vodafone & McLaren).

Ali Jamieson Sound Design & Music Composition

Has worked for leading sound design agencies Replay Heaven and Sample Magic on numerous hit records. Released and produced under various guises and teaches music technology theory across the world.

Tom Bulwer Music Industry

Tom has worked in the music industry for over 15 years. From DJing in top clubs, including Ministry of Sound, Egg and Pacha, working at record labels or writing electronic music, he has always held a passion for music.

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.

Stefano Ritteri Music Production

Releases on Dirtybird, Sound Pellegrino & Exploited. Remixed Underworld & Depeche Mode. Resident in Fabric. Releases on Saved, Pets & Defected. PB Deep & Minimal House instructor.

Mike Koglin Music Production

DJ Mag Top 100 DJ. Debut ‘The Silence’ went Top 20. His productions & remixes have been supported by Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto & Paul Van Dyk. Runs his label Noys Music.

Hear from one of our students

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

Fees

Fees
$875 payment in full
$50 reg fee + balance of $825
$50 reg fee + $275 per month
Monthly installment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrollment process.

Discounts

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

  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite
  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 13
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • Discount on Pioneer DJ equipment
  • 70% off Eventide Plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 35% off selected Waves bundles
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

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!

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 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 requirements for admission?

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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