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Music Production Advanced Certificate

Take your production skills to the next level

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10% DISCOUNT ON ALL COURSES

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

Overview

The Music Production Advanced Certificate (Online) builds on your existing skills and knowledge to develop the professional skills you need as a music producer. Intended for those with ample prior production experience, such as alumni of the Music Production Diploma, you’ll cover practical skills including advanced sound design, advanced mixing, detailed production analysis and more.

This flexible program gives you access to some of world’s most established industry experts, like A&R Director Kwame Kwaten and producers who’ve worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Armin Van Buuren, Rihanna, and Pharrell Williams. You can study in this program full-time (complete in 6 months) or part-time (complete in one year).

If you've completed a program at Point Blank, you gain exclusive discounts and credit towards a range of other courses. To find out more, contact us and speak with an Admissions Advisor who can help you further your studies with Point Blank. This online program enables exclusive access to extra guest masterclasses, Point Blank’s in-house record label, our global alumni network and more. Enroll now and get your career on track.

Key Info

Duration 6 months or 1 Years
Available start dates 2022 2023 2024
  • July 11
  • October 3
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
  • January 8
  • April 8
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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

Bridget Amofah Music Industry

Lead vocalist with Rudimental, played Glastonbury and Jools Holland. Replaced KT Tunstall in Oi Va Voi, also worked with The Nextmen, Basement Jaxx & The Earlies.

Max Heyes Sound Engineering/Mixing

Credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Helped develop La Roux.

Linton Bennett Music Composition

Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia & Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry for 3 decades and signed to Motown in the US.

Ellie Lawson Music Industry

Championed by Ellen Degeneres once she signed to Atlantic Records in the USA, Ellie has had a 5-year sponsorship with Quicksilver, as well as achieving many top-10 Beatport Trance releases.

Julian Peake Intro to Production

Julian has scored global hit records as one half of Stretch & Vern and Reflekt & has written for Kylie Minogue, Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV-signed writer.

Nick Hunt Sound Engineering

Producer/Engineer/Sound Designer with over 30 years of experience. Worked with Dave Stewart at The Church. Credits include Gary Barlow, Gene, Warm Jets, Placebo, Boy George, D’Influence amongst many others.

Hear from one of our students

I am enjoying and learning significantly from the Music Production Diploma online course. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, and it's a wonderful experience. I congratulate you for founding this school and for having such gifted and kind people with you!  - Joana, Music Production Diploma student

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly installments
$2,420 payment in full $60
$200 reg fee + $555 per term $60
$200 reg fee + $190 per month
Monthly installment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrollment process.

Included with PROGRAM

Students enrolling in this program receive software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including:

  • Ableton Live 11 Suite worth $749 or Apple Logic Pro X worth $200
  • 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

Global Alumni

Aluna Francis

Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.

Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!" The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB above.

Leona Lewis

Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arjun

With 1,500,000 Facebook followers, Sri-Lankan born Arjun is a South Asian pop superstar. His single ‘I’ll Be Waiting” charted at #1 on iTunes India and spent 30 weeks on the BBC Asian Download Chart.

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 do the online courses work?

Studying online with Point Blank is a completely unique experience and unlike any other online program. You are personally guided by an expert industry professional instructor and provided with regular opportunities to discuss and submit your work to get valuable feedback and analysis on your music:

  • 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.

What materials do I get with this program?

  • Over 40 hours of high-quality video tutorials
  • 40 Live Group Masterclasses with your instructor and the whole class
  • 20 Live 1-2-1 Tutorial Sessions with just you and your instructor
  • Comprehensive, well-written course notes
  • Exclusive audio resources created by Point Blank: downloadable projects, channel strips, custom plug-ins, samples, acapellas, and more
  • 2 years of access to our Virtual Learning Environment
  • 24/7 access to our Forum
  • The opportunity to submit your tracks to our record label, Point Blank Recordings, distributed by Beatport, iTunes, Juno Download, and Amazon

What equipment do I need to take this course?

 

  • Either Ableton Live 11 Suite or Logic Pro X (please contact us for more details)
  • Computer – please check the minimum requirements for your chosen DAW
  • Native Instruments Komplete (recommended)
  • Native Instruments Reaktor + Blocks (essential for Sound Design and Advanced Sound Design modules)
  • A MIDI keyboard (recommended)
  • Pro Tools (essential for Advanced Mixing module)

What support do I get during this program?

Throughout your program you will be instructed and supported by our expert team of professional music instructors. You will be able to contact them via the student forum, raise any issues that you may encounter in your courses, and receive a timely response. All of the instructors are highly experienced in making music and/or have 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 weekly online masterclasses where you can raise specific questions related to the course(s) you are currently taking.

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