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Music Production Complete Diploma (Online)

Learn the skills you need to create cutting-edge music

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Overview

The Music Production Complete Diploma (Online) is a comprehensive 18-month journey into music production. Including a wide range of courses from music production and sound design to mixing, mastering, and more, this is Point Blank’s flagship online program. It will equip you with the technical and creative skills you need to make it in a wide range of professional roles within the music industry such as music producer, film/TV composer, sound editor, music arranger, artist/performer, and many more.


Featuring Industry Mentoring Sessions from A&R Director Kwame Kwaten, an experienced producer, consultant, and public speaker. Your instructors are established music industry professionals who have worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Stormzy, Bjork, Depeche Mode, and more. You’ll also have access to exclusive discounts and features, as well as guest masterclasses, Point Blank’s in-house record label, and our global alumni network. 

Enroll Now to launch your career or Contact Us and chat with one of our college Admissions Advisors to find out more about Point Blank Online.

Key Info

Duration 18 Months
Available start dates 2023 2024
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 10
  • October 2
  • January 8
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COURSES

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Music Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Music Arranger
  • Film/TV Music Composer
  • Remixer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Studio Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager

 This course is great! The lecturers I have met online so far are brilliant and both are going out of their way for me especially. I couldn't be happier about it, as I have done courses before where the lecturer only did what they had to do to get by. It's refreshing to see that people are just as passionate as me regarding music! It is pushing me toward writing in other genres and making me consider how to utilise software in different ways.  - Matthew, online student

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!

Tuition

Fees Saving over monthly installments
$5,495 payment in full $1,005
$200 reg fee + $965 per term $510
$200 reg fee + $350 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 NI Komplete 14 or Komplete 14 Ultimate
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  • 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

FAQs

Are there any requirements for entrance?

Students seeking to enter the Music Production Complete Diploma (Online) program are required to provide a content submission for entrance evaluation. Students may register first by clicking Enroll Now, but the entrance evaluation submission must be made prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement and beginning classes.

The submission must be an audio recording of a piece of music (at least two minutes in length) which was produced by the student. The content must be emailed to admissions [-a-t-] pointblankmusicschool.com and must be submitted either as a link to content posted online or provided as an attachment in MP3, WAV, or AIF format.

All students entering college-level programs at Point Blank must also provide proof of graduation from high school or the equivalent, or take an approved Ability-to-Benefit test. Complete admissions requirements are published in the Point Blank Music School Catalog, found on the Consumer Resources page.

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?

 

What materials do I get with this course?
Over 200 hours of high quality videos 
216 Live Group Masterclasses 
72 Live 1-2-1 Tutorials 
4 years access  
Comprehensive course notes  
24/7 access to forum  
Exclusive audio resources: downloadable projects, channel strips, racks, bespoke plug ins, samples, acapellas and more  
Submit your tracks to our record label, Point Blank Recordings, distributed by beatport, iTunes, Juno Download and Amazon
  • Over 120 hours of high-quality videos
  • 120 Live Group Masterclasses 
  • 60 Live 1-2-1 Tutorial Sessions
  • 4 years of access to our Virtual Learning Environment  
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • 24/7 access to our Forum  
  • Exclusive audio resources: downloadable projects, channel strips, racks, bespoke plug-ins, samples, acapellas, and more  
  • 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 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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