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Music Production Certificate (Online)

Develop your skills and create great music

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Overview

The Music Production Certificate (Online) will give you the professional, hands-on skills you need to become a successful music producer. You can enroll in this program full-time (complete in six months) or part-time (complete in one year) from anywhere in the world. You’ll learn practical skills in music production, mixing, sound design and more, using the most up-to-date and relevant industry-standard software.


You’ll also have the benefit of working with experts like Point Blank Recordings' own A&R Director Kwame Kwaten, an experienced producer, consultant, public speaker and label A&R, as well as producers who’ve worked with the likes of Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Metronomy, and more in personalized 1-2-1 sessions. By studying online, you gain access to a wide variety of exclusive discounts and features, including weekly online masterclasses and Studio Lab Time.

Enroll now to start your career in music production today, or contact us for more information.

Key Info

Duration 6 Months or 1 Year
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • April 8
  • July 8
  • September 30
  • January 13
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Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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 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

Our Expert Lecturers

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.

Carroll Thompson Singing

Iconic British reggae singer who's also recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sade & more. Signed to Virgin as solo artist. Scored several Top 40 hits & No.1 on UK Reggae Chart with 'I'm So Sorry'.

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.

Jen Anderson Music Industry

Jen has been A&R for Universal-owned Fiction Records, Label Manager for King Tuts Recordings, Promoter for Live Nation-owned DF Concerts, Head of Business Affairs for Back Yard Music and Tour Manager, and now runs her own business The Bothy Society.

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.

Anna Lakatos Music Production

Musician, singer and trained audio engineer, specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture and commercial music production. Anna is an Ableton Certified Trainer and NI Product Specialist.

I am enjoying and learning significantly from the Music Production Certificate 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 Certificate student

Global Alumni

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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
$2,745 payment in full $425
$200 reg fee + $698 per term $180
$200 reg fee + $248 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.

Included with PROGRAM

Students enrolling in this program receive exclusive discounts including:

  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite worth $749
  • 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 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

Is this program suitable for beginners?

Yes. This program assumes no previous experience. Your first course will ensure that you have a sound grasp on all of the most fundamental skills for music production. You will then progress into increasingly more advanced coursework which will further develop and expand upon these production skills.

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 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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