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Music Production Diploma (Online)

Hone your creative skills to create great music

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SUMMER OFFER 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL LA, LONDON & ONLINE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Use Code: EARLYBIRDSUMMER. Offer ends June 17 2024.

Overview

The Music Production Diploma (Online) gives you the advanced professional skills you need to make it as a music producer. You can study in this program full-time (complete in one year) or part-time (complete in two years). Suitable for both beginners and those with prior experience, you’ll cover practical skills including advanced music composition and production, the art of mixing, sound design, mastering and a whole lot more.


This flexible program gives you access to some of the world’s most established industry experts, like Point Blank Recordings' own A&R Director Kwame Kwaten, an experienced producer, consultant, and public speaker, as well as producers who’ve worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as Armin Van Buuren, Rihanna, and Pharrell Williams. 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 begin your career in music production, or contact us for more information.

Key Info

Duration 1 Year
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8
  • September 30
  • January 13
  • April 14
  • July 7
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COURSES

Your Online Learning Experience

As part of your course you will get access to a range of Exclusive 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 instructors and share your projects so you can get advice and guidance on specific areas of your assignments. You’ll get advice on your class exercises and course materials as well as academic assistance and career/industry tips. You'll be able to ask any questions you want! You'll also benefit from our proprietary Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to connect with the global Point Blank community and study online at the time and place that suits you.

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

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

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

Expert Instructors

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Albert Law Music Production & Composition

A producer and film composer who attended UCLA, Columbia, & Juilliard, Albert has performed on NBC’s The Voice and KROQ’s OC Music Awards and at venues including Disney Hall, The Broad Stage, Royce Hall, and Catalina's.

Marko DeSantis Music Business

Guitarist for Sugarcult, Nerf Herder, & The Ataris. Opened for Green Day, Blink 182, Black Flag, etc. International DJ, label owner, and radio host for The Independent FM on iHeartRadio. 

So far I am really enjoying the course. It's challenging yet very engaging. The content is excellent, and the tutors are friendly, intelligent and informative. I am really happy I have taken the leap to do this course! Without it I don't think I could be the musician I want to be. Already in my first term I have been given hope and confidence that my dream is achievable. The people who do the tutorial videos throughout the topics are excellent also. You have a great team working for you, that is evident from the beginning! - Christopher, online 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
$4,195 payment in full $745
$200 reg fee + $1,090 per term $380
$200 reg fee + $395 per month
The fees shown above are for part-time status. Monthly installment plans include a nominal fee. For full-time fees and further details, see 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 software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including:

  • Ableton Live 12 Suite worth $749 or Apple Logic Pro X worth $200
  • 50% off 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 80 hours of high-quality video tutorials
  • 80 Live Group Masterclasses with your instructor and the whole class
  • 40 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 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 (required for Advanced Sound Design modules)
  • A MIDI keyboard (recommended)

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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