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DJ Skills In Depth (Online)

Take your DJ skills to a new level

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Find out about our Online School, the courses we offer and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music and build the industry career you want. The event will include a free track deconstruction masterclass.

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We host regular Open Days for our online school where you can find out more about our courses, attend a free masterclass, and chat to our staff to find out more.

Overview

The DJ Skills In Depth course is for individuals aspiring to develop their DJ career to a professional level. Designed and taught by lecturers who have extensive industry knowledge, this course will teach you everything involved in the Essential DJ Skills and Creative DJ Skills courses. You will learn how to record, edit, and perfect a DJ mix using a DAW so that you will be able to create professional-sounding mixes for a range of scenarios. Learn how to use Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox software (in Performance mode) and how to utilise its creative features such as sample players, cue points and loops confidently during performances. This course will help you get to grips with establishing and maintaining your brand while providing tips and tricks on getting gigs on the DJ circuit.

You will learn: Essential DJ Skills, Creative DJ Skills

Key Info

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

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How to Mix Different Genres and BPM

Content

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

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident/Freelance DJ
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer/DJ
  • Music Promoter
  • Remixer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Artist Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager
  • VJ Artist

 The school has helped me a lot on the educational front and the networking and social side (DJ society, online events) has made it easier for me as an online only student to meet and collaborate with others. - David, Online DJ Skills

Global 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!

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£1,295 payment in full £245
£100 reg fee + £655 per term £130
£100 reg fee + £240 per month
Monthly instalment plans are subject to a nominal fee already included in the price above. See details during the enrolment process.

Pay in full upon enrolment and save up to 20% over paying in instalments. See the enrolment process for more details.

Discounts

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

  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite and NI Komplete
  • Over 50% off Roland Cloud

FAQs

What is My Schedule?

Each module requires your attendance in one weekly masterclass which will be 2 hours long. The masterclasses take place between 7-9pm UK time and will be on the same day each week. The masterclass day will be confirmed a week before the start of each term, but all classes are recorded and archived, so you can watch them back whenever it suits you if you can't attend live. You will also be able to book five 1-2-1 sessions with your lecturer per module per term for additional support - these take place in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 11 of your course.

How does this online course work?

Studying with Point Blank online is a completely unique experience and unlike any other online course. You are personally guided by a professional DJ and provided with regular opportunities to discuss your progress to get expert feedback on your skills:

  • Masterclasses : where the whole class is online with your lecturer every week for two hours
  • Live Tutorials : 1-2-1 tutorials between you and your lecturer every two weeks
  • All live interaction can be recorded and revisited on request

Is this course suitable for beginners?

Yes. The course caters for students who have little or no prior knowledge. Students with DJ experience can also greatly benefit from Point Blank's world renowned courses.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

  • Weekly high quality videos
  • 2 hours of Live Group Masterclasses per week
  • 10 Live 1-2-1 Tutorials
  • 2 year access
  • Comprehensive well written course notes
  • 24/7 access to forum

Are there academic entry requirements?

No. There are no academic requirements for this course. This course or programme is practical, and therefore aimed at those who wish to develop their skills to a professional standard.

What equipment do I need to take this course?

  • Computer
  • Digital Audio Workstation (e.g Ableton Live/Logic Pro or similar)
  • Pioneer Rekordbox Software
  • Recommended minimum entry level controller (e.g. DDJ 400, DDJ-FLX4, DDJ-FLX6-GT)

What support do I get during this course?

Throughout your course you will be instructed and supported by our expert team of professional DJs. You will be able to contact them via the student forum, raise any issues that you may encounter on your course, and receive a timely response. All of the instructors are highly experienced in DJ-ing 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 a weekly online masterclass where you can raise specific questions related to the module you are currently taking.

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