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Music Production Complete Diploma (Online)

Learn the skills you need to create cutting edge music

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20% OFF ALL ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Use Code: EARLYBIRDSUMMER. Offer ends 27th May.

Overview

This is Point Blank’s flagship professional programme, designed for those who would like to advance their technical and creative skills and take their success and opportunities to a new level. You will be taught by our established music industry professionals who have worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Stormzy, Bjork, Depeche Mode and more. If you’re looking for a professional course which covers all bases and connects you to the industry, this is the one for you. This course will prepare you for many roles such as a music producer, recording engineer, film/TV composer, sound designer and many more.

You will learn: Music Production (Logic or Ableton), Music Composition, Creative Audio (Logic or Ableton), Sound Design, Art of Mixing, Creative Production & Remix, Composing for Media, Mastering, Music Industry, Production Styles, Advanced Sound Design, and Advanced Composition.

Key Info

Duration 18 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 8 July
  • 30 September
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
  • 6 October
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

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Recording Vocals From Your Home Studio - BEGINNERS START HERE!!!

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 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.

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

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!

Fees

Fees Saving over monthly instalments
£4,995 payment in full £965
£200 reg fee + £890 per term £420
£200 reg fee + £320 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.

Free with Course

Point Blank students in this program enjoy a range of free software and exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Free Ableton Live software (worth £539) 
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 50% off NI Komplete & Roland Cloud
  • 35% off Waves
  • 30% off Spitfire Audio

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 do the online courses work?

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

  • Masterclasses: group sessions where the whole class is online with your instructor every week for two hours (recorded for you). Delivered from both the UK and US to accommodate different timezones.
  • Live Tutorials: 1-2-1 tutorials between you and your expert lecturer every two weeks (you can record these yourself on request). Plus additional opportunities to meet 1-2-1 with a range of specialist instructors. You will need at attend at least three of these and submit your module assignment to gain your Certificate of Completion per module.
  • All live interaction is recordable for you to revisit at your leisure along with hours of pre-recorded video and written content.

What materials do I get with this course?

  • Over 200 hours of high quality videos 
  • 120 Live Group Masterclasses 
  • 60 Live 1-2-1 Tutorials 
  • 3 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

Is this Diploma suitable for beginners?

Yes. This course assumes no previous experience. Your first module will ensure that you have a sound grasp on all of the fundamental production skills. You then progress onto more advanced modules which will develop these skills.

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. The modules are the same as the BA (Hons) degree pathway but this course is for those who prefer the non-accredited route. Click here for the BA (Hons) degree.

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
  • A MIDI keyboard (recommended)
  • Native Instruments Komplete—students are eligible for a 50% discount (recommended)

What support do I get during this course?

Throughout your course you will be instructored and supported by our expert team of professional music producers. 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 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 a weekly online masterclass where you can raise specific questions related to the module you are currently taking.

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