Point Blank Electronic Music School

Introduction

Point Blank Electronic Music School

Overview Established in London in '94 and voted the world's 'Best Music Production & DJ School' by the readers of DJ Mag, Point Blank teaches the creative process of making music at the highest level. Using expert instructors, state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognised accreditation, many successful graduates have passed through their doors including Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Leona Lewis, AlunaGeorge, Patrick Topping, Gemma Cairney, Monki, Felix Jaehn - the list goes on...

The school is based in London and LA, and also offers innovative online courses. The London campus in Shoreditch offers music production courses, sound engineering, music business, singing, radio production and DJ courses - all taught by highly experienced professionals from every area of the music industry, including active music producers and Grammy-award winning songwriters.

Instructors are all music industry experts and have worked with artists like Pharrell Williams, Massive Attack, Bob Marley and Depeche Mode. Students learn in state-of-the-art studios which they have unlimited access to. This includes 48 channel SSL Duality Delta and Audient desks, the latest equipment from Native Instruments and Pioneer and much more.

Point Blank offers HE and Degree courses. The BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering is available to study in London, whilst CertHE and DipHE courses are conducted online via distance learning, all accredited by Middlesex University.

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The school has students from all over the world studying with them, including USA, India, France, Spain, Brazil, Africa and Australia. The online courses also mean that students can attain a recognised qualification whilst studying from anywhere in the world.

  1. Job Prospects Point Blank makes full use of its excellent links with the music industry. Through the school’s connections students gain access to internships and jobs at internationally renowned organisations including Defected, Universal, BBC, Rinse, NTS, Mute and many more. Within Point Blank’s Radio courses it’s common for 100% of a class to find employment in the industry. Students have gone on to find employment at the BBC, Kiss, Rinse and even start their own stations, such as Radar Radio. The in-house record label is distributed by iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Beatport and more, with students able to submit their tracks for release if they wish. Students can also find their work promoted on the school’s YouTube channel and social networks to over 1.5 million fans. The President of Universal Records says, “Universal supports what Point Blank is doing and is happy to provide progression routes for students who show real talent and determination”.

  2. Course and Lecturers Point Blank partners with Middlesex University to validate their Degree course in London as well as their Higher Education qualifications which are delivered online. Point Blank’s programmes are awarded and quality assured by Middlesex University. All students studying the Degree course in London have access to state of the art studios which they have unlimited access to. This includes SSL Duality Delta, Audient 48 Channel, TLAudio and Oram mixing desks and much more. The online Cert/DipHe is equivalent to either one or two years of an honours degree. Students have a chance to gain hands on experience in the music industry while gaining a recognised qualification. The credits gained from successful completion of the courses are recognised by HE institutions around the world - allowing students to progress onto the final year of an honours degree. Students can also take advantage of Point Blank's expert instructors, outstanding facilities and practical hands on style of teaching without taking the academic route. You will still achieve the in house Point Blank Diploma on successful completion of the course.

  3. Uni Facilities Point Blank is the only school in the UK with a 48-channel SSL Duality Delta SuperAnalogue™ console. The facilities feature 12 professional studios where you study, as well as 5 additional practise studios with a variety of recording equipment that students are able to book outside of study hours to work on their music. A central hub area also ensures that students can network with those outside of their own immediate classes, enabling music production, radio and singing students can collaborate on site to mutual benefit. The DJ Studio is sponsored by Pioneer DJ with the latest equipment including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs, DDJ-SX controllers, PLX-1000 turntables and much more. Live Sound Engineering students get hands on experience working on five live shows at a variety of London venues as well as gaining practical experience at Islington’s O2 Academy. You can take a photo tour here (add link to photo tour)

  4. City Life Based in Hoxton, Point Blank is in the centre of hip East London. There are many independent record and fashion shops plus clubs, bars, cafes and a thriving live music scene. The nearest overground station is Hoxton while Old Street is a 10-minute walk away with excellent transport connections.

  5. Student Support Point Blank have a designated member of staff to help support students in finding accommodation, providing paperwork and connecting students before a course.

  6. Entry Requirements The Degree course usually requires 160 UCAS points or equivalent experience.

The Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma requires 4 GCSE passes at a minimum of Grade C (music and English preferred).

For the Radio Broadcasting Diploma, normal minimum entry requirements are 1 'A' Level and Maths and English Language GCSEs at grade 'C' or above.

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Bachelor of Arts (HONS) Music Production & Sound Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your passion for music whilst also gaining a BA (Hons) degree. It is multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments), intensive and practical. [+]

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your passion for music whilst also gaining a BA (Hons) degree. It is multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments), intensive and practical. Developed and taught by music industry professionals who have worked with Pharrell, Chemical Brothers and Swedish House Mafia to name a few, this 360 experience will ensure your expertise in all areas of the music industry including production, remixing, sound design, studio and live sound engineering, DJing, mastering, how to manage your career (or manage others), making music for TV, film and games, Pro Tools and more. You will be taught in our brand new school in Shoreditch which features the best equipment and facilities in the business. Point Blank is the only school in the world to have an SSL Duality Delta mixing console. You can complete this degree course in two years. Lectures are delivered in small intimate classes and free unlimited practice time in our state of the art studios is available to students seven days per week. Subject to validation June 2016 This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex BA (Hons) degree on successful completion. Modules YEAR 1 TERM 1 Module 1:One of the following modules Intro to Music Production (Logic Pro) Intro to Music Production (Ableton Live) Module 2:Sound Engineering Module 3:Music Composition Module 4:Complete DJ TERM 2 Module 5:Sound Design Module 6:Art of Mixing Module 7:Music Industry Module 8:Native Instruments Maschine TERM 3 Module 9:Composing for Film & TV Module 10:Production Analysis Module 11:Record Deals & Branding Module 12:Live Sound Engineering YEAR 2 TERM 4 Module 13:Creative Production & Remix Module 14:Electronic Music Performance Module 15:Mastering TERM 5 Module 16:Advanced Composition Module 17:Advanced Recording & Mixing Module 18:Music Entrepreneur TERM 6 Module 19:Advanced Sound Design Module 20:Audio for Games Module 21:Production Portfolio Free with course FREE studio setup including KRK monitors, keyboard, soundcard and software Unlimited practice time FREE bespoke plugins FREE music consultancy sessions with Ferocious Talent Music Consultancy FREE Apple Logic Pro 101 exam and textbook for Logic students 50% off NI Komplete 30% off NI Kontrol S-Series, Maschine MK2 and Maschine Studio 30% off Aiaiai headphones [-]

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