April 29, 2018  

Point Blank Launches the New BA (Hons) in Music Production & DJ Practice

As the technology in music production and DJing gets more advanced, the possibilities for innovative music-making and performances are becoming greater each day. Not only that, but it’s easier than ever before to merge elements of both production and DJing, and it’s possible to use one to inform the other in ways unheard of just a few years ago. Gigging and touring are very much the lifeblood of the electronic music scene and the primary source of income for the vast majority of artists today. Again, the link with music making is inextricable, as there’s no better way of earning yourself a booking than by releasing a killer track.

Our DJ Studio at Orsman Road is fully stocked with the latest equipment from Pioneer DJ Radio as well as other industry leaders. Whenever a new piece of kit is released you can be sure we’ll have one in here. 

The long and short of all of this is that if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success, you need to be able to back up your production with DJ Skills and vice versa. That is why we have developed a new degree with a much greater focus on the performative side of electronic music, in order to give students everything they need to carve out a career as an artist. Get all the details on our new 3-year B.A. (Hons) in Music Production & DJ Practice, including a full list of modules and FAQs, here. You can apply for student funding for this programme. We also offer a two-year accelerated version, and both are enroling now from September 2018. Please note that this degree programme is subject to validation by Middlesex University.

We’re extremely proud to have been voted best independent HE provider at the 2018 Whatuni Student Choice Awards. Coupled with our status as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Electronic Music School’, this means there is nowhere else you will find an education quite like you will at Point Blank. We’ve been teaching music production at degree level for several years now and our students and alumni are consistently producing music at a level we’re proud to be associated with. With our state-of-the-art, Pioneer DJ supported studio and new modules that get deeper into the nuances of DJing than ever before, you can be sure that at the end of this degree you will have everything needed to build interesting, layered sets that go far beyond the basic tenets of beatmatching and song-key.

Every student in every production class will have their own fully-stocked workstation to themselves and unlimited access to studios for practice time

Coupled with this, the new degree also contains a good level of focus on the industry side of things, giving students the understanding that being an artist requires a certain level of non-creative work and discipline. With modules like Record Deals and Branding, Music Entrepreneur and Production Portfolio students will learn how to get themselves and their careers into the positions they need to occupy to build a career. Plus, as with all of our London programmes, students gain access to our unique, industry-leading Virtual Learning Environment developed for our online courses, where you can easily find course materials, masterclass footage and more.

All of our studios are fully equipped with industry-standard, state-of-the-art gear, like the SSL Duality mixing desk found in studio 1 at Orsman Road

There’s really no other degree course like this anywhere else. Many hours of work and dedication have gone into the development of this programme, and we feel anyone who completes this qualification will be in the perfect position to begin their career as a Music Producer and DJ, whatever avenue they wish to take.

Find all the information you will need here, and please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you might have, on the number +44 20 7729 4884. You can also contact us using this form.

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