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Code Your Own Plugins with Our New BSc (Hons) Music Systems Engineering Degree (MuSE)

In an era where technology and music are inseparable, Point Blank Music School is thrilled to announce our groundbreaking BSc (Hons) Music Systems Engineering course AKA MuSE. This unique degree combines the creative process of music production with the technical skills of coding and software design, equipping students with the tools they need to push the boundaries of what’s possible in music. It also opens up doors for students to work within a growing audio software industry.

Point Blank’s new Music Systems Engineering degree course has been developed in conjunction with Dr. Chris Nash. As the Founder of, a non-profit dedicated to merging music technology with creative learning, Dr. Nash has consistently been at the forefront of music software innovation. His Bristol-based initiative has produced groundbreaking projects like Manhattan, Klang, and rapIDE. With nearly a decade of experience in audio software development, Dr. Nash’s expertise ensures our course remains cutting-edge and industry-relevant.

Here’s why this course is a game-changer:

1. The Point Blank Ecosystem

At Point Blank, we have created an ecosystem where creativity and innovation thrive. Our students have access to a large community of musicians, producers, and tech enthusiasts who can test and provide feedback on their software creations. This collaborative environment fosters growth and allows students to refine their skills in real-world scenarios.

2. Industry Partnerships and Job Opportunities

We believe in providing our students with the best opportunities, and our partnership with Roland is a testament to that commitment. Collaborating with industry giants like Roland ensures that our courses are designed with current industry standards in mind. These partnerships not only enhance the learning experience but also provide a competitive edge in the job market as our students leave with the knowledge and skills it will take to succeed in this growing sector.

This growth is not just limited to the music industry. Major tech companies like Spotify are integrating audio engineering into their platforms. With features like DJing now available on Spotify, the need for audio software engineers is expanding into new territories. Our course prepares students to meet these emerging demands and positions them for success in various sectors.

3. A Unique Blend of STEM and Music

Our MuSE course offers a unique opportunity to combine a STEM degree with a passion for music. Students interested in both fields no longer have to choose between them. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to explore the technological aspects of music production while still engaging with their artistic side. Point Blank is proud to be the highest-rated independent music institution as voted by Whatuni, and this course exemplifies our commitment to excellence.

4. A Thriving Industry

The music technology industry is booming, with a market value of $2.5 billion. The demand for skilled professionals in audio engineering, plugin development, and software design is on the rise. This course equips students with the skills needed to tap into this lucrative industry and make a significant impact.

5. Unleash Your Creativity

If you’re a musician with a flair for innovation, this course is for you. Learn how to create plugins and tools that don’t exist yet, taking your music to the next level. This hands-on approach encourages experimentation and allows students to push the boundaries of what’s possible in music production.

Find Out More and Apply Today

The BSc (Hons) Music Systems Engineering course at Point Blank is more than just a degree; it’s an invitation to be part of a revolution in music technology. Whether you’re a musician looking to enhance your technical skills or a tech enthusiast with a love for music, this course offers a pathway to a fulfilling and exciting career.

Join us at Point Blank and be part of this exciting journey. Explore the world of music systems engineering and discover how you can contribute to shaping the future of music. Apply now and take the first step towards a career that blends creativity, technology, and innovation.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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