This week was an important one for Point Blank: we launched our brand new flagship degree course, the BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Validated by Middlesex University, the degree is based on our comprehensive Complete Master Diploma and has taken over a year to develop with PB working closely with leading industry figures to ensure the degree delivers an intensive, immersive and practical education across all areas of music production and sound engineering. With modules covering 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, there’s no better – or thorough – foundation for your career in the music industry. What’s more, we’re currently offering 10% off all degree and diploma courses until the end of June – meaning you save £3,000. Simply enter code ‘PB10’ on the enrol page to activate your discount.
The BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree is practical, intensive and covers all area of music production and sound engineering
Our instructors are music industry professionals with a demonstrable real-world experience at the very highest levels of the profession. Sound Engineering instructor Ganesh Singaram has worked with Kanye West, Swedish House Mafia and Pharell, Engineering/Mixing instructor Max Heyes’ credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack and our Music Composition instructor Kevin Kerrigan has worked with Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Eurythmics and Kylie. This is just a small snapshot of the experience our instructors bring to the course, elevating study far beyond the studio and practise room. Our Link Tutor at Middlesex – who has assisted in the development of the course – is Marcus O Dair, half of the Ninja Tune-signed band Grasscut. And with 24 hours of classroom time per week this course boasts more hours spent with your tutor than any other course in the whole of the UK, meaning you really get to make the most of what they have to offer.
This is an important point of difference. Where a typical Uni course may only have 576 contact hours across the programme, many of which are spent in large, impersonal lecture halls rather than in small groups, Point Blank does thing differently. Our BA (Hons) course has 1512 hours of contact time exclusively in small groups of 16 or less. This means that our degree offers exceptional value for money. After all, according to this student experience survey published by HEPI, one of the main reasons for typical university students feeling shortchanged by their course was the lack of contact hours. We believe students deserve better.
Point Blank is the only school in the world to have this 48-channel SSL Duality Delta mixing console
Every aspect of the BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree has been developed and optimised to guarantee it meets rigorous academic standards. Quality checking and reviews with Middlesex University ensures these standards are on a level with the top universities in the world while the creation of a brand new Virtual Learning Environment offers support to students in their studies and gives a blended approach of online and face-to-face learning. Furthermore, we have secured extra resources – we’re the only school in the world to have a SSL Duality Delta mixing console, for example – to ensure that we are, quite simply, the best equipped music school out there. What’s more, students are able to choose an accelerated two-year pathway, meaning you have the potential to land your dream job in the industry a year ahead of your peers. The focus on creative music composition and production, delivered with our industry-leading resources, makes this a unique way of achieving your degree in two years.
Our instructors have demonstrable, real-world experience gathered at the very highest tier of the music industry
Our Complete Master Diploma graduates have gone onto amazing things and we can’t wait to see where the BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering degree will take our students. Award-winning Bollywood composer Sanchit Balhara, tropical house superstar Felix Jaehn, and French deep house producer Cedric Steinmyller, of Klingande fame, all found acclaim after studying on our Complete Master Diploma course – are you next? If you’re interested in being the first intake of this unique and exciting new opportunity, go to the course page and Enrol Now. You will need to complete an application form and send it to the Admissions Team to start the process. The course commences in September and is limited availability, so complete your application form before spaces run out – and don’t forget to take advantage of our 10% discount until June 30th! To claim this discount, enter code ‘PB10’ when enrolling.
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