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MUSIC PRODUCTION & LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING DIPLOMA

Point Blank Music School

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Course Description

Due to popular demand, students can now take a Point Blank Diploma course with an emphasis on live sound engineering skills. This is a growth area for the music industry as artists rely more on performance than record sales for income. The Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma will give you the gig experience you need to break into the live music industry whilst also fully acquainting you with everything you need to know about the in-studio production and creative process. Classes take place at Point Blank's famous London HQ with special sessions also booked in at top London recording studio Strongroom during the Sound Engineering module. Students also study the Live Sound modules at Islington's O2 Academy and put their live sound engineering skills into practice at a total of five live shows at a variety of top London venues including the O2 Academy, Barfly & The Garage. These are the venues that helped to launch the careers of Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Gossip and many others. If you want to become a music producer/live sound engineer, put yourself in the right place at the right time and enrol now. This Diploma is taught on either Logic Pro or Ableton Live depending on your preference.

Due to popular demand, students can now take a Point Blank Diploma course with an emphasis on live sound engineering skills. This is a growth area for the music industry as artists rely more on performance than record sales for income. The Music Production & Live Sound Engineering Diploma will give you the gig experience you need to break into the live music industry whilst also fully...

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Entry Requirements

If you do not wish to opt in for the accreditation there are no formal entry requirements for this course. We recommend international students have a B2 level of English. It's possible to take an additional English Language course whilst studying with us, please contact us for more information. 

If you do wish to opt in for the accreditation validated by Middlesex University, the following guidelines are designed to orientate you through entry on to a Higher Education course at Point Blank:

First and foremost, we are looking for people who can demonstrate a) their passion for music and b) an ability to successfully complete a Higher Education programme.

This will initially be assessed through your personal statement which should include any previous study or relevant experience in music. The Admissions Team will look at the merits of each applicant, taking the following evidence into consideration:

  • Personal statement
  • Predicted or previously attained grades
  • Examples of work
  • References
  • Relevant work experience

Applicants may also be asked to complete a written exercise and/or attend an interview.

  • Where conditional offers are made, typical offers will be set between:

    A Level: BBC – BCC
    BTEC: DMM - MMM
    Equivalent qualifications will also be accepted. For information on equivalency please click here.

  • Unconditional offers will be reserved for exceptional applicants who demonstrate their ability through examples of previous work and/or attainment in previous academic study.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language at level B2, equivalent to grade C at GCSE.
  • Applicants without formal qualifications or who have achieved academic qualifications lower than the typical conditional offer may be considered on the strength of relevant prior learning and experience, demonstrated through an interview, written exercise and portfolio of work.
  • If you have / are going to take an IELTS exam, the minimum level is 6.0 (with 5.5 in every category). Only IELTS Academic tests will be accepted. If you are an international student applying for a Tier 4 visa, you must have an IELTS UKVI Academic test.
  • International applicants should check minimum academic requirements for entry by using our partner University’s guide here.
  • Successful completion of a CertHE or DipHE programme delivered at Point Blank would precipitate entry at level 5 or 6 on the BA programme. Students who have previously completed a qualification at level 4 or 5 may also be eligible to start the programme at a different entry point.
  • Places are limited and offers cannot be made to all applicants.

If you do not wish to opt in for the accreditation there are no formal entry requirements for this course. We recommend international students have a B2 level of English. It's possible to take an additional English Language course whilst studying with us, please contact us for more information.  If you do wish to opt in for the accreditation validated by Middlesex...

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