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Point Blank Music Production and Sound Engineering School, UK:
Point Blank is an award winning music production school located in Hoxton in the inner city area of London. We offer in-house and online music technology training, including a 2 year diploma course in music production and sound engineering. We also offer specialist certificate courses in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase and a short intensive course in Reason among many other courses.

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Courses include round the clock support and unlimited access to the studio facilities for all of our students. All of our music courses are taught by music industry professionals with a wealth of experience. A music course at Point Blank in London ensures that you receive professional, practical training and earn a recognised qualification. You will be in the perfect location to start networking and making useful music industry contacts. Point Blank has been voted "Best Music Production & DJ School" for the final six years of the award’s existence. (DJ Mag T-Scan Awards 2002-2007).

Courses / Programs:

Music Production / Sound Engineering courses include:

2 year diploma course:
- Music Production and Sound Engineering

1 year courses:
- Music Production HNC - BTEC Level 4
- Music Production Course - Merit
- Sound Engineering Course - Merit
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3 month courses
- Intro to Music Production - Logic Pro course
- Intro to Music Production - Cubase course
- Ableton Live Course
- Sound Design & Production Course
- Mixing and Mastering
- Music Industry Project
- Live Sound Engineering Course
- Sound Engineering
- Music Business Course

Weekend courses:
- Reason Course - Beginners
- Ableton Live Producer Course

Online Courses:
Point Blank Online courses give you absolute freedom to learn whenever and wherever you want. Access to new course material is granted each week and this material is accessible for a full 12 months after the course finishes so you have ample time to return to the notes and videos. This means you are able to fit your course around your own commitments and still benefit from feedback and advice from an experienced professional music producer.


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Awarding Bodies:

BTEC HNC Level 4
The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is an academic course which is accredited by EdExcel and delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. This course is a Level 4 qualification which means that students must have already completed a level 3 course (such as an “A” level or Higher National Diploma) in order to apply.

OCN (Open College Network) Accreditation
The Open College Network is a high quality validation and accreditation service for education and training. OCN 'credits' are recognised by universities, further education colleges, voluntary organisations and employers. All of the courses at Point Blank are externally moderated to ensure consistency. Three levels of credit are available for each course:

Level 1: Basic (GCSE grade E,D)
Level 2: Intermediate (GCSE grade C,B & A)
Level 3: Advanced (A Level equivalent)

Each 3 month course at Point Blank is valued at 3 credits. The Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma is valued at 15 credits and the Merit Courses at 9 credits. A total of 48 OCN credits, 36 of which must be at level 3, are equivalent to an Access course which is sufficient to gain entry to a University degree course or equivalent. However OCN credits can be combined with other qualifications in order to meet University or FE entry requirements.

Industry Accreditation:
Official Native Instruments Training Centre
Point Blank was established as the first ever official Native InstrumentsTraining Centre. All students enrolling at Point Blank are entitled to substantial educational discounts on the cutting edge products manufactured by Native Instruments (Reaktor, Kontakt, Battery, Massive and more). Students also receive official certificates from Native Instruments upon completion of relevant courses.

Apple Approved Training Center for Education
By studying at Point Blank, you can achieve certification status in Apple’s professional audio application: Logic Pro. That certification officially recognises your knowledge of Apple’s professional applications and lets you market yourself to employers and clients as a skilled, pro-level user of this awesome piece of audio software. We are also able to secure discounts on Apple products for our students.

Official Steinberg Training Centre
Strong links have been formed between Point Blank, the U.K's No.1 music production College and Steinberg, the software giants behind the most successful sequencer package in the world, Cubase. Steinberg certification and educational discounts on Steinberg products are available to all successful graduates of the music production courses.

Friendly, Expert Tutors:

Photos of Point Blank Music Production and Sound Engineering School, UKThe experience and expertise of our tutors is unparalleled; you study with people who have years of success in the music industry. Their list of achievements include winning Grammy and Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards, and selling millions of records through working with major artists such as Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, U2, Massive Attack and Bjork as well as many more underground acts.

A music course at Point Blank ensures that you receive professional, practical training and earn a recognised qualification. By choosing a music course at Point Blank you are in the perfect location to start networking and making useful music industry contacts.

Discounts on Studio Gear:

Point Blank is an Approved Training Centre for Apple, Steinberg and Native Instruments. This means students can take advantage of some superb discounts on essential studio software. We offer savings of up to 50% on cutting-edge kit including Logic, Reason, Ableton Live and Cubase, Massive, Recycle, Guitar Rig, Reaktor and Kontakt. These discounts are exclusive to Approved Training Centres so they won’t be beaten in any of the stores.

Publishing Opportunities:

Picture of Sound Engineering / Music Production Courses in LondonPoint Blank is unique in the fact we have our own publishing company, Point Blank Music, which is sub-published by Universal Music –one of the world’s largest music publishers. We give each of our students the opportunity to submit their projects for consideration by Universal and this working relationship lasts well beyond the end of your course. We welcome new submissions from students no matter how long ago they graduated. Once part of this loop, you will receive regular work briefs from Point Blank via Universal Music. Past remits have included creating tracks for adverts, film soundtracks and TV. The most recent student to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity was Jake Warren who penned the soundtrack for a Swatch TV campaign which aired across Europe, earning himself a fee and a tasty addition for his CV. With Point Blank students all over the world taking advantage of these opportunities to propel their music careers forward, you can see why Point Blank is regarded as the best online music school out there.

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