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Point Blank Music School

Music Production & Sound Engineering

UCAS Code: WW22

Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE minimum Grade C or 4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Music

Music production

Electronic music

Equivalent to two years of a BA (Hons) degree and with two lecture days per week on either Logic Pro or Ableton Live, this programme has been developed by the elite team of music industry professionals from Point Blank whose work credits include Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Ellie Goulding, Swedish House Mafia and many more. You'll investigate how you can succeed in the music industry while you're here and we'll get you started on your way while you're on the course. Production, sound design, engineering, remixing, mastering, how to manage a career and more - you'll gain valuable insights into all these areas and walk away with a valuable higher education qualification too. Class sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of sixteen so you avoid getting lost in the crowd in vast lecture halls. Each student has their own Apple audio workstation in class plus unlimited access to the practice studios and plenty of one to one supervision from your instructor. Browse through the modules below to see the contents of this programme.

Modules

Introduction to Production, Music Composition, Sound Engineering, Sound Design, Art of Mixing, Music Industry, Composing for Film & TV, Production Analysis, Record Deals & Branding, Creative Production & Remix, Electronic Music Performance, Mastering

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,250
per year
International
£12,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Campus

Department:

Music

TEF rating:
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What students say


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Music production
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Electronic music

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Music

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
57%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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