Get a Music Production Degree online and avoid the dramas of UCAS clearing!
The summer scramble for university places is now upon us! Anyone looking to find that elusive choice place would do well to check out the innovative degree options from Point Blank Music School. If you want a cost effective but high-quality alternative to going to uni, this could be the course for you.
That is if you don't mind sharing your classroom with fellow students who are already pumping out successful tunes or working in the music industry, people like former Point Blank students Claude VonStroke, Gareth Wynn, Gemma Cairney, Detboi and much more.
Point Blank is well known for its relevant, practical, music industry-based courses and successful students.
So it's good news that the UK's favourite music school has decided to offer degree level courses to take care of those who want to come out the other end of their studies with a qualification as well as the knowledge to actually get ahead in the music business.
As you are no doubt aware, it costs at least £9,000 a year to go to university, not including accommodation. With the Dip HE in Music Production and Business, you can qualify entirely online and at half the price. You can study for a degree with Point Blank Online for £4,995 per year which is less than half what you'd pay at a 'normal' uni.
The course lasts three years, is internationally recognised and is validated by Middlesex University. If you prefer, you can study for one year and get a Cert HE - equivalent to one year of a degree.
Using pioneering teaching methods including interactive live broadcasting to small classrooms made up of students from all over the world and DVR™ (personally recorded video feedback from your tutor on your assignments), you get to take part in a creative global community with all the interaction and communication you would expect from a cutting edge multi-media company.
The program takes you from the basics of music production through to highly advanced techniques using professional software platforms.
Modules on Sound Design, Production Analysis, Mixing, Mastering, Remixing plus working with Sound to Picture (AV) complete your skills as a producer. You'll also learn key business skills and acquire industry contacts to help you launch your career in music.
The Dip HE is taken entirely online so you don't need to be in the UK to attend and it's worth 240 HE recognised credits.
Students gain qualifications in transferable skills that they can put to immediate use in the 'real world' when it comes to looking for employment in the rapidly evolving world of music. And Point Blank offers on-going support via its in-house record label, regular live event promotions and further training in specific areas of interest.
Point Blank's team of industry professionals are all experts in their fields, from studio production to marketing and artist/label management. This arrangement means they provide an outstanding insight into how the music industry works today.
The college has close working relationships with key record labels and offers an unrivalled network of contacts for its student community. Regular guest artists offer master classes at Point Blank's state-of-the-art studios in London which are streamed live online. Former guests have included Claude VonStroke, Basement Jaxx, Radio 1's Annie Mac, legendary DJ Carl Cox and hip hop sensation Wretch 32.
This high-level skills training is ideal for anyone serious about a career in music, whether you've just received your A-levels or are a mature student looking to focus their professional sights on the industry.
The year starts on September 24th and places are strictly limited so if you're interested, don't leave it too late.
For more details go to: www.pointblankmusicschool.com.