With compulsory supervised attendance at our School in London. For online only alternative click HERE.
The DipHE Music Production and Business (PBL) is a two year course taken online whilst making use of the state-of-the-art facilities at Point Blank's London studios. Students on this program are invited to come in and use the studios 7 days per week under the supervision of the Point Blank team and take part in the varied student life enjoyed by Point Blank Music School students. Equivalent to two years of a BA (hons) degree course, this is your chance to benefit from the practical music industry expertise and innovative teaching methods that Point Blank is known for, whilst also gaining a qualification validated by Middlesex University in the UK. This course equips you not only with the skills necessary to produce cutting edge music but also shows you how you can excel in today's music industry. Taught by our highly experienced music producers and industry figures, you'll learn key business skills and acquire industry contacts to help you launch your career in music. Students will be assessed through a range of diverse assignments. The DipHE (PBL) is worth 240 credits at level 4/5 and starts once a year in September. Places on this course are extremely limited so booking well in advance is advised. Please read the entry criteria below. Student loans for our degree level programs will be available for UK students for the next academic year (Sept 2013).
There are 12 modules during the 2 academic years from September-July, two of which you take concurrently during each term (semester):
- Module 1: Sequencing (PBC401)
- Module 2: Structure of the Music Industry (PBC402)
- Module 3: Digital Audio (PBC403)
- Module 4: Music Composition (PBC404)
- Module 5: Sound Design (PBC405)
- Module 6: Production Analysis (PBC406)
- Module 7: Music for Media (PBC501)
- Module 8: Live Sequencing and Performance (PBC502)
- Module 9: Art of Mixing (PBC503)
- Module 10: Intellectual Property and Marketing (PBC504)
- Module 11: Audio Mastering (PBC505)
- Module 12: Remix & Applied Production Techniques (PBC506)
DipHE Graduate Career Opportunities
Freelance Music Producer, Sound Designer (for music, TV, film, radio and video games), Songwriter, Solo Artist, Live Performer/DJ, Music Journalist/Historian/Blogger, Music Publisher, Label Manager, A & R, Studio Assistant, Logic and Ableton Live software Trainer/Tutor, Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Remixer, Social Media Consultant/Manager, Online Marketing Consultant
Normal minimum entry requirements are 1 'A' Level and Maths and English Language GCSEs at grade 'C' or above; or a BTEC National Award, Certificate or Diploma or equivalent depending on your territory and education system (for information on equivalency CLICK HERE).
Mature students (21 years or above) with lower qualifications will be considered based on APL. Applicants will be invited to a telephone interview and will need to supply a short portfolio of work (music projects based), a written statement and a short written exercise.
The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). See the FAQ for more details.
Entry at Level 5
If you have achieved a CertHE, HNC in higher education or a number of modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, we may be able to offer you the opportunity to enter directly into the second year of the program to complete the Dip HE. For more details see FAQ.