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 getting a qualification validated by Middlesex University in the UK. The DipHE Music Production and Business is a two year course, conducted entirely online, that equips you not only with the skills necessary to produce cutting edge music but also how to excel in today's music industry. Taught by our highly experienced music producers, you'll learn key business skills and acquire industry contacts to help you launch your career in music. This program is taken entirely online and therefore you do not need to be in the UK. Students will be assessed through a range of diverse assignments. This DipHE is worth 240 credits at level 4/5. 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.