Point Blank Music School

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Music Production & DJ Performance (1 Year)

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Course summary

Equivalent to year one of our BA (Hons) Music Production & DJ Performance, this Certificate of Higher Education is for people who live for music and have an interest in DJing. Now more than ever, the distinction between producers and DJs growing slimmer; both talents are needed to complement each other, if you want the widest platform for your music. Practical lectures take place two days per week and outside of lectures you can make use of the the fully stacked Pioneer DJ Studio. Developed by music industry professionals who have worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D, Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Swedish House Mafia and many more, and featuring top software packages such as Native Instruments' Komplete, this course also includes free entry to Apple's Logic 101 exam for Logic Pro users. Class sizes are strictly limited to 16 and each student has their own workstation and DJ set up in class and the practice studios. The course is taught on either Logic Pro or Ableton Live, depending on your preference. This CertHE is worth 120 internationally recognised credits at level 4. If you wish, you can progress onto year 2 of this programme and complete the DipHE, then in turn progress onto the final year of our BA (Hons) Music Production & DJ Performance Degree.

Course details


Music Production Essential DJ Skills Music Composition The Music Industry Sound Design Production Styles

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Submitting a portfolio of tracks during the application process is recommended. This can be a SoundCloud link or tracks sent via wetransfer.com to [email protected]

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6A minimum 5.5 is required in each area (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate English language at CEFR level B2, equivalent to grade C / 4 at GCSE. Please note this requirement also applies to mature students (21 or over) without formal qualifications who have been admitted based on their admissions test and/or prior experience. All international students requiring visa sponsorship require an IELTS Academic test. If you are an international student applying for a Student Visa and do not currently have a valid IELTS Academic test, Point Blank will be happy to provide a fee waiver of 185 GBP, to be waived from your fees upon successful registration only. Point Blank will not provide further waivers for resits and the IELTS test booking receipt must be provided as proof of test fee paid. Fee waivers are applicable to tests completed post-application date only.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
International £12250 Whole course

Additional fee information

Students can either choose to pay for their course privately, or alternatively, all of our higher education programmes are eligible for Student Finance loans. Please contact Student Finance directly to check your eligibility. Applicants applying from the European Union A scholarship is available to applicants from the European Union (EU) who do not have settle/pre-settled status in the UK. Each academic year, Point Blank can award these to EU applicants who would not otherwise be able to study with us. The scholarship is worth £3,000 per year (up to £9,000 in total depending on your pathway) and will be automatically deducted from the International course fees. To be eligible, applicants must be accepted on any of our higher education courses at our London campus and not have previously studied a degree. Students with Pre-settled or Settled status in the UK should be eligible for UK Home Fees.
Music Production & DJ Performance (1 Year) at Point Blank Music School - UCAS