The Independent Schools Inspectorate carried out an official inspection of Point Blank Music School, including its management, staff, tutors, students and courses in January 2013. We are proud to announce that the resulting report shows that we scored the highest marks possible (Exceeds Expectations) in all categories including outstanding teaching and facilities. You can view the report HERE
Point Blank has partnered with Middlesex University to offer a 1 year CertHE and a 2 year DipHE in Music Production and Business. These programmes are quality assured by Middlesex University and students receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. The CertHE and DipHE are delivered entirely online and allow students to gain credits towards a UK degree (120 credits at level 4 for CertHE and 240 credits at level 4/5 for DipHE). This means that after completing the DipHE, students can progress onto the final year of a BA (Hons) degree, such as the BA (Hons) Professional Practice at Middlesex University.
Point Blank has been teaching Logic Pro - Apple's industry standard music production package since we started. Our team of certified instructors know the software inside out and demonstrate how professional producers use its capabilities to the fullest . Every student has a dedicated Mac workstation to use in class and benefits from educational discounts on all Apple products.
Point Blank was quick to realise the potential of Ableton Live as a creative tool for DJs producers and performers. Our instructors are certified Ableton Trainers and attend a training programme at Ableton's Berlin HQ in order to ensure that they can pass on the latest knowledge to our students. All students qualify for educational discounts on Live. See us on Ableton's site HERE
Point Blank was the first NI Approved Training Centre in the UK. Since those early days our courses have adapted to incorporate the latest innovations from this music technology powerhouse. With Maschines on every student's individual setup and Komplete on every computer, Point Blank is the #1 place to get the Native Instruments lowdown from industry professionals. See us on Native's site HERE
Our relationship with Steinberg goes way back. Point Blank has taught hundreds of music producers from all over the world to make music using their flagship music package Cubase. The courses have adapted over the years to incorporate new features and innovations and continue to inspire musicians and producers to get creative and get their music heard.