Music Production & Sound Engineering CertHE
Point Blank Music School
Key Course Facts
This programme contains the original six modules from Point Blank Music School's famous Music Production & Sound Engineering Diploma, a ground breaking and innovative programme that has been enjoyed by thousands of students in over twenty-five years as a music production course leader. Equivalent to year one of our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering, this course is your chance to benefit from the practical music industry expertise and innovative teaching methods that Point Blank is known for whilst also gaining an internationally recognised Higher Education qualification awarded by a Middlesex University. It will enable you to make cutting edge music in your chosen style with professional techniques, taught by experienced music producers. Whilst building your knowledge of production, you’ll also learn key business skills and acquire industry contacts to help you launch your career in music. 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) degree.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Music Production & Sound Engineering, CertHE you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||A minimum 5.5 is required in each area (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)|
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
Point Blank Music College is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Tuition Fees Music Production & Sound Engineering CertHE
Additional fee information
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.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2023
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About Point Blank Music School
Point Blank is a school dedicated to the disciplines surrounding music and its production, such as Sound Engineering, Radio courses, DJ courses, and more. Their campus is situated in Central London, England.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|International Music Management MA/MSc||University for the Creative Arts||-||-||-||-||-||-||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Business & Management/Music MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||-||-||-||£27750||£70480||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Professional Management MA (PG)||Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts||-||-||-||£10800||£13500||-||Liverpool||On campus Part-time|
|Classical Music Business MA (PG)||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£10000||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business MA (PG)||University of Wales||-||-||-||£11300||-||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Music Business Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Live Music Management MA||University of Westminster||-||-||-||-||-||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|MA Musical Leadership MA||York St John University||-||-||-||-||-||-||York||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Artist Development MA||University of West London||-||-||-||-||-||-||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industry Management and Promotion MA||University of Central Lancashire||-||-||-||£785||-||-||Preston||On campus Part-time|
|Business Management and Music Production BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||65%||5%||11%||£9250||£11400||106||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Business with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£14250||92||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Creative Business BA (Hons)||York St John University||86%||4%||17%||£9250||£12750||113||York||On campus Full-time|
|Business and Music Production BA (Hons)||University of Keele||86%||4%||17%||£9250||£17900||113||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Business BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£14250||92||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Psychology BSc (Hons)||University of Keele||80%||4%||16%||£9250||£17900||92||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production and Psychology BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||72%||0%||9%||£9250||£11400||109||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Foundation Degree Creative Music Production and Business FdA||University of Westminster||89%||-||20%||£6000||£14400||61||London||On campus Full-time|
|Business Management and Music Production (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||65%||5%||11%||-||-||106||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Music Business BA (Hons)||BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute||62%||-||16%||£9250||£15950||101||Hove||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Music Production BSc (Hons)||University of Huddersfield||55%||0%||7%||£9250||£16000||133||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Production with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||£13200||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Technology (Audio Engineering) MSc||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Technology (Audio Programming) MSc||University of Hertfordshire||-||-||-||-||-||-||Hatfield||On campus Part-time|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering CertHE||Point Blank Music School||-||-||-||£9250||£12250||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & Sound Engineering (Online) CertHE||Point Blank Music School||-||-||-||£6000||£6000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Sound Design Technology BSc (Hons)||University of Hertfordshire||81%||0%||0%||-||-||121||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering (with Foundation) BSc (Hons)||University of West London||92%||0%||20%||-||-||110||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Production BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||-||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Sound Engineering and Production with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Birmingham City University||75%||1%||5%||£9250||-||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|