Point Blank Music School
Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
Point Blank Music School

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue your passion for music whilst also gaining a full BA (Hons) degree in music production validated by Middlesex University. It is a multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools, Native Instruments and Push), intensive and practical music degree course. Developed and taught by music industry professionals who have worked with Pharrell, Bjork and Swedish House Mafia to name but a few, this 360 experience will ensure your expertise in key areas of the music industry such as production, remixing, sound design, sound engineering, mastering, how to manage your career (or manage others), making music for TV, film and games, Pro Tools and more. You will be attending our brand new school in Shoreditch which features the best equipment and facilities in the business. Point Blank is the only school in the world to feature an SSL Duality Delta mixing console.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 53 graduates of Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at Point Blank Music School for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
53 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Music

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19479 £18776 £22433
25-75 percentile range £16319 - £23782 £13500 - £23529 £16545 - £28551

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at Point Blank Music School

20% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Administrative occupations
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 A minimum 5.5 is required in each area (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa 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.

Costs

Tuition Fees Music Production & Sound Engineering with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

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.

Please note: fees listed are for the Foundation Year only.

Fees for the the remaining years of the degree are as follows:
UK - £11,100 per year
International - £14,100 per year

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 be studying their first 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

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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

Application deadline:

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:

  • Foundation

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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.

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Where is this programme taught

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