Antoine Karam Interview: PB’s First BA (Hons) Degree Graduate
Here at Point Blank, it was always our aim to be able to offer degree level courses to our students, and in September of last year we began our first BA Honours courses. So you can imagine our delight when our first student obtained a BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering just one year later. That student was Antoine Karam, and he kindly agreed to tell about his background and his time at Point Blank as he became a part of our school’s history.
Antoine Karam graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering in July 2017
Do you have a background in music?
I learned a couple of instruments when I was younger and played the piano by ear. I got influenced mostly by my mom and my 3 sisters since they are singers which pushed me to listen to many different tracks of many styles and languages.
What made you decide to come and study at Point Blank?
I started DJing when I was 16 years old and then moved to basics of music production in 2015. I found PointBlank online and other music schools but PointBlank seemed the most interesting, as it has many different courses to learn from and information from all aspects of the music industry.
What have been the highlights of your time at Point Blank?
I think that the whole 2 years were amazing. Learning many different courses from different tutors gave me more knowledge and different opinions on many aspects, however, in one of the modules we were required to put on an event and my group was able to make good profits which is something that I would mark as a big highlight from the time I spent at PB.
What have you been working on since graduating? Do you have any gigs/projects you’ve been working on?
I had a couple of DJ gigs while studying with PB but for the moment I am more focused on my own music production skills and I’m planning on working in the gaming industry.
What would your top tips be to new students coming to PB?
My top tips would be: one – don’t miss classes since you can get new information from tutors even if you know the course you are working on and, two – try working every day on your music because you will always find new things you didn’t know and you will always have new questions to answer.
Check our website for more information about BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering in London. Or, if you live internationally, from this year our you can study at degree level online. More information on that can be found here. For information on our entire range of courses in London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Ibiza and Online, head to our website.
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