AntoniaKat - It's cool that your considering Point Blank. Have you been in to take a tour of the college yet?
Although Sue Dunnim's friend knows nothing about the industry, I can assure you that rather than being a place to come and teach after your music career is dead, all of Point Blank's tutors are still heavily involved music projects outside of the college.
I recently took the Business course to check out the college for myself, first hand. It was new tutor; Doug Sturrock's first class, and I was genuinely impressed. The amount of different roles he has worked in throughout the industry is unbelievable, so his knowledge of every aspect of the industry is really well balanced. Most notably, he has managed a number of very successful bands, including; Franz Ferdinand and Klaxons. He has also tour managed The Strokes and The Foo Fighters.
As I said earlier, Doug is still really involved in the industry, and has his own Studio and music venue. He told me yesterday that he has just picked up a couple of exciting new bands and is now managing them as well as continuing to teach at the college.
There seems to be a lot of negative attitudes towards the course from people who haven't studied at the college before, I'd like to hear some feedback from some former students. There are a great number of people who have gone on to successful careers after taking our courses. One example being Ben Scarr, who is now working as an A&R man for Island Records.
It's good to have some debate though, and we genuinely appreciate any feedback we can get from forums.
James - Point Blank