If you love music and always dreamed of becoming a DJ, then now is your chance.

The DJ course we offer teaches you everything you need to know to become a professional DJ, whether you would like to work for some else or start up your own business.

With videos and downloadable materials available in the course, it is easy to study wherever you are!

Included in the course are customizable mp3s and a collection of DJ Mixtools from Loopmasters so you can practice straight away.

There is no specific DJ equipment required for the course, however it is advisable that if you would like to pursue this as a profession that you do purchase it for after the course has been completed to continue practising and start working in the industry.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
DSL011
Duration: 
80 hours with access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 

1. History of DJing and a buyer’s guide

Gives an outline of the different DJing formats available today, explaining how they've changed over the years and what the most popular formats are now.

2. Fundamental control and setup

Shows how to hook up a pair of vinyl decks to a mixer and amp or speakers, and then explains the basic controls in this setup, which are the fundamental ones you find in all DJing formats. Then, compares this to the controls you find in djay, a popular DJing app for the iPad.

3. How to cue a track

Explains how to cue tracks with various DJing formats, to enable a complete understanding of the different considerations when using an entirely hardware or a software-based setup.

4. Knowing your music

Teaches some of the musical considerations when mixing, to help students better choose the right track to play and know when to mix it. Topics covered include tempo, time signature and key, as well as swing or shuffle. There is also some information about how tracks are structured and an example of a standard song arrangement.

5. EQ and filtering

Teaches what the EQ and Filter controls on a DJ mixer do, so students have a better understanding of how to use them to change the sound of a track and improve your mix. Musical examples are shown through a spectrum analyser to enable a visual as well as aural demonstration.

6.  Beat matching and creating a smooth mix

Combines all the techniques learned so far on the course, and some new tricks, to provide some mixing examples.

7. Advanced effects

Runs through some more of the affects you commonly find in DJing setups, including reverb, delay, flanging and gating.

8. Cue points and looping

Continues looking at more advanced DJing techniques by introducing cue points and looping, showing how they can be useful in various mixing scenarios.

9. Summary and exercises

Gives a summary of the main points that have been taught on the course, and then provides some exercises to help improve jogging and beat matching skills.

10. Bonus module 1- Interview with a pro DJ

Provides a glimpse into the life of a professional DJ, by chatting with up and coming Berlin DJ and Producer

11. Bonus module 2 – Learn to scratch

Demonstrates the basics of how to scratch, showing how to setup the decks, the main principles and a range of different techniques.

Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Understand where DJing came from and how it has changed to what we listen to today.
  • Learn how to set up the decks and all other required equipment to get started.
  • Determine the right music for a set up that a client wants.
  • Practice your skills in beat matching, jogging and cue set up.
  • Get some tips from a professional in the industry to be able to see what part of the market you would like to break into.
  • Learn how to scratch and how this can be incorporated into your set.