When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23MPPG01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Introduction to the concepts, terminology, and practice of becoming an effective DJ. Learn how to beatmatch, use EQ, and program a set using vinyl and CD’s. Suitable for beginners. Required for progression to DJ Workshop 2

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • How to set up and use the equipment: turntable/mixer/CD deck/monitors
  • Basic mixing techniques: beatmatching/cueing up/EQ levels
  • How to program a live DJ set
  • How to program and record a DJ mix
  • Gain experience of playing back to back with other DJs
  • An overview of how to work as a professional DJ


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practical workshops Class discussion of listening assignments Taking notes during lectures Group and individual projects/practice

    Entry requirements

    A strong interest in music Basic knowledge of dance Music and DJing - beginners welcome.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Handling and lifting of audio equipment such as cables, speakers and DJ equipment and consoles are an essential part of this class. Advice on safe handling of equipment will be given at the beginning of the course. Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

    What you need

    Pen and paper to take notes Handouts and materials given by the tutor Records CD’s Headphones

    What you can do next

    Advanced DJ Techniques, Recording & Music Production Production, Logic Pro, Mixing and Mastering