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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5976N
First Term: 2020 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 11
CIP Code: 50.0913

Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-2091 - Disc Jockey Except Radio
27-2041.04 - Music Composers and Arrangers
27-2042.02 - Musicians, Instrumental


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques I is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student with the technical skills required for a successful performance or production and to demonstrate an understanding of common business practices in a highly competitive and rapidly changing entertainment industry. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques II and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Disc Jockey Techniques is available for students who want to deepen their knowledge and skills within the field.



Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the values and ethics that influence the creation of a live performance event. (MUC135, MUC137, MUC138, MUC293)
2. Develop and demonstrate the technical skills required for a successful Disc Jockey performance or production. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138)
3. Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC293)
4. Develop opportunities for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the music industry. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138)
5. Critically analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138)
6. Evaluate and apply marketing strategies to build a brand (e.g., advertising, social media campaigns, public relations, interactive media, digital media). (MUC135, MUC138)
7. Interpret and explain intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts. (MUC135, MUC137, MUC293)
8. Apply common business practices used in the entertainment industry. (MUC135, MUC138, MUC293)
9. Demonstrate self-reliance, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC293)
10. Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and a variety of purposes. (MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC293)


Program Notes
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.


Required Courses
MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques 3
MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ 3
MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques 3
MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
MUC293 Self Promotion for Music 1
Credits: 11

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 28, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.





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