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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3159
First Term: 2020 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-62
CIP Code: 50.0913
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, 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 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Disc Jockey Techniques program is designed to prepare students for 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. There are Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Disk Jockey Techniques I and Disc Jockey Techniques II available.



Required Courses
MHL204 Hip-Hop Music and Culture 3
MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
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
MUC139 Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques 3
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
MUC293 Self-Promotion for Music 1

+ COM225 Public Speaking (3) OR
COM110 Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230 Small Group Communication (3) 3

MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
HRM145 Events Management (3) OR
GBS151 Introduction to Business (3) 3
Credits: 35

Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze the values and ethics that influence the creation of a live performance event. (GBS151, HRM145, MHL204, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MUC197, MUC293, MUC198, COM225, COM110, CRE101, [FYC])
2. Develop and demonstrate the technical skills required for a successful Disc Jockey performance or production. (MTC191, MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MTC101, MTC192, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC197, MUC198, MUC237, MAT112, MAT140, MAT141, MAT142)
3. Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations. (GBS151, HRM145, MHL204, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MUC293, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC197, MUC198, HRM145, [FYC], COM110, COM230, [SB], [SG/SQ])
4. Develop opportunities for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the music industry. (GBS151, HRM145, MKT101, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MUC293, MUC195, MUC195AA, COM230, COM110, COM225)
5. Critically analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance. (MHL204, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC136, MUC138, MUC137, MUC139, MTC191, MTC101, MTC192, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC237, CRE101, [FYC])
6. Evaluate and apply marketing strategies to build a brand (e.g., advertising, social media campaigns, public relations, interactive media, digital media). (MKT101, GBS151, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC138, MUC139, MUC293)
7. Interpret and explain intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts. (GBS151, HRM145, MHL204, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC137, MUC139, MUC293, MAT112, MAT140, MAT141, MAT142)
8. Apply common business practices used in the entertainment industry. (GBS151, HRM145, MKT101, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC138, MUC139, MUC197, MUC293, MAT112, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC198, MAT140, MAT141, MAT142)
9. Demonstrate self-reliance, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently. (GBS151, HRM145, MHL204, MKT101, MTC191, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MUC197, MUC293, MTC101, MTC192, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC198, MUC237, COM225, COM230, COM110, CRE101, [FYC], MAT112, MAT140, MAT141, MAT142, [SB], [SG/SQ])
10. Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and a variety of purposes. (GBS151, HRM145, MKT101, MHL204, MTC191, MUC109, MUC110, MUC135, MUC136, MUC137, MUC138, MUC139, MUC197, MUC293, MTC101, MTC192, MUC195, MUC195AA, MUC198, MUC237, CRE101, COM225, [FYC], MAT112, MAT140, MAT141, MAT142, [SB], [SG/SQ])
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 28, 2019

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