Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5745
First Term: 2017 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 33
CIP Code: 50.0913
Occupational Area: Art, A/V Technology, and Communication

Instructional Council: Music (41)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 27-4011.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student an understanding of how businesses related to the DJ profession are organized and operated in this highly competitive and rapidly changing profession.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: MC, SC

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: MC, SC

Required Courses
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception 1
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
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
+ MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
+ MUC291AA Disc Jockey Internship 1
MUC293 Self-Promotion for Music 1
Credits: 27

Program Competencies
1. Develop a specific public relations program for a DJ promotion (MKT101).
2. Detect, through listening, rhythmic errors in a musical fragment. (MTC103)
3. List structural characteristics of a melody. (MTC103)
4. Describe the responsibilities of professional agents, artist management, and arts administration. (MUC109)
5. List the organizations and the procedures which govern music copyrighting, licensing, and publishing. (MUC109)
6. Describe marketing practices, production, and merchandising in the record industry operations. (MUC110)
7. Describe the typical construction of an industry formatted dance song and how the song`s composition relates to segueing. (MUC135)
8. Explain the process of determining a song`s beats per minute and its relationship to beat mixing and dance music genres. (MUC135)
9. Describe how to cue a song to prepare for a segue with an industry standard compact disc player and turntable. (MUC135)
10. Identify and discuss common methods of segueing songs. (MUC135)
11. Describe how to program songs to entertain a live, general audience. (MUC135)
12. Describe and perform basic scratching techniques. (MUC136)
13. Explain and demonstrate exercises and practices. (MUC136)
14. Explain and create various components of an Artist/DJ image. (MUC137)
15. Explain and demonstrate the use of various digital interfaces. (MUC137)
16. Identify and describe proper electrical connections. (MUC197)
17. Explain the uses of equalizers and frequencies. (MUC197)
18. Demonstrate speaker placement, and identify load impedance. (MUC197)
19. Describe the factors taken into consideration when working with various loudspeakers and monitors. (MUC198)
20. Apply classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit during the semester. (MUC291AA)
21. Evaluate appropriateness of personal goals and objectives to the market needs. (MUC293)
22. Develop a self-promotion package, including a resume and business correspondence materials. (MUC293)
23. Apply communication skills for employment interviews and in marketing DJ mixes, recordings, and performances. (MUC293)
24. Apply basic procedures of recordkeeping and keeping a tax file. (MUC293)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 24, 2014

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