Certificate of Completion in Disc Jockey Techniques

Music Business

Certificate Information

Academic Plan Code

5745

Credits

35

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program will 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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
17
RC MUC109 Music Business: Merchandising and the Law 3
RC MUC135 Introduction to Disc Jockey Techniques 3
RC MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception 2
RC MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
RC MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
18
RC MUC110 Music Business: Recording and Mass Media 3
RC MUC136 Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ 3
RC MUC295AA Self Promotion for Music 1
RC MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
RC MUC137 Digital DJ Performance Techniques 3
RC MUC297AB Music Internship 2
RE Restricted Elective 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE COM271 or
THP271
Voice and Diction or
Voice and Diction
3
RE COM225 Public Speaking 3
RE DAN115AA Contemporary Dance Trends: Hip Hop 1
RE DAN115AB Contemporary Dance Trends: Break Dancing 1
RE DAN125AC Social Dance: Latin 1
RE MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3
RE MHL153 Rock Music and Culture 3
RE MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies 3
RE MTC105 Music Theory I 3
RE MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
RE MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
RE MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
RE MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
RE MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (Daw II) 3
RE MUC130 Music Electronic Components 3
RE MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
RE MUC194 Introduction To Audio Mixing Techniques 3
RE MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3
RE MUC196 Studio Music Recording II 3
RE MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3
RE MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
RE MUC237 Introduction to Electronic Music Production Techniques for DJ 3
RE MUC240 Creative Music Production 4
RE MUC242 Music Genres and Styles 2
RE MUC274AB Music Industry Study Tour 2
RE MUC295 Studio Music Recording III 3
RE MUC298AA Special Projects 1
RE TCM100 Digital Multi Media 3
RE TCM101 Fundamentals of Radio and TV 3
RE MTC120 or
TCM120
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video or
Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video
3
RE TCM131AA Radio and Television Announcing 4
RE TCM202 The Music Video 4
RE MTC220 or
TCM220
Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video or
Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video
3
RE TCM290 Professional Media Marketing 3

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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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