DJ PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

Certificate of Music in Performance
MI Select
Los Angeles, CA
The Online DJ School at Musicians Institute provides in-depth knowledge and training for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists & electronic musicians. From vinyl to Traktor Pro to Serato DJ Pro, students will learn how to create tracks on all the leading software and hardware in the industry, so they can confidently step into any role.
Upon graduation, DJ students will be prepared to produce original tracks and set their own path in and behind the scenes. Whether a DJ beginner, or someone with mid-level skill, there is a community at MI waiting to help you succeed.

JOIN US ON

Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 4:00PM (PT)

FOR THE MI ONLINE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION.

COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING, TOOLS & SUPPORT

MI’s online DJ program in Los Angeles offers students the skills to kick off a successful career on the decks, and the ability to move confidently between interfaces. MI students are provided with in-depth knowledge and training in the latest technologies, tools, software and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and production.

Some of MI’s available comprehensive classes for DJing include subjects in Beat-Matching, Vinyl Turntablism, various DAWs such as Ableton Live and Maschine, Remixing, Sound Design and much more. Because we are in the age of virtual DJ sets and concerts, our courses in Digital DJ solutions such as Traktor Pro and Serato DJ/ Serato DJ Pro are even more important than ever.

Students will also be trained on tools that have shaped DJing, such as Vinyl DJ’ing, Controllers and CDJ setups. These skills are great in building their foundation and musicianship, opening up countless opportunities in the future.

DEGREES OFFERED

CERTIFICATE IN DJ PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

Musicians Institute’s Certificate in DJ Performance and Production is a 2-quarter, 30-unit program for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists, and electronic music composers and performers. Students are provided with in-depth knowledge and training in the latest hardware, tools and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and audio production.

MI SELECT & NON-CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

MI Select are non-certificate programs designed to provide students with “a taste of MI” if they want another option to full-time. Students can create their own customized schedule from available classes and workshops, while enjoying access to the special guest clinics, extra activities and other industry networking opportunities.

STUDENT BENEFITS

MULTIPLE SETTINGS FOR DJ CLASSES

The DJ Program allows students to study contemporary electronic music and Hip-Hop techniques and implement them within a solo setting AND a live band setting.

CROSS-POLLINATION OF COURSES

We believe the best DJ training should also be diverse. DJ students take full advantage of MI’s faculty, facilities and programs encompassing Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Guitar Craft and Independent Artist Development, so students can create with multiple inspirations, across all genres.

MUSIC BUSINESS CLASSES

DJ Program students learn about income streams, social media management, business contracts, publishing law, touring and other necessary aspects of being a professional DJ or producer.

MI STUDENT BODY AND COMMUNITY

Our MI Online DJ students are part of the wide variety of musicians and aspiring music industry professionals on MI’s Hollywood campus. This community offers a broad scope of collaborators and styles in which to perform and study.

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
-Students are provided with in-depth knowledge and training in the latest hardware, tools and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and audio production.

-Classes stay updated with trends in the industry, focusing on digital DJ solutions such as Traktor Pro, Serato DJ, Serato DJ Pro.

-DJ students will learn various DAWs, such as Ableton and Maschine, to allow them to create and build tracks from beginning to end.

COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE

A. Submit two examples of your original material or arrangements (voice or instrumental, any style) representing your strengths and creative direction as an artist or producer.

B. Speaking Voice: Record your own speaking voice explaining the following:
1. Why you want to attend Musicians Institute.
2. What your role was in the recorded examples you have submitted, including what instruments you played (if applicable) and who wrote, produced and engineered each song.

For a full list of what you will need to apply to MI, please download our guide here.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world while creating a unique and diverse learning environment, full of endless opportunities in Hollywood and beyond.

For more info, please visit the International Students page.

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SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty pool consists of dedicated professionals that are also actively working in the competitive Los Angeles music scene, giving students unique insight. These passionate masters are some of the best in the business, and offer students clear guidance and nurturing designed to help them get the most out of their time at MI.

DJ JEDI
CREDITS: DIGABLE PLANETS, DaKAH, EMMY AWARD RECIPIENT

JOSH SPOON
CREDITS: GIORGIO MORODER, ZZ WARD, ABLETON CERTIFIED ARTIST

ART BLEEK
CREDITS: FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, URSULA RUCKER

MI ONLINE PROGRAMS

 BASS

 DRUMS

GUITAR

 KEYBOARD

VOCAL

DJ

 SONGWRITING

 MUSIC BUSINESS

INDEPENDENT ARTIST

 ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

STUDIO RECORDING 

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in DJ Performance & Production

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Certificate in DJ Performance & Production

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