DJ PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION

Certificate in DJ Performance and Production
Los Angeles, CA

The DJ School at Musicians Institute provides in-depth knowledge and training for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists & electronic musicians. Upon graduation, DJ students will be prepared to produce original tracks and set their own path in and behind the scenes.

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OPEN HOUSE
NOVEMBER 17th
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REGISTRATION
DECEMBER 26th
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COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING, TOOLS & SUPPORT

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

Our comprehensive DJ classes include subjects in Beat-Matching, Vinyl Turntablism, various DAWs such as Ableton Live and Maschine, Digital DJ solutions such as Traktor Pro and Serato DJ, Remixing, Sound Design and much more. Students will also be trained on tools that have shaped DJing, such as Vinyl DJ’ing, Controllers and CDJ setups.

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 technologies, tools and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and production.

STUDENT BENEFITS

MULTIPLE SETTINGS

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

DJ School students take full advantage of MI’s unparalleled faculty, facilities and programs encompassing Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology, Vocals, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Guitar Craft and Independent Artist Development.

MUSIC BUSINESS

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

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

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • All aspects of theory and musicianship for the electric and upright bass
  • Playing techniques for finger and slap styles
  • Exposure to various grooves like rock, funk, shuffles, swing, odd- meter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, country, and jam-band
  • Performance classes to fine-tune listening skills and stage presence
  • Experience with chart reading and band interaction
  • Fretboard basics covering triads, chords, scales, harmonies and arpeggios
  • Includes music theory, ear training, music history, and understanding of different styles
  • Reading fundamentals for the bass clef, with rhythmic subdivisions, pitch identification, and string positions
  • A choice of elective classes for topics like upright acoustic bass as well as genres like metal, R&B and jazz
COURSE CATALOG

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE
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

DJ FACILITIES

  • State of the Art DJ practice facilities featuring equipment from leading manufacturers Pioneer, Serato, and Native Instruments.
  • Ableton-Certified training center lab featuring 12 Ableton PUSH 2 controllers and Ableton Live Suite-equipped Macs.
  • Controllerism lab equipped with Serato and Native Instruments DJ Controllers.
  • Multiple recording studios available for student use.
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities.
  • Security on campus 24/7.
  • DJ School MI-330

  • DJ School MI-236

  • DJ School MI-331

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students 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

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in DJ Performance & Production

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Certificate in DJ Performance & Production