DJ School at Musicians Institute

Certificate in DJ Performance and Production
MI Select
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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COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING, TOOLS & SUPPORT

MI’s DJ Performance & Production Program 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 classes for DJing 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

DJ SCHOOL – 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.

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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

DJ Program 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 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 DJ STUDENT BODY AND COMMUNITY

DJ Program 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?
-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.

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

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