AAS Disc Jockey Techniques
Academic Plan Code
MCCCD Program Detail
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Disc Jockey Techniques program is designed to prepare students for employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program is designed to provide the student with the technical skills required for a successful performance or production and to demonstrate an understanding of common business practices in a highly competitive and rapidly changing entertainment industry. There are Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Disk Jockey Techniques I and Disc Jockey Techniques II available.
What You’ll Learn
This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Analyze the values and ethics that influence the creation of a live performance event.
- Develop and demonstrate the technical skills required for a successful Disc Jockey performance or production.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills to build relationships and network with clients, colleagues, and organizations.
- Develop opportunities for leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the music industry.
- Critically analyze and synthesize musical content for social, cultural, aesthetic, and historical significance.
- Evaluate and apply marketing strategies to build a brand (e.
- Interpret and explain intellectual property law, rights management, publishing, licensing, and contracts.
- Apply common business practices used in the entertainment industry.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently.
- Use effective written, oral, and visual communication skills for diverse audiences and a variety of purposes.
Required Courses Credits: 35
|MHL204||Hip-Hop Music and Culture||3|
|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|
|MUC138||Disc Jockey Laboratory||1|
|MUC139||Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques||3|
|MTC191||Electronic Music I||3|
|MUC197||Live Sound Reinforcement I||3|
|MUC293||Self-Promotion for Music||1|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)||3|
|MKT101||Introduction to Public Relations (3)|
|HRM145||Events Management (3) OR|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business (3)||3|
|Students should choose six (6) to nine (9) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree.|
|MTC101||Introduction to Music Theory||3|
|MTC192||Electronic Music II||3|
|MUC195||Studio Music Recording I (3) OR|
|MUC195AA||Studio Music Recording I (3)||3|
|MUC198||Live Sound Reinforcement II||3|
|MUC237||Electronic Dance Music Production||3|
Free Restricted Electives
|General Education Requirements||Credits: 16-21|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG107||First-Year Composition for ESL(3) AND|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3) OR|
|ENG108||First-Year Composition for ESL (3)||6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 0|
|Met by COM110 or COM225 or COM230 in the Required Courses area.|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 0-3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR|
|Equivalent as indicated by assessment||0-3|
|MAT112||Mathematical Concepts and Applications (3) OR|
|MAT140||College Mathematics (5) OR|
|MAT141||College Mathematics (4) OR|
|MAT142||College Mathematics (3) OR|
|Higher level course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area (3-5)||3-5|
|Humanities, Arts and Design||Credits: 0|
|Met by MHL204 in the Required Courses area.|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.||4|
|Social-Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.||3|
This Associate in Applied Science is associated with
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