DJ

Learn the craft of DJing from some of Canada’s most respected DJ’s.

Go from zero to creating a career as a DJ

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Program Information

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  • 6 month program

  • 2 semesters

  • 3 courses per semester

  • Start Dates: September | April | January

  • Evening Classes - 6:00pm and 8:15pm

  • Tuition - $5,200 CAD

In 6 months you will graduate with:

  • A DJ Masters Certificate

  • Attain industry connections that will help guide your career

 

world class facility

The National Music Centre hosts one of the most incredible collections of synthesizers and keyboards/pianos. Along with world class studios with vintage analog equipment, your classrooms are living legends and futuristic playgrounds.


Semester 1 - Foundations - 3 months - 3 courses

Learn fundamentals of mixing, history and workflow.

  • DJ 101

  • DJ History

  • DJ 201

 

Semester 2 - Creativity - 3 months - 3 courses

Learn how to make creative DJing decisions on the fly based on reading your audience and learn how to control and grow your brand as an artist.

  • Music Business

  • Ableton for DJs

  • DJ 301

  • DJ Practicum

 
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What you will learn

  • How to perform the baby scratch

  • Understand the concepts of beat matching by ear

  • Know manual pitch bending techniques

  • Understand the concepts of beat matching by ear with the aid of Serato DJ

  • Know how to use EQ to help smooth out transitions

  • Understand basic music theory concepts including counting beats and bars

  • Understand song structure

  • Master Serato DJ and understand its features and capabilities

  • Learn how to play to a room and warm up and DJ prime time at a club

  • Learn how to market yourself as a DJ and learn how to get gigs

  • Learn the history of DJing and where the craft started and where it is today

  • Understand what it takes to build a career as a DJ


Prerequisites

Students are required to have the following hardware and software prior to beginning the DJ program at Beat Drop:

MacBook Pro or PC with the following minimum system requirements:

8GB memory and 256GB HD (512GB HD 16GB Ram recommended).

Ableton Live 10 Suite (Educational Version can be purchased through Beat Drop at a discount.

Serato DJ Pro