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CCL - Disc Jockey Techniques

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as a live-performance disc jockey (DJ). This program will provide the student an understanding of how businesses related to the DJ profession are organized and operated in this highly competitive and rapidly changing profession.
Major Code: 5745
Award: CCL
First Term: 4136
Total Credits: 33
Last Updated: Jun 23rd, 2014
Required Courses: 27
MKT101 Introduction to Public Relations 3
MTC103 Introduction to Aural Perception 1
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
MUC197 Live Sound Reinforcement I 3
MUC198 Live Sound Reinforcement II 3
MUC295AA Self-Promotion for Music 1
MUC297AA Music Internship 1
Restricted Electives: 6 Credits
COM/THP271 Voice and Diction 3
COM225 Public Speaking 3
DAN115AA Contemporary Dance Trends: Hip Hop 1
DAN115AB Contemporary Dance Trends: Break Dancing 1
DAN125AC Social Dance: Latin 1
MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3
MHL153 Rock Music and Culture 3
MKT210 Applied Marketing Strategies 3
MTC105 Music Theory I 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I 1
MTC191 Electronic Music I 3
MTC192 Electronic Music II 3
MUC111 Digital Audio Workstation I (DAW I) 3
MUC112 Digital Audio Workstation II (DAW II) 3
MUC130 Music Electronic Components 3
MUC138 Disc Jockey Laboratory 1
MUC194 Introduction to Audio Mixing Techniques 3
MUC195 Studio Music Recording I 3
MUC196 Studio Music Recording II 3
MUC209 Music Industry Entrepreneurship 3
MUC215 Music Industry Seminar: Innovation in Music Technology 1
MUC237 Introduction to Electronic Music Production Techniques for DJ 3
MUC240 Creative Music Production 4
MUC242 Music Genres and Styles 2
MUC274AB Music Industry Study Tour 2
MUC295 Studio Music Recording III 3
MUC298AA Special Projects 1
TCM100 Digital Multi Media 3
TCM101 Fundamentals of Radio and TV 3
MTC/TCM120 Introduction to Sound Design for Film and Video 3
TCM131AA Radio-Television Announcing 4
TCM202 The Music Video 4
MTC/TCM220 Advanced Sound Design for Film and Video 3
TCM290 Professional Media Marketing 3
Free Electives: None
General Education: None
General Education Core: None
First-Year Composition: None
Critical Reading: None
Oral Communication: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Develop a specific public relations program for a DJ promotion. (MKT101)
  2. Detect, through listening, rhythmic errors in a musical fragment. (MTC103)
  3. List structural characteristics of a melody. (MTC103)
  4. Describe the responsibilities of professional agents, artist management, and arts administration. (MUC109)
  5. List the organizations and the procedures which govern music copyrighting, licensing, and publishing. (MUC109)
  6. Describe marketing practices, production, and merchandising in the record industry operations. (MUC110)
  7. Describe the typical construction of an industry formatted dance song and how the song's composition relates to segueing. (MUC135)
  8. Explain the process of determining a song's beats per minute and its relationship to beat mixing and dance music genres. (MUC135)
  9. Describe how to cue a song to prepare for a segue with an industry standard compact disc player and turntable. (MUC135)
  10. Identify and discuss common methods of segueing songs. (MUC135)
  11. Describe how to program songs to entertain a live, general audience. (MUC135)
  12. Describe and perform basic scratching techniques. (MUC136)
  13. Explain and demonstrate exercises and practices. (MUC136)
  14. Explain and create various components of an Artist/DJ image. (MUC137)
  15. Explain and demonstrate the use of various digital interfaces. (MUC137)
  16. Identify and describe proper electrical connections. (MUC197)
  17. Explain the uses of equalizers and frequencies. (MUC197)
  18. Demonstrate speaker placement, and identify load impedance. (MUC197)
  19. Describe the factors taken into consideration when working with various loudspeakers and monitors. (MUC198)
  20. Evaluate appropriateness of personal goals and objectives to the market needs. (MUC295AA)
  21. Develop a self-promotion package, including a resume and business correspondence materials. (MUC295AA)
  22. Apply communication skills for employment interviews and in marketing DJ mixes, recordings, and performances. (MUC295AA)
  23. Apply basic procedures of recordkeeping and keeping a tax file. (MUC295AA)
  24. Apply classroom instruction to work experiences during 80 hours per credit during the semester. (MUC297AA)