The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Disc Jockey Techniques II is designed to prepare students for entry level 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. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Disc Jockey Techniques is also available.
This pathway map 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.g., advertising, social media campaigns, public relations, interactive media, digital media).
- 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.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Music Directors and Composers
- Disc Jockeys, Except Radio
- Musicians, Instrumental
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|MTC103||Introduction to Aural Perception||1|
|MUC136||Turntablism: The Art of the Scratch DJ||3|
|MUC137||Digital DJ Performance Techniques||3|
|MUC138||Disc Jockey Laboratory||1|
|MUC293||Self Promotion for Music||1|
|MUC109||Music Business: Content Creation and Copyright||3|
|MUC197||Live Sound Reinforcement I||3|
|MUC139||Introduction to Emcee-Rapping Techniques||3|
|MHL204||Hip-Hop Music and Culture||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107, or permission of Instructor.||C, HU, L||3|
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Disc Jockey Techniques II (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=137504).
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.