DJ: ART & BUSINESS


Program 4

COURSE DURATION: 4 WEEKS
LEARNING CLASS: 160 HOURS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE
OPTION: MASTER-CLASSES CONDUCTED BY HOLLYWOOD STARS, ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM,
PRICE: $4995 APPLY FOR A COURSE

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The MI-HIMC Immersive DJ Program is designed to give students an intensive dive into the art, craft, technology, history and business of contemporary DJ’ing. The program achieves its learning objectives through a blend of theoretical and practical applications of core DJ concepts, techniques, and approaches on the latest industry-standard equipment, as taught by experienced DJs and faculty in the heart of the Los Angeles music scene. The program is ideal for beginners, but also those wishing to further develop their DJ skills in the cultural setting of Hollywood, California.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

This program covers the skills a contemporary DJ requires to succeed:

  • Knowledge of musical styles;
  • Using vinyl and CD;
  • Ability to work with the industry-standard DJ hardware and computer applications;
  • Sequencing for the stage and studio;
  • Song structure;
  • Remxing;
  • History of the field;
  • Doing business as a DJ;

COURSE METHODOLOGY

The program is grouped into three main courses: Performance, Production, and History & Business. These overarching courses feature subject-specific modules, as outlined below:

PERFORMANCE (30 hours per week, 120 hours program total)

This course—the bulk of the program—is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essentials skills, technology and artistry required for effective DJ performance through a combination of theory and practical application. Students receive hands-on instruction on individual, never shared, workstations featuring top-of-the-line hardware and software.

Course Modules:

  • Beat Matching with Vinyl (3 hours per week, 12 hours total)
  • Beat Matching with CDs (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • Serato DJ (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • Traktor Pro (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • Sequencing with PUSH (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • Controllerism with Serato (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • Controllerism with Traktor (4 hours per week, 16 hours total)
  • DJ Set Building (3 hours per week, 12 hours total)

PRODUCTION (4 hours per week, 16 program hours total)

In addition to live performance, an additional creative avenue (and revenue stream) or DJs comes in the form of remixing and recording. This course is designed to complement the content of the Performance course by providing essential information on various aspects of production.

Course Modules:

  • Remixing (2 hours per week, 8 hours total)
  • Ableton Live for DJs (2 hours per week, 8 hours total)
  • Song Building (2 hours per week, 8 hours total)

HISTORY & BUSINESS (4 hours per week, 16 program hours total)

This course is designed to give students a well-rounded introduction to core nonperformance/ productions aspects of DJ’ing. Students learn the fundamental history of recorded music (essential knowledge for DJs looking to craft intelligent and unique sets and recordings) and the core concepts required for doing business as a DJ (contract essentials, setting up a company, securing a support team, etc.).

Course Modules:

  • History of Recorded Music Through the Lens of the DJ (2 hours per week, 8 hours total)
  • The Business of DJ’ing (2 hours per week, 8 hours total)
Program 4

Draft Weekly Program Schedule (Repeats Weekly for 4 weeks: 40 hours Per Week/120 hours Total)

DAY 1 MORNING
  • History of Recorded Music Through the Lens of the DJ (1 hour, classroom 320)
  • The Business of DJ’ing (1 hour, classroom 320)
  • Ableton Live for DJs (2 hours, classroom 330)
AFTERNOON
  • Beat Matching with Vinyl (2 hours, classroom 236)
  • Traktor Pro (2 hours, classroom 236)
DAY 2 MORNING
  • Serato DJ (2 hours, classroom 236)
  • DJ Set Building (2 hours, classroom 236)
AFTERNOON
  • Controllerism with Serato (2 hours, classroom 331)
  • Sequencing with PUSH (2 hours, classroom 330)
DAY 3 MORNING
  • Controllerism with Traktor (2 hours, classroom 331)
  • Controllerism with Serato (2 hours, classroom 331)
AFTERNOON
  • Beat Matching with CDs (2 hours, аудитория 236)
  • Controllerism with Traktor (2 hours, classroom 331)
DAY 4 MORNING
  • Serato DJ (2 hours, classroom 236)
  • Traktor DJ (2 hours, classroom 331)
AFTERNOON
  • Sequencing with PUSH (2 hours, classroom 330)
  • Remixing (2 hours, classroom 330)
DAY 5 MORNING
  • History of Recorded Music Through the Lens of the DJ (1 hour, classroom 320)
  • The Business of DJ’ing (1 hour, classroom 320)
  • Song Building (2 hours, classroom 330)
AFTERNOON
  • DJ Set Building (1 hour, classroom 236)
  • Beat Matching with Vinyl (1 hour, classroom 236)
  • Beat Matching with CDs(2 hours, classroom 236)

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

As an option students are offered an extensive entertainment program for the week-ends: tours of LA, visiting the legendary concert hall ‘Hollywood Bowl’, concerts, exhibitions, museums, film premiers, etc.

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