Debut DJ Course (Equivalent to Grade 1)

R 5,000.00

DJ & Music Production Institute has partnered with the University Of West London College of examinations and are delighted to offer a brand new range of graded exams for DJs in South Africa in association with Future DJ's.

With our highly skilled DJ tutors teaching you in 1 on 1 environment, which will prepare you to take the new forward-thinking exams.

Topics covered include:

Introduction to DJ gear & setups
Rekordbox DJ
Learning to identify; Samples, Genres, Instruments  
Cue points and Hot cues
Vinyl mode
Catching and slowing
Basic mixing technique
Mixing with EQ
Visualize / Putting it all together
Basic Scratching and beat juggling techniques
Practice sessions
Improvised routine
Aural exam preparation 
Final mix
Online exam 

10 x 2Hr sessions
1 on 1 Classes
*Lessons are completed in your own time (3 Month limit)

These exams will only be conducted at specialist exam centers (Sandton). Exams are hosted every 3 months and marked by the University Of West London Examiners via an online setup. 

How exams are marked

Exam Components

Examination levels

The performance skill expected at this level is of an essentially elementary nature. Only basic transition, scratching and beat juggling techniques are required. Tracks are expected to be kept in sync by ear using the jog wheels, but candidates are not asked to match bpms by ear. Understanding and awareness of balancing, structure, track selection, harmony and narrative is required to a small extent. The scratching and beat juggling techniques in Component 1 are limited to the least demanding examples. 

Candidates should be able to:
• demonstrate basic knowledge of equipment functions, setting up and signal flow and music formats
• discuss elements of their prepared performance such as their favorite track, awareness of the chosen genre, the mood and character of the tracks selected and reasons behind track choices and transitions

Regulated qualification information
The table below shows the qualification number, title, Guided Learning Hours (GLH), Total Qualification Time (TQT) and credit value of each level. The awarding organisation is University of West London Qualifications (UWLQ). Please contact us, or consult the Register of Regulated Qualifications:, for further details.
Graded examinations

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