DJ Mixing and Turntablism

DJ Mixing and Turntablism

DJ Mixing and Turntablism


This paper aims to introduce students to DJ Mixing and Turntablism. It will explore DJ practice both theoretically and practically, providing an understanding of the processes and techniques of the performing DJ. It will provide students with an historical overview of DJ mixing, as well as health and safety information. This will benefit students if they plan to perform and mix music. 


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Key Details
Short Course

19 Weeks full time

Study Modes:
On Campus
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Please note this programme is not Government funded and the Zero Fees Scheme does not apply. Cost is $312.50 (GST inclusive) for the course.

Fees will be invoiced to you upon enrolment and must be paid before you commence the programme.

On successful completion of the paper students will be able to:

  • Explain the origins and history of DJ practice.
  • Identify, explain, setup and use the different equipment often used by a DJ.
  • Perform basic maintenance on user serviceable parts.
  • Demonstrate musical features and techniques including, but not limited to (range: counting BPM, match tempos of two or more songs, mix between two songs, perform a range of scratches, perform basic 4/4 beat juggle, manipulate a track, create a loop, create and use hot keys or cue points)
  • Identify a range of different scratches by ear.
  • Explain and identify potential hazards associated with DJ practice and working environments.
  • History and philosophy
  • Equipment
  • Beat matching and mixing
  • Scratching
  • Using the AKAI MPC
  • Communications
  • OSH guidelines
  • Tax and getting paid

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 9.00am-4.00pm at SIT's Te Rau o Te Huia (Creative Centre).

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