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DJ Foundations Short Course

Course Fee Duration Days*
AED 950 6 hours / 2 sessions
Fri & Sat
(Excluding VAT)      
Next Starting Date Qualification Usual Timings*
22 May 2020 DJ Foundations Certificate  3pm to 6pm
19 Jun 2020     
Delivery Method  Language  Age Requirements 
Distance Learning   English  16+ 


* These times are based on how the course has been run in the past and are subject to change before each start date.






Program Overview 

A first step for students of DJing to familiarise themselves with a key part of modern DJing.

Program Description 

This weekend course is specifically designed to inculcate a foundational technical understanding of Digital DJ software among the aspiring music artists and acts as a progressive stepping-stone towards the Beginner DJ courses.


The following is the outline of syllabus covered

  • Introduction
  • What is digital DJ software?
  • Are some softwares better than others?
  • How do modern DJs use it
  • Demonstration
  • Step by step workshop to setup Serato DJ software
  • How to organize your music collection for DJing
  • Music file types and audio quality
  • Secrets to make your life easier as a DJ
  • Introduction to the basics of song analysis
  • Song structure
  • Using cue points
  • Using loops
  • Troubleshooting


 Program Outline 

  • Students will gain a foundational understanding of digital dj software
  • How to navigate it
  • How to start organising themselves to become djs or for existing DJs to organise themselves better
  • The basics of song analysis and DJ set preparation