Share your passion for music and learn the art of DJ. Gain a solid foundation in the theory and practice of DJing and the use of computers to make music. Learn the skills you need to work as a DJ or electronic music producer.

Professional DJs and electronic music producers know music and know how to creatively use the latest DJ tools and production technology. 

Hone your skills in our DJ booths, equipped with a mix of club and battle mixers, Technics 1200 turntables, iMacs with Serato DJ, Native Instruments Traktor, Ableton Live, Pioneer CDJs, several types of MIDI controllers and KRK studio monitors. 

Develop your electronic production skills. Learn about the fundamental aspects of DJing: beat mixing, matching and scratching technique. Learn how to set up and operate live sound and lighting equipment. Find your unique performance style.

This programme is an ideal pathway into other MAINZ programmes and is a good prerequisite for the first year of our Audio Engineering and Production Programme.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Location:
    Auckland; Christchurch
  • Method of Study:
    Full time (Part time options available)
  • Holiday Duration:
    6 weeks
  • Teaching Duration:
    34 weeks
  • Total Duration:
    40 weeks
  • Start Date:
    20 February 2017
  • End Date:
    27 November 2017
  • $5,811

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Course Components

  • Live performance
  • Turntable studies
  • The art of mixing
  • Electronic music production
  • History of the DJ and electronic music
  • Music theory for non-musicians
  • PA and lighting technology
  • Professional studies

Career Opportunities

Become a self-employed DJ or music entrepreneur, produce electronic music for live performance or broadcast, or work in radio or event promotions. 

Entry Criteria

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 with no band lowere than 5.0

 Special Notes

  • Applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a high level of motivation and a desire to succeed in this demanding field.
  • Preference will be given to those with Merit or Excellence passes at NCEA Level 2 or above and/or experience in DJing or music production
  • Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the above criteria, if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience, or (in the opinion of the Programme Leader) could complete the programme successfully
  • Providing examples of music production or DJ mixes are also recommended