DJ: A Beginner's Guide

Get comfortable behind the decks and get that party started! Practice your turntable skills. Have a go at beat mixing, beat juggling, scratching, CD mixing and using Serato Scratch Live; learn the history and theory of DJ and event management. If you’ve got the music in you, let it out with MAINZ. 


 Auckland MAINZ

Total Duration:

 6pm – 9pm, Tuesday and Thursday


 5 September – 28 September 2017



 Christchurch MAINZ

Total Duration:

 6pm – 9pm, 4 nights, 12 hours


 17 – 20 July 2017


Core Elements

  • Serato Scratch Live 
  • Serato DJ Intro 
  • MIDI controllers 
  • MIDI mapping 
  • Equipment setup and troubleshooting 
  • Music software setup and troubleshooting 
  • Music structure 
  • Beat matching theory 
  • Mixing techniques and transitions 
  • EQs and effects 
  • Recording setup

Entry Criteria

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

Application Process

Apply online or find application forms here