Lean to become a professional DJ

This innovative EDEXCEL approved DJ diploma is designed for people wishing to embark on a career in the DJ industry. No previous experience of DJ skills or DJ equipment is necessary to study this course which means it’s suitable for enthusiastic beginners. For more experienced students the course content can be tailored to suit your skill level which that would include more advanced DJ or production subjects.

“Learn to mix with traditional methods alongside the latest techniques with Macbooks”

Learning environment

You will be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built, air conditioned DJ studios and not a classroom. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest DJ performance equipment such as the new Pioneer CDJ-3000 multi player at all times during your course.

Learn the skills necessary to be a successful DJ

During the course you will learn how to use the latest Pioneer DJ equipment and Rekorbox software. Learn to mix with traditional methods alongside the latest techniques with Macbooks, controllers, time coded vinyl and software. You will also learn how to create live sets and performances with Ableton Live.

Learn to produce and create remixes

In addition to the DJ techniques you will also learn to remix and produce in your preferred style of music using Ableton which allows you to incorporate your own productions within your DJ performance sets.

Receive up to 50% student discount on software

Our DJ performqnce diploma students can receive discounts on most software packages and plug ins including Ableton, Pro Tools, iZotope, Fabfilter and Steinberg.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

This 6 month part time course can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings and even on Saturdays. It is possible to fast track the course to 8 weeks if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis. All aspects of DJing, mix creation, remixing and music production are covered during this DJ diploma including:

  • DJ performance equipment and integration
  • Beat matching and mixing
  • Transitions and fade techniques
  • Basic scratch techniques
  • Mastering for streaming platforms
  • Creative use of effects and dynamic processors
  • Music Production techniques using Ableton
  • DJ promotion and establishing a fan base
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Understanding equipment and the club environment

  • Understanding professional club PA systems/sound reinforcement
  • Equipment maintenance and product knowledge
  • DVS and DJ formats overview
  • Mixers in depth
  • Trimming and gain structure
  • BPM, tempo and rhythm

DJ techniques Part 1

  • Pioneer CDJ and Rekordbox integration
  • Transitions and fade techniques
  • Split-cue monitoring
  • Multi-deck and multi-format mixing
  • Using Filters and EQ basics
  • Crossfader curves

DJ techniques Part 2

  • In-depth use of equalizers including subtractive techniques
  • Advanced effects
  • Optimizing mixes based on song structure & genre
  • Basic scratch techniques
  • Advanced use of Mixed In Key software
  • Harmonic mixing Techniques in real-time

Set planning, Capture and Mastering

  • Impact mixes
  • Set development and progression
  • Cross genre mixing and BPM development
  • Recording mediums, live sets
  • Mastering for streaming platforms
  • DJ promotion and establishing a fan base

Live Performance with Ableton

Production and remixing with Ableton

  • Stem mixing and creation
  • Advanced Ableton session overview
  • Creative use of software instruments
  • Live looping and composition on the fly
  • Creative use of effects and dynamic processors
  • Mixing and mastering techniques

Book your place on the DJ diploma

One to One

Start date: Usually one week after enrolment
Duration: 6 months part-time or 3 months full-time

£3,498

or £1,198 for first installment*


CHOOSE OPTIONS

*Please note; paying by installments incurs an admin fee of £98.

Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

DJ course reviews

“As I’ve been playing out regularly for the past 5 years I wasn’t sure what more I could learn. I was amazed at the depth of knowledge Chris has on DJ production and he has really opened up my eyes to the creative possibilities for DJs… cheers Chris!”

Paul improved his understanding of song structures
Kevin, London
Advanced DJ certificate

“I needed an overview of DJing and decided to enrol on this course as the course structure seemed perfect for me. The tutor was really patient and had a great knowledge of all styles of music. Taking the one-to-one option worked for me as I could stop the course and ask questions at anytime. Thanks a lot for all your help.”

Billie, London
DJ Skills Crash Course

I studied the music technology diploma at London AMP and had an excellent time there. Having come from doing a similar course at a standard uni, I found their hands on approach and one on one tutoring incredibly efficient and much more insightful than the former. The teachers are are fantastic and make the courses both productive and fun. Thanks for the experience! 

Nick, Music Technology Diploma
Nick, London
Music Technology Diploma