Basic DJ Skills 101
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  • The fee consists of R100 registration and R 3950 course fee. The total cost for the SCIM DJ 101 Course is R 4050.00.

Course Overview

From turntables to laptops and beyond, the array of technology at the disposal of the modern DJ is almost endless. An exciting world where hardware meets human ingenuity to create genre bending, dance floor shattering performances.


SCIM DJ 101 is available at the following Boston campuses:

  • Jhb City Centre
  • Sandton
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Pretoria

Course Curriculum


The functionality of a professional turnrable CD player
Cueing and control
Beat matching
Using the headphones – monitoring
Applications and functionality of a professional DJ mixer
Bars & beats:
Basic music structure
Advanced music structure and selection
Training your ear
Manipulating the cycles, patterns and sequences within music


Knowing your equipment
Defining and understanding the various styles/genres of music
Defining and understanding the structure of music
understanding and manipulating the mixer
The responsibilities of a professional DJ

Structure and Attendance

The duration of the DJ101 course can be up to a maximum duration of 8-weeks. Students will attend class twice weekly . One practical lecture and one theory lecture per week. Classes can also be condensed into full time study of 2 hours per day x 8 days. Students will receive a "short learning programme" certificate on successful completion. Suggested timetable, can be amended to suit individual:
Basic DJ Skills 101