DJ’ing Fundamentals

The DJ’ing Fundamentals Short Learning Programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of DJ’ing. The SLP focuses on the key fundamental principles essential for becoming a superstar DJ. This includes the development of technical skills, creative abilities, and critical thinking in the field of DJ’ing. Whether you’re an up-and-coming DJ, an aspiring ‘bedroom’ mix master, or an aspiring entrepreneur, this course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate the DJ’ing world.

DJ’ing Fundamentals is offered by Boston City Campus in the blended mode of provision at six (6) Boston City Campus Support Centres. Download the Fact Sheet for further details.

DJ’ing Fundamentals
Short Learning Programme


2 months (minimum)

11 months (maximum)


Non-credit bearing

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate: (Vocational) Level 2; or equivalent qualification. No previous knowledge of music or experience with any musical instrument is required.

This Short Learning programme is offered at the following Support Centres: Durban City, East London, Johannesburg (Braamfontein), Pretoria (Arcadia), Queenstown, and Sandton.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

The Short Learning Programme provides exciting entry career opportunities in the fields of music and music business, for example:

  • Radio mix DJ
  • Mobile DJ
  • Entrepreneur
  • Club DJ

  • DJ’ing Practice

SC Assessment Strategy 3 (ASSC3): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment, will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%).

  •  Understand the historical significance of DJ’ing on the music culture.
  • Identify the different types of industry-level equipment used in the DJing industry.
  • Developing a basic understanding of pitch versus tempo and how this affects music in DJing.
  • Develop a clear understanding of music libraries and how to collect music.
  • Understand the Camelot chart system and how it affects music arrangement.
  • Understand the necessity of using DJ effects for performance enhancement.
  • Develop the ability to create a mood and energy during performances.

On successful completion the learner will be issued with a DJ’ing Fundamentals Short Learning Programme.