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MUS2016 : DJing Skills and Turntablism (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mariam Rezaei
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To successfully deliver several ‘live recording ‘DJ mixes with various equipment and varying criteria.
To successfully compose for turntable, as a soloist and in a group scenario.

Outline Of Syllabus

A split of lectures and practical workshops focusing on the history of DJ Mixing with progression in to Turntablism.
The lectures will include group analysis, music theory, compositional experiments. Practical workshops will include working solo and as groups. Task set clearly each week with a dedicated studio and time needed for each student to fulfil work aims for the following week.
The course will provide a theoretically correct and up to date learning of DJing in a professional context, where students will make several mixes with practical applications and lean to perform and compose experimental turntablist works.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00Needs AV support.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading203:0060:00Preparation and research for practical work
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching202:0040:00Needs to be in studio with DJ equipment
Guided Independent StudySkills practice204:0080:00Needs to be in studio with DJ equipment or home equipment
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods reflect the fact that DJing is a practical skill that requires hands-on tuition. the lectures provide essential historical, social. technological and professional context.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log1M202 reflective logs, 1000 words each
Design/Creative proj1M4090 minutes combined of mixed music through 4 different DJ mixes
Practical/lab report2A4015 minute performance
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The reflective log tests students' awareness of their developing skills and enables them to place their practice in a professional context. The exam tests the practical skills developed during the module in a manner comparable to recitals on other performance modules.
The creative project gives participants the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding whilst applying creativity through practical means.

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