MUS2016 : DJing Skills and Turntablism
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- 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|
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.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||Needs AV support.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||20||3:00||60:00||Preparation and research for practical work|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||20||4:00||80:00||Needs to be in studio with DJ equipment or home equipment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||2:00||40:00||Needs to be in studio with DJ 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Reflective log||1||M||20||2 reflective logs, 1000 words each|
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||40||90 minutes combined of mixed music through 4 different DJ mixes|
|Practical/lab report||2||A||40||15 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.