at a time that suits you
Back in 1996 we brought together some of Manchester’s most prestigious club and radio DJs, promoters and venues (including the Hacienda) to input their expertise in designing the UK’s first and finest range of DJ courses. SEM DJ courses now prove to be one of the best ways of getting into the industry, attracting students from around the world.
If you’re totally new to the decks and want to see what it’s all about, why not come along for a £40 DJ Taster Course? If you’re new to it but want to get to a professional level of DJing, our popular Complete DJ Course could be for you. And if you’ve been practicing for years, why not treat yourself to some 1-2-1 lessons with a pro tutor.
With music production and live performance playing a larger role in DJing than ever before, we’ve created some course combinations to train you to the top of your game.
The Complete DJ Course can be studied standalone, and is suitable for total beginners. However if you want to become a DJ/Producer, why not do the Music Production Course and the Complete DJ Course..
Our ‘Introduction‘ and ‘Music Production Course come with freebies – 1 year’s Roland Cloud Ultimate (£150), and choose from the powerful music production software Ableton Live Suite (£539) or Native Instruments Komplete (£499).
Why SEM for DJing?
World Class Tuition
Train with 3 world-class DJs whose DJ careers have taken them around the globe, each offering different experiences within the industry. DJ Rasp, holder of 7 DMC and IDA British championship titles, Neil Diablo, the founder of the famous El Diablo Social Club, and James Bowers, former Gatecrasher & O2 Academy DJ & Radio host.
No DJ equipment at home? Not a problem! Get club-ready, practice and record your mixes in our pro DJ suites, kitted with the latest Pioneer, Denon, Technics and Traktor equipment.
Unlimited Access to Practice
If you’re studying the 4-month Complete DJ Course at SEM, you will gain unlimited access to our DJ studios from 10am – 10pm Monday – Friday, and 12pm – 9pm on weekends. Hone your skills by practicing as much as you want, for a full 12 months.
SEM is a hive of people doing cool things in music – and meeting other DJs, producers and promoters is a great way to kickstart your journey. As a SEM student you’ll gain access to masterclasses to help inspire; one of our latest was a Q&A with tech house giants, Solardo. After training with us you’ll also gain access to the DJ opportunities that come our way, and to events that we put on.
- School of Electronic Music
220 Chapel StreetManchester M3 5LE
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