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DJing

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in the future I would like to be a DJ

  • knowledge of media production and communication
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to be flexible and open to change

  • a college course
  • volunteering
  • applying directly
  • specialist training courses

play and mix records in clubs or bars, to create atmosphere or keep people dancing choose music to suit your audience's taste and the venue's music policy operate lighting and visual effects in time to the beat create your own sounds, manipulate beats, use samples, and add music and sound effects work with an MC who raps or sings over the music As a radio DJ or presenter, you'll present a radio programme in your own style. You could: choose the music to be played keep up an entertaining and natural flow of chat interact with the audience through phone-ins, emails, texts and social media keep to a very tight timing schedule interview studio guests operate studio equipment to play music, pre-recorded news, jingles and advertisements (known as 'driving the desk) discuss ideas with the producer, write scripts and prepare playlists for future shows