The AKKS DJ course teaches you everything you need to get started as a DJ!


You get an introduction to assembly and use of the DJ kit, as well as the different functions and settings on the mixer. You also learn about BPM, mixing and beat mixing. Beat mixing is the art of mixing songs so their tempos match.

The course is held at AKKS rehersal spaces in USF Verftet. The DJ kit we use is mainly Pioneer 1000 mk media players and Pioneer DJM450 mixer. Examples of suitable music genres are house, techno, trance, dubstep, drum & bass, trap, grime, EDM and hardstyle.

Each semester ends with a DJ-set where the course participants get the chance to play live at a club.

You don’t need any previous knowledge to enrol in the course. After the finished course you should be able to play without any guidance.

All our courses focus on the joy of playing music, as well as mastering the instrument on every step of the way. The courses are in small groups consisting of 3  participants.

Our courses are largely tailored to the skills of the participants. The courses are originally in Norwegian but can be adapted to accommodate the English speaking students. To see when the next gitar course will start and to sign up for the course please visit our Norwegian page.

Practical about the course

  • Please bring a USB flash drive or a CD with at least 20 different songs. The songs need to be in either .mp3 (minimum 320kbps) or .WAVE format. The songs should be in a similar genre and tempo.
  • A DJ kit with mixers and CDJ media players are available at the course.
  • The course is being held at USF Verftet, on the 2nd floor of AKKS’s rehearsal rooms.
  • The course goes over 6 times with 2 hours of teaching (including break) each course day. A total of 12 coursehours.
  • The course takes place in groups of 3 participants.
  • It is possible to practice free of charge in AKKS’s rehearsal rooms between the course days, Monday to Friday before. 17:00 and on weekends for the course participants.


Music should be available to everyone

Your personal economy shouldn’t be a barrier if you want to participate in music activities. If you’re under 18 you or your parents/legal guardians can apply to get reduces fees or the fee completely covered by us. If you’re a holder of Aktivitetskortet (The Activity Card from Bergen Kommune), you can use it here.

To make use of this offer, please check the boxes that apply in the application form. The offer is supported and funded by Bufdir.

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