Producer/Dj Young Guru is set to take up residency at the University of Southern California for the upcoming school year (13/14) to help the college develop a degree programme in music production.

The music engineer, who has worked extensively with Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West, will join the faculty at USC Thornton's Contemporary Music Division as an artist-in-residence, and will lecture students studying different genres of music, the industry and songwriting.

He says, "The class that I'm teaching will start with the basic foundations of sound and move all the way up to engineering and mixing and mastering and what some of those ideas and concepts are.

"I'm even more excited to help the university develop a programme that will encompass everything of music - the business and the technology; the music is just one part of it."

This isn't the first college class Guru has taught. He also lectured at New York University, Emory and Drexel, among others.