Good news, future DJs! You can now learn how to spin as part of your General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) over in the UK.
According to BBC, this has become possible because decks are now recognized as formal instruments by examination boards. That puts your controller or CDJs right up there with a guitar, piano, saxophone — you name it.
Professional DJs and instructors Austen and Scott Smart are behind the course’s DJ curriculum, which students seems to really be connecting with. Some even say, they learn even better while studying other subjects after using DJing as a creative outlet.
Rhythm, timbre, tone, metre, harmony, and other aspects of music theory are tackled in these lessons. No matter how far the future DJs choose to push their careers, they’ll be fully prepared.
FutureDJs is an education business with a large social impact for young people supplying professional visiting DJ and Music Production tutors to schools nationwide (in the same way as traditional instrumental tutors).
Tutors deliver a unique programme of study created by professionals, starting at Key Stage 2 and running through to Key Stage 5, in accordance with the new AQA, OCR and Eduqas GCSE music specifications.
One of the key focuses of the organisation is simply to get more young people into music, and in turn more students taking GCSE and A-Level Music.
Learn more about the initiative at futuredjs.org.
DJing Towards GCSE