The future of DJing just got a whole lot brighter with DJing now qualifying as secondary education when earning a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the UK.
According to the BBC, turntables, CDJs and other DJ gear will now serve as the formal instruments equivalent to the guitar, piano, and all those previously received as such by secondary education programs.
Professional DJs and instructors Austen and Scott Smart have developed a DJ curriculum that is inspiring students to pursue music.
“We’re also seeing a lot of students who are not just maybe disengaged from the music department, but potentially disengaged from the rest of the school. I believe that we are able to connect with them, with the music that they get.”
FutureDJs, is currently sending professional DJs to tutor kids throughout the UK.
“Becoming a DJ is now not only realistic but you can develop the skills of DJing and creating your own electronic music within school time,” FutureDJs notes on their website.
“By enjoying our weekly programme of study you can very soon be creating your own music or DJing with all of your favourite songs on the latest and best DJ equipment.”
Watch the official BBC report below. For more information, visit https://futuredjs.org