The eligibility criteria is quite straightforward – You need to know music, have a passion for it, and understand the technical aspects & intricacies of rhythms. While a graduate’s degree may be a minimum requirement at some places, mostly its your experience of music that counts. Since a deejay is more a music artist, it’s his personal traits that matter more than anything else. These are the DJs who have chosen this profession based on their in-born talent and flair for music. Most of them are from a background where they have acquired a liking for this profession during their earlier days at school or college. Then there are some who have learnt the ropes practically by working as interns in FM Radio channels.
A degree in Communications or Journalism is an added advantage
Institutes offering DJ courses
For becoming a Disc Jockey, currently there are no colleges or universities that offer full-time programmes or courses with a defined syllabus or course curriculum in DJ training or development. However, there are many private institutes and training centers that have sprung up across India mainly in Mumbai, Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata that offer short duration courses in DJ development and other related skills such as:
- Pro DJ
- DJ Training and Development course
- Digital Live DJ’ing course
- Audio Engineering course
Most of these institutes have been set up by DJs themselves:
- I Love Music Academy, Gurgaon – courses such as “Pro DJ” (3 months, part time), “DJ Producer” (9 months, part time)
- Electronyk Academy, Delhi – an institute by DJ NYK (Nikhil Sahni)
- Jazzy Joe, Delhi – one of the oldest DJ schools in Delhi, set up in 1997
- Learn Djing Jaipur – an online institute by Dj Emoix & Dtoxx (Jaipur) 2015 http://www.emoixonline.com
- Skratchlab DJ Academy, Chennai – developed by DJ Kave, twice D.M.C World DJ championship Indian representative, Official DJ for A R Rahman, Blaaze & Hardkaur
- Global DJ Music Production & DJ Training Academy, Mumbai
The fees charged by institutes vary widely. Also, in certain cases training is provided by DJ’s on a one-to-one basis and in these cases it is totally subjective and fee structure might be customized based upon the training needs of the applicant. There are extra charges for additional practice time in the DJ studio.
Learn Djing jaipur ( Dj Emoix & Dtoxx)
Full time professional DJ Course (100 hours): Rs. 50,000
Basic mobile DJ course (60 hours): Rs. 24,000.