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Explore our BA(Hons) and Master’s Degrees in Brighton

BRIGHTON COURSES

Explore our BA(Hons) and Master’s Degrees in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD COURSES

Study online with our 2-year accelerated BA(Hons) Degrees

ONLINE COURSES

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WaterBear offers BA (Hons) degree and master’s courses made for today’s musicians, artists and industry professionals. We’re about smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery, bespoke one-to-one mentoring and exclusive work experience and career development opportunities.  WaterBear colleges are based in the heart of Brighton and Sheffield, two amazing UK cities with incredible musical roots and heritage. We also have a range of online distance learning courses too. WaterBear is a College of Falmouth University, a pioneer in creative industries education, entrepreneurship and innovation.  

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Our Courses

Our BA (Hons) music degrees are delivered on site and online. Blended learning options are also available on the MA programmes. All courses are taught by WaterBear and awarded by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Production)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Songwriting)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

WaterBear x Ditto BA (Hons) Professional Music: Business Degree

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Electronic Music)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Creative Music Production

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Performance

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

MA Music Performance, Production & Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

MA Music Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music with Integrated Foundation Year*

(4 years, on-site) *Subject to approval

Starting Sept 2024

WaterBear News

Open Days

Our Open Days are relaxed and informal and provide you with the opportunity to find out everything you need to know about WaterBear. You’ll be able to ask questions, chat with staff and students and experience the unique college environment for yourself. Click the link below to find out more and book your place.

WaterBear Life

Being at WaterBear is about more than just being a music student at uni. It’s a way of life. It’s about being immersed in music, in a place where you’re supported to grow artistically and professionally. WaterBear colleges are based in the heart of Brighton and Sheffield, both amazing UK cities for music, arts and nightlife.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are very proud to partner with some of the biggest names in music to offer various Scholarship awards and free course places. We also offer a range of bursaries to help students fund their studies and activities at WaterBear.

School Tours

We regularly visit schools and colleges around the UK, offering free workshops with help and advice for young musicians and artists. If you know of a school or college who’d like a visit from WaterBear, click the link below to find out how it works.

Our Prospectus

Want to know about our BA (Hons) music degree and master’s courses in more detail? The latest WaterBear Prospectus is available to order. Just fill out the form and we’ll get one sent to you.

WaterBear Departments

WaterBear – The College of Music offers BA (Hons) degree and master's courses tailor-made for today's musicians. Smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery.

Online Department

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Masters Degrees

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Audio Production

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Music Business

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Electronic Music

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Guitar

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Songwriting

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Vocals

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Our Partners

We partner with some of the biggest names and brands in music, bringing our students unrivalled opportunities to learn from inside the music industry.

Slambarz
Ditto
Tesla Studios
Music Managers Forum (MMF)
DMND CLR
Audient
Sidney & Matilda
Pattern + Push
Overwater Basses
Toolroom Academy
Sentric Music
Creators Hub Studios
AudioActive
Beatport
Anderton's Music
British Drum Co.
Last Man Music
Tramlines Festival
Favour The Brave
The Rev Rooms
The Great Escape
Ooosh! Tours
The Leadmill
Brighton Electric
Small Pond
ArcTanGent Festival
Novation
Pioneer DJ
Loopmasters
Future DJs
Funktion-one
Focusrite
DJ Mag
Cavendish Music
Ampeg
Ableton
Victory
Code Drum Heads
Steinberg
Slate Digital
Serato
Roland
Origin Recording
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Why We're WaterBear...

- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

WaterBear Education Ltd, Hanover House,
118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1143 992720

WaterBear Education Ltd, Hanover House,
118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1143 992720

Why We're WaterBear...

- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

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