NEW DAMIAN KEYES SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER ’22. FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

The College of Music

ionicons-v5-cPlay Video

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. We’re based in the heart of Brighton, one of the UK’s most exciting cities for music and the arts. 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.

APPLY NOW

Our Courses

Our BA (Hons) music degree courses can be studied on site, or fully online via distance learning. Blended learning options are also available on our master’s programmes. All courses are approved and awarded by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician

(3 years, on-site)

For dedicated musicians and artists ready to commit to a life in music.

Discover

BA (Hons) Career Musician

(2 years, online)

For self-motivated musicians and artists who want a degree but with the flexibility of online study.

Discover

BA (Hons) Electronic Music & Business

(3 years, on-site)

For dedicated electronic music artists and DJs wanting to sharpen their skills and get their music heard.

Discover

BA (Hons) Electronic Music & Business

(2 years, online)

For self-motivated electronic music artists and DJs who want a degree but with the flexibility of online study.

Discover

MA Music Performance, Production & Business

(1-year full time)

For music degree graduates who want to take their music to the next level.

Discover

MA Music Industry Enterprise

(1-year full time)

For music professionals wanting to amplify their music projects and careers.

Discover

MA Music Industry Enterprise

(2 years part time, online)

For music professionals who want a master’s but can’t commit to a full-time course.

Discover

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.  And we’re located in the heart of Brighton, one of the UK’s greatest 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. 

2022 Prospectus

Want to know about our BA (Hons) music degree and master’s courses in more detail? The latest 2022 WaterBear Prospectus is available to order. Just fill out the form and we’ll get one sent to you.

WaterBear Alumni

Finished your course? It doesn’t stop there. The WaterBear Alumni Network will keep you up to date with events, masterclasses, job opportunities, conferences and industry happenings, so even though you’ve stopped studying, you’ll always feel involved and part of the WaterBear family.

Sacha Skarbek

James Blunt, Adele
Read More

Demelza Mather

The Wytches
Read More

Mark Richardson

Skunk Anansie / Feeder
Read More

Liam Kearley

Black Peaks
Read More

Melanie Howard

The Wedding Present
Read More

Matt White

The Temperance Movement
Read More
play

Duncan Howlett

Portfolio Musician
Read More
play

Rob Town

Stampede Press
Read More

Samuel Organ

The Physics House Band
Read More

Jon Constantine

Rockfield Studios
Read More

Amba Tremain

Boy George
Read More

Tim Trotter

Feeder
Read More

Ben Ash

Carcass / Satyricon
Read More

Dave Colquhoun

Rick Wakeman / Ozzy Osbourne
Read More

Stuart Bruce

Band Aid / Stevie Wonder
Read More

Our Partners

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

Toolroom Academy
BMC
Beatport
Anderton's Music
British Drum Co.
Last Man Music
Favour The Brave
The Rev Rooms
The Great Escape
Ooosh! Tours
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
Back To Top

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

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

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.

© 2022 WaterBear, The College of Music. All rights reserved.
Site by: 
Bozboz
crossmenu