The College of Music.

Music degree courses for the musicians of today.
Professional 1 to 1 mentoring. Smaller class sizes. Flexible study options. On-demand support. WaterBear sets a new standard in music education.

Welcome to WaterBear

With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a fresh approach to Higher Education. Based in the heart of Brighton, we offer a range of music degree and master's courses designed for today's musicians. Take a look and find out why we've become one of the fastest growing music colleges in the UK. WaterBear is a College of Falmouth University, the specialist Higher Education provider for the creative industries.

Our Courses

We are world leaders in on-site, online, and blended learning for musicians. Our BA (Hons) and Master’s courses are internationally recognised and approved by Falmouth University.
BA (Hons) Career Musician
For independent, self-motivated musicians who want to thrive, not just survive.
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BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business
Hone your skills. Produce great music. Learn all you need for life as an electronic music artist.
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MA Music Entrepreneur
Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you.
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In 2021, we're proud to offer the Royal Blood Scholarship and the Carl Cox Scholarship Award to support deserving students throughout their studies at WaterBear. Applications are open until Friday 20th August.

Royal Blood Scholarship

The scholarship will cover all tuition fees for one deserving student throughout their degree at WaterBear.

Carl Cox Scholarship Award

The scholarship award will consist of musical equipment to the value of £15,000 to help one deserving student throughout their degree at WaterBear.

Tutors and Departments

WaterBear Tutors have top-level music industry experience. Simply put, we've got your back.


How to play guitar like BB King
It’s a smoky, wet paved night in the windy city of Chicago. November 21st 1964 […]
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How to use Snapchat to promote your music
I know what you are thinking. As your eyes cross the softly lit screen processing the words above, “foolish […]
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How to promote your music on Instagram
As per usual, I was late to the party. Beautiful people mingling, trending political and […]
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What is EQ?
What is EQ?  Used on every instrument, in all playing situations and on all recordings, […]
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How to Play Guitar like Prince
The year is 1984, you watch Dynasty then head to the cinema. There, the glorious […]
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WaterBear Presents The Totemist
WaterBear | The College of Music are giving you an amazing and unique chance to […]
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How to Fund Your Music Projects with Ruth Daniel
WaterBear – The College of Music are pleased to announce that on Friday 30th July we […]
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The 2021 WaterBear Songwriting Factory
WaterBear | The College of Music are excited to announce the launch of The WaterBear […]
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WaterBear Announces Carl Cox Scholarship Award
We’re delighted to announce a new scholarship award with one of the world’s best-known and best-loved […]
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Exclusive free resources from our industry experts Our tutors aren’t just any old music teachers […]
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