The College of Music.

We Are WaterBear

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, bespoke one-to-one mentoring and exclusive opportunities for real world work experience and career development are central to the WaterBear experience. We’re based in the heart of Brighton, one of the UK’s most exciting cities for music and the arts. WaterBear is a College of Falmouth University, the pioneer in creative industries education, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Courses

Our BA (Hons) degree courses can be studied on site, or fully online via distance learning. Blended learning options are also available on our master’s programmes. Courses are flexible and tailored-made for today’s musicians and creatives. All courses are approved and awarded by Falmouth University.

MA Music Entrepreneur

Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you.

BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business

Hone your skills. Produce great music. Learn all you need for life as an electronic music artist.

BA (Hons) Career Musician

For independent, self-motivated musicians who want to thrive, not just survive.

Open Days

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We are proud to offer scholarships in partnership with Royal Blood, Carl Cox and Cory Wong to support deserving students throughout their studies at WaterBear.

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 and mentors are all professional musicians and educators, highly experienced at every level of the music industry, bonded by music and the commitment to helping you achieve your goals.


WaterBear presents: Indie Dance Free Sample Pack
WaterBear are pleased to present a new series of downloadable sample packs, with our first release containing samples from the Indie Dance Genre.
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How to play guitar like the Black Keys
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How to play guitar like BB King
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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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Toolroom Records Show T&Cs
T&C's for Toolroom Records' club night at the WaterBear venue.
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Competition to win a 1-1 with the one and only Chris Buck!
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WaterBear Presents Yonaka
WaterBear | The College of Music are giving you an amazing and unique chance to […]
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WaterBear presents Orchards
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WaterBear Presents The Totemist
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We partner with some the biggest names and brands in music, bringing you unrivalled opportunities to learn from inside the music industry.
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