WaterBear Announces Carl Cox Scholarship Award

Posted on 20th May 2021
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We’re delighted to announce a new scholarship award with one of the world’s best-known and best-loved DJs, Carl Cox. As pioneer of electronic dance music, Carl Cox has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly three decades and continues to innovate and inspire through his music.

WaterBear’s ethos is very much reflected in Carl’s career. Nurturing innovation in the music industry is at the forefront of what we do, paving the way for musicians to forge careers on their own terms, armed with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing landscape. Carl Cox has always demonstrated a passion for giving to his art, combined with authenticity, a genuine love of music and the desire to innovate. He is proof that this combination can pave the way for great career success, with a pioneering legacy that redefines musical genres and transcends boundaries.

“I’m really excited to support WaterBear – The College of Music in providing this scholarship award and contributing to someone’s career journey in music. Hopefully this will help the creative process and lead to some great new electronic music that we can all enjoy.” – Carl Cox

The Carl Cox Scholarship Award is for one deserving WaterBear student, who will receive equipment to the value of £15,000 in order to help support their music projects and career goals. The course eligible for the scholarship award is the new BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business starting in September 2021, which can be studied on-site in Brighton, or online via distance learning from anywhere in the world. With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a fresh approach to Higher Education.

Details of how to apply for the Carl Cox Scholarship Award and all Ts and Cs can be found here.

The BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business Degree

This exciting new course, which launches at WaterBear this September, is designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical strategies to forge your own career. The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. It deals with what really matters in the industry. It will expand your options and push you to create original, boundary-shifting music. It’s fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University. More information about the course can be found here.

The deadline to submit your application for the Carl Cox Scholarship Award is Friday 20th August 2021. We’re expecting an incredible response to this announcement, and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck with your application!

by Adam Bushell
A professional drummer of over 25 years, Adam has played for many top-level bands and artists including Freak Power, Will Young, Martha Reeves, Sam Brown, Phil Hilborne, Richie Kotzen, Jose Feliciano and Jason Derulo. He’s a regular contributor to Rhythm magazine and as a drum tutor, has guided the development of many hundreds of students, both privately and at various renowned music institutions. With over 20 years’ experience in music education, he held successive positions as Principal of two of the UK’s largest private music education colleges, before co-founding WaterBear.
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