Welcome to our August Round Up of all the latest news from WaterBear HQ. Our focus recently has been on resilience, something truly at the core of our ethos at WaterBear. Afterall, that’s what a ‘Water Bear’ is known for. Being resilient over these last few months has been essential. Not only are we approaching our September reopening with confidence, we’re also hugely excited by all the latest announcements we have in store! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to ensure our city-wide campuses are COVID-19 secure, creating environments which nurture creativity and excellence. Read on to find out more…
No matter the situation, we are dedicated to providing our students with all the tools, resources and facilities they need. So, and to support the local live community, we’ve acquired our very own live music / club venue on Brighton seafront! That means even if it takes a while for the live sector to return to normality, you’ll still have a place to play. The venue will also serve as teaching space and will be a great place to hang out and socialise.
This is also a great opportunity for MA students who might be looking to develop careers within the live industry. Combining an MA project with a functioning music venue has amazing potential for career development. To find out more, please get in touch.
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We’ve also got more new premises at 15 Bond Street, situated in the iconic North Laine area of Brighton. Here you’ll find more teaching space and a large open mezzanine area, plus it’s directly above one of the best coffee shops in Brighton. 15 Bond Street really is a creative’s haven.
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We are thrilled to welcome award-winning duo Royal Blood into the fold as WaterBear patrons. And to celebrate this partnership, we’re giving away the first ever Royal Blood Scholarship award, the recipient of which will have all of their course tuition fees paid. The scholarship applies to all current and incoming BA (Hons) students, who are studying on-site in Brighton or online. Scholarship applications are open until the end of August so if you are still considering joining us, now is the perfect time to apply.
For details of how to apply for the Royal Blood Scholarship and all Ts and Cs click here
We love innovative & forward-thinking musicians – and that is exactly why Rabea Massaad is a fantastic fit for WaterBear. Not only is he an insane guitarist, he’s a titan of YouTube and a real champion of the DIY music ethic. Students will be seeing more of Rabea from September, producing lesson content and getting involved with masterclasses and events. And it’s not only Rabea joining the team. Our tutor roster is always growing with amazing people, keen to share their skills and knowledge.
Here’s Rabea to tell you more…
Our Master’s course, the 1-year MA Music Entrepreneur, just keeps getting better! The opening of our new venue will allow all WaterBear MA students to gain invaluable experience in a real-world setting – fantastic for anyone looking to gain skills in venue and events management. Alongside this we've also launched our Production Lab, these will be optional weekly music production workshops, again available to all MA students. These workshops will offer in-depth content from our highly experienced audio production team.
And if all this wasn't enough, there’s now a tuition fee loan available of up to £11,222, meaning you can access an additional £1272 on top of your course fees for any kit, software or gear you may need. Find out more about the course here.
So you can see we’re confident this September at WaterBear is going to be epic! Our incredible, diverse and talented students and tutors bring the college to life and we can’t wait to open our doors. If you’re interested in being part of WaterBear or finding out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re ready – hope you are too!