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WaterBear Brighton

Brighton is one of the greatest cities in the UK for music, nightlife and the creative arts. A city by the sea, with WaterBear situated in the very heart of it. And the beach is fantastic too.

WaterBear Courses in Brighton

BA (Hons) Career Musician

(3 years, on-site)

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

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BA (Hons) Career Musician

(2 years, online)

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

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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.

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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.

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MA Music Performance, Production and Business

(1-year full time)

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

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MA Music Industry Enterprise

(1-year full time)

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

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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.

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Life in Brighton

Located on the South Coast, Brighton and Hove is one the most exciting places to live, bursting with creativity and famed for its eclectic culture. Brighton is less than one hour from London by train.

Facilities

As a college run by professional musicians, we know everything about equipment and what kind of gear you need. Drummers learn on acoustic kits, guitarists and bassists plug into their own amps, music producers and electronic artists work with the latest tech and equipment. You’ll also find classic vintage gear alongside modern musical equipment to give you the best of both worlds.

Accommodation

We work closely with a number of local property agencies to help source the best accommodation for you. Brighton is a busy student town, so if you’re coming to WaterBear and need accommodation, let us know as soon as possible and we'll get things moving for you.

Applying for Courses

Applying for a course at WaterBear is simple, whether it’s a BA (Hons) or master’s. Click the link below to find out all about the application process or, if you’re ready now, just hit the Apply Now button and we’ll be right in touch.

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.
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Brighton Alumni

Some of our former students

Sacha Skarbek

James Blunt, Adele
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Demelza Mather

The Wytches
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Mark Richardson

Skunk Anansie / Feeder
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Liam Kearley

Black Peaks
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Melanie Howard

The Wedding Present
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Matt White

The Temperance Movement
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Duncan Howlett

Portfolio Musician
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Rob Town

Stampede Press
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Samuel Organ

The Physics House Band
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Jon Constantine

Rockfield Studios
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Amba Tremain

Boy George
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Tim Trotter

Feeder
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Ben Ash

Carcass / Satyricon
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Dave Colquhoun

Rick Wakeman / Ozzy Osbourne
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Stuart Bruce

Band Aid / Stevie Wonder
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Email: [email protected]

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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.

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