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Music Degree Courses at WaterBear

BA (Hons) and Master’s music degree courses 

At WaterBear we offer a selection of music degree courses for today's musicians, artists and music industry professionals. Our courses are designed in collaboration with our partners at Falmouth University, a pioneer in creative industries education, entrepreneurship and innovation. Course structure and content focuses on the development of specialist and transferable skills, and long-term career strategy. 

Our BA (Hons) music degree courses all have music at their heart, whether it be performing, producing, creating, or business-focused. The courses are built on 3 fundamental pillars – your music, your career and your music projects. All study modules relate to one or more of those 3 areas. 

Our master’s music degree courses have been designed for both music degree graduates and those with successful careers in the music industry. Master’s level study focuses on a range of specialist areas, from music performance, to production, recording, business and professional project work.

All WaterBear courses are available to study on-site in Brighton or Sheffield, or fully online via distance learning. 

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Production)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Songwriting)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

WaterBear x Ditto BA (Hons) Professional Music (Business)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Electronic Music)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Creative Music Production

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Performance

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

MA Music Performance, Production & Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

MA Songwriting

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024 (Sheffield 2025)

MA Music Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

BA (Hons) Professional Music with Integrated Foundation Year*

(4 years, on-site) *Subject to approval

Starting Sept 2024

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.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are very proud to partner with some of the biggest names in music to offer various Scholarship awards and free course places. We also offer a range of bursaries to help students fund their studies and activities at WaterBear.

Applications

Simply fill out the form below to enquire about our courses. Upon receiving the completed form, we’ll be in touch to discuss what happens next. If you’re interested in studying with us, we’ll invite you to a 1-1 consultation, either in person or by video conference. This is where you’ll have the opportunity to find out all the details and talk about your music, achievements, and career goals.

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- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
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WaterBear Education Ltd, Hanover House,
118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1143 992720

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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