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Masters Department at WaterBear

Masters Department

Why study a masters? There are many reasons why you might want to gain a master’s qualification, from improving career prospects and earning potential, to studying a subject at a higher level that you’re passionate about, or just wanting to get those all-important letters after your name.

Our master’s courses are designed for people at all stages of their careers, from graduates at the start of their professional journey, to experienced professionals looking to gain some high-level academic recognition for their work and career activities. What’s more, you don’t necessarily have to have a degree to study a master’s with us, as long as you have the right level of experience.

Master’s level study focusses on a range of specialist areas, from music performance, to production, recording, business and professional project work. Courses are practical with a focus on real-world learning and application. All WaterBear master’s courses are approved by Falmouth University.

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Who You Will Learn From

At WaterBear, we’re proud to work with some of the industry’s most accomplished music professionals. Tutors and mentors who are all highly experienced at every level of the music industry, alongside our visiting faculty who bring their wealth of experience in the form of in-class masterclasses and Q&A’s sessions throughout the year. As working professionals, the tutoring and visiting faculty team may be subject to occasional change and availability may vary.

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Will Matthews

College Manager, Brighton

Rub Ultra
Lowfinger
Björk
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George Donoghue

Head of Audio Production

Casseyette
Orchards
River Becomes Ocean
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Bruce John Dickinson

Founder Director

Little Angels
Bryan Adams
ZZ Top
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Craig Lowe

Tutor and Mentor

Dylan
Ronan Keating
Eliza Doolittle
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Geni Lamb

Tutor and Mentor

Black Star
Soweto Kinch
Public Enemy
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Atlanta Cobb

Visiting Faculty

Drake
Post Malone
Nicki Minaj
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Eddy Thrower

Visiting Faculty

Lower Than Atlantis
Linkin Park
Blink 182
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Liv Thompson

Visiting Faculty

Little Mix
Becky Hill
Zara Larsson
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Sophie Burrell

Visiting Faculty

PRS Guitars
D'Addario
EVH Gear
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Affy Green

Visiting faculty

Emelie Sandé
Zara Larsson
Becky Hill
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Paul Turner

Visiting faculty

Jamiroquai
Annie Lennox
Sister Sledge
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Bob Earland

Head of Electronic Music

Roots Manuva
Radiophonic Workshop
Dark Horses
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Sam Bell

Tutor and Mentor

Mask of Judas
Guitar Interactive
Premier Guitar Magazine
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Liam Colin Kearley

Tutor and Mentor

Black Peaks
The Totemist
Deftones
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Lewis Magill

Tutor

Kosheen
WaterBear Venue
Concorde 2
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James Berkeley

Visiting Faculty

Yakul
Incognito
Mereba
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Dale Davis

Visiting Faculty

Amy Winehouse
Emelie Sandé
Mark Ronson
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Jo Garland

Visiting Faculty

George Michael
Kylie Minogue
Robbie Williams
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Mark Richardson

Visting Faculty

Skunk Anansie
Feeder
Little Angels
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Adam Bushell

Co-Founder and CEO

Freak Power
Will Young
Jason Derulo
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Kieron Pepper

Director of Artist Development

Prodigy
Sleeper
Alabama 3
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Pete Riley

Tutor and Mentor

Republica
The Aristocrats
Billy Sheehan
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Mike Sturgis

MA Senior Programme Manager

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra
David Bowie
Elton John
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Aidan Hampson

Tutor and Mentor

Dirk Lance
Leland Sklar
Nathan East
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Terry Lewis

Tutor and Mentor

Mamas Gun
Billy Valentine
Beverly Knight
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Stuart Brewer

Tutor and Mentor

Keepers Brew
Dlugokecki
Mutant Lab Studios
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Joe Newman

Tutor and Mentor

Gilles Peterson
Hot 8 Brass band
Soul ll Soul
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Rasha Shaheen

Director of Education

Mooz
Anika
This is the Kit
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Megan Sayer

Tutor and Mentor

Joseph
London 2012 Olympics
Britain’s Got Talent
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Tom Stevens

Senior Programme Manager (BA)

Freeze the Atlantic
Dave Eringa
Peter Miles
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Georgie Palzeaird

Tutor and Mentor

Juice 107.2
Sofar Sounds
Radio 1
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Candi Louise

Tutor and Mentor

Lazybones
fakeyourdeath
City of Stars
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Meg Carnie

Tutor and Mentor

South Lanes Studios
Jarki Monno
Marshall Records
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Zoe Brownrigg

Tutor and Mentor

Sun Daughter
Sofar Sounds
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Steve Jones

Tutor and Mentor

Shakedown Festival
Boundry Festival
Brighton Pride
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Bryan Chambers

Visiting Faculty

Hyper Go Go
Layo & Bushwacka
The Pet Shop Boys
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Pete Roth

Tutor and Mentor

MGP Records
Rosemary Squires
Sam Flynn
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Hannah Boulton

Tutor and Mentor

Frogleap
Bledig
Bleed From Within
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Steve Hillier

Tutor

Dubstar
ELKKA
Keane
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Jade Williams

Tutor and Mentor

Jade Like The Stone
Chris Kimsey
Du Bellows
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Tim Ferrone

Tutor

Wrapped Up Music
EMI
Universal
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Darren Taggart

Online Tutor

Billy Idol
Alabama 3
Pete Docherty
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Matt White

Mentor

The Temperance Movement
Deep Purple
The Rolling Stones
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Claire Spooner

Tutor

Ministry of Sound
Crosstown Rebels
Constant Circles
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Mark Roberts

Tutor and Mentor

Black Peaks
Delta Sleep
Toska
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Tim Arnold

Tutor and Mentor

Jocasta
Iggy Pop
Lindsay Kemp
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Bessi Massy

Tutor and Mentor

Glastonbury
Universal Music
Four Thieves Records
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Sam Coveney

Tutor and Mentor

Lovejoy
El Moono
GENN
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Andrew Stuart-Buttle

Tutor

Lucy Rose
The Staves
Glastonbury
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Abi D’Arcy

Tutor and Mentor

Paolo Nutini
Newton Faulkner
Nick Mulvey
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Lucy Evers

Tutor and Mentor

Orchards
Big Scary Monsters
BBC Radio 1
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Joe Glossop

Tutor and Mentor

Tom Jones
Van Morrison
Paolo Nutini
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Sam Clines

Tutor and Mentor

South Lanes Studios
Sony Extreme Music
Netflix
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Stuart Bruce

Visiting Faculty

Band Aid
Stevie Wonder
Kate Bush
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Kat Ward

Tutor and Mentor

Rockfield Studios
Gethin Pearson
BBC Introducing
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Martin Tibbetts

Tutor and Mentor

Sheppard
Toseland
Last In Line
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Toby Moore

Entrepreneurship

TEDxBrighton
Content Club
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Georgia Train

Mentor

Ed Sheeran
Amanda Palmer
Kaiser Chiefs
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Rob Town

Mentor

Panic Cell
Metallica
Alice Cooper
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Stacey Haber

Mentor

SHHH Media
Inside Baseball Music
FoxPin Artist Management
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Roxanne Abbott

Tutor and Mentor

Sony Extreme
LiftMusic
Inner Game of Music
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Kairen Kemp

Mentor

BBC Introducing
Radio Reverb
Aria Award finalist
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Jake Yeboah

Tutor and Mentor

Sony BMG
EMI
Universal
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Saliah Bryan

Mentor

Lady Leshurr
Miss Melody
Omar Souleyman
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Demelza Mather

Tutor

The Wytches
The Great Escape
Latitude Festival
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Ruth Daniel

Tutor and Mentor

The Fall
Un-Convention
Around The World in 80 Raves
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Sam Brown

Tutor and Mentor

Bassist
Touring Musician
Frontman
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Lulu Minns

Mentor

She Rebel Radio® podcast
Sussex Business Women Awards Finalist
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John Hart

Tutor and Mentor

Edward II
Cooking Vinyl
BMG publishing
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Johny Giles

Tutor

Transformer
Foals
Metronomy
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Jag Jago

Visiting Faculty

The Ghost of a Thousand
The Maccabees
Jamie T
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Samuel Organ

Visting Faculty

The Physics House Band
Alt-J
Django Django
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Dan Harvey

Mentor

Silverstein
Beartooth
The Amity Affliction
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Lisa McKeown

Tutor

Revolt Artist Management
Siren Artist Management
Ninelives
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Toby Lawrence

Mentor

Rhythm of the 90s
Everystage
The Devotions Band
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Tim Belcher

Tutor and Mentor

Bedock
Cypherpunx
Mobilee
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Charla Green

Tutor

Function Records
UK Jungle Records
Drum & Bass Arena
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Lamour White

Head of A&R, Tutor and Mentor

ADMT
Fifa 22
Sky Sports
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Kaya Herstad-Carney

Senior Programme Manager (BA Online)

John Grant
Brett Anderson (Suede)
Marina and the Diamonds
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Chris Herstad Carney

Tutor

Glastonbury
Sound City
Threshold Festival
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Atlanta Cobb

Visiting Faculty

Drake
Post Malone
Nicki Minaj
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Eddy Thrower

Visiting Faculty

Lower Than Atlantis
Linkin Park
Blink 182
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David Glover

Tutor

Self Esteem
Bob Dylan
Richard Ashcroft
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Reuben Griffiths

Tutor

Kallida Festival
Bala Bala Boyz
More Time Records
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Dirty Freud

Visiting Faculty

Rough Trade
Glastonbury
SXSW
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Steve Marsden

Tutor

Atlantic Records
Island Records
Glastonbury
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Andy Pickering

Tutor

BBC
The Osmonds
Manchester Hallé Orchestra
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Dave Murray

Tutor

Inspiral Carpets
Online Music Educator
Bassist
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Sophie Burrell

Visiting Faculty

PRS Guitars
D'Addario
EVH Gear
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Will Long

Tutor

Trigger Thumb
The Marbel Arches
Rabea Massaad
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Joe Green

Tutor

Milburn
Artic Monkeys
The Libertines
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Affy Green

Visiting faculty

Emelie Sandé
Zara Larsson
Becky Hill
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Dale Davis

Visiting Faculty

Amy Winehouse
Emelie Sandé
Mark Ronson
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Jo Garland

Visiting Faculty

George Michael
Kylie Minogue
Robbie Williams
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Stephen Lynch

Tutor

Keith Murray
Tall Black Guy
Grandmaster Flash
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Sarah Jay Hawley 

Tutor

Massive Attack
Charles Webster
Warp Records
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Lloyd Bent

Tutor

Bingo Records
BBC 6 Music
Radio X
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Steve Cobain

College Manager (Sheffield)

Reverb XL
Andy McCluskey (OMD)
Channel 4
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Alex Deadman

Tutor

Tramlines Festival
Drum & Bass Arena
Under the Stars
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Pat Heath

Tutor and Mentor

Andertons
ESP Guitars
ENGL Amps
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Chris Damms

Tutor

Universal Music Publishing
Chrysalis Records
Maida Vale Studios
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Music Industry Guests

Music industry guest visits take place throughout the year, showcasing some of the best artists and innovators in today’s music. Our guest programme varies each year and some of our recent guests are shown below. 

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Rabea Massaad

Frogleap
The Totemist
Stormzy
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Sophie Burrell

PRS Guitars
D'Addario
EVH Gear
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Dale Davis

Amy Winehouse
Emelie Sandé
Mark Ronson
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Melanie Howard

The Wedding Present
Such Small Hands
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James Fitchett

Toolroom
Beatport
Ministry of Sound
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Samuel Organ

The Physics House Band
Alt-J
Caroline Polachek
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Dave Colquhoun

Rick Wakeman
Ian Brown
Brian May
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Ben Ash

Carcass
Slayer
Testament
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Greyum May

Keepers Brew
Ozric
Tentacles
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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.

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

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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