The Degree Course For Electronic Music Producers.

Learn from inside the electronic music industry.

Course Overview

BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business
Location: WaterBear, Brighton
Awarding body: Falmouth University
Study modes: 3yr (on site) or 2yr (online)
UCAS codes (course/campus): W3A2/W
Entry requirements: 104 UCAS tariff points

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Love electronic music? The BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business (Toolroom Academy) degree is tailor-made for you. Sharpen your skills. Hone your sound. And crucially – learn from inside the electronic music industry.

This is a unique BA (Hons) degree programme run in partnership with Toolroom Records, one of the most powerful brands in dance music. It’s an opportunity to get unrivalled industry access and mentorship from a renowned Dance label.

In this degree, you’ll get cutting-edge production tuition from Toolroom’s leading artists, and receive detailed A&R feedback on your music from industry professionals. You’ll work on real-life music marketing campaigns, and make some truly invaluable connections.

You’ll discover all you need to know about the realities of being a professional electronic music artist in today’s music industry.  Alongside this, you’ll also get all the innovative tuition, expertise and support from the WaterBear team. Every week, you’ll hone production skills, sound engineering techniques, compositional skills, and expand your creativity. You’ll be able to showcase your music live on stage in WaterBear’s own real music venue, or in the studio. There are also regular networking events, masterclasses, collaboration and work opportunities so you can build your all-important contacts list.

At WaterBear, we believe in smaller class sizes for effective learning, reinforced with personal 1-1 mentoring. We also believe you should have the freedom to explore what’s possible and push creative boundaries. That’s why all electronic music producers on our 3-yr degree course learn in small groups on pro-standard gear in environments specially designed to fuel creative output.

As an electronic music artist, we know it’s all about having the technical skill to unlock creative potential. It’s also about finding your sound and developing the confidence to communicate what’s in your head. And knowing how and when to use different technologies is essential for that. That’s why music tech is fundamental to the course, using our cross-platform, state-of-the-art Apple Mac studios and DJ / mixing suite. And, like every other WaterBear student, you’ll get access to all the other courses at the college, so you can dive into as much other content as you want.

All students at WaterBear get bookable access to a recording studio and DJ / mixing suite, as well as free rehearsal time. So you won’t need to worry about where to create, record, mix and master your music.

The BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business (Toolroom Academy) degree is designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical strategies to forge your own career in music. Plus the unique partnership with a world-leading record label will give you unparalleled opportunities and experiences.

It’s flexible and comprehensive so you can study in a way that suits you. And you can build your own music projects into the course.

It’s fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.

And for students studying on the 2-yr online course, you’ll also receive a £750 bursary to invest in new equipment and a Slate All Access software bundle, so you can learn on your own gear.

3-year full-time on-campus option starting September 2022 - Apply Now

2-yr online accelerated option starting January or September 2022 - Apply Now

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