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Scholarships and Bursaries

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We work with some of the industry’s biggest names to bring scholarships, awards and bursaries for our students.  Our scholarships are reviewed yearly, with applications opening in the Spring. Check out below for our previous scholarship partners.

Royal Blood Scholarship Award

(2020 2021)

Run in collaboration with WaterBear Patrons Royal Blood, The Royal Blood Scholarship award covers all tuition fees for one student throughout their degree at WaterBear. The course eligible is the 3-yr onsite option of the BA (Hons) Career Musician degree. We’re immensely proud to have Royal Blood on board, giving back to and supporting upcoming musicians. They are true genre pioneers who continue to innovate and push musical boundaries. Information on scholarship availability for academic year 2022-23 and how to apply will be released Spring 2022.

Cory Wong Scholarship Award

(2020)

Legendary guitarist Cory Wong (Vulfpeck, The Fearless Flyers) has teamed up with WaterBear to offer a scholarship in his name. The Cory Wong Scholarship award covers all tuition fees for one student throughout their degree at WaterBear. The course eligible is the 2-yr online option of the BA (Hons) Career Musician degree. Cory is a stellar musician, known for his innovation and ground-breaking work with Vulfpeck and other numerous influential musical projects. Information on scholarship availability for academic year 2022-23 and how to apply will be released Spring 2022.

Carl Cox Scholarship Award

(2021)

World-renowned DJ and producer Carl Cox has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly 3 decades and is someone who continues to innovate and inspire through his music. He has partnered with WaterBear to create a scholarship award linked to our BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree. The award consists of £15,000 of musical equipment for one student and can be applied for by all students enrolling on the 3-yr version of the course. Information on scholarship availability for academic year 2022-23 and how to apply will be released Spring 2022.

WaterBear Online Equipment Bursary

Any student enrolling onto the 2-yr online option of the BA (Hons) Career Musician and BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree courses will qualify to receive an equipment bursary, worth £750. This is designed to help students invest in musical equipment to help them with their music and projects and learn on their own gear. Terms and conditions apply.

WaterBear Innovation Bursaries

Innovation bursaries of up to £500 each are offered each year at WaterBear and applications are open to all students. These bursaries are designed to help support the realisation of new and innovative projects. Innovation Bursary awards are offered at various times throughout the year and students from all courses are invited to apply.

WaterBear Student Hardship Fund

The WaterBear Student Hardship Fund provides financial help for any student who may find themselves in severe financial difficulty, without the means or support available to help them through it. Applications are considered on an individual basis of need, with awards of up to £500 available.

Our Courses

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 & 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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