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WaterBear Sheffield

With such a rich musical and cultural history, Sheffield is the perfect location for WaterBear.  We’re so excited to be opening our new college in the heart of this great city for September 2023.

WaterBear Courses in Sheffield

MA Music Industry Enterprise*

(2 years, part time online)
*Subject to approval

For music professionals who want a master’s but can’t commit to a full-time course.

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MA Music Industry Enterprise*

(1-year, full time)
*Subject to approval

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

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MA Music Performance, Production and Business*

(1-year, full time)
*Subject to approval

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

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BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Performance*

(2 years, online)
*Subject to approval

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

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BA (Hons) Creative Music Production*

(2 years, online)
*Subject to approval

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

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BA (Hons) Professional Music (Electronic Music)*

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

For dedicated electronic music artists and DJs wanting to sharpen their skills and get their music heard.

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BA (Hons) Professional Music (Business)*

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

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

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BA (Hons) Professional Music (Songwriting)*

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

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

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BA (Hons) Professional Music (Production)*

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

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

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BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance)*

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

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

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Life in Sheffield

Sheffield, known as the Outdoor City, is the UK’s greenest. Its strong DIY ethos has been forged from centuries of makers and creatives plying their trade here. Sheffield is also famed for its legendary musical and cultural history, making Sheffield and WaterBear a perfect match.” Richer content for landing page required.

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 local property agencies and providers to help source the best accommodation for you. Sheffield is a big university town, so there are lots of accommodation options for students. If you’re coming to WaterBear in Sheffield and think you’ll need help finding 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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WaterBear 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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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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