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WaterBear Sheffield

If you are considering studying a degree in music, then Sheffield could be the perfect location for you. Within its rich musical and cultural history it has cultivated many homegrown artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Pulp, Self Esteem, Heaven 17, Sophie and the Giants, Bring Me the Horizon, Coco and The Human League.

Whether you're a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, sound engineer, DJ, vocalist, or simply passionate about the music industry, Sheffield has everything you need. With cutting-edge music studios, world renowned venues, vibrant festivals, and unique performance spaces, the city provides plenty of opportunities to develop your craft. Immerse yourself in a thriving community of musicians and artists, and you'll discover inspiration at every turn.

WaterBear Courses in Sheffield

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

The degree course for today’s independent, self-motivated musicians.

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Production)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

The degree course for serious music producers.

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Songwriting)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

The degree course for today’s independent, self-motivated artists.

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

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

The degree course for music lovers with a head for business.

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Electronic Music)

(3 years, on-site)

Starting Sept 2024

The degree course for electronic music producers and DJs.

BA (Hons) Creative Music Production

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

The flexible, online degree course for today’s independent, self-motivated music producers and artists.

BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Performance

(2 years, online)

Starting Sept 2024

The flexible, online degree course for today’s independent, self-motivated musicians.

MA Music Performance, Production & Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

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

MA Songwriting

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024 (Sheffield 2025)

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

MA Music Business

(1-year, full time)

Starting Sept 2024

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

BA (Hons) Professional Music with Integrated Foundation Year*

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

Starting Sept 2024

The Integrated Foundation Year at WaterBear is designed as an introductory year prior to transitioning into your specialist BA (Hons) Professional Music course.

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.

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.

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 a number of local property agencies to help source the best accommodation for you. Sheffield is a busy student town, so if you’re coming to WaterBear and need accommodation, let us know as soon as possible and we'll get things moving for you.

New Sheffield WaterBear Partners

WaterBear are working in close partnership with some the biggest names and brands in music.

Creators Hub Studios
Sidney & Matilda
Pattern + Push
Slambarz
Tesla Studios
Tramlines Festival
The Leadmill
Origin Recording

General Enquiry

If you have a question about our courses or any other aspect of life at WaterBear, just drop us a line. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

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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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