Carl Cox Scholarship

WaterBear - The College of Music announce 2021 scholarship award with the legendary DJ and Producer, Carl Cox.

Legendary DJ and producer confirms his named equipment scholarship award with WaterBear to celebrate the launch of the new BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree.

To celebrate the launch of WaterBear’s new BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree starting in September 2021, we’re thrilled to offer The Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship award, eligible to all students enrolling on the course. Carl Cox has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly 3 decades and continues to innovate and inspire through his music.

The scholarship award will consist of musical equipment to the value of £15,000 to help one lucky student throughout their degree at WaterBear.

The course eligible for the scholarship award is the BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business, which can be studied on-site in Brighton, or online via distance learning from anywhere in the world. With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a fresh approach to Higher Education.

Carl Cox says:

“I’m so excited to see who’s going to receive this award! This is a serious opportunity and will really help someone get fully set up and ready with everything they’ll need for a life of music making. I wish everyone who applies the best of luck!”

1. Email

2. Provide a personal statement telling us about your background, your music and why you would benefit from this scholarship. Tell us where you would like to take your music in the future. This can be submitted in a written format (approx. 1000 words) or a video (approx. 5 minutes).

Include links to at least 3 filmed performances or recordings of your music. These can be studio or live recordings or performances; phone video is fine and audio quality needs to be good enough that we can clearly identify the parts. If you are sending a collaborative performance, please make your own contribution clear.

3. Deadline for applications is Friday 20th August 2021.

4. It is very important that you read and understand the Terms & Conditions (see below).

5. WaterBear will be in contact shortly afterwards to schedule a consultation to discuss your scholarship application and the degree course itself. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have about the course.

6. For consultation guidelines,  click here.

The BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree is designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical strategies to forge your own career. The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. It deals with what really matters in the industry. It will expand your options and push you to create original, boundary-shifting music. It’s fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.

Applications to the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship award by students enrolling on the BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business course at WaterBear are subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

1. One (1) Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship award is available for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful recipient of the Scholarship award will be selected by an independent industry panel whose decision will be final.

2. The Scholarship award application is open to new students applying to study on the BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business course.

3. Applications can be submitted from Monday 29th March 2021 and will remain open until Friday 20th August 2021. The successful applicant will be announced on Friday 27th August 2021.

4. The successful recipient of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship award will be notified by email from WaterBear to inform them directly of the decision. WaterBear will celebrate the news of the Scholarship award being made by running the story across the usual media outlets.

5. The Scholarship award will consist of musical equipment to the value of £15,000. The equipment will be issued to the award recipient in instalments throughout the duration of the course.

6. The equipment list is determined by WaterBear and is not exchangeable or redeemable for other equipment or cash equivalent.

7. Course entry requirements apply. WaterBear welcomes applications from non-standard applicants and mature students. WaterBear can advise on your suitability for the course.

8. International applications are welcome. WaterBear does not have Tier 4 status. This means that, depending on your location and status, you may not have the option of studying on-site. However, our online degree courses can be studied regardless of location.

9. The successful recipient of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship award agrees to participate in press and PR opportunities as required and to provide quotes and updates where appropriate.

10. WaterBear will immediately cease any award associated with the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship being made if:

a)The student in receipt of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship withdraws from the programme of study;

b)The student in receipt of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship is suspended or excluded from WaterBear;

c)The student in receipt of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship is unable to continue their studies at WaterBear;

d)The student in receipt of the Carl Cox Equipment Scholarship has made any misrepresentation or acted fraudulently or dishonestly in their application.

11. WaterBear Education Ltd. reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship award if any of these terms and conditions are not met. There is no cash or cash equivalent associated with this Scholarship award.

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