Brighton's own announces 2021 scholarship with WaterBear - The College of Music
Following the success of the first WaterBear Royal Blood Scholarship in 2020, the award-winning rock duo have announced that another scholarship will be offered with WaterBear in their name for September 2021. Hailing from Brighton, Royal Blood have an instant connection to the music college which is based in the famous North Laine area of the city.
The scholarship will cover all tuition fees for one lucky student throughout their degree at WaterBear. The course eligible for the scholarship award is the BA (Hons) Career Musician which can be studied on-site in Brighton, or online via distance learning - this gives musicians the choice to study in a way that suits them from wherever they are 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.
Royal Blood says:
“It’s great to be teaming up with WaterBear again to offer this Scholarship award. We know how much this can make a difference to a new artist starting out and we can’t wait to hear the results.”
Last year’s Scholarship award winner, Avery Green, also had these words to say:
“An offer of a three-year scholarship such as the one so generously offered by Royal Blood is a life changing opportunity that should certainly not be disregarded by anyone considering applying for the Career Musician course at WaterBear. With my tuition fees covered, I have been given the privilege of not having to worry about how long it might take to pay off my loans, allowing me to focus on further developing my career as an artist as soon as I leave university. You miss all of the shots you don’t take, so, take this one!”
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or recorded performances. These can be studio or live performances; phone video is fine and audio quality needs to be good enough that we can clearly identify the parts and performances. If you are sending a collaborative performance, please make your own contribution clear.
Deadline for applications is Friday 20th August 2021.
3. It is very important that you confirm in the email that you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions (see below).
4. 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.
5. For consultation guidelines, click here.
The new BA (Hons) Career Musician 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 run in close partnership with one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.
Applications to the Royal Blood Scholarship award by students enrolling or enrolled on the BA (Hons) Career Musician or the BA (Hons) Commercial Music courses at WaterBear are subject to the following Terms and Conditions: