WaterBear – The College of Music, are excited to launch a brand-new BA Honours programme in Electronic Music and Business* for Producers, DJs, and Artists.  The new course builds on WaterBear’s reputation for offering a new approach to higher education and innovation, with a commitment to smaller classes and one-on-one mentoring.

The course will be delivered onsite, online, and on demand and has been put together by industry professionals at the very top of their game including;  Billy Mauseth – Founder Director of the UK’s foremost conference for electronic music, the Brighton Music Conference, Claire Spooner (Just Her) – Internationally acclaimed producer, songwriter, label owner, DJ and vocalist, James Fitchett (Prok | Fitch) – One of Beatport’s highest selling artists of all time, plus Spotify streams in the millions, Tim Belcher – Veteran producer, studio engineer, DJ and tutor, signed to over 50 labels and with around 500 releases under his belt, and Jack Kingslake – Artist currently signed to ‘electronic soul’ label Tru Thoughts. A go-to producer for a massive range of Hip Hop, Grime, Soul, RnB and Trip Hop artists.

Watch the video for the new Electronic Music and Business course at WaterBear here:

The course is fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University, and is completely flexible with a wide choice of course modules and activity tailored to the individual including;

  • Music Production – writing, recording, mixing, mastering.
  • Performance – on stage and in the studio.
  • Music Business – DJs & Producers will learn to innovate and design their own life in music.
  • One-to-one mentoring – mentoring with top DJs and producers.
  • Access to professional studios – free rehearsal and recording time in professional studios.
  • Work experience  – opportunities to work at leading radio stations, record labels, festivals, and live events.

Students will study across a citywide campus in the heart of Brighton, with facilities including two Apple Mac suites, recording & mix studios, rehearsal rooms, and of course WaterBear’s very own seafront venue. 
Brighton-based music college WaterBear has an ethos focussed on making great music and nurturing musical innovation in today’s musicians and artIsts. The college attracts a broad range of musicians seeking to build a sustainable and innovative music career in a fast-paced industry, all of whom recognise the need to develop the right skills and resilience for career success.The BA Honours degree course in Electronic Music and Business* is designed to give Producers, DJs, and Artists the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practIcal strategies to forge their own careers. The degree is built on three fundamental elements –  music,  career, and projects. It deals with what really matters in the industry, will expand students’ options and push them to create original, boundary-shifting music. How to apply:


To arrange a personal one-to-one consultation email [email protected]

For those who choose to study the course fully online, a £750 studio grant and a Slate ‘all-access bundle’ is provided so electronic music producers can learn and work on their own equipment.Website: www.waterbear.org.uk
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