The College of Music.

Degree courses for forward-thinking musicians.

With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a fresh approach to Higher Education.

Our Courses

Study online or on-site. Our music degree courses give you the choice to study in a way that suits you. All are internationally recognised by Falmouth University and delivered at our city-wide campus in the heart of Brighton, UK.

BA (Hons) Career Musician

You are an independent, self-motivated musician who wants to thrive, not just survive.

BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business

Produce great music. Hone your skills. Forge your career.

MA Music Entrepreneur

Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you.

Digital Open Days

Book a virtual visit to WaterBear and enjoy a tailored, personalised, one-to-one experience.

The Royal Blood 2021 Scholarship

One musician. One scholarship. This September.

Hang with us

WaterBear Hangs give you a unique opportunity to interact with our college team in real-time, using Zoom. Sign up for a hang now!

Tutors and Departments

WaterBear tutors have top-level music industry experience. Simply put, we’ve got your back.

Blog

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The Psychology of Anxiety in Performance

Last night, the musicians of WaterBear had the pleasure of attending a masterclass hosted by […]

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Royal Blood Live Q&A Session at WaterBear

Yesterday evening, the musicians of WaterBear had a once in a lifetime chance to hang […]

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Hot Noodle with Hannah Trigwell

A tasty Hot Noodle with the wonderful Hannah Trigwell! Originating from Leeds, UK, Hannah Trigwell […]

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The Dirk Lance Bursary

WaterBear | The College of Music are proud to announce the launch of ‘The Dirk […]

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Hot Noodle with Sophie Burrell

Another tasty Hot Noodle with the wonderful Sophie Burrell! Sophie is a musician, teacher and […]

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WaterBear Life

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Consultations
All students applying to study at WaterBear must take part in a 1-1 Consultation prior […]

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Accommodation
WaterBear does not offer student housing. However, we work closely with local agencies to help […]

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Student Support
Wellbeing, and the health and happiness of our musicians is more important than anything. We […]

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Life In Brighton
Brighton & Hove is one of the greatest cities in England for music, nightlife and […]

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Funding & Finance
Tuition Fees BA (Hons) Career Musician 3-year full-time on-site (blended learning) £9,250 per year BA […]

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Why WaterBear?

Tardigrade (AKA Water Bear)

  • Micro-animal that is found everywhere, in all extreme climates
  • The most resilient creature known to humanity. Survives and adapts to its surroundings
  • This resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do