The degree course for DJs and electronic music producers.



If you’re a DJ or producer looking for a course that gives you the skills for a successful career in music, then the BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree course is for you.

At WaterBear, we believe in smaller class sizes for effective learning, reinforced with personal 1-1 mentoring. We also believe you should have the freedom to explore what’s possible and push creative boundaries. That’s why all DJs and producers on our 3-yr degree course learn in small groups on pro-standard gear in environments specially designed to stimulate creative output.

Every week, you’ll hone DJ and production skills, sound engineering techniques, compositional skills, and expand your creativity. You’ll be able to showcase your music live on stage in a real music venue, or in the studio. And you’ll learn all you need to know about the realities of being a professional DJ or producer in today’s music industry.  There are also regular networking events, masterclasses, collaboration and work opportunities so you can build your all-important contacts list.

As an DJ / producer, we know it’s all about having the technical skill to unlock creative potential.  It’s also about working collaboratively and developing the confidence and ability to communicate what’s in your head.  And knowing how and when to use different technologies is essential for that. That’s why music tech is fundamental to the course, using our cross-platform, state-of-the-art Apple Mac studios and DJ / mixing suite. And, like every other WaterBear student, you’ll get access to all  the other courses at the college, so you can dive into as much other content as you want.

All students at WaterBear get bookable access to a recording studio and DJ / mixing suite, as well as free rehearsal time. So you won’t need to worry about where to practice, record, mix and master your music.

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 in music.

It’s flexible and comprehensive so you can study in a way that suits you. And you can build your own music projects into the course. It’s fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.

And for students studying on the 2-yr online course, you’ll also receive a £750 bursary to invest in new equipment, a Pro Tools subscription and a Slate All Access software bundle, so you can learn on your own gear.

3-year full-time on-campus option starting September.

2-yr online accelerated option starting September and January.

Course Overview

  • BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business
  • Location: WaterBear, Brighton
  • Awarding body: Falmouth University
  • Study modes: 3yr (on site) or 2yr (online)
  • UCAS codes (course/campus): W3A2/W
  • Entry requirements: 104 UCAS tariff points

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