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 degree courses give you the choice to study in a way that suits you. All are internationally recognised and awarded by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician On-site

Immerse yourself in the on-site university experience. Get the best of both worlds.

BA (Hons) Career Musician Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning. Study on your own terms.

MA Music Entrepreneur

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

Open Days

Visit us in the heart of Brighton, or experience WaterBear via our online open day events.

Tutors and Departments

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

News & Blog

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WaterBear’s Ultimate Band Name Generator

Creating a band name can be a right headache. You have a great concept for […]

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The DIY Music Industry Explained

How Did We Get here? It’s far too easy now to simply say ‘the Internet […]

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5 Tips for Composing for Film and TV – Dispelling the myths

Writing music for film and television can seem like a book of seven seals.  We […]

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8 Ways You Can Drive Fans To Your Website

For music artists and bands looking to grow their fan base, a great website remains […]

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How to Gig Online and Get Paid

At a time when it seems like the whole world has taken to social media […]

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WaterBear Life

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

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

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

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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