Toolroom & WaterBear Announce New Degree in Electronic Music & Business


Do you love electronic music? and want to make a career in the industry? Toolroom University, and WaterBear, two leaders in the music education industry, just announced the launch of their new BA (Bachelor of Arts) Degree. The degree will specialize in Electronic Music & Business.

The degree’s goal is to give students all the tools and technics needed for a ‘sustainable career as an independent, self-reliant artist‘. This target seems quite realistic given the size and renown of both organizations involved in this new project.

Toolroom & WaterBear collaboration

Part of what makes this announcement promising are the names around the table. Toolroom is the world-class label of Mark Knight. WaterBear College is one of the UK’s biggest and fastest-growing music colleges. This degree can definitely offer a great added value with this collaboration that marks a new step in both organizations’ educational offer.

We’re extremely excited to be partnering with WaterBear, who share our mission to innovate music education and create unique experiences for students. This degree programme will be the most cutting-edge option for those looking to build their career in electronic music.’

Miles Shackleton – Toolroom’s director

‘We are overjoyed to be working with Toolroom Records, a brand we respect as world-leading innovators in the Electronic Music Industry. It’s a unique partnership and the first of its kind, with particular focus on learning from within the electronic music industry. Both WaterBear and Toolroom are deeply committed to making real difference to the artists, producers and DJs of tomorrow’

Bruce Dickinson – WaterBear’s founder

The content

The course targets every aspiring artist that wants to build their musical career. The list includes Producers, Freelance DJs, Electronic artists, Music managers, Sound designers and editors, Songwriters, and composers.

Therefore the degree aims to give its students knowledge in different modules around electronic music and how to build a career in the field. The program will include production modules designed by Toolroom Academy. In addition, students will learn modules about strategy, creativity, the music industry, and networking.

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 produce original, boundary-shifting music


Moreover, and regarding the duration, the degree will offer two options. First, a 3-year full-time on-campus option starting September. Otherwise, you can also undertake the course in a 2-year online accelerated option starting September and January.

So if you’re curious about this course and want to know more, check all details here.