WaterBear Education, a UK higher education college which provides a range of Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree courses across the creative industries in partnership with the University of Chichester, completed a £1.1m funding round.
Maven VCTs made the investment.
The funds will be used to set up and roll out WaterBear’s primary campus in Brighton and support the opening of additional campus locations in the future.
Led by Bruce John Dickinson, WaterBear provides industry-relevant creative degree courses, which offer bachelor and masters qualifications for musicians, artists and entrepreneurs, who will be accredited and validated by the University of Chichester. Its blended learning programs combine both online and on site learning, with a key emphasis on preparing students for employment, developing contacts and opportunities and offering work placements within industry as an integral part of the courses.
The creative industries MA and BA courses are now open for enrolment and are due to commence in September 2018.