Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label is expanding its reach. In a partnership with Long Island University Brooklyn, Roc Nation is preparing to launch its School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.
The school will open Fall 2021, and offer undergraduate degrees in music; music technology, entrepreneurship & production; and sports management. They will begin taking applications Fall of this year.
“Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicenter of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success,” stated Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly Cline.
25 percent of enrolled students will receive Hope Scholarships that will help them graduate debt free. Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York based first-time freshmen that demonstrate need. The students will also receive individualized support and mentorship.
“The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will prepare students for a wide range of careers in performance, entrepreneurship, all aspects of music and sports business management. Students will engage with university professors, alongside visiting guest artists and lecturers, while participating in immersive internships, ensuring they graduate with both hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts.”