Entertainment powerhouse Roc Nation has announced this week that it will be collaborating with Long Island University to open the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment based in Brooklyn, New York. The newly formed school will specialize in undergraduate degree programs in music technology, entrepreneurship, sports management, and more. The school also promises to help students graduate debt-free and will provide scholarships reserved for 25% of the enrolled students.
The school will also be offering exclusive lectures and workshops for students to learn more about how to navigate the industry. For Spring 2021, the school plans to launch a summer residential camp aimed at high schoolers and Saturday programs for younger kids.
“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,” said LIU President Dr. Kimberly Cline in a press statement, according to Hip Hop N’ More. “We look forward to joining with Roc Nation to offer an unprecedented educational resource that opens up the entertainment and sports world to a new and eager generation.”
“Pursuing higher education is an investment in one’s future. This partnership, envisioned alongside LIU President Dr. Cline, is a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City and beyond,” said Desiree Perez, CEO of Roc Nation in a press statement, according to Hip Hop N’ More.
“We’re excited that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent.”
Applications are now open for Fall 2021