JAY-Z's Roc Nation to Establish School of Music, Sports & Entertainment

Offering undergraduate degrees in music, business and sports management.

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JAY-Z‘s Roc Nation and Long Island University Brooklyn have teamed up to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

According to reports, the institution will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, sports management and entrepreneurship and production. Applications for the Fall 2021 semester will begin this Fall, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class are slated to receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships, chosen from a group of academically competitive, need-based first-time freshmen from New York. Students will be given hands-on experience through internships, and will have the opportunity to speak with guest artists and lecturers.

On top of the undergraduate degrees, the school will be holding summer residential camps for high school students and Saturday programs for students aged 10-18 years old focusing on music and sports management.

“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,” Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said in a statement.

“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,” LIU President Dr. Kimberly Cline added. “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.”

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