Jay Z Partners With Long Island University To Establish School Of Music, Sports & Entertainment

ROC Nation Partners Long Island University To Establish School Of Music, Sports & Entertainment

Jay Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation and Long Island University have engaged in a historic collaboration to form the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment enrolling students at LIU Brooklyn beginning fall 2021. 

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. 

Located in JAY-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn, the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide Roc Nation Hope Scholarships for 25 percent of enrolled students. These scholars will graduate from the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment debt-free, and will receive individualized support and mentorship. The Roc Nation Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of academically competitive, New York-based first-time freshmen with the highest need.

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music; music technology, entrepreneurship & production; and sports management.

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