JAY-Z is opening the school of Roc.
The hip-hop mogul’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, is teaming up with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.
Located in JAY-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn, the School will offer students undergraduate degrees in music; music technology, entrepreneurship & production; and sports management. Applicants can begin enrolling for the fall 2021 semester this fall.
Students will learn from university professors, and engage with visiting guest artists and lecturers, while gaining experience through internships and a network of professional contacts. Roc Nation Hope Scholarships will be awarded to 25 percent of the incoming freshmen class. These scholars will graduate from the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment debt free, and will receive individualized support and mentorship.
In a Historic Collaboration, Roc Nation and Long Island University Establish Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment to Educate the Next Generation of Industry Changemakers from LIU Brooklyn. https://t.co/TspxffbSZ3 pic.twitter.com/5Aplrosmhf
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) August 4, 2020
“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 Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez.
“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.”
In addition to the college program, the School will offer camps for younger aspiring students. High schoolers will be able to enroll in summer residential camps, while students ages 10-18 can attend year-round Saturday programs in music and sports management. The programs will commence in spring 2021 and need-based scholarships will be available for the camps.