By CLTure News
August 4, 2020
Roc Nation, the global entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008, has partnered with Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment with enrollment beginning in the fall of 2021.
A rare partnership between an entertainment agency and a university, the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will teach students in performance, entrepreneurship, and all aspects of music and sports business management. According to a press release from Roc Nation, students will learn from professors, special guest artists, and lecturers, while also participating in immersive internships.
In addition, Roc Nation has also announced they will provide Hope Scholarships to 25 percent of enrolled students. The scholars who receive the special scholarships will graduate from the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, debt-free. The Hope Scholars will be selected from a pool of New York-based first-time freshmen with the highest need.
“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, through the press release. “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.”
The school will also offer camps for aspiring students and cultivate young talent through summer residential camps for high school students and year-round Saturday programs for ages 10-18.
The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will begin accepting applicants for the Fall 2021 semester this fall. You can start the application process and learn more at the Long Island University website here.