- Jay-Z has launched the Roc Nation School of Music, Sport and Entertainment.
- Students will be able to obtain undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.
- A percentage of first-years will be awarded the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship.
A music degree from Jay-Z's university -- yes, that's a thing now.
Rapper Jay-Z has teamed up with Brooklyn's Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sport and Entertainment.
Students will be able to obtain undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management, according to a statement on the Roc Nation website.
"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," Long Island University's president, Dr Kimberly Cline, was quoted saying.
Prospective 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," the statement further revealed.
The school will start enrolling students for their fall (autumn) 2021 semester, with 25 per cent of first-years benefitting from the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship, allowing them to complete their studies without accumulating student debt.
Aside from their academic programme, the school will also offer summer camps for aspiring students and year-round Saturday programmes in music and sports management for those aged between 10 and 18.
Compiled by Nikita Coetzee