An open day for a new music college in Sheffield will be held tomorrow at the ‘Sidney and Matilda’ bar on Sidney Street.

WaterBear Sheffield’s founders will give a welcome talk to potential students and current staff will be on hand to offer more information.

The college is located on Eyre Lane where the iconic Gatecrasher nightclub had been until it burned down in 2007.

It is offering online BA (HONS) and MA courses this academic year and will introduce on-site courses from September 2023.

It is the college’s second campus having already opened one in Brighton in September 2018.

A spokesperson for WaterBear said: “We are incredibly excited to be able to offer our signature courses, with 1:1 industry mentoring, small class sizes, and regular work/experience opportunities, to Sheffield and the surrounding area.

“With such a rich musical and cultural history, Sheffield is the perfect location for WaterBear. We’re so excited to be opening our new college in the heart of this great city.”

The college plans to work in close partnership with big names and brands in the Sheffield music scene such as Tramlines festival and Corporation nightclub.

The Brighton campus already has an impressive body of alumni including Grammy-nominated songwriter Sacha Skarbek.

These success stories among others have led to the plans for expansion to Sheffield.

Adam Bushell, co-founder of WaterBear, said: “Thanks to our remarkable students, our unrivalled reputation for specialist music education has quickly spread.

“We started attracting attention from talent across the country.”

WaterBear are known for their dedication to one-to-one specialist mentoring as well as exclusive development opportunities across the music industry.

All classes are run by tutors and mentors who all have had successful careers in music and a high-level of experience in the industry.