Jay z
06.08.2020, Words by Billy Ward

Jay Z is launching a university in New York

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will open in 2021

Jay Z is set to open a university in New York, offering students the chance to study undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship, production and sports management.

The rapper is joining forces with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

The institution will begin to accept applications this Autumn for courses starting in Fall 2021. It’s stated that a quarter of applicants will be granted the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship.

LIU’s President, Dr. Kimberly Cline, said: “Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicentre of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success.

“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.”

In June, it was revealed that Jay Z’s Roc Nation helped Marcus Rashford force the UK government into a U-turn to provide free school meals over the summer holidays. As well as this, the Brooklyn rapper’s Reform Alliance also sent 100,000 surgical masks to US correctional facilities towards the start of lockdown.

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