Bristol is one of the most innovative, diverse and welcoming cities in the UK. As a hotbed of music, film, animation and game development artistry, it’s also an epicentre of the creative industries. With a thriving independent art scene, some of the best venues in the country and the likes of Massive Attack, Roni Size, Idles and Heavy Lungs calling the city home, there’s no wonder Bristol draws in so many creative minds. So, where better for a dBs Institute campus!?
At dBs Bristol, our facilities and teaching staff are second-to-none. Bristol students are taught a broad variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes by a team of excellent tutors from a vast range of professional backgrounds. With deep-rooted connections in the local scene, we provide our students in Bristol with external industry opportunities as well as real-life briefs via our commercial arm dBs Pro.
All of this is backed up by a comprehensive guest lecture programme that, in the recent past, has included Hospital Records, DJ Krust, Bjørn Jacobsen (Sound designer for Hitman, Cyberpunk 2077, DARQ), Sylvia Massy (American record producer, Tool, Tom Petty), Kat Marsh (Vocalist and arranger for Bring Me The Horizon, Choir Noir), Gordon Raphael (American record producer of The Strokes) and many more at the top of their game in the industry.
“dBs have really good, industry-standard facilities and equipment. It’s been really, really helpful to be able to use them to learn what the industry is actually going to be like.”
Jasz is a sound design specialist who’s passionate about creating meaningful, interactive experiences and sharing that passion with other creatives.
Fascinated by the integration of the physical sciences and creativity within game art and game development, Greg has years of experience teaching the subjects to students across the country.
A beast behind brass, Zoob is no stranger to the stage, performing trombone with multiple dub/reggae outfits across the UK and Europe.
Skye is most at home behind a mixing console and has racked up an impressive list of credits as a live sound engineer across the UK and Europe.
Renowned for his work in DC Breaks, Chris has performed across the globe, produced music for video games, and is a wizard when it comes to sound design.
Along with 15+ years teaching music tech, Nick has released music on multiple labels, performed internationally and owns some of techno’s rarest vinyl releases.
Cutting his teeth for over 15 years as a reputable Dubstep artist, Martin loves spending time on sound design, synthesis and building his own instruments.
Gill is an avid teacher and creator who has worked behind the mixing desk, organised stages at festivals around the UK, and taught Roni Size how to sample.
John is an electronic music expert and DIY synth builder who loves learning from students almost as much as he loves teaching them.
Liam is one of our Ableton Live Certified Trainers, whose passion for all things music takes him down countless creative ‘rabbit-holes’.
Electronic music expert and stalwart of the UK rave and jungle scene, Adrian is a keen experimenter and frequent performer around the country’s festival circuit.
We always learn something new when talking to Bruce. Specialising in production and performance, he’s passionate about exploring biomechanics and the science of sound.
Alex is a music composition and production specialist who never stops learning about sound. He may also be the only person to try producing electronic music using Pro Tools…
Tom is a bass-lover, heavy metal connoisseur and avid mountain biker who has delivered top-tier sound in some of the best clubs in the world.
One of our sound and music for screen specialists, Ben has a long list of professional credits, shared the stage with Sigur Rós and runs his own label.
Bristol is one of the most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities in the UK. With a thriving music and gaming culture, some of the best venues in Britain and a summer calendar packed full of festivals and outdoor events, there’s no wonder so many students make their way here!