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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!?

Our 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.


Our state-of-the-art facility in central Bristol is equipped with:

  • 11 recording and production studios
  • Live rooms
  • Dedicated surround sound studio
  • Foley room
  • VR lab
  • Dolby Atmos suite
    • Mastering suite
    • Lecture theatres
    • Mac suites
    • Gaming suites
    • The only education facility in the UK to house the extraordinary API 1608 Recording Console

    “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.”

    - Skye Walters, Live Sound graduate

    Available Courses

    Access to HE Diploma



    Students learning in a classroom

    Aged 16-18 and looking for a course?

    Our partner college Access Creative College offers a range of diplomas in Bristol for school leavers in Music Production, Music Performance, Game Development, Game Art, and ESports Management.

    Meet the Staff


      Why Choose Bristol

      “Everyone's so caring and enthusiastic… If I was struggling with something, I could speak to whoever the module was being run by. They would sacrifice their own time to sit down and talk to me and help me. It's just that sense of being taught by people who really know what they're talking about, but also really care.”
      - Rob Kivits, Sound for Film & Television graduate
      Four students sit on a bench looking out over the river Avon with the Clifton suspension bridge in the background

      Student City Guide

      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!