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Manchester has an incredibly rich cultural history; famous for its ground-breaking live music scene and electronic music heritage. More recently, Manchester has become a heavy-hitter in other areas of the creative industries, with it’s ever-growing reputation as a hub for media, sound design, gaming, animation and film. So we thought it would be the perfect place for a newest dBs campus!

Our Campus

You’ll find our state-of-the-art Manchester campus in the basement level of New Century, an iconic Manchester venue that has been transformed into a new home for live music, events and industry-leading education in music technology and game development - all under one roof in Manchester’s up-and-coming NOMA district. Our industry-grade teaching facilities provide training to students looking for a career in sound production, game development and the creative digital technology industries.

The ground floor level of New Century  is a multifunctional social space, featuring an exciting line-up of independent food traders and a dining area that seats up to 300 people.

On the first floor, the iconic 1300-capacity event venue has been brought back to life for new audiences by restoring and preserving its unique features, charm, and character. Directly linked to the basement by 2 x 8 core OM4 optic fibre cables, dBs Manchester students will be able to broadcast and record live performances from the venue in real-time, as well as mix at a later stage during practical workshops.


Facilities at our Manchester campus include industry-standard:

  • Four production studios, four recording studios
  • Two vocal booths
  • Pro Suite - Neve Genesys Black G32
  • One live room
  • IT suites
  • Dolby Atmos room
  • Lecture theatre
  • Gaming suites

“I was really impressed with the facilities. Everything is top of the range.”

- Robert Morley, Electronic Music Production

Available Courses

Access to HE Diploma



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Aged 16-18 and looking for a course?

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

Meet the Staff


    Why Choose Manchester

    The first thing that impressed me about this place was the fact that every studio is well-thought-out. Someone has clearly sat down and thought, ‘What do people need to get started?’ Each studio has a different desk with very different characteristics. Everything complements each other really well. It’s something I’ve never seen in other universities.
    - Dom Kane, dBs Manchester Module Leader
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    Student City Guide

    Steeped in cultural history, Manchester is the UK’s unofficial ‘second city’ and one of the most popular destinations for students in the country. With a rapidly growing gaming scene and some of the best clubs and gig venues in Britain, there will be no shortage of things to do when you join us at dBs Manchester.