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!
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.
“I was really impressed with the facilities. Everything is top of the range.”
Whether it’s innovative global collaborations, using music as a tool for rehabilitation and therapy, or picking up a new string instrument, David’s love of sound permeates everything he does.
Raymond’s fascination with virtual reality manifests in two ways; an unbridled enthusiasm to inspire young developers and smashing the Beat Saber Expert+ leaderboards.
Enamoured by world-building, William’s extensive studies in computing and love of emerging technologies feeds into his passion for creating empowering interactive experiences.
Classically trained and with decades of experience producing, performing and educating in the music industry, Phoebe wants to pass on her love of experimentation and learning to her students at dBs Institute Manchester.
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.
Recently gracing the stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, Jack’s passion for guitar is matched only by his love for recording and engineering bands.
Eve-India is a keen acoustic and electronic performer, who has taught music students across the North-West of England.
With almost ten years in music education, Rob loves to inspire and develop new generations of creative talent.
Instrumental in the sonic character of Moog’s Slim Phatty, Dom’s decades of experience have seen him work as a DJ, producer, composer and sound designer.
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.