More and more music production students are choosing to study in Plymouth
A tutor and student producing a project in Logic Pro X in the Audient studio at dBs Plymouth
A wide shot of the Pro Suite at dBs Plymouth featuring the Neve Genesys mixing desk
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Situated in the heart of Plymouth, the dBs campus is within walking distance of the thriving commercial centre and the historic Barbican and Hoe Foreshore. Plymouth is where the dBs story began and, with a rapidly growing electronic music scene, vibrant music venues, theatres, art galleries and easy access to Exeter, Torquay and other locations across Devon and Cornwall, it provides excellent opportunities for students to thrive and develop as sound, music and digital technology professionals.

Our Campus

The Plymouth campus is a creative hub for production, live and electronic music, innovation in technology and forward thinking creatives in the area. Our fantastic tutor team include chart topping record producers with over 13 UK top 10 hits (including 6 number 1s), Pro-Tools, Apple & Ableton certified trainers, multi-instrumentalists, modular synthesis experts, sound designers and world renowned DJs/producers.

Our Plymouth campus is also home to the modular research group, a team of innovators who design and develop new devices that push the boundaries of music technology both in the studio and on the stage. Students get the opportunity to be involved in the process of developing new pieces of tech alongside the group, as well as attend international modular industry events including SuperBooth in Berlin.

The campus hosts a comprehensive guest lecture programme that has included masterclasses from David Cherry (BAFTA nominated for work with Sir David Attenborough), Phil Harding (UK/USA Billboard multiple 1 record producer), Killer Hertz (international drum & bass artists), Ableton Live and many more leading industry professionals.


As the original dBs campus, our centre in Plymouth has built up an impressive kit list of pro-audio equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers. These include:

  • 7 recording studios and 3 live rooms
  • Multi-functional Pro Suite
  • Dolby Atmos mixing suite

  • 7 DJ suites
  • IT suites

“It’s been great to be able to use mixing consoles such as the SSL Duality and API 1608… Having this alongside the degree makes the transition into bigger studios much easier and has assisted me in setting up and running a mixing and mastering business.”

- Benjamin Mercado, BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering alumnus

Available Courses



Meet the Staff

Alex Kearney

Alex Kearney

Outreach & Events Officer

A firm fixture in Plymouth's creative scene, Alex has created a multitude of personal and community projects that utilise his unique sonic voice.

Daniel Wack

Daniel Wack


Dan started his journey with dBs as a Further Education student, progressed onto degree-level learning and is now the technician who keeps everything working at dBs Plymouth!

Matthew Mills

Matthew Mills

Head of Centre

East Coast hip hop connoisseur Matthew Mills has decades of experience producing music as well as educating learners in music tech and business in Plymouth and South Devon.

Phin Head

Phin Head

MA Innovation in Sound Lecturer, e-Development Manager & Modular Research Group

What do improv modular synthesis, Synaesthesia, electro-acoustic composition, instrument design, Bram Stoker and an ex Prime Minister have in common? Our very own Phin Head!

Jennifer Tozer

Jennifer Tozer

Head of Admissions

When she isn't educating her children in the music of Queens of the Stone Age and Rammstein, Jen is supporting our students throughout the entirety of their studies at dBs Plymouth.

Pete Day

Pete Day

BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Course Leader

With a career spanning three decades, Pete has countless accolades as a chart-topping mix engineer for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Stock Aitken Waterman and more.

Stu Welsh

Stu Welsh

MA Innovation in Sound Course Leader

An analogue recording expert who has taught with dBs for almost 20 years, Stu also enjoys cracking open and hacking electronic devices

Matt Ward

Matt Ward

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Course Leader

An electronic music mogul, passionate modular synthesis operator and electronic performer, Matt has also created several impressive devices for Ableton Live.


    Why Choose Plymouth

    I really appreciate all of the lecturers and tutors that I've come across during my time at dBs Plymouth. They’re not just teaching, they've all got industry experience. I think that really makes a big difference. You're not just being told information, you're being told information that you can transfer to a real-life environment.
    Owen Trick, FdA Sound & Music Technology
    Wide shot of the Plymouth sound and coast line

    Student City Guide

    Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is a historic seaside town with a vibrant nightlife, a wide selection of incredible restaurants and bars and is surrounded by miles and miles of natural beauty. It’s also where dBs was born! Find out why we love Plymouth and why we think you will too here.