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.
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.
“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.”
A firm fixture in Plymouth's creative scene, Alex has created a multitude of personal and community projects that utilise his unique sonic voice.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
An analogue recording expert who has taught with dBs for almost 20 years, Stu also enjoys cracking open and hacking electronic devices
An electronic music mogul, passionate modular synthesis operator and electronic performer, Matt has also created several impressive devices for Ableton Live.
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.