Degrees @ dBs

Push the boundaries of sound, Music and Digital Technology

dBs, part of ACC, offers Higher Education courses in creative subjects. ACC students with a relevant qualification get a guaranteed interview at dBs for their Degree.



Established in 1998 and part of the Access family, dBs Institute is an experienced and prestigious degree provider with a long history in providing Higher Education courses and an all round great bunch of people. They have a wealth of creative degrees on offer, both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, run in partnership with Falmouth University.





dBs has campuses in Bristol, Plymouth and now Manchester at the historic New Century Hall.

New Century was completely refurbished and modernised in 2022. Study in a purpose-built dBs centre on the bottom floor, filled with the professional equipment and bespoke spaces including dedicated music production suites/control rooms, recording booths, a large live room, Dolby Atmos suite, Neve Genesys Console, Pro Tools HDX rig, Trident and SSL mixing consoles, multiple patchable recording booths and much more.

They also have a range of top-end synthesisers including Prophets, Oberheims, Korgs, and Moogs.

For games students, dBs has dedicated games labs crafted by their partners, ASUS and AMD including top of the range high-end gaming laptops and PC’s with high-end ROG STRIX 165hz/ 1440p Gaming Monitors, 3060 and 3070 RTX Graphics Cards, blistering fast SSDs and 32 GB of RAM. Learners will also be able to work with state-of-the-art and industry-level AR/VR Motion Capture Technology and Software from Noitom and more.

On the top floor is the classic venue that has hosted Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and other household names since the 1960s. The venue has undergone a substantial modernisation, whilst maintaining instantly recognisable features, such as the wood panelled walls and sprung dance floor that the biggest stars would’ve looked out on.

With an industry-leading curriculum, cutting-edge facilities and a team of expert industry professionals to learn from, dBs offers a unique student experience. This experience will see you challenge convention, go beyond your limits and break new boundaries in an immersive, hands-on environment.

Choose from a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree qualifications across music and games.
Discover more on their website.

You can also check out their open days here or email them @ [email protected].