5 Ways dBs Institute Can Kickstart Your Career

At dBs Institute, we place a huge emphasis on getting our students out into the industry once they finish studying their music production, sound or game design degrees. Read on to find out how we can help kickstart your career.

It’s no secret that the music, sound, gaming and digital technology industries can be brutally competitive. Unlocking a career in the creative industries requires huge levels of dedication, patience and resilience. The lecturers and course leaders who design our undergraduate, postgraduate and online music production degrees have years of experience in the industry and, as such, understand what it takes for our students to move to the next step of their careers once they finish their studies with us at dBs Institute.

Whether you’re currently studying one of our music production courses, sound design degrees, live sound courses, sound for film degrees or game design courses, or you’re thinking about applying, dBs can help kickstart your career with intuitively designed undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and plenty of industry opportunities. We’ve chosen just five of the ways that we can help you kickstart your career.

Unrivalled industry connections


We pride ourselves on our industry connections. Our staff have years of experience in the creative industries, and we regularly invite industry insiders to give guest lectures, helping to ease your journey from education to employment.

Campus in the heart of the action


Located in the centre of the thriving Noma district, dBs Manchester at New Century will include industry-standard production suites, independent food vendors and an 800-capacity venue with shows from the city’s best upcoming talent. Our campuses in Bristol and Plymouth are similarly located in the heart of the action.

World-class facilities


We give our students as much hands-on access to industry-standard equipment and software as possible. It’s the perfect introduction to the tools used by sound and gaming studios.

A specialised & supportive community


Whether you’re a student or tutor, we pride ourselves on our creative and supportive environment, inspiring each other to become masters of our craft and encouraging a culture of collaboration. Read some of our community stories to learn more!

Inspiring tutors immersed in sound & gaming 


Most of our tutors come from, or still work in, the industry. So, learn from their experiences, and get hands-on guidance and personalised mentorship. Come and be taught by the best! 

Learn more about our degrees and unlock your sound and gaming career with dBs

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If you want dBs to help kickstart your career, check out our undergraduate, postgraduate and online degrees. If you want to learn more, book a spot on one of our forthcoming open days!

A photo collage including a eurorack synth, a female student wearing a Playstation virtual reality headset, two students using a Ableton Push 2 controller, a tutor and students using a mixing console and a student behind a Korg MS-20 synth