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Introduction to Music, Media & Digital at Dv8 Sussex

Course description

This course is designed to give students a hands-on feel for a variety of creative techniques to help find the path that is right for them. Aspiring musicians will get the chance to record their tracks and learn how to promote themselves online; photographers will get the chance to learn how to arrange their first shoot; filmmakers will have the chance to bring their ideas to life on professional software.

In a small and inclusive classroom environment, students work on projects independently and in teams, exploring a variety of roles and ideas, whilst building confidence and experience. The course is led by tutors who have experience of working in the creative industries who can offer you invaluable advice on how to get started.

Course content


• Record music using a music studio and Logic Pro software

• Film and edit video footage using iMovie and Adobe Premiere

• Explore photography using professional DSLR cameras and Photoshop

• Build digital skills in areas such as digital marketing and blogging

• Develop employment skills and CV writing

• Gain confidence and work skills

• Create a varied portfolio of your work

• Explore a variety of roles to find your preferred creative path

• Collaborate with other students to create events and performances showcasing your work


• Achieve BTEC Award/Certificate in Creative Media Production, BTEC Award/Certificate in Music Production

• Learn the basics of software such as Logic Pro, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop

• Explore a variety of jobs within the creative industries

• Begin to create a professional portfolio of your work

• Progress to Intermediate and Advanced courses in Music Production & Performance, Fashion & Design, Media Production, and Event Management

Entry requirements

• Applicants should be able to provide evidence of a positive attitude to learning and a demonstrable ability to complete Numeracy and Literacy work at Entry Level

• An interest in creative media/music is essential

Ages : 16-18

Duration : 1 year, 3 days per week

Location : Brighton & Bexhill

Financial information

Financial support is available for those eligible, please get in touch for more information.

Future opportunities

Internal progression to Intermediate and Advanced courses in Music Production, Media Production, Games Development and Event Management.

Progression to employment and further education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dv8 Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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    • Dv8 Sussex has campuses in Bexhill and Brighton. Both sites have teaching spaces that are fully equipped with Apple Mac computers, with audio visual equipment, especially designed for music production, fashion, media and live Events with the Brighton campus also featuring a fashion and design suite. The Bexhill campus is located within a renovated church, and has 2 impressive performance spaces including a sanctuary theatre. Brighton and Bexhill campuses both have learner common areas and kitchens.