Welcome to Dv8 Sussex
Dan Wallman Managing Director
Dv8 is proud to be entering its 15th year as one of the only independent providers in Sussex offering creative provision for young people all the way from Level 1 - Level 3.
Dv8 students learn in small class sizes in an environment that is inclusive and supportive, where everyone will know your name, and where expectations are high. Our courses consist of a unique mix of creative vocational projects, enterprise activities, cross-course collaboration, work experience, and English and Maths qualifications, all delivered by tutors who have been there and done it in the industry. Our learning environments are designed to help you succeed and progress onto the next stage of your education equipped with all the skills needed in the modern digital workplace.
For our Bexhill students we are excited to now be delivering from our new home - Bexhill Hive. This fantastic centre over four floors offers space for a range of Media, Music, Fashion and Games Development projects, encouraging collaboration and innovation amongst our students. I believe Dv8's contribution to Bexhill Hive will help it to become THE creative hub for the area and a fantastic location for young people wanting to move onto the next stage of their creative careers.
With a bigger range of courses on offer than ever we look forward to seeing you at our open days this year and to meeting the next generation of young industry professionals coming through the Dv8 doors!
Dv8 Sussex is the place for young people who want to get ahead in creative industries. We offer FREE courses in Fashion & Design, Music Productuion & Performance, Event Management, Games Development and Media Production - as well as Paid Internships - combining accredited skills training with employability, work experience and mentoring as well as Maths and English support where required.
Through our innovative and inspiring programmes, Dv8 Sussex empowers young people to make informed choices about their future, in a fun, supportive and aspirational environment.
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, and creative Adobe software, especially designed for Music Production, Fashion & Design, Media Production, Games Development and Event Management. The Brighton campus features a Fashion & Design suite, and a Music studio, and the Bexhill campus also features a new purpose built Music studio. Brighton and Bexhill campuses both have learner common areas.
Our Student Support team exist to make sure every student has the fullest and happiest learning experience possible, whatever their needs.
Working closely with our tutors, the experienced team operate across all levels and subjects to support each students' learning and ensure the best chance of success whilst studying at Dv8. In addition to learning support, the team is available to provide welfare advice to all students facing issues ranging from mental health and emotional needs, to housing and finance.
Learning support includes:
- Support in class with understanding tasks and managing workload
- Numeracy and Literacy specific support
- Named support workers to speak to when needed
- Catch up sessions
- Employability, careers progression and UCAS advice
- Financial support
- Strong links and partnerships with local support services
English & Maths
All students will be given the opportunity to study English and Maths at Functional Skills or GCSE level, dependent on their prior attainment. For students who have already gained a C or equivalent in English and Maths GCSE there will be the opportunity to gain further qualifications and to continue to develop their knowledge of these subjects. Within each course we also embed employability and enterprise skills in preparation for the world of work including relevant work placements.
"I had no idea when I signed up to do Dv8’s Event Management course that I would end up running a festival in Dubai! The skills I learnt on the course have been invaluable as I build my exciting career" - Esme, Event Management
"I got to take part in so many real life events whilst on my course it was amazing! I've always loved going to gigs and festivals but putting on my own event was so rewarding" - James, Event Management
"Having the chance to explore lots of different creative projects whilst gaining some more confidence was really important for me. I really enjoyed making sound effects for my own animation" - Emma, Introduction to Music, Media & Digital
"Since doing the Level 1 course at Dv8 I have progressed to a Level 3 Music Production course. Learning in a small class was brilliant and really allowed me to find the things I was best at" - Simon, Introduction to Music, Media & Digital
"I love Dv8 Sussex because of the sense of family within the college, everyone comes together where possible. Doing the Fashion & Design course has helped me progress and receive an unconditional offer for a Level 3 course" - Nicolat, Fashion & Design
"I really valued access to the studio space that the Dv8 Fashion course gave me. I could come in and work on my ideas in a really productive environment and with expect advice to guide me" - Isaac, Fashion & Design
"Thanks for Dv8 for helping me on my chosen path and making lessons around film production accessible. Making my own films is going to be awesome!" - Lucy, Media Production
"At Dv8 all the staff are really caring, about our well-being, education and about us as individuals. There's a real snese of communication and respet between both parties." - Yann, Media Production
"I've really enjoyed being able to make each project fit around my particular interests in music. Building my production skills and collaborating with Media students has allowed me to develop a soundtrack portfolio I can take to potential employers" - Anna, Music Production
"From being at Dv8 Sussex I’ve achieved great things such as performing at the De La Warr Pavilion to supporting Rodney P and DJ Skitz. I’ve also learnt producing, recording properly and being able to give it a pre-master and mix just so it sounds that little bit better" - Marcus, Music Production
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Dv8 Sussex directly.