Bexhill Hive: Our New Home
As you may have seen or heard, we have now officially moved into Bexhill Hive in the town centre. Our Bexhill DV8 students can now make the most of brand new, purpose built classrooms, student support, green screen room, computer rooms and the main common room. It looks great…. if we […]

Dv8 Sussex’s Employability Week ran from Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March. A chance for our students to access invaluable work placements plus workshops, trips. Plus to finish off the week in style we held our annual Creative Careers Day at Komedia Brighton, featuring all manner of exciting industry professionals. Read on below for a […]

On Friday 4th February Director, Producer and Actor, Simon Drake presented our Media Production students with a guest talk offering a unique insight into the film industry. Including an exclusive summary of the production, post production and distribution process for his latest full-length feature film ‘Darkest Day‘ and brilliant tips for budding Dv8 film makers.
Simon explained his journey into […]

Continuing our stellar guest line-up we welcomed Brighton’s legendary Live Music Promoter Anna Moulson, from Independent Promotions Company Melting Vinyl. Anna has been working in the industry for over 18 years and has a wealth of experience she was happy to share with our determined Live Events and Music Production students.
Anna’s live music promotion is […]

On Friday 27th January, we warmly welcomed Founder, A&R and co-owner of Brighton-based independent record label Tru Thoughts, Robert Luis. Rob joined our Music Production, Live Events and Media Production students to give a thorough and personal account of his inspirational journey into the music industry, and what our students can do to make it there too. 
Rob […]

Each year our Live Events & Promotion Intermediate (Level 2) students are given a brief to create a Christmas party for Dv8 students, staff, friends and family. It’s not enough for this to be just a Christmas party, it needs to have an original theme, a great line-up of acts, a variety of fun activities, plus […]

There’s only one way to end the year at Dv8, and that’s with a celebratory showcase extravaganza! The Live Events team put together an engaging evening of live entertainment, showreels and smiles. We had electrifying guitar solos, captivating and beautiful acoustic sets, dynamic media films, exhibitions of deep and thoughtful photography work and 3D artist profiles, and […]

The sheer amount of wonderful and imaginative work being produced in the classrooms is somewhat overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this blog, ‘A day in the life of a Dv8 student’ to give you just a small glimpse of the magic our students are surrounded by and a part of each day. We want every student to […]

What an absolute pleasure the first term at Dv8 Sussex has been! There’s been a continuous buzz of non-stop, action packed creativity and there was no better way to share everyone’s hard work and achievements than to host an end of term showcase (planned by our very own Live Events students) to celebrate. This year FRESH […]

(Photographs taken by Brighton Intermediate Media Production students Oscar, Kay and Chris.)
Each year the Fashion & Design students begin their first term at Dv8 Sussex with a creative Trashion project, this year called ‘What a load of junk’. The purpose of this project is to make garments/dresses out of recycled items that are usually thrown […]

Bexhill Live Events students kicked off the start of term with a tour of De La Warr Pavilion to find out about all the varied events they put on including Music, Comedy, Exhibitions, Talks & Tours, Family Events and Film / Live Broadcasts. It gave the students real insight into the workings of a local venue […]

Tell us about how you got started in Fashion & Design
I graduated from the University of Brighton back in 1993 and there wasn’t much time for celebration as I then went straight into her first design job in London after the weekend! I was hired as a textile designer working for the American market predominately, in printed […]

Dv8 Sussex Open Day

Brighton & Bexhill campus: Saturday 14th January, 10am – 1pm
(Please note our Bexhill campus Open Day is taking place at our new campus. The address is: Bexhill Hive, 41 St Leonards Road, Bexhill, TN40 1HS)

We are giving you the chance to visit our Brighton & Bexhill campuses to get a flavour of what we do and how […]

Dv8 Sussex, Bexhill Taster Session – Thursday 8th September: 10am-1pm
Our centre in Bexhill is running a Taster Session on Thursday 8th September.
The session will run from 10am-1pm and is designed to give any young people interested in joining Dv8 the chance to visit the centre, meet the staff and engage in a simple and fun activity. […]

What better way to celebrate the student’s tremendous hard work than to throw two Dv8 End of Year Showcases?!
The Bexhill show was hosted in their own beautifully atmospheric performance space on Tuesday 28th June. The Showcase was planned and executed by our passionate Live Events students, with a comedy duo assigned (students from the Music Production course) to keep […]

Moving on day information
Over the last few weeks we have run a series of ‘Moving on Day’ sessions for students who will be joining us in 2016/17. It was so great to get the chance to meet you all before the summer and we know that 2016/17 is going to be our best year yet!
For those […]

Distrikt at Brighton Fringe 2016
After months of meticulous planning Distrikt Brighton launched on Friday 27th May and brought to life its programme of interesting and varied theatre and performance. The first ever youth-led Brighton Fringe venue, Distrikt represents 8 months of hard work from Dv8 Sussex’s Live Events & Promotions students aided by the expert guidance […]