As A-level results are upon us once again, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you why we think taking a third year of college education at Dv8 Sussex could be the best decision you could make for your future career!
Fashion and Design have truly been on a journey this year. Some of our students hadn’t so much as picked up a needle and thread when they first started, and now they’re designing and putting together their very own outfits. Read on and flick through the galleries to see some of the wonderful memories, experiences […]
We were delighted be part of the launch of our shiny new home for DV8 Bexhill on Tuesday 18th July, welcome to Bexhill Hive.
That’s a wrap! Another truly wonderful year full of passion and creative energy is coming to an end. To celebrate in style, we held our annual End of Year Showcase at Brighton Youth Centre (BYC) on Wednesday 28th June. The showcase is an opportunity for all of our students to get together and share their hard […]
What is Get Into?
Get the support you need to progress into work, apprenticeships or other training. A part-time 4 week programme to develop your employability skills through Creative and Digital Media. Gain a Workskills qualification with the option to add a qualification in your area of interest such as Customer Service, Business Admin, Digital Marketing and […]
Timelines – Performance showcase by Live Events student Adam
On Monday 8th May Events student Adam put on his first ever event. Having spent the first term learning the fundamentals of event production and promotion Adam decided to work towards a nostalgia themed event for his big show and chose the Latest Music Bar as the venue after scouting […]
Brighton students from our Introduction to Music, Media & Digital group produced and presented their first ever radio show on 1 Brighton FM. The show featured exclusive plays of their own productions made in class, interviews with the students and DJ mixes. On hand was our awesome tutor and regular 1 Brighton FM presenter Joe Newman, […]
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 […]
Today marks the start of a new series of student spotlights! We’ll be regularly celebrating and sharing with you the stories and journeys of our creative, passionate students and the work they are producing both at Dv8 Sussex and outside of college. We’d like to start by introducing, Charlie!
Tell us a bit about yourself and […]
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.
Fashion & Design student Thomas was asked in his English lesson to produce a piece of creative writing using persuasive techniques. He sure put those techniques to good use, just have a read of this fantastic piece about his experience studying at Dv8!
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 Media Production…
My first love was acting which I went to study at university. I did a variety of roles on stage and film, particularly liking anything that let me be a bit silly (I have a habit of falling over for laughs). I enjoyed learning how to act […]
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 […]
Tell us about how you got started in Music Production and Performance
During my time studying Performing Arts and Music at college I began writing songs, DJing at parties and performing in various bands. Eventually I signed with an indie record label and major music publisher and began promoting live music nights and touring. I also […]
Tell us about how you got started in Live Events…
When I was 18 I moved from Nottingham to Brighton to study Music degree at Sussex University and liked it here so much I’ve stayed for 14 years so far! My first proper job after uni was working on the box office at Komedia which was […]
We caught up with our brilliant Live Events & Promotions tutor Rich to find out what got him started and what makes him tick…
Tell us about how you got started in Live Events…
My initial experience in live music was as a performer, before taking a natural trajectory into promoting and although I have worked across […]