Empowering Creative Thinkers

Dv8 Sussex is a specialist college offering young people aged 16-18 personalised, industry-led training in the most vibrant & exciting creative sectors. Through practical project based learning our students gain real life experience to develop skills in a supportive and ambitious environment, where there are continual opportunities to work and think differently.

Courses

Foundation in Creative Learning

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Art & Design

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Games development

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Media production

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Music production

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Event management

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LIFE SKILLS

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News

A Dv8 curriculum delivery update – Letter to student and parent/ carers


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Dates for your Diaries

  • Feb half-term: 17th – 21st Feb 2020 (First day back 24th Feb)
  • English GCSE Mock Exams: 19th March 2020 at 8.30am
  • Maths GCSE Mock Exams: 20th March 2020 at 8.30am
  • Work Experience Week: 23rd – 27th March 2020
  • Easter Holidays: 6th April – 17th April 2020(First day back 20th April)

Student Testimonials

“The teachers really get to know you and take the time to speak with you in a 1-2-1 situation. You don’t get that in the bigger colleges. All the teachers are very nice and friendly The class rooms are a nice size. I enjoyed the cross collaboration with the Level 2 & 3s last year and would like to do that again this year.”  Harry, Music Production & Performance

“I love it here at Dv8, if this had been any other college I wouldn’t have come. Dv8 has changed me so much! They have built up my confidence so much since being here. All my family and have friends have noticed the positive changes in me. Dv8 makes me feel happy and safe and I want so many more people to hear about Dv8.”  Sarah, Introduction to Music Media & Digital 

 

Parent Testimonials

“DV8 has provided my daughter with a space to grow in confidence and academically that she has never experienced in any of her previous educational experiences. She has a complicated medical condition, lately diagnosed and had experienced bullying at school previously which really damaged her and left her disengaged, unsure of her abilities, and struggling with social anxiety.  I cannot stress enough how much her time at DV8 has turned her sense of self around. She feels valued, safe and supported there, something that she has never felt in an educational environment before.

She now has a sense of her future, for the first time she is talking about plans for her future, for a career and further training. Thank you to the whole team, for sticking with her and defending DV8 under the current conditions.” 

” DV8 has outstanding pastoral care. I firmly believe that my daughter would be unable to access learning in any environment (including many rated grade 1) without the emotional support and care of the staff here. They take in many pupils who have struggled and failed to achieve in other settings and, along an often very bumpy road, their person centred approach ensures that pupils gain education, confidence, security and empowerment.” 

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