Our Heads of Centre and Course Leaders have created this video introducing themselves to all of our new starters for September 2020. We hope that now you will be able to put a name to a face and know who you will be working with over your time with us.
More content will be coming your […]

On Friday 19th June, we launched our End of Year Showcase virtually!
The showcase celebrates all of the hard work our students have been creating over the past year. It has been a crazy year (to say the least), however the students have worked incredibly hard regardless and we are very proud of them.
On the website, […]

Dear Students, Parents/Carers,
We understand how unsettling the past weeks have been for you, in the rapid changes that the COVID-19 virus has had on our lives.
Our aim in this is to be fair to all students this summer and to make sure no one is disadvantaged in their progress to sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, […]

Dear Parents and Carers,
Dv8 SMT have taken the difficult decision today that we will close both the Bexhill and Brighton campus to staff and students from Wednesday 18th March.  This decision has been taken due to severe staff shortages, rapidly falling student numbers and to protect the college community from unnecessary potential exposure to Covid 19. We will […]

Dear Parents and Carers,
We are writing to reassure and update you on our college contingency plans regarding the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The Senior Management team have been putting in plans for various contingencies and continue to monitor Government advice around Covid-19. We are basing our college risk assessments and planning on the guidance that […]

For those travelling by car to visit the Brighton campus,  here are our best parking suggestions so you can park safely and be only a short walk away;
– NCP Churchill Square – Cannon Place, Brighton BN1 2FB
– NCP Church St – Brighton BN1 1US
– Street Parking is a bit of a lottery as we are so central […]

Hello, My name is Callum and I’m studying on the Media Production course at Dv8. I wanted to write my first guest blog in support of International Women’s Day. Read on to discover five inspirational women who have had amazing careers in the creative industries and have stories that we can all learn from.

Fashion […]

Monday 18th March 2019

We are very pleased to be able to announce that the ESFA have now approved, by exception, that Dv8 can continue to be funded to offer 16-18 Study Programmes from our centres in Brighton and Bexhill.

This also immediately lifts the temporary suspension of in-year recruitment to our programmes, allowing Dv8 to offer […]

TBC Events host a show as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival

Pride to Youth: Drag it Out is a fun, fabulous and flamboyant cabaret style drag event in the heart of Brighton to celebrate the young LGBTQIAPP+ community. Expect the unexpected from this interactive and all inclusive event. Watch live performances from a plethora of […]

3D Character Artist, Natural Motion

We were thrilled to welcome 3D Character Artist George Brierley from Brighton’s Natural Motion Games into Dv8 to help inspire the next generation of game developers and 3D Artists!

George shared a vast amount of his own personal games industry insights and character production pipeline. He also took the time to […]



Update 27th February 2019
We just wanted to update that our case is still being reviewed at the ESFA and we await a final decision. The huge weight of public support for our case has had an impact; however, it is still being scrutinised at […]

Statement Re: Dv8 Sussex’s Recent Ofsted Inspection and Outcome
Following our current Ofsted inspection and overall grading of inadequate, please see link to a statement regarding the matter from Dv8’s Managing Director Dan Wallman.
Statement Re: Dv8 Sussex’s Recent Ofsted Inspection and Outcome
Download: PDF | Word Doc
For further information or to ask any questions regarding the current position, our plans […]

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Taken by Level 3 Media Production student James
Taken by Level 3 Media Production student James
Taken by Music, Media & Digital Student Santo
Taken by Level 3 Media Production student James
Taken by Music, Media & Digital Student Santo
Taken by Level 3 Media Production student James
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“Your showreel is your calling card.”
On Tuesday 4th December, Media Production students welcomed Motion Graphics Designer Richard Dufty to hear about his career in the media industry and to learn from his experience and passion for all things graphic. 
Richard has had a long and successful career in the industry. He first began his journey at […]

Two days full of industry guest speakers and skills workshops
Careers Day is all about giving our young people valuable insights into the working world and inspiration for their next steps in life. We explored University as a progression route, the types of Apprenticeships you can get and how they can get themselves meaningful work experience.
We […]

“Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is an essential. Your self-care is a necessity.”
To mark the importance of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October, young people and creative arts organisations across East Sussex came together in the evening at Dv8 Sussex to share their thoughts and experiences around the issue of […]

“Follow your dreams. Don’t give up!”
We were lucky enough to catch up and interview Miss Melody, a previous Dv8 student and now successful MC / DJ, to find out a little bit more about her journey into the music industry.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood / earliest ambition?
I grew up […]

Smiles & laughter, tears and sweat, joy and sadness….
On Friday 22nd June we held our annual end of year showcase for our Brighton students at the Brighthelm Centre, to celebrate and share a selection of their work they’ve been busy creating over the last year.
With a room teeming to the brim with students from this […]

A Showcase featuring Music, Media, Games & Fashion
Every year our students get together to perform and exhibit to peers, family and friends, sharing all their hard work and achievements throughout the year. This year was no different as we had another fantastic Spring End of Year Showcase for the students of Bexhill at the De […]

Part of the Last Dance: Re-imagined Future Series
Throughout May, Lighthouse hosted a series of events called Last Dance: Re-imagined Futures with a full programme of free talks, workshops and events exploring the future of culture and arts. The roster of events featured independent figures who have contributed to the cultural landscape both locally and beyond, […]