dBs The Sound and Music Institute

Discover a new kind of study experience. One where musicians, producers, sound engineers and designers come together to challenge convention and break new boundaries. Ours is the only dedicated audio technology and music production institute in the UK. Bringing together a variety of sound specialisms across the arts and sciences, we pioneer education and research that makes society a better place.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)



At dBs, we see things differently. We always have. We started life in 1998 with the aim of changing the way audio technology education was taught. Since then, we’ve witnessed the power of sound to transform lives and unite communities.


dbs-i is a Research and Innovation Lab for Sound and Music developing creative social projects and interactive technologies


At dBs we’re dedicated to helping students build meaningful careers in the sound and music industry. Part of that involves helping you understand where in the industry your potential may lie and how studying with us can help you get there.Our Career Spotlights shine a light on the diversity of roles available to you and will help you understand what you can do to get started.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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