Live sound is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of music technology and sound engineering. This exciting two year degree course is very practical, with a focus on the skills needed to progress into a successful career in Live Sound, such as mixing technologies, acoustics, equipment operation, analogue and digital live sound production, listening skills and professional practices.
The majority of the course takes place in our own venue, the 400 capacity dBs Live in the centre of Plymouth. The course is validated by the University of Plymouth and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with City College Plymouth.
As with all dBs Music courses you will spend most of your study time with your hands on the very best gear. You will be working in real venues with real sound engineers. This gives passionate students the opportunity to see working engineers do their thing and opens possibilities for actual working relationships with experienced live sound specialists.
Know your kit
To be a successful sound professional you need to know industry gear in great depth. You will master mixing desks, PA systems, a diversity of microphones and effects units…in fact every type of equipment used by working professionals today. You will also cover equipment maintenance and resource management.
Networking is an important factor in your success within the entertainment industry so we arrange a series of relevant guest lectures where you will meet and talk to professionals working in the industry. There are also plenty of opportunities for real world experience including the dBs World Music Stage at BrisFest.
This course is for the incredibly focused and ambitious student who wants to enter the industry at the highest level.
The minimum entry requirement for applicants with A levels/AS levels/ BTEC is 180 UCAS points and a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and english. Other similar qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.