Art and Design

Study an art and design degree at Newcastle College

Choose a course within art and design and you’ll thrive in our creative spaces with like-minded students. You’ll be challenged by a combination of practical projects and livebriefs set by employers to help you gain knowledge and experience of the industry.


Our art and design courses are delivered in our purpose built Mandela Building where you'll have access to first-class facilities including:

  • fully equipped design studios
  • ceramics studio
  • inspiring drawing, painting and sculpture studios
  • a dedicated art and design library and resource area
  • fully equipped wood and metal workshops with CNC and laser cutting facilities
  • a first-class screen printing studio with fabric printing facilities.

Study with us and you could:

  • undertake exciting work placements with national and international organisations including Tyne and Wear Museums and IKEA. 
  • work on live briefs to give you experience of real work projects.
  • make valuable employer contacts.
  • go on to secure employment within the industry. Previous graduates are now working in a diverse range of roles for companies such as Living North Magazine, Ryder Architecture, Raskl. Design Studio and Workshop and Herrington Gate Furniture to name a few.
  • have the chance to exhibit your work at our end of year shows

Employer Links

We have close links with industry and work with a number of local, national and international organisations. Ryder Architecture is one of the region’s leading architectural firms. Following a work placement opportunity, one of our interior design students was successful in securing full-time employment with the organisation.