Digital arts case study

Paul Brigham (graduate)
FdA Web Design
now FdA Visual Communication

Why did you choose to study at Newcastle College?
I had completed my Level 3 at the College and really enjoyed it. I looked into the Foundation Degree and really liked the hands-on vocational nature of the course and the fact I’d be taught in smaller groups so I’d get more tutor support and get to know my classmates better.

Did you have the opportunity to go on a work placement as part of your degree?
I had work placements at regional agencies including Status Digital, Cravens and Gospelware. I actually secured my placement with Gospelware at a networking event held at the College. It was great to work on real live projects and put what I’m learnt at College into practice.

Did you benefit from any guest speakers?
We had a lot of guest speakers that came into the College including designers and developers from industry. It was really useful to hear their stories and gain real industry insight.

How would you describe the staff at the College?
The staff were great, they were really invested in us as students and wanted us to do well.