Study Digital Arts

Digital Arts Courses

Our digital arts courses help you explore and develop your creativity, putting it to the test with practical projects and briefs from employers. This hands-on approach ensures you have every opportunity to demonstrate your creative talent through student collaboration, exhibitions, employer projects and workshops, setting you up for your future career in the creative industries.

Career pathways include media production, photography, illustration, graphic design, social media, digital marketing and animation.

What you can study

We offer a number of courses that can help get you on your way to a career in digital arts, and the routes depend on your final GCSE results.

Typically, if you have or are predicted less than 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or below:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above:


Based in our Mandela Building and Performance Academy, you will have access to:

  • photography studio
  • digital light room and darkrooms
  • TV studio with production equipment
  • MAC suites with the latest software
  • animation pod.

Employer links

As a student studying a digital arts course at Newcastle College, you’ll benefit from exceptional links with local and national photographers, digital design agencies and media production companies who offer students the opportunity to interact and learn from industry professionals. Our employer links include Great North Run, Evolution Music Festival, Channel 4 and Calumet Photographic.