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Digital Arts

If you want to turn your passion for creativity into a fulfilling and exciting career, a degree in digital arts from Newcastle College University Centre will boost your skills, refine your flair and give you a creative environment where you will thrive with like-minded peers.


Our degrees will give you a broad experience of the digital arts industry where you will access first-class facilities and software such as Cinema 4D and VR headsets, Mac suites, animation, illustration and visual FX workshop, green screen facilities and screen print studios.

Getting you ready for a thrilling career in the digital industry is one of our top priorities. Not only will you learn from industry-experienced tutors, but previous students have worked on projects with TrendBible, Picto Plasma, Siemens, Tado and Penguin Books. 

If you are a creative who thrives on telling stories through their work, you will love studying with us.

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Investing in Your Future

Read more about our investment

In 2022, we spent part of a £2million investment from the Office for Students (OfS) on leading-edge teaching facilities in Digital Arts and Digital Technologies, including VR software and a 3D Powerwall.

We have since been awarded a further £6million, and over the next three years we will be investing part of this in our digital provision, including:

  • Full Performance Capture suits and software

  • Teaching screens

  • Oculus Quest gaming headsets

  • Black Magic cameras

  • Raspberry Pi4 desktop kits

  • Clevertouch screens

  • AI robots


Plus, we'll also be creating a dedicated Digital Technology Hub, which will include two Cyber Securuity Labs and two Immersive Technology Labs.

What can I study?

FdA Film, TV and Media Production

Immerse yourself in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of visual storytelling with our Foundation Degree in Film, TV, and Media Production.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdA Graphic Communication

If you are innovative and love to take risks, explore your creative passion with this Graphic Communications degree.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Animation

If you're passionate about digital and traditional animation, enjoy working with technology and are a natural problem solver, this is the degree for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Photography

Are you passionate about the visual world and capturing important moments? This Photography degree is perfect for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Illustration

If you're a visual storyteller, highly creative and want to develop your passion for drawing and illustration, this degree is for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Film, TV and Media Production (Top-Up)

Get ready for action with this BA (Hons) Film, TV and Media Production top-up degree, which will help you explore your own ideas and demonstrate your mastery of the entire production process.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication (Top-Up)

If you are highly creative and like to use your artistic skills to solve problems, this Graphic Communication degree could be for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Creative Digital Design Professional (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship

Are you creative and passionate about digital design? Earn your degree with this Creative Digital Design Degree Apprenticeship and develop the creative and technical skills in high demand from industry.

Length: 36 months (this does not include EPA period)
Study: Full-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Employer Based

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MSc Immersive and Creative Technologies

The MSc Immersive and Creative Technologies is designed for those that wish to pursue an academic or professional career in the exciting and constantly developing immersive technologies industries.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a qualification in Digital Arts?

Daily tasks:

  • Directs the arranging of conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Reviews and revises campaign strategy in light of sales figures, surveys, etc. and takes appropriate corrective measures if necessary.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Defines target group and implements strategy through appropriate media planning work.
  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed and develops the most appropriate strategy to deliver the objectives.

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Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
  • Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..

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