Combine your creative flair with cutting-edge and inspirational digital arts facilities.
Newcastle College's cutting-edge digital arts environments will help you to explore and develop your digital creativity within animation, illustration, media, design and photography. With access to both our Mandela Building and Performance Academy, you will have access to all of the essential workshops and equipment you need to develop your creative talents across the digital industries.
Study a Digital Arts course with Newcastle College and benefit access:
Mac suites with the latest software
an animation, illustration and visual FX workshop with rendering farm and green screen facilities
screen print studios with traditional and digital printing
a single and multi-cam TV studio with Black Magic 4k cameras and green screen
an equipment store with the latest digital technology
mixing desks and specialist production and sound control rooms.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be studying?
Set in the heart of Newcastle, we offer an unrivalled student experience. Our main campus is just a short walk from Newcastle’s main train station, allowing you to benefit from the city’s thriving student scene.
You will study in the Mandela Building where our digital art students have access to a large industry standard photography studio, including tethered capture and darkrooms. There are also screen print studios, MAC suites, an animation, games and visual FX workshop with a rendering farm and TV studio with black magic4K cameras and green screen facilities.
Mandela Building has regular exhibitions from our students and from external professional artists throughout the year where you can view work from the freshest talent in art, fashion, textiles and photography.
Is the campus safe?
Newcastle College has a range of security measures in place to ensure that all students and staff remain safe while on campus. The college employs a team of security operatives providing 24-hour cover, 365 days a year. Optimum staffing levels are in place to ensure proactive foot patrols are conducted around the college estate, both internally and externally. All of our security staff can be identified by their hi-visibility clothing which is identified with SECURITY on the back which serves to distinguish them from other day-to-day contractors and suppliers who may also may be wearing hi-visibility clothing.
These security provisions run across all Newcastle College campuses.
CCTV is extensively situated around the college, both externally and internally in some buildings for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety with a dedicated CCTV control room that is staffed continually. The CCTV control room has a dedicated emergency line number in addition to two other phone lines.
In addition to general college staff challenging people without a valid college ID, security staff do this as part of their specific duties and conduct ad-hoc ID checks at the point of entry to buildings. We also have close liaison with our local neighbourhood police officers.
Are there places to eat and socialise on Campus?
Students at Newcastle College have access to a number of in-house catering outlets across the campus. All of our catering facilities have a five-star Food Hygiene Rating and all of our outlets have been awarded the Heart of Newcastle Award for outstanding hygiene and healthy eating
When you are not studying, there are plenty of activities happening around the Campus. The Students’ Union also runs a full social programme throughout the year including trips, events, volunteering as well as the opportunity to start and become members of clubs and societies.
Do you have study areas for students?
Our digital art students have access to a large industry standard photography studio, including tethered capture and darkrooms. There are also screen print studios, MAC suites, an animation, games and visual FX workshop with a rendering farm and TV studio with black magic4K cameras and green screen facilities.
You will also have access to many learning spaces where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing.
Plus, Newcastle College has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England, where you can access over 40,000 books, plus hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.