Stand out as a music performer and producer in our high-spec music facilities.
Music students at Newcastle College are based in the Performance Academy, our nationally renowned music and performance venue.
These exceptional music facilities will help you to perfect your music performance and technical skills as you develop as a musician.
The wide range of DJ, electronic production, technology and performance environments are set up to encourage you to develop your own creative and independent style.
Music students at Newcastle College have access to:
The Venue, our music performance gig space
ten recording studios
a DJ and electronic music suite
sequencing labs running Logic Pro and Ableton
a music store with performance and recording equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where you'll study
As a music student, you will be based in the Performance Academy, which is one of the best facilities for the performing arts in the North East. Housed within the Academy is a 200 seat theatre, 10 recording studios, dance studios, performance venues and a TV and editing suite. Our Performance Academy hosts regular gigs and shows and our acting and musical theatre students put on regular productions. Up and coming college bands also showcase at the Venue.
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.
We employ 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 and NCG 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 sites. 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 options. All catering outlets are available to learners in receipt of free college meals.
Restaurants are available within Parsons and Trevelyan on our Rye Hill Campus which serve a wide range of affordable hot and cold food including jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches and pastries, along with a number of snacks.
Based on the ground floor of the Lifestyle Academy, our bistro is run by staff and students of the Lifestyle Academy. It offers a wide range of freshly made hot and cold dishes, sandwiches and snacks. A selection of hot and cold drinks are also available.
The Chefs’ Academy
This is our gourmet á la carte restaurant on the third floor of the Lifestyle Academy and offers panoramic views across the city. Ideal if you want to give yourself or your family a treat, it offers two and three-course meals cooked and served to the highest quality with competitive set menu prices.
Do you have study areas for students?
You will 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.
Newcastle College has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England and here you will have access to over 40,000 books and hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.