Culture Lab Newcastle

Study

Study

Undergraduate

Our BA in Film Practice will equip you with the practical skills and academic knowledge you'll need to produce documentary and short fiction films.

This undergraduate degree focus on documentary, short fiction and experimental approaches to film-making.

You'll use digital technologies to develop your creative film-making practice.

You'll also study film theory so that you can contextualise your film practice within the mainstream film industry and the independent film sector.

For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course descriptions on the Undergraduate website: Film Practices BA Honours.

Postgraduate Taught

Culture Lab is home to the MA in Creative Arts Practice.

Join a vibrant community of professional artists, designers, musicians and performers. You'll develop your creative identity and engage with digital culture through this course. You'll also engage with theories of digital art, culture and technology.

For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course description on the Postgraduate website: Creative Arts Practice MA. 

Postgraduate Research

Culture Lab is home to a number of PhD students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and from a range of schools within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS).

Acclaimed filmmakers Nick Broomfield and John Akomfrah joined Film@CultureLab as Visiting Professors of Film Practice in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Culture Lab academics primarily supervise students in the following areas:

Digital Media 

Our digital media research is committed to transdisciplinarity, creative digital practice, the intersection of art and sciences, social technologies and public engagement.

Topics include:

  • digital arts practice
  • emerging technologies and experimental practice
  • art and science practice
  • transdisciplinary practice
  • data visualisation and creative practice
  • affective computing and creative practice
  • new production environments and living labs
  • open source culture and creativity
  • crowdsourcing and creativity

For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course description on the Postgraduate website: Digital Media PhD.

Music 

Topics include:

  • digital creative practice
  • digital media and improvisation
  • studio-based composition
  • hip hop
  • funk
  • jazz and counterculture
  • ethnomusicology
  • cultural history and theory of technology
  • psychoanalysis

For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course description on the Postgraduate website: Music MPhil, PhD.

Film Practice

Film@CultureLab is committed to developing a distinctive approach to film practice pedagogy and research. This is rooted in an understanding of film as a cinematic medium, and filmmaking as a means of expression. It also looks at filmmaking as a way and of challenging, critiquing, and intervening in the social and historical world.

For course content, entry requirements, fees, and how to apply see our course description on the Postgraduate website: Digital Media PhD.