We have fantastic facilities for filmmaking, research, teaching and viewing of film and media.
Filmmaking and media equipment
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences houses Culture Lab, a creative practice hub including:
- film cameras
- editing suites
- motion-capture, animation and sound-mixing technology
Within Culture Lab, The Ballroom is a performance and event space.
A listed sprung floor make it ideal for energetic and more physically demanding activities.
The sound and HD projection system and ceiling-mounted gantry mean that they can be used for:
- creative experimentation
- formal presentations
- collaborative workshops
Theatre-quality curtains enable adjustments to be made to the acoustics in the space and provide black out for film screenings.
Film and media libraries
The Robinson Library (1,000+) and Language Resource Centre (800+) hold film libraries.
We also have a database of Creative Practice. This is where students can display research projects and work on collaborations.
Students and researchers have access to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.
Newcastle's Discovery Museum is home to the BFI Mediatheque. Here they can access more than 1,800 complete films and TV programmes.
Local cinemas collaborate with the University.
The Tyneside Cinema, dating back to 1937, is Newcastle’s independent cinema. It runs a weekend screening and discussion of a new or classic adaptation, presented by a local expert.
The Star and Shadow screens classics, independent and experimental films.
Side Cinema is an independent 48-seat cinema on Newcastle's Quayside.