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The Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences houses Culture Lab, a complex for creative practice which includes a stock of film cameras and editing suites, as well as motion-capture, animation and sound-mixing technology.

Cameras and editing suites are also owned by the School of Modern Languages and the School of English, and we also have our own little cinema, the Rita Hayworth room. Libraries of films are held in the Robinson Library (over 1000 films) and the Language Resource Centre (over 800 films). We have also set up a database of Creative Practice where students can display their research projects and facilitate collaborations.

Students and researchers working on local film and television will benefit from easy access to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.

Newcastle's Discovery Museum is home to the BFI Mediatheque with access to over 1800 complete films and TV programmes.

Local cinemas regularly collaborating with the University

The Tyneside Cinema, dating back to 1937, is Newcastle’s independent cinema.

BFI logoThe Tyneside Cinema runs Book Club, 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.

Many of our students gain work experience at local media production companies, including the independent Bridge + Tunnel Productions, founded by our own award-winning film-maker, Tina Gharavi.