School of Arts and Cultures




Find out about the facilities on and off campus.

Our students have access to a wealth of facilities both on campus and in the local area to support their studies.

Armstrong Building

We're based on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Armstrong Building. Here there are a number of high-specification lecture and seminar rooms, and a green screen room.

You'll have access to large and well-equipped common rooms with kitchen facilities and large computer clusters.

Culture Lab

Some film teaching facilities are in the University's Culture Lab. This is a unique research infrastructure, providing an environment for academics and practitioners working beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

It has open-plan research spaces, a performance space and dedicated electronics, workshop, multimedia and sound spaces. It also has a dedicated Film@Culture Lab film suite.

Film@Culture Lab

Culture Lab houses our state-of-the-art film, audio and production equipment.

Culture Lab has a dedicated film suite.


All the equipment is available for our students to use. We have cameras of all types, from small camcorders to full feature production rigs.

There is a live recording and sound mixing studio with the latest audio-editing software

We've seven high-spec editing and post-production suites. These have upgraded Apple iMacs and Mac Pros, 27” dual calibrated displays and stereo monitoring. They're all installed with the latest editing software (Apple OS with Adobe CC, Final Cut and Da Vinci Resolve).

Teaching facilities

  • 36-seat editing cluster
  • practical teaching room
  • Large teaching / workshop / demonstration / screening / live-events room

Study facilities

  • Separate dedicated study/social/screening rooms for UG and MA students
  • Separate dedicated study/workshop room for Practice-based PG and PhD students
  • A range of exhibition spaces for displaying staff and student work and for temporary exhibitions


  • The facility is staffed by two film technicians and also employs a dedicated loans coordinator to facilitate student access to equipment.

On Campus

We have a central location on campus, with easy access to all of the facilities Newcastle University has to offer. The University has a large regional museum and an art gallery on campus.

Collections and exhibition spaces

One of our major facilities is the Great North Museum: Hancock. We use this extensively in the delivery of modules. It gives us an unparalleled teaching resource.

Another key exhibition space is the Hatton Gallery. This is used as a venue for a student exhibition, which is an important element of the Art Museum and Gallery Studies programme.


You'll have access to all necessary technical equipment needed for your studies. This ranges from film production and editing equipment to environmental monitoring equipment used in museum, gallery and heritage contexts.

Information about University-wide student facilities and support is available on our Student Support pages.

Local Area

The local area in and around Newcastle is a vibrant cultural landscape.

There are facilities, equipment, resources and collaboration opportunities across the North East.