Newcastle and the North East is a fantastic place to learn the art and craft of filmmaking. The region has a rich heritage, incredible landscapes, a buzzing independent film scene.


The journalism team at Newcastle have forged strong teaching links with leading media organisations in the North East.

Jesmond Local is a digital news hub serving a vibrant city suburb. It started out as an entrepreneurial hyper-local news project offering continuing real-world work experience. It still is, but it has also become a widely renowned laboratory of inquiry where our students can develop and explore new models of journalism.


The region is particularly famous for its galleries. These include large, internationally renowned institutions such as:

In Newcastle-Gateshead there is a thriving art scene and a plethora of smaller, independent galleries with vibrant exhibition programmes.

Newcastle hosts internationally significant arts events, including the biennial Audio-Visual Festival and the annual Northern Design Festival.


The region has important World Heritage sites such as Hadrian’s Wall  and Durham Cathedral and many major National Trust and English Heritage sites such as Wallington and Cragside.

There are numerous historic castles, monasteries and Ancient Roman sites, as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the North Pennines in Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland coast. The Northumberland countryside is also home to large quantities of prehistoric rock art.

The urban heritage of the region is also significant, in particular in the 18th century heart of Newcastle and the medieval buildings of Newcastle and nearby Durham City. Additionally, the region has strong intangible heritage traditions relating to music, dance, agriculture and sport.


Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums operates several museums across the region. We have especially strong links with: