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If you’re passionate about the art and culture scene, being involved within a creative community and looking to study within the areas of arts and performance then we’re confident you’ll find a course to suit you.

If you’re passionate about the art and culture scene, being involved within a creative community and looking to study within the areas of arts and performance then we’re confident you’ll find a course to suit you.

The Department of Arts is one of the largest in the UK for studying arts, performance, culture, and cultural history with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate options available. 

We recognise that industry experience and contacts are invaluable to you and so have built strong relationships and partnerships with cultural and creative organisations including The National Trust, Tyne and Wear Archives Museum, and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, with opportunities for educational visits, work placements, site visits and industry lectures.

You’ll learn in dedicated studio spaces using our range of professional facilities including access to professional exhibition spaces, an onsite theatre, portable sound and lighting rigs and much more.  Alongside our community of teaching staff with experience and knowledge as talented performers, artists, scholars and educators you’ll also learn from high-caliber visiting artists, performers, academics, researchers, directors, actors, choreographers and musicians, including many with an international reputation as experts in their field.

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From creating fine art to conserving it; from animation to film, theatre and television, through to arts management and teaching, our Arts department is a dynamic and stimulating environment to study in.

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24 courses found

Animation BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Do you want to work in animation, film, motion graphics, computer games or graphic design? This course builds on your interests to…

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Arts MRes

Postgraduate | Newcastle

This innovative Arts MRes course offers you the opportunity to undertake a closely-supervised piece of original research within a broad…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years part-time / Sep start

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Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA

Postgraduate | Newcastle

Master the skills to make an impact in creative and cultural sectors at Northumbria University. Specialise in Events, Media, Museums…

1 year full-time / Sep start

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2 years part-time / Sep start

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Drama Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Explore a broad range of creative art disciplines and become arts practitioner ready.

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Film and Media Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Do you have a passion for film and media? Discover the bigger picture with our Foundation Year and take the next step to writing your…

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Covering the history,theory and practice of the visual arts, Fine Art may be the ideal degree to channel your creative talent and explore…

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Mass Communication BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

BA (Hons) Mass Communication is an innovative media-based degree that allows you to develop specialist knowledge of the concepts, theories,…

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Preventive Conservation MA

Postgraduate | Newcastle

The full time, distance learning MA Preventive Conservation course will immerse you in the world of preventive conservation and collections…

1 year full-time by distance learning / Sep start

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2 years part-time by distance learning / Sep start

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MFA student Celia Burbush, MFA co-Programme Leader Gavin Butt and Deputy Head of Arts, Steve Gilroy, are pictured outside the new look Gallery North.
Sarah Munro, Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art stood next to Professor Katy Shaw, Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University, in front of The Travelling Gallery bus in the Quad on Northumbria University's campus.
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