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Creative Arts, Film & Media

If creativity is in your DNA, then imagine yourself crafting a career from your passion.

Your artistic talents will be developed in our art faculty which contains specialist studios and industry-standard equipment. Sound good? Then you've applied for the right course - a career in Creative Arts, Film & Media will promise to be a rewarding one.

Ofsted, 2019
Learners enjoy their time at college very much. They rate highly the excellent facilities and experienced and welcoming staff.

Ofsted, 2019

GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Assistant Head of Creative Studies

We caught up with Mike to find out about his experiences before joining the College, why the arts are so important to him, and his advice for anyone wanting to get into the industry.

Q: Tell us about your experiences before joining the college.

A: I’d been working for a few years as a freelance cartoonist for magazines like Punch and a broadsheet cartoon newspaper called The Cartoonist, mostly caricature and topical gag cartoons. I was balancing commercial work with teaching life drawing at a college in Newcastle upon Tyne, two jobs I really enjoyed. The whole arrangement was exciting but unsustainable, so when an old friend from Staffordshire (where I’d studied on a degree in Fine Art) told me that Newcastle-under-Lyme College were looking for someone to teach life drawing and illustration I sent in a CV and covering letter. I was invited down for an interview and my career direction moved slowly into teaching full time.

Read his full Q&A here.

Amber Banks-Brumby

Amber Banks-Brumby

Subject Leader: A Level Photography

We caught up with Amber to chat about her experiences before joining us, where she finds her inspiration and her advice for anyone wanting to study photography.

Q: Tell us about your experiences before joining the College.

A: I studied Photography at Nottingham Trent University where I explored a range of photography practices, I was particularly interested in the fashion industry at the time which led me to interning and eventually working in London as a stylist for e-commerce companies. I have always had a passion for teaching and throughout my studies I worked for the NCS as a Photography Practitioner, teaching young adults’ photography where we would visit charities, hospices and community centres using photography to interact and build relationships with communities. This experience was so valuable and rewarding for me and eventually led me to pursue teaching further. I completed my PGCE in Secondary Art Education at Birmingham City University, which resulted in me becoming Head of Photography in a secondary school and sixth form in Wolverhampton for 4 and a half years before joining NSCG.

Read her full Q&A here.

Creative Arts, Film & Media: Meet your lecturers

Useful information and contact details

Art & Design (Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Art & Design

If you have a question for Stacey, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing stacey.rowell@nscg.ac.uk

Fashion & Textile Design (Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Fashion & Textile Design

If you have a question for Jay, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing jay.dyer@nscg.ac.uk

Games Design, Concept Art & Animation (Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Games Design, Concept Art & Animation

If you have a question for Dave, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing david.burgess@nscg.ac.uk

Graphic Design (Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Graphic Design

If you have a question for Dave, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing david.burgess@nscg.ac.uk

Photography (Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3 Photography


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f you have a question for Janine, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing janine.grocott@nscg.ac.uk

Art, Design & Digital Media (Level 2)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 2 Art, Design & Digital Media

In the meantime, if you have a question for Shannon, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing shannon.ball-mulley@nscg.ac.uk

Art & Design and Media Practice (Level 3/4)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Summer Work - Level 3/4 Art & Design and Media Practice

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

In the meantime, if you have a question for Cheryl, the Curriculum, Leader, you can get in touch by emailing cheryl.smith@nscg.ac.uk

Meet some of our current students

Watch some our of current Creative Arts, Film & Media students talk about how they're finding their course and their time at NSCG...

College life

Hit play to watch our 'BTEC at NSCG' video! We hope you're looking forward to being part of the NSCG family.

NEW STARTERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Newcastle College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

Get in touch

Got a question about your course? Complete the form below and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Department Highlights

Toni Edgeley

Former Haywood Academy student Toni in 2019 won Bronze in the BTEC Student of the Year Awards. Scooping D*D*D in her Art & Design course she has now progressed to Staffordshire University.

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Art Exhibition

Our annual art exhibition encompassed all creative subjects from the College’s creative faculty, which includes: art, fashion, illustration, graphic design, games design, media and photography.

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Styling for the masses

As part of a live brief with The Potteries Shopping Centre, Fashion students created a number of affordable pieces over several weeks that represented different eras of fashion, with each piece displayed within the shopping centre.

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Live Brief: Keep Stoke Smiling

NSCG Graphic Design students worked with the Orthodontic team at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, to produce a series of graphics to be showcased on social media and billboards across Stoke-on-Trent to promote dental care.

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Outstanding Staff

Recognised not only for inspiring her students, but for her outstanding contributions in her field of work. Curriculum Leader for Art & Design, Cheryl Smith received a Bronze Award at the 2019 BTEC Awards.

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Magical Experiences

As part of their course Film students had the opportunity to visit the magical Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, where they were given exclusive behind the scenes access to discover about how the books were brought to life for the big screen.

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Live Brief: Redrow Homes

Art & Design students each year work with one of the UK's largest house builders, Redrow Homes competing for the opportunity to have their work professionally printed and displayed at a Redrow development.

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Amazing Alumni, Pete Bebb

Winning an Oscar for his VFX work in Inception, former student Pete studied Art & Design in the early 1990's and has since gone onto work for world famous VFX company, Double Negative in London.

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Raising Awareness through Art

Designed to highlight plastic consumption, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students working with local creative partners, designed an exhibition of artwork made from full recyclable materials. The work was then showcased across Stoke-on-Trent.

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