We’ve teamed up with some of the best known creative organisations in the region to offer a range of creative coursesdesigned to get you into work, develop valuable contacts or secure a place at university.

Our partners include Sage Gateshead, Dance City and Metro Radio.

For more information and to enrol come along to an Enrolment Event.

Our courses

We offer a range of vocational and A Level courses in creative subjects. Our vocational qualifications range from beginner (Level 1) to intermediate (Level 2) and advanced (Level 3), which is equivalent to A Levels.

Why choose Gateshead College?

Employment edge

At Gateshead College, we go above and beyond to ensure you leave us with an employment edge – a unique combination of high quality education and the real world skills employers look for.

Ofsted outstanding

We’re the only college in Tyne and Wear to be graded outstanding by Ofsted. This means you can be sure you’ll receive an excellent level of education and we’ll work hard to ensure you succeed. Read the full report here.

Outstanding partnerships

Our creative courses are delivered by some of the best known creative organisations in the region ensuring you get specialist, relevant and up to date training and education. You’ll also spend time at these partner organisations, submerged in a creative environment from day one and able to make valuable contacts for future recommendations or opportunities.

Work experience

As part of your study programme you will be given the opportunity to undertake a work placement to enable you to build job-ready skills and gain extensive knowledge of the creative industry.

Amazing facilities

You’ll be based at our flagship campus, Balitc Campus, based on Gateshead Quayside just around the corner from Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This campus is home to a range of top quality creative resources, including:

  • 200 seat performance theatre.
  • Specialist art and design, photography and media studios. 
  • Sound proof music rehearsal and recording studies.
  • Games studio.