Learn & Create

Tyneside Cinema’s multi-award-winning learning programme is the most distinctive and far-reaching programme offered by any independent UK cinema.

If you want to make film, then our learning programmes could be right for you.

If you’re already making film or artist film, then you might be interested in some of the development and commissioning projects our Projections team run.

Over the last three years, we’ve welcomed over 15,000 children and young people to our historic Art Deco cinema to learn more about film through activities, workshops and events.

Tyneside Cinema’s multi-award-winning learning programme – the most distinctive and far-reaching programme offered by any independent UK cinema – provides a wide range of high quality opportunities for 8-24 year olds to get involved in filmmaking and film watching. From one-day workshops to three-month courses, we’ve got something for everyone.

We always offer a percentage of our programmes for free to young people who may not normally be able to access these opportunities. Get in touch with our team if you’re interested in our courses, but concerned about the costs.

We’re proud that our professional digital video service – Northern Stars Production – is led by a new generation of talent emerging from our learning programme.

Northern Stars Production make films for clients all over the UK, and are sought after for their high quality, professional and reasonably priced service. In five years they have produced over 200 films for clients including The National Football Museum, The Society of Chief Librarians, intu Eldon Square, Sage Gateshead and Maxïmo Park.

Adult Workshops

Tyneside Cinema’s Adult Workshops are a great way to build on a love of film. Led by filmmakers and cinema specialists, you’ll get a chance to develop your own particular interest, whether that’s screenwriting, editing, camera or directing. This is a great way to further your skills in a supportive and fun environment.

Film Academies

I completed the documentary academy in 2016 and without it, I wouldn’t be going to Cannes this year! It helped me decide that I definitely wanted to be a film journalist. I’m so thankful for that course every day!
Sarah Storer

Tyneside Cinema’s Filmmaking Academies give young people aged 15-19 the chance to develop skills by working in small groups to plan, shoot and edit short films. Those films then premier on our big screen before being entered into awards and film festivals.

Many of the young people who have completed one of our film academies have used that experience to enhance their portfolio, enabling them to gain a place at university or a job in the film industry. No previous experience is required.

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School Workshops

Tyneside Cinema’s Filmmaking Workshops and Modern Foreign Language Days are an ideal way to complement the work done in the classroom.

With the support of our experienced learning team, we’ll shed new light on a subject and help students to build skills and confidence. With an engaging format, the workshops we offer explore the curriculum in a hands-on way, while having fun and building soft skills.

All the work produced during the day is yours to keep to support future lessons, contribute to coursework requirements or use as a souvenir.

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New Creatives

New Creatives is an exciting talent development scheme for artists and creatives under 30 years old.

Co-funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts, New Creatives is commissioning creative people, with unique ideas to make new artistic works in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC channels and platforms.

Tyneside Cinema is leading the programme in the North of England, where we’ll support artists aged 16 to 30 to bring to their original ideas to life through film, audio or interactive artworks.

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