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The Northern School of Art

Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD), renamed The Northern School of Art, from September 2018.

CCAD Middlesbrough - Green Lane, Middlesbrough

it's history can be traced back to the Middlesbrough School of Art, Durham Street, established 1870.

CCAD Hartlepool - Number 1 Church Street

It's history can be traced back to the Government School of Art, West Hartlepool, established in 1874.

Cleveland College of Art & Design is a further and higher education art and design college, based in the north-east of England. The college draws its name from the former non-metropolitan county of Cleveland, operational from 1974 to 1996.

Regional coverage

Cleveland College of Art & Design is the only specialist art and design college in the north-east of England and one of only three in the country in the further education sector .

History and estates

The college has two campuses, one in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough and one in Church Square, Hartlepool.

Middlesbrough School of Art, on Durham Street, and the nearby Government School of Arts in the Athenaeum on Church Street, West Hartlepool first opened in 1870 and 1874 respectively.

The college's current principal is Martin Raby.

Green Lane campus

Its main Middlesbrough-based Green Lane campus was first opened in 1960 by Robin Darwin, then-Principal of the Royal College of Art, and was later extended as Middlesbrough School of Art. It is based in the Linthorpe area of Middlesbrough.

Church Square campus

The college has operated continuously in its present Hartlepool spot since 1938, despite a 1966 fire. It is located off Church Street (A178) at the junction of the A689 (Stockton Street) and A178, and near the railway station.


Cleveland College of Art & Design is an institution of both further and higher education, and because of this it has courses aimed at 16-year-old school-leavers all the way through to degree level, as well as part-time evening classes.

FE courses

The college offers a range of A-Level and University of the Arts London Extended Diplomas across the whole art and design spectrum, including Design Crafts, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Fashion & Textiles, Photography, 3D design and Interative Design. The college also offers BTEC level 1 and 2 courses.

Cleveland College of Art & Design also offers a Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, a course traditionally undertaken by A-level students prior to enrolling on an art and design course at university.

HE courses

At higher education level, the college also offers BA (Hons) and FdA degrees, covering such subjects as textiles, Commercial Photography, Creative Photography, Fine Art, Illustration, Creative film and moving image, Costume Design, Graphic Design, theatre design, Acting, Lighting for stage and screen, vfx, 3D Design and Body Contour Fashion. All higher education courses are validated by the Arts University Bournemouth.

Notable alumni

  • Basil Beattie, artist (1955)
  • Steve Bell, cartoonist (1970)
  • David Coverdale, rock singer
  • Melissa-Jane Daniel, archer
  • Chris Dooks, South Bank Show TV director (1991)
  • Andrew Fionda, fashion designer[4][5]
  • Ted Harrison, Canadian artist (1949)
  • Curtis Jobling, designer of Bob the Builder (1994)
  • Richard Milward, author
  • Robert Nixon, cartoonist
  • Sir Ridley Scott, film director (1958)
  • Tony Scott, film director
  • Graham Smith, photographer
  • Mackenzie Thorpe, artist (1979)
  • William Tillyer, artist (1959)
  • Tom Wall, artist and lecturer at the college for 23 years until 1991
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