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Specialist arts school opens in Hartlepool

A specialist arts school has welcomed its first in-take of students to No.1 Church Street, the first phase of its £11 million development in Hartlepool.

Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) is a £11m university-level project, which forms the first completed part of a wider redevelopment project in the centre of Hartlepool.

External view of the new college building. Credit: CCAD

“This is a really exciting time for new undergraduates to join us at CCAD. The opening of our new teaching and studio space at 1 Church Street marks a significant development in the learning experience for them and allows CCAD to greatly expand our offer with six new degree programmes starting next September. “The College is now firmly established as the place to study art and design in the north with our recent Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework and our expanding facilities and teaching offer make us an anchor for the development of a creative industry business cluster, which will provide jobs and learning opportunities for our students.”

– Pat Chapman, leveland College of Art and Design
Production and Design for Stage and Film. Credit: CCAD

The new CCAD building was created on the site of the former Lynn Street Depot.

Degree courses on offer include Production Design for Stage and Screen, Textiles and Surface Design, Contemporary Textile Products, Fine Art, Photographic Practice (with Moving Image), Commercial Photography, TV, Film and Theatre Production.

Students enjoying the Art Cafe. Credit: CCAD
External view. Credit: CCAD

CCAD is the only specialist art and design school in the North East, with a further education site in Middlesbrough and a university-level campus in Hartlepool.

Famous former students include Sir Ridley Scott, one of the most succesful film-makers in the word - whose blockbuster hits include Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner.