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.
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.
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.