The Northern School of Art has provided students with specialist art and design education in the North East for over 100 years. Dating back to 1870 when The Middlesbrough School of Art was opened shortly followed by The Government School of Art in Hartlepool in 1874. These Historic institutions later evolved into Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) around 1979.
Today the Northern School of Art still resides in its original towns of Hartlepool (Higher Education Site) and Middlesbrough (Further Education). Although we have had many names, our principles and ethos remain the same; to continue to provide exceptional creative education to students in the North East. Being the only educational institute dedicated to art and design in the North East over this course of time has given our school immeasurable experience and expertise in innovative education.