Cleveland College of Art and Design
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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 four in the country in the further education sector.
History and estates 
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 BTEC Edexcel Extended Diplomas across the whole art and design spectrum, including Design Crafts, Graphic Design, Textiles, Photography, Fine Art, Fashion & Clothing, 3D design and Multimedia.
Cleveland College of Art & Design also offers a BTEC Edexcel 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, photography, theatre design and fashion. All the college's Higher Education courses are validated by Teesside University.
Notable alumni 
- Basil Beattie, artist (1955)
- Charles O’Connor, folk/rock musician, photographer, graphic designer (1969)
- Steve Bell, cartoonist (1970)
- David Coverdale, rock singer
- Ted Harrison, Canadian artist (1949)
- Melissa-Jane Daniel, British archer
- Curtis Jobling, designer of Bob the Builder (1994)
- Robert Nixon, cartoonist
- Ridley Scott, director
- Keith Patterson, car designer
- Keith Ryder, Peugeot chief designer
- Sir Ridley Scott, film director (1958)
- Tony Scott, film director
- Graham Smith, photographer
- Len Tabner, artist (1965)
- Mackenzie Thorpe, artist (1979)
- William Tillyer, artist (1959)
- David Wilson, Stained Glass Designer, USA (1959)
- Chris Dooks, South Bank Show TV director (1991)
- Tom Wall, Artist and lecturer at the college for 23 years until 1991
- Andrew Fionda, Fashion designer
See also 
- Cleveland Institute of Art, similar-named American institution