Cumbria Institute of the Arts

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Cumbria Institute Of The Arts
Cumbria institute of the arts logo.jpg
Location Brampton Road
United Kingdom
Gender Mixed

Coordinates: 54°53′28″N 2°55′16″W / 54.891°N 2.921°W / 54.891; -2.921 The Cumbria Institute of the Arts was a further and higher education institution in Carlisle, Cumbria, England.[1]


Founded as the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in 1822, it proceeded as the Carlisle College of Art, from 1950, and switched to Cumbria Institute of the Arts from Cumbria College of Art and Design in 2001.

The Institute merged with St Martin's College (founded in Lancaster) to form the University of Cumbria on 1 August 2007. Cumbria Institute became the University's Faculty of Arts.

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