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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WORTH ALMOST £10 MILLION AN HOUR TO ECONOMY UK’s Creative Industries grew by 8.9 per cent in 2014 – almost double UK economy as a whole UK’s Creative Industries generate nearly £9.6million pe... Read More


To give you an opportunity to view some of the fantastic facilities on offer in our textiles department, our Level 6 (third year) students let the cameras in to allow a timelapse to be created while they worked. Nine ... Read More
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Claire Barrow interview

Claire Barrow is a fashion designer fêted for her hand-painted unisex leather designs has been interviewed as part of the North project by SHOWstudio. Read More


We are delighted to report that we have successful secured a further planning permission for the plans for our new premises on Lynn Street, Hartlepool. We have a very positive relationship with the planning department... Read More
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Costume visit London

Our costume degree is constantly getting students ready for the world of being a costumier. Our visits play a part in this, due to our links with Angels Costumes, our students were able to access a fantastic behind th... Read More
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Why your FMP is the best thing you’ll ever do

Abby Dennison of Sunday Girl, our guest blogger discusses just how important her final major project was in a post which may motivate you. Students take note; The fact is (hopefully) you’re doing a course you lo... Read More
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Naughty Dog invited to Best of British Open Call at Liberty London

Congratulations to Diane Watson, course leader of BTEC Fashion and Textiles who has been invited to Liberty London tomorrow (Saturday 16th January) for the 2016 Best of British Open Call. Read More
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Student work selected by Brett Harkness Photography

Thanks to our industry contacts, we were honoured to be asked to provide costumes, garments and headpieces for a select team of photographers for a Brett Harkness training exercise based in the beautiful Chateau Rigau... Read More

Alison Lyons

We always love to hear from alumni and it was a great start to 2016 to hear from Alison Lyons, who graduated in 2011. Alison checked in with us to let us know that since obtaining her degree in 2011, she has since gon... Read More