The Northern School of Art, or The Middlesbrough School of Art as it was first named, dates back to 1870. The Government School of Art, based in Hartlepool, was first opened in Church Street Atheneum, Hartlepool in 1874. In 1897, it moved to the top floor of Lauder Street Technical College where it remained until moving in 1939 to the vacated Church Square School.
We believe this is the case because of three important factors:
1. We offer a unique, creative, friendly community in which to develop as a successful artist or designer
2. Our unique, extensive, dedicated, specialist facilities give you the best opportunity to excel
3. We offer unique creative courses supported with the highest quality of art & design teaching
of our 2016 graduates were in employment or further training six months after graduating. We continue to achieve a high percentage, which is a testament to all we do at The Northern School of Art.