Busy first half term at our new Middlesbrough campus!
It’s been a busy first half term at The Northern School of Art‘s wonderful new campus in the heart of Middlesbrough.
Since September we have welcomed back our returning as well new students to our fabulous Newport Road building.
During his visit, Mayor Houchen met the School’s principal, Dr Martin Raby, for a tour of the new facility and also dropped in on Level 3 Diploma Textile students in the ceramics studio using plants and flowers to create new fabric products and design for textiles, one of the many arts, design and film courses offered by the School (a gallery of images taken during his visit is below).
The creation of our new architect-designed, purpose-built three-storey building followed a £14.5million investment by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.
Mayor Houchen said: “It was fantastic to be able to see The Northern School of Art’s brilliant new campus for myself and meet the students who are benefitting from these first-class facilities that will help nurture their talents.
“We have a rich history in our art, design and creative sectors and this latest addition to what our region has to offer will inspire the next generation of young creatives from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool and attract others, making sure they all have the skills they need to succeed.”
Mayor Preston, pictured above with Dr Raby, said: “The arrival of the Northern School of Art is a major boost to Middlesbrough town centre as it means hundreds of young people spending time and money in the local shops, cafes, salons and bars. Middlesbrough is set to boom.”
Dr Martin Raby said: “We are extremely grateful for the support by Mayor Houchen, the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Middlesbrough Council for their funding and continued support for creative skills and education.
“Our new campus provides a landmark building for arts, design and creative education in the Tees Valley and the wider region, supporting our young people into a range of exciting specialist roles in the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK economy prior to the pandemic. We are delighted with the new first-rate facilities, equipment and technical teaching spaces that will allow our students to work in professional environments, learning valued skills for their future employment.”
Further details about the range of creative courses on offer at the School’s Middlesbrough campus are available HERE