Internationally-renowned art colleges team up with Hartlepool’s CCAD for inspiring summer school

Fashion designer Nicomede Talavera who will be taking part in the  summer school, He is pictured on a previous visit to the college with student Ashleigh Canfield.
Fashion designer Nicomede Talavera who will be taking part in the summer school, He is pictured on a previous visit to the college with student Ashleigh Canfield.

STUDENTS have a “spectacular” chance to shine at a summer school.

Cleveland College of Art & Design and the University of the Arts London (UAL) have joined forces to put on a free summer school for young people studying A-Level or BTEC Extended Diploma, and who come from families where neither parent has been to university.

UAL is bringing tutors to the college’s Hartlepool campus from two of their six internationally-renowned colleges, Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication.

The tutors will teach students about fashion, photography, graphics, set design and fine art, as well as providing tips and advice to students hoping to go on to study an arts and design subject at university.

The whole project is free for students. It includes hands-on work, such as going out on trips to take pictures.

The summer school has been established by UAL’s widening participation team, who work with young people in state schools and further education colleges.

It is completely free, including materials, lunch and travel costs, and runs for a week from Monday, July 14, between 10am and 4pm.

To book, contact Eyv.Hardwick@ccad.ac.uk