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GRAPHICS STUDENTS HIT HOME WITH STOP SMOKING MESSAGE

GRAPHICS STUDENTS HIT HOME WITH STOP SMOKING MESSAGE

Graphic design students at Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Middlesbrough have been using their creativity to design posters with hard hitting messages that encourage fellow students not to smoke.

Middlesbrough Council’s Smokefree Alliance challenged the students to create the posters as part of its campaign to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Middlesbrough and to discourage young people from taking up the habit.Read more

CCAD Student Set for Oxford University!

CCAD Student Set for Oxford University!

Art Foundation student, Helena Greening, has bagged a place at the very prestigious, Oxford University, to study BA (Hons) Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art!

After acing her GCSE’s and A-levels at Stokesley School and Sixth Form College, Helena from Osmotherly, North Yorkshire, decided she wanted to specialise in art; “Ever since I’ve been small I’ve loved art but I didn’t think it was possible for it to be my career”, she told me, “then Sue came into my sixth form and told us all about the Foundation course at CCAD, and I knew straight away, I wasn’t ready for University, the course at CCAD was just perfect for me”.

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A Day in the Life of: Textiles and Surface Design Student

A Day in the Life of: Textiles and Surface Design Student

For the next instalment of our series ‘A Day in the life of a CCAD student’ we have Textiles and Surface Design Student, Adele Catchpole taking you through her day at CCAD.

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Hello, I am Adele Catchpole and I am currently in the midst of my final year of study on the BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design course here at CCAD. This course offers its students the chance to explore diverse areas of specialism within the textiles industry, covering different aspects of the subject. Here, the possibilities with textiles are not limited and students are encouraged to experiment and combine subject areas and techniques, resulting in innovative creative design processes and students who are well prepared for industry standard professionalism.

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Staff Spotlight: Alyson Agar

Staff Spotlight: Alyson Agar

We have some amazing staff teaching at here at CCAD, so naturally we want to show them off! We grabbed a chat with artist and History of Art teacher Alyson Agar, all about success, achievements and art.

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Exhibition Round Up 2017

Exhibition Round Up 2017

 This year is jam packed with cool exhibitions and openings and as we all know, the North East is always buzzing with creativity! So we have rounded up some of the most exciting shows on in the coming months which aren’t to be missed!

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A Day in the Life of: Fashion Student

For the next instalment of our series ‘A Day in the Life of a CCAD Student’ we have Fashion student, Becky Foster, taking you through her day at CCAD.

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Hi, my name is Becky Foster and I am a student and Cleveland College of Art and Design at Hartlepool. I am currently in my second year (Level 5) and I am studying Fashion BA (HONS). This is a really interesting subject and there are parts to it that are difficult, but if you are up for a challenge and have an interest in fashion, this is the course for you. I thought I would talk you through the modules we are working on now on this course.

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A Day in the Life of: Production Design for Stage and Screen Student

A Day in the Life of: Production Design for Stage and Screen Student

For the second installment of our series ‘A Day in the Life of a CCAD Student ’ we have University level student, Helena Cooling studying Production Design for Stage and Screen, taking you through her day at CCAD Hartlepool.

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Hello, my name is Helena Cooling and I am a level 6 (3rd year) BA (Hons) Production Design for Stage and Screen student. Any student on this course will tell you that no two days in our studio are ever the same. Whether you’re designing in the studio, building in our fantastic workshop or extending your digital skills, there is always something going on in the Production Design studios.

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STUDENTS AND STAFF ‘JUMP’ AT THE CHANCE TO WEAR FESTIVE KNITS FOR CHARITY

STUDENTS AND STAFF ‘JUMP’ AT THE CHANCE TO WEAR FESTIVE KNITS FOR CHARITY

Staff and students at a north east arts college are feeling festive and showing off their best jolly jumpers, all in the name of charity.

The further education students at Cleveland College of Art and Design in Middlesbrough joined staff in dressing in their most seasonal sweaters for the Save the Children Santa Christmas Jumper Day, each paying £2 to raise as much as possible for the much-loved charity.Read more

A Day in the Life of: Creative Film and Moving Image Design Student

A Day in the Life of: Creative Film and Moving Image Design Student

This is the first of our new series ‘A Day in the Life of a CCAD Student’! Throughout the next few weeks, students from different University Level courses will take you through their day at CCAD. Kicking off, we have Sarah Maher studying Creative Film and Moving Image Design

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Hi! My name is Sarah Maher and I am a Level 5 (second year) Creative Film and Moving Image Design student. Very long title, I know, but it does sound impressive, got to admit. We are split into two different pathways which involve different modules and projects; on my pathway (Digital Production), we had to organise and stream a live show, in a ‘multicam’ set up. I will be taking you through our final day of production on this blog post and how our live show went!

This is me! Working hard!

My role for the show was main producer (to organise everything!) and directing the second half of the show (telling people when to cut and cue). It was very challenging but rewarding. I really enjoyed producing as you have total control over the show, and directing was fun!

A shot of my notes from directing!

Our live stream is very ambitious that had a few very firsts for this course, such as using the smoke machine during a live show, having a live vote so viewers could choose the endings they want to see, and postponing the stream (stay tuned for more details!)

We were planned to go live at 3pm, so we got the actors and crew in at 1pm and did a few read throughs. However, not long before we went live, our main actor dropped out! My advice is to always have a backup! Luckily, we managed to postpone the stream for an hour (we went like at 4pm instead) so our new actor to read through the script and get used to blocking (where each actor will be stood and when).

Having different endings meant that the actors and crew had to learn what they were doing for each ending, just in case. The actors also needed to be fine with improvising if we went under time (we had to hit 15 minutes exactly!) Despite a few hiccups, our live stream went well! The link to our live stream can be found here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ8RdiejDQY

The full final cast!

Overall, this was a very fun and challenging module. Luckily, we had a great final cast and crew which made it flow easily, with very small technical issues, when we went live. We were very professional when issues did happen, and we all enjoyed ourselves. It was a huge learning experience! I recommend this module to any willing film student.

More about the course (BA Hons Creative Film) here http://hartlepool.ccad.ac.uk/creative-film-moving-image-production/