unique, creative, friendly community

CCAD is a community. Here you are a person, not just a number. We get to know our students individually and support you throughout your academic experience. We are proud to be unique, you can be too. You are surrounded 24/7 by like-minded creative people with no distractions. We help you find your own unique style and develop as a successful artist or designer. We offer different study route options to suit the way you want to develop as an individual.

You simply won’t find art and design facilities like it at any other college in the region

Because we are a specialist college, we don’t have to spread our budget across many courses. We can invest in a superb range of dedicated creative facilities and equipment all in one place. Our equipment and facilities reflect many of the tools used in the creative industry itself. This means we equip you for the real world.

highest quality of art & design teaching, unique in the region

No other college can compare to our results. You will be led by practicing artists, designers and experienced educators. We also know what the top Arts Universities are looking for and make sure you tick all these boxes. Plenty of creative contact time teamed with specialist support helps you achieve your full potential whether that be moving onto university or into a creative job.

Don’t leave your creative career to chance.
Study at CCAD.


Highest percentage of students at university

We send the highest percentage of students onto university every year, when compared to the other colleges and sixth forms in the Tees Valley. A high proportion of these are not only first choice universities but leading courses with worldwide reputations. Get the creative career you want. Study at CCAD


Only Ofsted OUTSTANDING College

We are the only college or sixth form in the Tees Valley which is awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Why settle for second best and risk your future anywhere else?


Top of the league tables

CCAD has been top of the Tees Valley league tables for 6 years in a row. Plus, our student have a 100% BTEC pass rate. Give yourself the best chance of success, study art and design with the best.