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Cumbria Institute of the Arts

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Location  Brampton Road Carlisle Cumbria United Kingdom
Notable alumni  Charlie Hunnam, Helen Skelton, Keith Tyson, Sheila Fell, Margaret Harrison
Similar  University of Cumbria, University of Cumbria - Brampton, St Martin's College, University of Cumbria - Ambleside, Holborn College

The Cumbria Institute of the Arts was a further and higher education institution in Carlisle, Cumbria, England.



Founded as the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in 1822, it proceeded as the Carlisle College of Art, from 1950, and switched to Cumbria Institute of the Arts from Cumbria College of Art and Design in 2001.

The Institute merged with St Martin's College (founded in Lancaster) to form the University of Cumbria on 1 August 2007. Cumbria Institute became the University's Faculty of Arts.

Notable alumni

  • Rob Cage, professional wrestler
  • Rikki Chamberlain, actor (Captain Mack)
  • Bryan Dick, actor (The Long Firm, Blackpool, Blood and Chocolate)
  • Joel Dickens, expressionist painter
  • Richard Dyer, co-founder of Skiddle Ltd
  • Sheila Fell, landscape painter
  • Leo Horsfield, actor (Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz, I Love Luci, River City)
  • Charlie Hunnam, actor (Sons of Anarchy, Byker Grove, Queer as Folk)
  • Gerard McKeown, writer and performance poet
  • Helen Skelton, TV presenter (Blue Peter)
  • Keith Tyson, 2002 Turner Prize winner
  • References

    Cumbria Institute of the Arts Wikipedia