Open to the public:

Friday 2nd June 2017                        10am-4pm

Saturday 3rd June 2017                    10am-4pm

Monday 5th June 2017                     10am-8pm

Tuesday 6th June 2017                     10am-8pm

Wednesday 7th June 2017               10am-8pm

Thursday 8th June 2017                   10am-4pm

Friday 9th June 2017                         10am-4pm

Saturday 10th June 2017                 10am-4pm





  • 3 – 11 June 2016 – CCAD ‘VISION’ Graduate Show
  • 6 June 2016 – CCAD BA (Hons) Creative Film & Moving Image Graduate Screening – VUE Hartlepool
  • 7 June 2016 – Romp Through 20th Century Architecture
  • 7 June 2016 – 30 Years On – Chernobyl & Kiev
  • 8 June 2016 – NESCAN
  • 9 June 2016 – Bijon – The Creative Genius of Japan (Talk & Exhibition)
  • 9 June 2016 –  Bijon – The Aesthetic Movement
  • 9 June 2016 – Bijon – Contemporary Japanese Photography (Talk & Exhibition)
  • 17-18 May 2016 – Phase One Certified Professional Course – SOLD OUTThe Phase One Certified Professional (POCP) training program is designed to give working digital techs the training and skills they need to work with the Phase One camera system and Capture One software. One of only two Phase One training courses to be held in the UK this year.
  • March 2016 Hunt Emerson – Illustrator/cartoonist held a public talk to discuss his career to date.
  • February 2016 – Future Creative Skills Event – It is an industry that depends on its graduate skills – 58.8% of jobs in the sector are at least graduate level (compared to 31.8% in the wider economy) – by 2022 it will need 900,000 graduates to keep pace with demand. But what skills will be needed in 2022 and beyond? What courses should be available and what should they cover?CCAD held a Future Creative Skills event on February 16th here at the Hartlepool Campus. This event included refreshments and networking time and will feature Stuart Birkett (Managing Director ncjMedia, part of Trinity Mirror group) and Eliza Easton (Policy & Research Manager of The Creative Industries Federation). The event was an opportunity to hear what Stuart and Eliza think about the future of the sector and for you to make your voice heard.
  • February 2016: Dan Holdsworth – Dan is an internationally known British photographer who creates large-scale photographs and digital art characterised by the use of traditional techniques and unusually long exposure times, and by radical abstractions of geography.
  • February 2016: Haunted Histories – Alumnus, Tina Sherifa-Hicks will officially open the set of a proposal for a new 6 part fictional TV drama series created by level 5 Production Design for Stage & Screen students for The Haunted Histories of Hartlepool. All characters in the series are ghosts from Hartlepool’s past, who have built and created their own environment. Come visit the set these talented students have created for this drama and the props created by their level 4 peers.
  • February 2016: Hats off: Level 5 Costume Interpretation with Design HATwalk show.
  • October 2015: Simon Costin – discussion of his fantastic set design career which has seen him work with Gareth Pugh, Hermes and Tim Walker as well as many others.
  • June 2015: International Festival of Illustration – with more than 50 artists from across the world exhibiting; talks and workshops from inspirational artists such as Chris Riddell (The Children’s Laureate), Drew Millward, John McCrea and many more; workshops and pop-up studios where more than 1000 young people gained insight and skills; and a street market for established and up and coming illustrators.
  • February 2015: Creative Ecology of the North East –  Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art talked about the vibrant creative scene in the region now and in the past, and how this sets the scene for developing creative careers now.
  • January 2015: Drawing Game of Thrones ™ –  Will Simpson the storyboard artist on the TV series talked about his story in words and images
  • December 2014:  How to do business – Alison Branagan, expert in creative entrepreneurship and author of ‘The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers – Revised and Updated’ and ‘A Pocket Business Guide for Artists and Designers’ talked about making your creativity a business and gave an in-depth seminar on protecting your intellectual property
  • October 2014: Art & Design=Jobs & Growth – a panel discussion on the future of the creative sector with: Matt Roberts, International curator, artist and mentor and Andy Balman, innovator, arts entrepreneur and gallery maker – co-founder of the Biscuit Factory (the largest commercial arts gallery in northern Europe); co-founder of the Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fair.
  • Monthly (September – June): Third Thursdays – creative networking over coffee.  Students and alumni mingle, talk and share issues with creative practitioners, creative business experts, finance experts and other guest specialists.