Developing the artistic nature of students since 1822

Originally established as the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, our legacy institution has a well-developed history of providing artistic programmes for students in Carlisle. Covering everything from fine art to computer animation, as well as teaching the performing arts at the legendary Stanwix Theatre, the Institute had a fantastic range of courses to suit everyone's palette. Whether you knew it as the Carlisle College of Art or the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, we'd love to hear your memories from your time spent learning with us. 

Edit Page