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Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Cumbria Institute of the Arts

Brampton Rd, Carlisle, United Kingdom

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Description The Cumbria Institute of the Arts was a further and higher education institution in Carlisle, Cumbria, England.HistoryFounded 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 Bryan Dick, actor Gerard McKeown, writer and performance poet Helen Skelton, TV presenter Keith Tyson, 2002 Turner Prize winner

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