1861 - ?

The Hull School of Art was founded in 1861 and had classes at the Public Assembly Rooms but around 1878, the School of Art moved to a Georgian town house on Albion Street. A new Hull School of Art building on Anlaby Road was completed in April 1905. In 1930 the school at Anlaby Road became Hull College of Arts and Crafts. In 1962 the College was renamed the Regional College of Art and Design and began to offer a syllabus leading to the newly recognised Diploma in Art and Design (DipAD). In 1972 a new Art College Building on Queens Gardens and received its first students in September 1974, offering honours degrees in Fine Art and Graphic Design. The amalgamation of the local authority's higher education provision commenced in 1976 with the foundation of Hull College of Higher Education. It was later renamed the University of Humberside and entered an alliance with higher education institutions in Lincoln. The resulting University of Lincolnshire and Humberside came into being in 1996, and underwent a further name change in 2001 when it became the University of Lincoln. Renamed as the Hull School of Art and Design, the school is now a part of Hull College Group.