Northbrook College is a further education and higher education college with 3 campuses in Worthing and 1 nearby Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex. It is also the principal provider of work-related further education in the Worthing area. In 2017 it merged with City College Brighton & Hove to create a unified college under the branding of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET).
|Established||1986— Northbrook College |
1912—West Sussex College of Art & Design
|Affiliations||University of Brighton|
The college's Worthing campuses are the University Centre Worthing in West Durrington, The Broadwater Campus and The Business Development Centre at Liverpool Gardens (Worthing Town). The college's Shoreham campus is at Shoreham Airport.
Northbrook was previously West Sussex College of Design (WSCD) but amalgamated with Worthing Technical College and Chelsea College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering in 1985-86. Whilst the college retained its central Worthing site in Union Place, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) closed the workshops in Homefield Place, which were knocked down and are now the Environment Agency headquarters for the area.
The college is the largest provider of Higher Education for the creative and cultural industries in West Sussex. It is also a significant provider of Higher Education in a variety of other work-related areas. The College, additionally, has contracts for apprenticeship training and adult and community learning, and provides courses in most work-related areas as well as those for personal development. It also runs courses at HMP Ford.
The college is also home to the Southern Theatre Arts Centre, providing theatre courses ranging from National Diplomas to Foundation Degrees and BA Hons, which like all Northbrook's higher education courses are affiliated with the University of Brighton. Its venue, The Northbrook Theatre, is a professional theatre that regularly hosts touring companies from around the UK and Europe. Productions in recent years include Wild Party, Chess, The Blue Room, Angles in America, Metamorphosis and West.
- University Centre Worthing, Durrington:
- Shoreham Airport:
- Business Development Centre at Liverpool Gardens:
- Leo Sayer, singer-songwriter and musician
- Jamie Hewlett, comic book artist and co-creator of the comic Tank Girl and co-creator of the virtual band Gorillaz
- Alan Martin, comic book writer and co-creator of the comic Tank Girl
- Claire Phillips, British portrait artist
- Robert Smith, front man and principal songwriter to the band The Cure
- Sunset Strippers, electronic music band
- Nick Waplington, artist and photographer
- Paul Norris, Oscar winner in Visual Effects for the film Ex Machina (film).