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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

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The Central St Martins College of Art and Design, (or Central Saint Martins) is one of the leading colleges of art and design in England. It is part of the University of the Arts London which was given university status in 2004.

Central St Martins was created in 1989 from the Central School of Arts and Crafts (founded in 1896) and St Martin's School of Art. For most of the 1960 and 1970s St.Martin's was acknowledged as the leading London Art School producing the likes of Gilbert and George and Richard Long as well as employing influential artists such as Anthony Caro and Barry Flanagan as staff, and was a meeting point for many Punk and New Wave bands. With the rise of Goldsmiths' College in the 1980s this status has been eclipsed.

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Despite being usurped as the leading player in many respects by the Goldsmiths College in the 1980s, Central Saint Martins remains one of London's most revered and exciting art institutions with strong research and teaching departments in fine art, fashion, graphics, 3d design and performance. It has undergone a cascade of recent developments, having already swallowed up Drama Centre London 1999 and the Byam Shaw School of Art in 2003 prior to the University of the Arts London's conception.

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