Why study at Cambridge School of Art?

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  • Our Design & Craft courses ranked 7th in the UK for overall satisfaction, and 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2020).
  • Our Art courses ranked in the top 25% in the UK, and scored 93% for 'The Teaching on my Course', in the National Student Survey 2020.
  • In the National Student Survey 2020 our BA (Hons) Fine Art course scored 93% for The Teaching on My Course and ranked in top 25% in the UK for overall satisfaction.
  • We have a 150-year tradition of drawing and inspiring creativity at Cambridge School of Art.
  • All of our industry-standard facilities are open for training to all our students - no matter which course you choose to study.
  • Our lively, friendly and creative community at the heart of ARU’s Cambridge campus will help you make contacts for collaborative projects from all aspects of the creative industries.
  • Build contacts and show your work to industry professionals at the dedicated VIP Industry Preview during our end-of-year Degree Show, and leading graduate showcases in London, as well as finding regular opportunities to exhibit your work publicly throughout your course.
  • Your employability is our priority: work placement and entrepreneurship modules are embedded in our undergraduate courses, and all our staff members are practising, industry-connected experts and leading professionals in their fields.
  • Live and work in Cambridge, one of the UK’s top creative hotspots, home to a vibrant and welcoming student communities, and voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019.