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).
  • 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. Find out more in our Alternative Guide to Cambridge.