What our students say about Cambridge School of Art


'One of my major projects was a paid project, working with Kenyan coffee growers and farmers.'

Connie Esavwa, BA (Hons) Graphic Design

"Being able to have hands on experience in the photography studios gave me the skills and ability to run my business today."

Jemima Willcox, BA (Hons) Photography

Ruta - What We Can Achieve With Art

Abbie - Combining My Passions at ARU

Guoste - ARU Open Day Sealed the Deal

Jennifer - Falling for Fine Art at ARU

Ella - How ARU helped me develop as an artist

"I have been incredibly lucky to have worked for a broad range of clients and projects including Google, The Los Angeles Times, the Barbican and The High Line Park, NYC."

Aleesha Nandhra, BA (Hons) Illustration

"It’s so independent. They let you run wild with your ideas, and what concepts you read into. They just pull you in with advice and guide you."

Ashleigh Robinson, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"It pushed me out of my creative comfort zone and let me grow and discover things about myself I never knew, all the while never trying to force me into any box."

Alice Nguyen, BA (Hons) Illustration

"The tutors were laid back, but also inspirational. They took an interest in our work outside of teaching."

Olivia Welsh, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

"As well as the amazing facilities, we had access to some really good illustrators who came in to talk to us and who influenced my decision to be an illustrator."

Catherine Rowe, BA (Hons) Illustration

"As an artist, my work has never been stronger and I am excited to be doing my dissertation on something I am truly passionate about."

Kira Barnard, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"It is a lovely artistic community to be a part of and coming here was the best decision I have ever made."

Lizzie Knott, BA (Hons) Illustration

"After a year I know the names of everybody in my year and we all work together to guide and push each other."

Tabitha Wall, BA (Hons) Illustration


"The lectures narrowed the distance between students and writers. I could learn how real children’s book authors think, live and work."

Bo Yang, MA Children's Book Illustration

Rosie - How ARU Changed the Way I Drew

"Before I’d even graduated I was offered an internship by advertising and marketing agency Honest Ideas, which was then extended."

Dennis Amoah, BA (Hons) Graphic Design / MA Graphic Design & Typography

Winning at the World Illustration Awards

"I was involved in the Cambridge School of Art stand at Bologna Children's Book fair... and through that I was lucky enough to get a contract with Child's Play to publish the book."

Beth Waters, MA Children's Book Illustration

"The course facilities are amazing. I spent a lot of time in the print room, which had a huge impact on the development of my work."

Melissa Castrillon, MA Children's Book Illustration