BA (Hons) Popular Music
21 October 2020
Hi. My name is Anthony Rubery. I’m a singer-songwriter, producer and content creator. I graduated from ARU in the summer of 2019, studying Popular Music at the Cambridge campus.
Since graduating, I’ve spent the year developing my career. I released an EP in March, titled Antisocial. Themed around struggles with my mental health, the EP hit 50,000 streams on Spotify in the first month of release - my biggest streaming figures to date!
In June, I gained 1.5 million views on a song I released for TikTok, called ‘Dance With Me’. The success of the single has been the inspiration for a masterclass created by the BBC, which is due to go live on BBC Sounds at the end of October.
Aside from my own music, I have recently opened a new recording studio in North-East London called The Parlour Room Studio. My passion for music production began during my time at ARU and I’m excited to now be taking the first steps in pursuing it as a career.
14 May 2020
My name is Lizzie Knott and I am a 3rd Year Illustration student. Being a student in lockdown has been a surreal experience. I didn’t expect to be completing my degree from my home, however, it has given me some time to really reflect on my intentions as an illustrator. Read more…
13 May 2020
MA Children’s Book Illustration graduate Beth Waters was recently shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway medal in Children’s Book Illustration for her book Child of St Kilda. She tells us about her time on the course, and her reaction to being shortlisted. Read more…