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Art and design

You interpret the world in new ways. You pour yourself and your experiences into your creative work, and you want an environment to help you grow as an artist. We'll challenge and nurture your talent through studio, workshop and classroom based experimentation.

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At Cambridge School of Art and Cambridge School of Creative Industries, innovation and collaboration meet imagination and experimentation to create unique ideas and opportunities. We’ve been inspiring creativity and empowering creators to become change makers since 1858.

We’ll help you maximise your creative potential. With access to our full range of industry standard facilities, not just those for your course, you’ll be able to experiment with a range of media to develop your own visual style.

Our industry-connected, practising staff will take an interest in your development and goals whilst opportunities to exhibit and collaborate will help you make important connections.

You’ll be able to take part in real-life briefs, internships and work experience or even opt for a placement year helping you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

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Showreel

A montage of recent work by Illustration and Animation students at ARU.

YANG QINLIN

“My tutors are very helpful and encouraging. After a few weeks of study, I can clearly see my own progress and achievements.”

YANG QINLIN

MA Illustration and Book Arts

Yang's story

Specialist facilities

All of our Art and design students can benefit from a range of facilities, including:

  • the full Adobe Creative suite; wide-format printers and scanners; and video editing suites
  • dedicated fashion workshops; and industrial sewing, finishing, embroidery and seam sealing machines
  • digital cameras and lighting kits; specialist camera equipment; and colour and black-and-white darkrooms
  • a printmaking workshop; a 3D workshop; and a letterpress machine
  • opportunities to exhibit, including at our Ruskin Gallery and on our Creative Showcase and Present websites.
  • placement and work experience opportunities
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Computer Games Design

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
Course features
  • Develop skills in computer game design and user experience design
  • Use industry-standard game engines to create characters and environments
  • Build a portfolio to showcase your creative skills

Digital Media Production

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Design and create innovative digital multimedia content
  • Industry-standard software, hardware and extensive facilities
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Fashion Communication and Branding

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years - Luxury Branding pathway
,
3 years - Fashion Journalism and PR pathway
,
3 years - Fashion Marketing and Management pathway
Course features
  • Specialise in branding, fashion journalism and PR, or fashion marketing and management
  • Create your own campaigns and digital content
  • Work on live briefs set by industry

Fashion Design

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Create your own fashion designs in our specialist workshops
  • Launch your career with a professional portfolio and final collection
  • Opportunities in the industry with an optional placement year

Fine Art

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation year
,
4 years with placement year
Course features
  • Experiment with your creativity as you explore materials and processes
  • Opportunities to collaborate and exhibit your work professionally
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Children's Book Illustration

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Follow in the footsteps of acclaimed children’s artists by studying your Children’s Book Illustration MA degree at ARU. Work with a dedicated support team of internationally-recognised illustrators to develop your own personal visual vocabulary. Make connections in the children’s publishing industry.

Fine Art

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Prepare for a career as a professional artist. Independently develop your practical work, research skills and critical thinking, with support from our experienced staff and visiting artists. Test out your ideas in a professional environment and gain invaluable experience of exhibiting, curation and collaboration.

Art and Design

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Explore your research interests in art and design - from computer games art, to illustration and photography - supported by the expertise of our staff, on our PhD programme in Cambridge.

Children's Book Illustration

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Academic interest in children’s book illustration is growing. Examine this field of illustration through a combination of practical work and theoretical enquiry.

Fine Art

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our research degree will allow you to explore your own interests in fine art - from history of art to painting and printmaking - supported by the expertise of our staff at Cambridge School of Art.
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