Cambridge School of Art

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We are an academic community of art, design and media artists focused on developing professional practice through studio and gallery-based experimentation. In total, we have some 900 students studying for undergraduate, taught masters and doctoral qualifications. All our courses offer a distinctive integration of practice and theory and all students are encouraged to be both creative and critically engaged in their chosen area of study.

Our courses are taught by first-class, research-active staff, recognised nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields. Students, academic and technical staff, graduate tutors, visiting artists and industry representatives all work closely together on collaborative projects in a supportive and friendly environment.  The graduating students in all the disciplines offered by the School year demonstrate the results of all this creative activity, through the range and quality of work which they have produced.

On completion of their degrees, our graduates are well-equipped for a range of careers within the creative industries and for postgraduate study. Cambridge School of Art itself offers the opportunity to undertake creative research for MPhil and PhD, by practice, or to undertake taught post-graduate degree study. These courses include the world-leading MA Children’s Book Illustration, MA Graphic Design and Typography, MA Film and TV Production, MA Fine Art, MA Illustration and Book Arts, MA Photography, MA Printmaking and new for 2015, MA Computer Games Development (Art).

Located near the heart of the historic centre of Cambridge – often described as the perfect student city – the Cambridge School of Art (CSA) is part of Anglia Ruskin University.  In addition to our own on-campus Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge has a number of large and small galleries and a very lively arts scene, while the galleries and cultural life of London are only 45 minutes away by train, making Cambridge an ideal city in which to study, work and live.

Chris Owen
Head of Cambridge School of Art