Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Cambridge School of Art

We've been inspiring creativity since 1858. Combining the traditions of the past with the possibilities afforded by the latest technologies, we nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking to empower the makers and creators of the future.

Browse all our courses: undergraduate, postgraduate and research

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Student work

From fonts to fashion, communal spaces to children's books, our students consistently produce work that receives industry recognition and success in competitions.

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Our people
Award-winning students
Alumni success
Our outstanding alumni
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Creative Showcase

Learn from yesterday, create for tomorrow.

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Graduate Showcase

Every year, our final year undergraduates celebrate their work by showing it to industry reps and the general public at a series of exhibitions and live performances. We also hold annual exhibitions for our graduating MA Fine Art and MA Children's Book Illustration students.

Find out more about our Graduate Showcase See work by our current graduating students
How to build your portfolio
Placements and work experience
Our competitions
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Our research

A vibrant and supportive community of students, practitioners and academic researchers, we engage with contemporary art and design practice, exploring theoretical, philosophical, political and social themes.

Learn more about our research
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National Saturday Art & Design Club
Follow us on Twitter @ARUCreative
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Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching across ARU was rated 'Gold' in the 2023 Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF).

Find out why we're rated Gold
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University of the Year

We're proud to be the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. The University of the Year award honours ‘exceptional performance during the 2021-22 academic year'.

THE University of the Year award