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.

Why study at Cambridge School of Art?

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  • In the National Student Survey 2023, our BA (Hons) Illustration scored 94% for the Teaching on my Course and 91% for Learning Opportunities; our BA (Hons) Interior Design scored 95% for Academic Support and 93% for the Teaching on my Course; and our BA (Hons) Photography scored 90% for Learning Resources.
  • Our Design & Craft courses ranked 7th in the UK for overall satisfaction, and 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (The Guardian University Guide 2020).
  • We have a 150-year tradition of drawing and inspiring creativity at Cambridge School of Art.
  • You can access all of our creative industries facilities and receive training in them - no matter which course you choose to study.
  • Our lively, friendly and creative community at the heart of ARU’s Cambridge campus will help you make contacts for collaborative projects from all aspects of the creative industries.
  • Build contacts and show your work to industry professionals at the dedicated VIP Industry Preview during our end-of-year Degree Show, and leading graduate showcases in London, as well as finding regular opportunities to exhibit your work publicly throughout your course.
  • Your employability is our priority: work placement and entrepreneurship modules are embedded in our undergraduate courses, and all our staff members are practising, industry-connected experts and leading professionals in their fields.
  • Live and work in Cambridge, one of the UK’s top creative hotspots, home to a vibrant and welcoming student communities, and voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019. Find out more in our Alternative Guide to Cambridge.