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Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Using our creative expertise and industry connections in Cambridge and beyond, we create experiences that entertain, educate, inspire, and improve lives.

Browse all our courses: undergraduate, postgraduate and research

Student work

Whether designing game models, filming documentaries or performing musicals, our students draw on the community of creative practitioners and industry experts that surrounds them.

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Student and alumni awards success
Graduate destinations
Auditions and portfolios
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Creative Showcase

Learn from yesterday, create for tomorrow.

Visit our Creative Showcase Events Facilities
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Our research

From the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our music therapy research to the BAFTSS Innovation Award for our StoryLab Institute, our research is frequently recognised for its creative responses to modern issues.

Learn more about our research
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An online exhibition of student work you curate for yourself.

This exhibition is yours for the making.

Explore our Present online exhibition
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Placements and Work Experience

Discover the opportunities our courses will give you to get involved with industry, including placements, live briefs and events.

Discover how our courses help you prepare for your career
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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

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

Chat to our students and staff

Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff – they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.