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Why study with Cambridge School of Creative Industries?

Cambridge School of Creative Industries is a creative community like no other – innovative, experimental and collaborative.

Here are just a few great reasons to study with us:

1. All our facilities are available to all our students

Shoot your own music video in our industry-standard television studio and film editing suites, or create a soundtrack for your game in our digital music editing and recording studios. Whatever course you choose to study, you'll have access to all our facilities with full training provided. Make something fantastic!

2. We're based in Cambridge, city of creativity

Cambridge is home to game developers including Jagex, Frontier Developments and Ninja Theory, a thriving music scene from UK rap to classical, and organisations including Cambridge Junction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. You'll find plenty of opportunities to show off your creativity and build up a public following, as well as a network of contacts for your future career.

Cambridge was also voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK in 2019.

Find out more about our home city in our Alternative Guide to Cambridge.

3. You'll be in exceptional company, alongside professionally recognised and award-winning students and graduates

These include:

4. Our lecturers' CVs are stuffed with industry experience, as well as research and teaching

You'll learn from people who have made a real impact in their chosen fields. You might study documentary-making with a former BBC director; get guitar tips from a musician who's performed and recorded with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Jamiroquai; or get coaching from a musical director whose West End credits include We Will Rock You, Cabaret, Wicked, Elf, Big and Only Fools & Horses.

5. We'll help you find everything you need to achieve your ideal career

Our lecturers, employability service and Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy are all here to help you find your way to a creative future. Our courses all include modules that will give you the practical skills to set yourself up in business, and you can test and develop your ideas through our Student Business Start-up Support hub.

Our recent students have enjoyed placements and work experience with big-name businesses including Penguin Books, Frontier Developments, BBC and Warner Bros. We've also hosted industry-specific events such as the Royal Television Society East Student Awards 2023, high-profile film industry talks and student gaming festival, Brains Eden.

We receive recognition from industry bodies, with TIGA accreditation for four of our computer games courses (BA (Hons) Computer Games Art, BSc (Hons) Computer Game Technology, MA Computer Games Development (Art) and MSc Computer Games Development (Computing), and ScreenSkills recognition for our BA (Hons) Film Production.

6. Our courses frequently achieve high scores in the National Student Survey and other national league tables

In the National Student Survey 2023, our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre scored 92% for Assessment and Feedback and 90% for Student Voice; our BA (Hons) Film and BA (Hons) Film and Media scored 94% for Academic Support; and our BA (Hons) Writing and English Literature scored 92% for Academic Support.

Our Drama, Dance and Cinematics provision scored 91% overall in the Complete University Guide 2024.

Still not sure? Find out what our students say about us, take a look at some of their work or learn more about our facilities.