Push your art practice and creativity beyond existing boundaries. Use your art for wellbeing and develop ethical, practical, and inclusive approaches addressing global health and wellbeing challenges. Make a positive contribution to society, healthcare and the planet through ethical and systemic creative interventions.
The ACE project has been shortlisted for the 2023/24 University of Cambridge VC Research Impact Awards. This was a collaboration between Cambridge School of Art and Cambridge University's Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science - Metabolic Research Laboratories (IMS-MRL).Find out more about the ACE project
Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.
As an Art Professional, you will develop the leadership skills, understanding and knowledge critical to creating dynamic and inclusive forms of participatory research and practice, community engagement, resilience building, and creative urban culture.
ARU has been ranked in the top 20% of universities in the world for Good Health and Wellbeing in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.
You’ll gain a broad understanding of ethical and future health from the perspective of art and will tackle mental, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing issues in a global context. You will be rethinking existing places, environments, and communities including to reduce individual loneliness and isolation, aggression and discrimination, increasing prosocial behaviours, and improving social consciousness.
You will be developing as an art professional, while building your profile and having the freedom to use your art for different purposes, such as mental health or community support.
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Our team of technical officers will be on hand to offer training and support.
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
Our Creative Showcase shines a spotlight on what makes ARU creative and cultural – our spaces, places and people. Find out more about our community, the difference we make, the stories we tell, and the things that inspire us.
Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Alternatively, take a guided tour and meet our students.
Deputy Head, Cambridge School of Art; Associate Professor, Art & Design
This Masters will help you achieve a career within the public, private, and third sector in roles such as:
All of our modules integrate professional practice, and you’ll be introduced to different aspects of the creative industry by the teaching team and external guests. This will help you develop an appreciation and awareness of the changing role of creatives and artists, and the increasing responsibilities within potential career paths. Your awareness of current practices and responsibilities will develop at an early stage of your studies, particularly in the Care Ethics and Care Practices modules.
You’ll also use the Personal Development Planning (PDP) tool to record, map and review your employability skills and experience across the course, and engage with employability and career development supported by academic and technical staff as well as the ARU Employability Service and ARU Enterprise and Innovation. These in-house centres provide:
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a PhD programme at ARU. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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