Why study with Cambridge School of Art?

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  • We're the only university in Cambridge that offers HE-level art and design.
  • Our Art & Design courses ranked 8th in the UK for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2017.
  • In The Guardian University Guide 2017, our Fashion & Textiles courses ranked joint 1st in the UK for ‘Satisfied with teaching’ and 2nd for ‘Satisfied with feedback’. Our Design & Crafts courses ranked 5th in the UK for ‘Satisfied with teaching’.
  • You'll be part of a close community of artists, academics and over 900 students.
  • Our progressive school is based on an art tradition founded in 1858.
  • Cambridge is one of the UK's top creative hotspots (NESTA Creative Clusters and Innovation report 2010) and houses 18% of the UK's computer games workforce.
  • We have strong links with local creative industries and practitioners.
  • Our graduates have an excellent employment record, and many of our graduates and students find success in major national and international student prizes.
  • Amongst our graduates we can boast Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett and Dave Gilmour, Spitting Image creators Peter Fluck and Roger Law, and the creator of St Trinian's, Ronald Searle.
  • Our Art and Design research was awarded world-leading status in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Our professional and ground-breaking digital art gallery, the Ruskin Gallery, shows touring exhibitions of international standing as well as student exhibitions.
  • You'll work in light, bright studios with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • You'll be able to study modules from other disciplines.
  • We offer opportunities for study abroad.

In the National Student Survey 2016:

100% of our BA (Hons) Computer Games Art students were fully satisfied with their course.
95% of our BA (Hons) Graphic Design students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Film and Television Production students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Interior Design students were fully satisfied with their course.
100% of our BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation students said that their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject.
100% of our BA (Hons) Fashion Design students said that their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Fine Art students said their lecturers were good at explaining things.
96% of our BA (Hons) Illustration students said that their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject.