Working with the creative industries


Our students engage with industry and receive professional recognition in a number of ways, including live briefs, partnerships, specialist workshops and masterclasses. We also hold dedicated careers events to get you started in the Creative Industries.

Internships and Work Experience

At Cambridge School of Art you’ll be encouraged to explore routes into professional practice, and secure work experience placements or internships to develop the skills in demand by the creative industries.

Our students have found placements, internships and traineeships with companies in the UK and internationally, including Cambridge University Press, Nash Matthews patent attorneys, Archant publications, Daily Express, CUTEC, Urban Larder, French Connection, 12foot6, Filofax,Sim Marriot, Guerrilla Cambridge, World of Interiors, Massivkonzept, Envy Post-Production House, Georgi Banks-Davies, Cambridge County Council, Zambian News and Information Service (ZANIS), BBC, Warner Brothers California, House of Harlot and Liberty Department Store.

Brains Eden

We host the annual gaming festival Brains Eden, which includes a 48-hour games Jam, in which teams of students and major studio reps compete to create a game, a series of talks that bring together the education and game development communities and exhibitions of student and industry work. As a result of this, ARM, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Frontier and Just Flight have recently offered internships and work opportunities to our students.


We established the Wired events to ensure continuing engagement with industry for our BA (Hons) and MA Film and Television Production students. This series of screenings, seminars, Q&As and workshops with film and television industry professionals has included a screening and discussion with Sean Bobbitt (Cinematographer on the award-winning 12 Years a Slave) and Adam Azmy, a Director and Digital Composer who has contributed to such films as Spielberg's War Horse, Ritchie's Sherlock Homes and Cameron's Avatar.

What Next? The Cambridge Film Conference

This unique one-day conference considered featured speakers from BBC Talent, BBC Fresh, Creative England Talent (ishorts, ifeatures), Ideas Tap, BBC Writersroom, along with alumni, filmmakers and producers. A series of workshops offered advice on the most current funding opportunities available, alternative strategies to getting films made, and internships and job opportunities provided students with invaluable information on how to kick-start a career in film.