Welcome to ARU’s Creative Showcase and the next generation of artists, storytellers, policy-shapers and change-makers.

We're here to question the answers, rebuild the broken and rethink the wisdom. Because we won't solve problems by doing things the way they've always been done. It's the future's turn.

23 May - 8 June 2024

Graduate Showcase 2024

Unlimited by boundaries and fuelled by purpose, our 2024 graduates’ work intends to be seen, heard and make change. Join us in a series of events through May and June to find new perspectives, uncover the unexpected and celebrate the next generation of artists, writers, performers, thinkers and creators.

Areas of study

Undergraduate and Postgraduate areas of study

Welcome to Cambridge School of Art & Cambridge School of Creative Industries

  • Art & Design
  • Computer Games
  • Film & Media
  • English & Writing
  • Music & Performance
Campus — Facilities

Take a look at our campus facilities

Our campus has pretty much everything you’ll need – we’ve got 3D workshops, fashion studios, photography dark rooms and fine art studios. Then there’s the library, rehearsal rooms and even a full theatre. Take a look for yourself.

People — Students & Alumni

Leila Khan
– Drama & English Literature

Leila Khan

Leila landed acting roles in Netlix’s Heartstopper series and the BBC’s Death in Paradise Christmas Special while studying on our BA (Hons) Drama & English Literature degree.

People — Students & Alumni

Nigel Sandridge and Erato Kallini
– Film Production.

Sand and Erato working at a kitchen table (Photo by Luey Northern)

Erato and Sand are graduates of ARU’s MA Film and Television Production course and together formed the company NoMargins Media, working with artists and creatives on a range of projects.

People — Students & Alumni

Ian Wolter
– Fine Art.

Ian Wolter working on sculptures of people

Ian Wolter graduated from our BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2015. Since then he has been awarded many high profile commissions and awards, including the Art Laguna Prize.

People — Staff

Pippa O’Brien
– Musical Theatre.

Pippa singing onstage in Maleficent costume

Pippa teaches on our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, and is also an actress and singer with a prolific career of performances on both television and stage, including the Only Fools and Horses musical and Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge.

People — Students & Alumni

Eleanor Penny
– Interior Design.

Eleanor Penny in front of a laptop

Eleanor Penny graduated from our BA (Hons) Interior Design in 2020 and, following various roles in design-related companies, now works for Cambridge-based design studio Layrd Design.

What’s Happening in Cambridge

From events on campus to the best places to get coffee (as picked by current students)