Undergraduate Pathway: Art and Design

Think and create with limitless possibilities

Whether in the studio, the classroom or around town, Cambridge is full of inspiration. Whether you’re honing your talent or finding your passion, the prestigious Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University is the perfect place to explore and design. Do you have a passion for graphic design, photography, oil painting, fashion? Whatever your outlet, a foundation in Art and Design will help you to develop a knowledgeable approach to sharing your point of view.
Our Pathway of Art and Design targets the skills you will need in University to critically assess information, develop your design portfolio, and express yourself through visual language. Students will be introduced to practical art and design skills including developing skills of visual storytelling, image-making both in traditional and digital media, visual language and communication, formulating an independent creative response to a broad range of subject matter. For a hands-on degree, many of your classes are going to utilise project and portfolio based strategies to help you begin developing your portfolio and find your areas of passion.
Our staff are actively engaged in their own creative pursuits, and they’ll support you all the way. Plus, there’s the opportunity to go to extracurricular seminars and workshops, which feature guest presentations from specialist academics and researchers. Think and create with limitless possibilities, your journey starts here.

Pathways at Anglia Ruskin University

High School


For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrix.


Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from Anglia Ruskin University:

Portfolio Requirements 

Foundation entry

No portfolio required

First-year degree entry (EU & International students only)

The portfolio should contain a range of 10 pieces of work, utilising all of the following

• Drawing

• Selection of images of significant work/designs

• Images of sketchbook work

• Images that show the development process and research


To find out the academic requirements of our programmes please see Academic Requirements which outlines the entry requirements by country. Unless stated requirements are standard across all programmes -

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