Every year Anglia Ruskin offers 12 Anglia Trust Foundation Scholarships, which enable students to undertake a study visit within or outside the UK. In 2011, 3 of the awards went to students in Cambridge School of Art: Tony Ellis, a third-year Photography student, won a scholarship to photograph the work of South Africa's armed anti-poaching teams, highlighting the issue of illegal rhino hunting. Tony was embedded with a unit working in the Kruger National Park, which covers an area of over 7,300 square miles.
Cambridge School of Art staff and students benefit from international connections throughout the world, through field trips, exchanges and collaborations with universities and other organisations.
Many of our staff are internationally recognised with their expertise sought world-wide. Martin Salisbury, Course Leader for the MA Children's Book Illustration, was invited to present a five-day workshop at The Itabashi Art Museum in Japan, which has worked closely for a number of years with the Bologna Children's Book Fair. The workshop culminated with a group critique and a public lecture on picturebook art from Professor Salisbury at the museum.
The world-wide reputation of our MA Children's Book Illustration also led to a television crew from the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation filming at Cambridge School of Art. The programme, Gak-chan, gathers an audience of around of 11,000,000 in Japan. Each series features innovative academic courses from a particular part of the world.
In May 2011, Senior Lecturers Jim Butler (Illustration and Animation) and Will Hill (Graphic Design) collaborated with the Universidade do Porto to hold a 4-day workshop entitled 'Exploring the Typographic Identity of a City'.
Students also benefit from collaborations with institutions to widen perspectives on current practice. Fine Art PhD students have entered into a series of exciting exchanges between École Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble, Valence, France, and Cambridge School of Art, which will create a deeper understanding of creative research practices within contemporary art.
International field trips
Our students enjoy a number of international field trips that aim to help develop their understanding of contemporary practice and practice in an international context. These trips include visits to galleries, museums, and fashion events as well as providing students with opportunities for on location drawing or photography.
Recent field trips have included visits to Porto, Portugal; Seville, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, Holland; Paris, France and Prague, Czech Republic.
Master of Fine Art student Caroline Jaine travelled to Karachi with objects given to her by local business leaders and then reversed the process by bringing objects back to Cambridge. Caroline's project highlights similarities between the two communities using their 'common ground', their business profession, as the starting point to reveal the person and the story behind the object. The body of work Caroline produced included painted portraits of the participants, photographs of the objects and a short film documenting the process.
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