School of Arts & Creative Industries key facts

Welcome to the School of Arts & Creative Industries key facts page. Here you will find facts, statistics, highlights and general information for the purposes of marketing, recruitment, presentations, speeches and social media.

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We're number 1 for nurturing student talent

The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks us top in the UK for adding value to students.

Specialisms

Award-winning successes

• D&AD
• Chartered Society of Designers
• RSA
• Deutsche Post International
• Best Overall Project at New Designers
• A D&AD Yellow Pencil student award for packaging design (design equivalent of the Oscars)
• Dr Paul Ferguson shortlisted in the category for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research Award at The Times Higher Education Awards in 2015
• Students James Hind and Greg Ramage have both won the Alexander McCall Smith Prize for Composition
• Creative Edinburgh Award for Collaboration 2015
• The Jill Todd Award 2015
• WESTPHOTO Photography Prize
• Peter Deane won the Barron Quaich Prize for Best Student Project in 2011

Digital news room

The facilities are really good, really cutting edge. That's what I like about Edinburgh Napier. Anybody who's going through the course, when they come out, they’re ready to work.

Lorraine Kelly

Television presenter and Edinburgh Napier graduate

Recycled materials turned into life-saving shoes

Award-winning Product Design student Fraser Hunter created a life-saving shoe that uses material from old car tyres and plastic bottles

As a graphic designer you've got more power than the Prime Minister sometimes to change the way people think. You can design things that make people take action and can change the world.

Myrna Macleod

Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design

Creativity with a difference

Our students received medals and top commendations at the Creative Conscience Awards for their work applying their talents to socially valuable projects. This year's winners designed floating shelters for use in Colombia, emergency tent systems for refugees and smart housing for the elderly.

Coming up roses

To date our students have received five top awards at The Drum Roses Awards for Creativity.

Recognised in music

Edinburgh Napier music students are regularly awarded or shortlisted for national and international prizes.

Edinburgh Napier University tutors have a great reputation for instilling a really great creative work ethic in the students.

Charlie Bell

Design Director, Whitespace

Student placement stories 

You have access to everything you need including great facilities and always feel you are being supported. You can making anything - the sky's your limit.

Natasha Broomfield,  

Graphic Design Graduate 2016

Celebrating success

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SACI on Facebook.

Our advertising students on Facebook.

Graphic Design students' work is on Facebook, too.

Watch our music students play on Vimeo.

Publishing students share their work on their site.

Work by our performance students is also on Vimeo.

Our Photography students are on Facebook and Tumblr.

Check out the Screen Academy on Vimeo, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or at their website.