Writtle School of Design thrives in 2012 applications

February 2012

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Undergraduate applications to the Writtle School of Design (WSD) are up by 11 per cent it was announced this week. The School, which offers courses in art and design, landscape, interiors and architecture, is bucking the trend with an increase above the national average for the creative sector.

Writtle School of Design, which was established at Writtle College in 2006, has risen over the past few years to climb to take fourth place in the 2012 Guardian Art and Design league table nationally, having entered the table in tenth place two years earlier. Writtle School of Design is the only creative institution in the league table to boast a 100 per cent student satisfaction score.

“We’re all delighted by the achievement” says Ruth Catlow, Head of Writtle School of Design “I think students truly appreciate the extraordinary studio culture and the access to professional networks we provide. Step into any of our studios and you will see great collaboration, students and staff working together alongside each other and students working together.”

“What makes Writtle School of Design distinctive in the UK is its lively, professional studio culture in a College dedicated to the study of land-based subjects.”

When discussing the portfolio Ruth commented: “Experimental practices across our broad portfolio of courses are informed by academic research, theory and contemporary life in built, natural and cultural landscapes. Our broad portfolio of art and design, landscape, interiors and architecture, provides the right cultural mix within the School. The more we can share our knowledge and exchange perspectives, in the School and across the College, and with our network of local, national and international partners the better it will be for our students and the more distinctive and relevant our research will be.”

To find out more about Writtle School of Design please visit www.writtle.ac.uk/design