James Ward

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James is Head of School, Cambridge School of Creative Industries, Anglia Ruskin University.  He has responsibility for strategic and day-to-day planning and development of the school covering Computer Games, Film & Media, Music & Music Technology and Writing & Performance (levels 4 to 8). 

James’ background in creative learning and teaching is far-reaching. He has applied this knowledge to the introduction and implementation of undergraduate and postgraduate study in the form of new ways and modes of learning and teaching. These have led to development of Integrated Foundation courses to Higher and Degree Apprenticeship courses.  

Nationally, James is a ‘Group for Learning in Art & Design’ (GLAD) committee member.  Regionally, he sits on several key boards, including ‘MarketPlace Consortia’ (Arts Council England, Creative People & Places Programme), ‘MyCambridge’ (Local Cultural Education Partnership), and steering group membership of the East Anglia Youth Voice Development Consortium (led by Norfolk & Norwich Festival).