Cass Fine Art

"We teach fine art, we teach curating and introduce students to the best professionals, the best artists, the best art teachers they’ll ever come across, at a superb location in central London. " Rosemarie McGoldrick, Head of Cass Fine Art.


Cass Fine Art

Cass Fine Art is based in modern, purpose-built art studios, opposite the Whitechapel Gallery in London’s East End; a cultural quarter famous for its fringe and contemporary art galleries. 

The Fine Art courses offer practice-based studios that set out to prepare you for your future career whether it’s as an artist, curator or filmmaker. You will be taught by artists, professional practitioners and industry experts. With support to develop the specialist technical, conceptual and professional skills required for future practice in your chosen subject. 

Working in a creative and lively environment, where cross over and collaboration are actively encouraged, students participate in studio based practice and ‘live projects’. Public screenings and exhibitions offer valuable opportunities to engage with industry partners and professional contexts as are part of our culture and ethos. 

Curating the Contemporary is a two year Masters course which concentrates on professional gallery curating and display, in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery. Year round opportunities to curate exhibitions and spaces offer ample chance to gain crucial practical experience at a professional level.



Fine Art


Fine Art
Curating the Contemporary
MA by Project

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Recent Successes


Patrick Brill

Associate Professor

Teaches on BA (Hons) Fine Art studios and MA Fine Art.

Mel Brimfield

Lecturer teaching on BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

Works in film and live performance.

Ben Cain

Senior Lecturer teaching in to BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

British artist who trained at Manchester Metropolitan and Maastricht.

Lisa Cerutti

PhD Candidate (supervisors: Chris Smith, Linden Reilly, Dr. Mathew Philip)

Started her career in 1986 as a painter, sculptor, architectural decorator, restorer, set designer and product designer.

Leigh Clarke

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Multidisciplinary artist whose work has been shown widely in the UK as well as in exhibitions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany and China.

Richard Ducker

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

British artist who trained at Reading and Goldsmiths.

Deej Fabyc

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Deej Fabyc is a British artist with Australian citizenship, who has a MFA from the University of New South Wales.

Danny Flynn

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustration

British designer.

Oriana Fox

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Working mainly in performance and video.

Fred Gatley

Senior Technician - Ceramics

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, (MIMMM) and also a Member of the Craft Potters Association.

Damian Grist

Senior Technician - Printroom

Completed a MA in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.

Dr Nick Haeffner

Senior lecturer and CCS Co-ordinator for BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Curating the Contemporary, BA (Hons) Photography and MA Photography, PhD Supervisor

Dr Nick Haeffner is a communications and art academic, specialising in the areas of film and photography.

Andrew Hewish

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Andrew Hewish is a contemporary artist and curator in London, who works in a variety of media.

David Howells

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

David Howells is a British writer and artist who trained at London Guildhall and Middlesex.

Dr Pil and Dr Galia Kollectiv

Lecturers teaching on the BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

Pil and Galia Kollectiv are London based artists, writers and curators working in collaboration.

Andy Lawson

Personal and Academic Tutor for BA (Hons) Fine Art and MA Fine Art

British artist Andy Lawson trained at London Guildhall University and Wimbledon School of Art.

Rennay Mathurin

Digital Media Technician across Faculty (all courses)

Jonas is a goldsmith and produces traditional bespoke jewellery from a workshop in the heart of London's Jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden.

Nicola McCartney

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nicola McCartney is an artist, art historian and writer based in London.

Rosemarie McGoldrick

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art

Rosemarie McGoldrick is a London-based sculptor and installation artist who has shown nationally and internationally.

Andrea Medjesi-Jones

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Andrea Medjesi-Jones is a British artist who trained at Goldsmiths College (University of London).

Liz Miller

Teaches Printmaking on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jonas is a goldsmith and produces traditional bespoke jewellery from a workshop in the heart of London's jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden.

Nico de Oliveira

Course Leader, MA Curating the Contemporary

Nicolas de Oliveira is a writer and curator.

Francesco Pedraglio

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Based in London, Francesco Pedraglio is an artist, writer and co-founder of FormContent.

David Price

Teaches on BA (Hons) Fine Art

Dr. David Price is a British artist who trained at Chelsea and Manchester.

Danny Rolph

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Danny Rolph is a British artist who trained at Winchester and the Royal College.

Dr Mike Stubbs

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Mike Stubbs is a British artist who trained at Bath and Goldsmiths.

Dolly Thompsett

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Dolly Thompsett is a British artist who trained at Manchester Met and Byam Shaw.

Francesca Vilalta

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Francesca Vilalta is a Catalan artist who trained at London Guildhall and Central St Martins.

Jonathan Whitehall

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jonathan Whitehall is a British artist who trained at Goldsmiths, University of Leeds and has a Fine Art PhD from the Royal College.

Mick Williamson

Senior Lecturer, Acting Course Leader BA (Hons) Photography and teaches in to BA (Hons) Fine Art

Mick Williamson is a British artist who trained at Medway College of Art.

Camilla Wilson

Teaches on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course

Camilla Wilson is a British artist who trained at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Recent news from The Cass

Cass academics feature In Residence

8 September – 27 November

Cass academics' work features in exhibition for Oslo Architecture Triennale.

Tate Britain acquires Letter to Michael Gove

Cass professor's work makes national collection

Tate Britain acquires celebrated protest painting by artist(s) and Cass professor(s) Bob and Roberta Smith.

The Cass at Photomonth

October and November

Cass staff, students and alumni participate in East London's international festival of photography.

The squid revolution has begun

16–23 July 2016

Cass tutors, students and alumni take part in the first instalment of Revoluzione Delle Seppie, a workshop in Calabria, Italy, in collaboration with a local refugee centre.

Cass named amongst London’s most influential

A number of people from across The Cass have been named in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000, a list of London’s most influential people of 2016.

After London

The exhibition is on 4-15 October 2016

The Cass presents an exhibition of the Thames Estuary by Simon Fowler and David George, coinciding with a new publication by Rachel Lichtenstein.

Making Matters

17-24 September 2016

An exhibition of work by Cass design graduates and alumni for London Design Festival 2016.

Jemima + Johnny screening for Black History Month

11th October, 5pm

The Students' Union has organised a free film screening with a Q&A for Black History Month.

Cass MA alumni collaborate on

3 to 28 October

Cass MA alumni Moé Sekiya and Jordanna Greaves collaborate on an exhibition for Photomonth 2016.

Musarc announces autumn schedule

Events between now and Christmas

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, announces its autumn schedule.


21 October - 12 November

The Territorial exhibition is curated by Paola Leonardi for London Photomonth.

PhD Collaboration with Hasselt University

Cass lecturers visit Hasselt University

Cass lecturers prepare future exchanges between The Cass and Hasselt University in Belgium.

Open-Field: Matthew Johnstone

29 September–29 October

First residency announced in new fine art residency programme at The Cass

The Cass MA Show

Exhibition: 14-17 September

Dates announced for annual postgraduate exhibition.

Cover Club: David Rudnick

"Acclaimed designer David Rudnick"

Focusing on record sleeve artwork, this is the latest in the Cover Club design series from Cass Visual Communications lecturer Emily Evans.