The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

Internationally recognised for high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique opportunities.

The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University (The Cass) offers courses across a broad range of subject areas: art (encompassing fine art, photography, English, creative writing, theatre and performance practice), architecture (including spatial planning and urban design) and design (which includes fashion, furniture, jewellery, interiors and visual communication).

Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients; students at The Cass gain real world experience in both individual and collaborative projects, engaging with professionals, communities and companies. There is a strong emphasis in our studios on socially engaged architecture, art and design applied to both local and global contexts. The many specialist facilities you could find yourself using include wood, metal and plastic workshops, darkrooms and digital manufacturing technology. Our regular exhibitions, including the famous Summer Show, regularly attract large audiences.

Embrace studio culture

A studio or unit is a study group with a particular theme or focus taken by our year two and three undergraduate art, architecture and design students and by postgraduate architecture students as part of their studies. Studios are led by both academic staff and professional practitioners, sometimes linking to external organisations or project briefs. At the start of each academic year, the leaders of each studio present their studio's themes, position and approach to allow students to choose from a wide range of issues, methods of working and types of project. During the year the studios come together for major events such as Celebration Week – when students present work in progress to panels of external critics – and summer exhibitions. Read about our 2016-17 studios.

Join award-winning architects, artists and designers

Recognition of students’ work is widespread. Architecture student Charles Mugisha’s competition-winning street furniture was installed on Aldgate High Street and can be seen, and sat upon, as you walk to Aldgate station; three students won awards at the prestigious RIBA President’s Medals 2016 for their innovative work in architecture; and alumna Hannah Thompson was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Grant to be Senate House Library’s first artist-in-residence.

Take up a short course

In addition to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which include courses validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the School offers a wide range of short courses. Whether you are seeking a new skill, developing an existing one or simply want a bite-size taste of The Cass, we offer short course for you. In our well-equipped studios students learn through making, experiment with process and technique and develop skills for personal and professional practice.

Latest news from The Cass

Look Up: This is a Freedom of Expression Centre

A new project by Bob and Roberta Smith explores the differing degrees of freedom experienced by artists around the world.

Smiles all around as graduates celebrate their achievements

Students celebrate their success at London Met by formally graduating in front of friends and family at the Barbican.

The Cass gets creative with Carluccio's

Furniture and Product Design students collaborate with Italian restaurant Carluccio's to design new pasta shapes.

Cass graduate wins RIBA Journal Eye Line prize

Frances Williams, an architecture student at London Met, wins second prize in the 2017 RIBA Journal Eye Line drawing competition.

Rewind to Final Cuts 2017

Students from Film and Broadcast Production showcased their work at a BFI London screening as part of The Cass summer season.

Green recognition for Students’ Union

London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.

Reinterpreting our urban spaces

New book celebrates ongoing collaboration between The Cass and Dongyang Mirae University in South Korea.

Behind Closed Doors

Cass Fine Art alumnus exhibits solo show at the Ply Gallery, Hornsey.

London Met breaks another graduate employment record

Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.

From land to craft

Textile Design graduate named new artist in residence for Daylesford Estate.

The Cass Session 2016-17

The third edition of the annual yearbook celebrating the diverse world of The Cass is now available.

Employers networking event at The Cass

A networking evening and private viewing of our summer show to meet our graduating students, alumni and fellow creative professionals.

Roman Holidays

Students from Theatre & Performance at The Cass collaborate with Istituto Teatrale Europeo for intensive workshop series.

Imagining London as a National Park City

Siân Moxon, Senior Lecturer and Sustainability Coordinator at The Cass, has been announced as one of four winners of the London National Park City design competition.

Leading designers team up with Cass Hothouse for workshop series

The Cass Hothouse is hosting a series of eight workshops exploring visual communications during The Cass Summer Show 2017.

Public lectures, talks and events from The Cass 2016-17

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Interiors Industry Lectures

Interior and interior design lecture series given by visiting professional practitioners.

Hothouse Talks

Find out about the next event

The Cass Hothouse presents a series of creative talks by industry professionals in design, illustration, publishing and branding. All talks are free and open to the public.

New Cinema and the City - Migrations

Using film as a research and exploration tool

A mini-series of open lectures and screenings that connect to the module of the same title for Year 4 architecture students.

Open Field

Learn more about our residency programme

The residency studio is located at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.

Public lectures and talks 2016-17

Annual Public Lectures and Talks Series

An annual series of public lectures and talks on a wide variety of topics taking place at The Cass during the 2016-17 academic year.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture

A series of lectures organised by Florian Beigel and Philip Christou for the Architecture Research Unit.

Who Cares? talks

Student-led architecture lecture series 2016-17

The Who Cares? talks are returning this year, tackling questions on the topic of humanitarian design both abroad and closer to home.

Window Space - 1.51

The Window Space is a street-facing window gallery managed by the students of the Curating the Contemporary MA.

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Events from The Cass

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 21 Aug 2017
Time 12:30 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 22 Aug 2017
Time 3:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 23 Aug 2017
Time 12:30 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 24 Aug 2017
Time 3:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Open Evening - Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Date 24 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open evening is for those who are interested in studying any undergraduate or postgraduate subject with us. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 29 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 31 Aug 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 1 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 2 Sep 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Postgraduate Open Evening

Postgraduate Open Evening

Date 6 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
84 Moorgate

This open evening is for those who are interested in studying any postgraduate subject with us. We know that going to university is a big decision and the choices you make... more

The Cass MA Show 2017: the private view

The Cass MA Show 2017: the private view

Date 7 Sep 2017
Time 6:00 PM
Venue London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street

The Cass MA Show 2017 will take place from 8-16 September. You are invited to join us for the private view on 7 September from 6-9pm at The Annex, the... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 8 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Aldgate Campus Tour and Chat – Art, Architecture and Design

Aldgate Campus Tour and Chat – Art, Architecture and Design

Date 14 Sep 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Aldgate campus tour and chat is for those who are interested in studying art, architecture and design subjects (see subject area list below). Join us for an informal tour and chat.... more

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

The Cass campus tour - Calcutta House

Date 15 Sep 2017
Time 4:00 PM
Venue

Want to study a subject where you can create, explore and play? Why don't you join us on one of our tours of the Sir John Cass School of Art,... more

Awash with Ideas

Awash with Ideas

Date 20 Sep 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue

Join us for our large Street Party event on Wednesday 20 September 2017 as part of the Making Matters series, organised in conjunction with the London Design Festival. Awash with Ideas... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 14 Oct 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

Mini Open Day - Art, Architecture and Design

Mini Open Day - Art, Architecture and Design

Date 25 Oct 2017
Time 1:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Day is for those who are interested in studying with us on Art, Architecture and Design subjects (see subject area list below).   We know that going to university is... more

Mini Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Mini Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Date 16 Nov 2017
Time 5:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on Art, Architecture and Design subjects (see subject area list below).   We know that going to university is... more

Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date 25 Nov 2017
Time 11:00 AM
Venue

This open day is for all students interested in studying an undergraduate course at London Metropolitan University. This event is open to all subjects including art, architecture, design, life sciences,... more

Mini Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Mini Open Evening - Art, Architecture and Design

Date 7 Feb 2018
Time 4:00 PM
Venue

This Mini Open Evening is for those who are interested in studying with us on Art, Architecture and Design subjects (see subject area list below).   We know that going to university is... more