The School of Art, Architecture and Design

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

The School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University offers courses across a broad range of subject areas: Art encompassing fine art, photography and fashion photography, English literature and creative writing, theatre arts, Architecture, and Design, which includes fashion, fashion textiles and textiles, interiors, product and furniture design, and visual communication.

Learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients; students at the school 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 and metal workshops, print rooms, darkrooms and digital manufacturing technology. Our regular exhibitions, including our annual Summer Show and Post Graduate and Research Exhibition, attract large audiences.

Important update: In 2020 we took the decision to remove the name of Sir John Cass from the title of the school, recognising that the use of his name contributed to the redemption of a man without acknowledging the enormous pain he caused as a major figure in the early development of the slave trade, and the legacy of this pain. The use of his name was incompatible with our commitment to support the Black community and to actively oppose racism in all forms.

Embrace studio culture and community

Teaching and learning at the school is led by academic staff and professional practitioners in our well-equipped studios and workshops. Students learn through making, experimenting with process and technique, developing the knowledge and skills for their personal and professional practice. Students' work in progress is exhibited and celebrated throughout the year.  Our inclusive and student-centred studio approach encourages peer learning and fosters the building of creative communities both during and beyond study. 

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