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 and Photography 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. We'll provide the support you need 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 crossover and collaboration are actively encouraged, you'll participate in studio-based practice and ‘live projects’. Public screenings and exhibitions offer valuable opportunities to engage with industry partners – professional contexts are a key part of our culture and ethos.
Cass Fine Art studios
Studio Art 01: We, the Contemporary
Andrea Medjesi-Jones and Karen David
What is ‘Contemporary’ about painting? That's a question this 2D studio tackles from multiple directions.
Studio Art 02: Art and Non-Art
Galia Kollectiv and Joseph Noonan-Ganley
Allan Kaprow described non-art as “whatever has not yet been accepted as art but has caught an artist’s attention with that possibility in mind”.
Studio Art 03: The Black Box
Patrick Ward and Dr Jonathan Whitehall
Increasingly artists are confronted with technologies and systems whose internal operation appears mysterious to its users.
Studio Art 04: The Thingy World
Rosemarie McGoldrick, Olga Koroleva and Jessie Flood-Paddock
The critic Viktor Shklovsky's striking words a few months before the Russian revolution over 100 years ago were against the attrition of routine.
Studio Photo 05: UN/staging the UN/staged
Heather McDonough and James Cant
UN/staging the UN/staged considers image making through a critical lens of the constructed and unconstructed image. It sets out to challenge the binary distinction between photographic works that are considered staged and those works that are considered unstaged.
Studio Photo 06: Disrupting Borders: the Personal to the Universal
Ania Dabrowska and Yiannis Katsaris
Disrupting Borders: the Personal to the Universal, responds to timely contemporary issues supporting students in making works that embrace speculative visions, deconstruct cultural and political myth-making and forecast new contemporary photographic subjectivities.
Studio Photo 07: Shifting Glances
Paola Leonardi and Lee Brodhurst Hooper
A fleeting stream of images passes on our screens: everyone has a camera, we snap photos on our phones, we upload them to the cloud, we like them on Instagram, we search them on online platforms, we send them to friends, we snapchat them to strangers.
Fine Art - BA (Hons)
Do you want artists as tutors, to work in amazing studios and have the creative city of London at your door? Study our Fine Art BA at The Cass.
Painting - BA (Hons)
If you love painting, this is the degree for you. You'll study the art form in practice as well as its history, culture and position in contemporary art.
Photography (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
Step into our stimulating, challenging and creative Photography undergraduate course located in the heart of London's arts and media hub.
News from The Cass
A New Life Awaits Hitchcock Academic
Cass lecturer Nick Haeffner retires from University to resume life as a cult recording artist over 30 years since his acclaimed debut album.
Symposium: The Animal Gaze Constructed
Call for papers: Open until 14 October 2019
International symposium and exhibition announced at The Cass for March 2020.
Lumen and Rapoport Award success
Cass Fine Art alumna Nye Thompson is a finalist for international award and shortlisted for additional prize
Lecturer and alumna among Portrait of Britain 2019 award winners
Heather McDonough and Fiona Yaron-Field's work selected as part of an exhibition that celebrates diversity in Great Britain.
EXHIBITION: Material Movements
13 September - 20 October
Cass Fine Art alumnus exhibits new as part of group show launching during London Festival of Design
Exhibition: Impressions at Espacio
27 Aug-1 Sep
Postgraduate student exhibits at new group show in the East End
The Cass Session 5 is published
Latest yearbook celebrates student work and achievements in 2018-19 academic year.
More Than Matter - David Skingle
16-20 July 2019
Exhibition of work by the late David Skingle, artist and former Head of Printmaking at The Cass, opens in Gloucestershire
Architects, designers, artisans and artists - Belmonte Calabro needs you!
Applications open for a unique international summer workshop in Italy, co-organised by lecturers from The Cass.
Venice Biennale Arte Success
Cass postgraduate alumna is Assistant Curator on Golden Lion winning Lithuanian Pavilion.
DRAF Curators success
Cass foundation alumni selected for edition 12 of the prestigious Curators’ series.
Cass Summer Shows 2019 – dates announced
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.