By studying to become an artist or photographer at London Metropolitan University, you’ll be joining The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design’s proud list of students, which includes famous artists such as Sam Taylor-Wood, John Cecil Stephenson and Professor Gerard Hemsworth.
Our fine art and photography courses can equip you for a career in the arts – as an artist, illustrator, photographer or in many other creative roles. Our graduates have gone on to be successful in a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, design, film and photography. Many have also won prestigious awards including the Royal Academy’s British Institution Award, the John Ruskin Drawing Prize and the ARTIQ Graduate Art Prize.
As well as having many opportunities to exhibit their work during their course, our graduates have gone on to exhibit in galleries all over the world including in Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Milan and Singapore. Many of our graduates have also seen their work on display in the UK – at the Royal College of Art, Ashmolean Museum, V&A, British Library and as part of the Government Art Collection.
“The workshops are amazing – sculpture, printing, metal, wood, photography... you name it. Everything is possible!”
Gwen Anderson – Fine Art BA (Hons) graduate, now a mixed media artist working with combinations of tarnished metal leaf, acrylic and photo transfers.
Our undergraduate art and photography courses
Art and Design Extended Degree (with Foundation Year) - BA (Hons)
On this art and design extended degree you'll explore a range of subjects during an initial foundation year, developing the skills required for undergraduate study.
Fashion Photography (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
The Fashion Photography BA (Top-up) degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects.
Fashion Photography - BA (Hons)
With strong industry links and a team of internationally renowned academics and practitioners, the Fashion Photography BA degree encourages you to approach photographic practices through challenging and exciting projects.
Fine Art (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This four-year degree degree with an in-built foundation year is ideal if you don't meet the necessary requirements to enter a three-year undergraduate degree in fine art or painting.
Fine Art (Top-up) - BA (Hons)
On this superb fine art degree you'll be taught by internationally renowned artists in our state-of-the-art facilities, attend international events and gain all the skills and expertise you need to succeed as an artist or in the art world.
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.
Illustration and Animation (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This four-year degree is an excellent choice if you don't have the necessary qualifications to apply for our traditional three-year degree in illustration and animation.
Illustration and Animation (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)
The Illustration and Animation BA (Top-up) will teach you skills in image-making and visual storytelling including children's books, graphic novels and app design.
Illustration and Animation (with preparatory semester) - BA (Hons)
Our Illustration and Animation (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) degree has a preparatory semester to teach you the essentials of illustration.
Illustration and Animation - BA (Hons)
The Illustration and Animation BA degree will teach you skills in image-making and visual storytelling including children's books, graphic novels and app design.
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 (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
Ideal if you can't meet the entry criteria for a standard three-year degree, this photography course includes an intensive foundation year to prepare you for undergraduate study.
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 and success stories from our art and photography courses
Festival: Watch out for Nocturnal Creatures at The Cass
Saturday 20 July 2019
Artist Abigail Reynolds to create a multimedia installation in The Wash Houses for the Whitechapel Gallery’s Noctural Creatures festival.
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
Architecture graduate wins prestigious scholarship
Merethe Granhus named among 2019 Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund winners.
Cass group wins top prize at UK's leading student photography showcase
As well as claiming the prize as part of The Cass collective student Angela Blažanović claims top individual prize.
Cass alumna presents new exhibition at The Scottish Gallery
Juliette Bigley uses base and precious metals to explore how we experience our emotional and physical place in the world
Exhibition: Shifting Stances
1 July - 2 December 2019
Cass lecturer curates exhibition in Italy exploring themes of identity and social change, and featuring work by several photographers who teach at The Cass.
Exhibition: The Photographic Dog Show
20-23 June 2019
Cass tutors among exhibiting artists at Battersea Dog fundraising exhibition.
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.
In conversation with... Jillian Edelstein and Clare Park
29 April 2019, 6pm
Cass hosts in conversation event for Association of Photographers (AOP).
EXHIBITION: Fine Art Year 1 Pop-Up series
Various dates and locations in East London
A series of pop-up exhibitions curated by first year Fine Art students.