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 (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This course is designed to help you build a portfolio of work and gain the necessary skills to begin an undergraduate degree at The Cass.
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 (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)
This course will allow you to explore your potential in different creative practices and establish an individual direction.
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
Cass alumna creates new work for publication exploring public life through art
MArch alumna Jess Philips a piece exploring the Becontree Estate for ‘We’ve Got This: ethics, public service and art’
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.
Furniture restoration graduate star of BBC’s The Repair Shop
Will Kirk has won the hearts of the nation with his talent for breathing new life into old furniture.
Symposium: The Animal Gaze Constructed
Call for papers: Open until 14 October 2019
International symposium and exhibition announced at The Cass for March 2020.
Cass lecturer voice coach for unique production of acclaimed play
Christopher Holt to work on a new production of Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never which features profoundly deaf cast and is 100% British Sign Language accessible.
EVENT: Silversmiths 'scaling up' at The Goldsmiths' Centre
Cass lecturer Marianne Forrest joins a panel of experts to advise how the work of silversmiths, jewellers and creative practitioners can be adapted for larger work.
Lumen and Rapoport Award success
Cass Fine Art alumna Nye Thompson is a finalist for international award and shortlisted for additional prize
Cass alumnus included in Design Fresh new talent showcase.
Furniture and Product Design graduate Anton Mikkonen features in high profile showcase curated by design editor of Evening Standard.
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.
Rewild My Street releases wildlife guide for National Park City
The free 'Wild Makeover Guide', with five beautifully illustrated activities, helps you to start greening your home