Virtual Art and Design Degree Show 2020

Welcome to the Virtual Art and Design Degree Show 2020!

From features in renowned publications, to founding the hugely successful ‘Social Distance Art Project’, York St John University’s Art and Design students are bringing positivity and flair to the unprecedented summer of 2020! 

Use the links below to explore the work and success of this next generation of creatives! Keep in with the conversation on Social Media using #YSJDegreeShow20

Showcase Programme

What's On?Where?When?
View the work of Fine Art, Illustration and Photography students in Aesthetica Magazine'a worldwide destination for art and culture'. The artwork of students has been published by Aesthetica in an online showcase, with a curation of pieces featured in the June 2020 edition of the Aesthetica Magazine Aesthetica Magazine Online Showcase From 11:00am Wednesday 3rd June 2020 
Explore the work of Animation, Furniture Design, Games Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design students on their very own Design Pages. Design Website From 11:00am Wednesday 3rd June 2020 
Visit the incredible national platform co-created by York St John University students: The Social Distance Art Project. This collective has enabled students from across the UK to have a virtual space to present their work in light of exhibition cancellations. This fantastic project has grown exponentially and is attracting much support and positive attention!   The Social Distance Art Project.  View now! 
Interested in Art and Design? Thinking of coming to York St John University? Why not join our students as they take over the York St John University’s Instagram pages from 11:30am - 1:00pm on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 to find out more!  @yorkstjohn  From 11:30am Wednesday 3rd June 2020 
See the work of Photography students published in Source - 'thinking through photography' - as part of their 'Graduate Photography Online'. Source Online View now!
The winners of the Art and Design Industry and University Awards 2020 will be announced to students in a virtual celebration following the launch of the 2020 Degree Show. Leading industry professionals including Pentland Brands, Chrysalis Arts, Aesthetica Magazine, Fettle Animation and Designs by Umberto are among those selecting award winners. Award Winners From Friday 5th June 2020 
Explore the work of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design students in the Dezeen Online Publication, as part of their Virtual Design Festival - 'the world's first online design festival' - which takes place  until 30th June 2020. Dezeen Virtual Design Festival From Thursday 11th June 2020
Read about York St John University's Virtual Art and Design Degree Show 2020 in local news! York Press News View now!


Black text on white background of 2020 Art and Design Degree courses




For the last three years, York St John University's Art and Design students have studied within their respective disciplines; animation, fine art, furniture design, games design, graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography, and product design. Across this time, they have explored a broad range of themes and this showcase is the culmination of their significant efforts.

To reach this point the students have overcome challenges, not least the move to a new virtual world away from their studios, and have experienced a thought-provoking and creative journey.  

The quality of student work displayed across a varitey of platforms is testament to the time, effort and energy that students and staff have invested over the past few months of collective uncertainty, and the foundation of their previous years of working together.



Are you thinking of coming to York St John University? Have a question or want to find out more?

For Art subjects (Fine Art, Photography and Illustration), get in touch with Associate Head of School: Fine Art, Helen Turner via

For Design subjects (Animation, Furniture Design, Games Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Product Design), get in touch with Associate Head of School: Design, Simon Harrison via


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