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From specialist workshop spaces to access to industry software, we offer top quality learning environments.

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We have a range of studio spaces, including personal space for each student in their third year and specialist workshop spaces including a print room as well as metal and wood workshops. We have a dedicated Mac Suite for Art students, which has a range of the latest software as well as access to large format printing. We also have a photography studio, dark room and photography store, which includes leading brand equipment from the likes of Canon, Bowens and Lastolite.

York St John University is continuously investing in facilities for our Design students, in both 3D and digital design. There are a range of professional environments in which to study. These include:

  • Two large computer suites dedicated for the use of Design students
  • An outstanding large design space, machinery and workshop areas
  • Traditional letterpress and print studio
  • 3D print and computer-aided design (CAD) rooms
  • Newly-developed library and learning centre which manages Adobe and Autodesk software across the campus.

The majority of workplaces are accessible 24/7, enabling students to progress their work effectively in a well-maintained creative environment. The workshop stores provide students with materials and equipment to support their development and final presentation work. We also have access to industry software, as well as gaming rigs, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology, motion capture facilities and industry games engines.

We have three specialist computing labs which have access to industry-standard software and a range of hardware for experimenting. There is also access to training in specialist equipment, some of which is used by professionals in the security and intelligence services. All of our teaching staff are qualified to PhD level and are active within the industry. Class sizes are kept intentionally small, so staff can better understand the particular learning needs of each student as an individual.

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