Art & Design

We have studio space and dedicated facilities for our Art and Design students where you will really be able to explore your creativity in a range of forms and mediums. You will also get the chance to take part in the University’s annual CREATE Festival, celebrating and showcasing the diverse creativity of our students.

All Art & Design courses

Animation BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: WW65   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Animation is a versatile form of visual communication using a wide range of media from traditional stop motion, computer animation and hand drawn techniques used on a variety of platforms such as advertising, character design and visualisation. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your own animation skills through illustration, stop motion, 3D and 2D computer animation, character rigging, motion capture, and using dynamics for industry practice.


Fine Art BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: WWC2   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Fine Art at York St John University is about innovation in current fine arts practice. Our programmes encourage creative and critical thinking to sustain, develop and extend the contribution of the fine arts to wider culture and society. We recognise the need to take risks, to ask questions, to keep up with change and innovation if our graduates are to be distinctive in the worlds of work and professional practice.


Furniture Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W2S9   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Discover how to combine creative thinking, practical activity and a theoretical understanding of materials so that whether you are looking for a career in industrial furniture design or artisanal furniture creation, you will be well equipped for success.


Games Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 620I   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Learn how to design and develop computer games from concept, through to digital modelling, texturing and animation. Use your own creative skills to work on live projects from within the games industry using the latest technologies to help bring your digital design ideas to life.


Graphic Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W210   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Through our strong links with industry we will help you unlock your potential for a future career in the exciting world of Graphic Design. Visual communication is ever growing through creative media for websites, magazines, illustrations, moving imagery and many more digital platforms.


Illustration BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W2W3   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Through our Illustration degree, you’ll learn how to create visual narratives for different purposes, building skills in drawing, animation, digital imaging, creative writing and many other areas.


Interior Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W250   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Develop a strong professional portfolio through our Interior Design degree to fuel your career prospects in this inspiring industry. Create spatial designs for a broad range of environments using Computer Aided Design, drawing, and visualisation techniques, whilst understanding the importance of materials and processes.


Photography BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W64W   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

As a Photography student at York St John, you’ll learn how to challenge the boundaries of Photography, both through your own practice and through developing an understanding of the field, whether your passion is for documentary, art, fashion or other forms of photography.


Product Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W200   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Study Product Design at York St John and you’ll benefit from our excellent industry links with leaders in product development. Take the opportunity to design and make products in a broad sector from industrial manufacturing processes using CAD techniques through to the creation of bespoke artisan pieces.


Subject to final approval

Student working on a design project
Student working on a design project
Student working on a design project
Student working on a design project