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 | Part-time options available on request

Animation is a versatile form of visual communication using a wide range of media from stop motion, computer animation and hand-drawn techniques used on a variety of platforms, from film and television to the games industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your own animation skills through traditional hand-drawn, stop motion and digital 2D/3D animation using the methods of current industry practice.


Fine Art BA (Hons)

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

Fine Art BA (Hons) at York St John University engages with current developments in art practice across a dynamic breadth of art forms, media and practices. The programme emphasises practice-based creative and critical enquiry to develop, sustain and extend your practice developing confidence, competence and increasing specialisation towards your personal ambitions and professional aspirations.


Furniture Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W2S9   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Study Furniture Design at York St John University and you’ll benefit from our excellent facilities and industry links with leaders in furniture design and development. You will be one of a small but growing number of furniture design students that we admit annually onto this Furniture Design programme. This gives us the opportunity to get to know you individually and help you to become a professional designer of furniture and associated products. The programme provides you with the opportunity to research design and make furniture in a broad sector of the creative economy and to help you develop further your knowledge and understanding of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes, the use of CAD-CAM techniques through to the creation of hand - made bespoke artisan products


Games Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 620I   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Let games industry professionals teach you how to design and develop computer games from concept art through to 2D and 3D asset creation, animation and level design, leading to fully playable games. Use your own creative skills to work on projects from within the games industry utilising industry standard hardware and access to emergent technologies such as VR and MR to help bring your creative design ideas to life.


Graphic Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W210   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Graphic Design is everywhere. From the moment we wake we encounter countless works by graphic designers, whether a box of cereal featuring a recognised logo, the home screen on your phone or the morning stories we see on television news. Good and outstanding design is critical to business success, the way in which we shape and form opinion and the quality of products and services we use. Graphic Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives and can make the world a better place.


Illustration BA (Hons)

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

The Illustration programme will provide a foundation in illustration practice centred on drawing, image making (both still and sequential) and narrative construction. It will engage you in the genres of illustration including comics, animation, book illustration, editorial illustration and fashion illustration as well as exploring new possibilities such as social engagement illustration. You will learn both analogue and digital technologies to extend your practice.


Interior Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W250   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Interior Design is a fascinating and multifaceted subject which encompasses a diverse body of knowledge. If you study Interior Design at York St John University, you will acquire the skills to enable you to enter the profession as an Interior Designer. Interior Design is a way of thinking as well as formulating design solutions, and you will be equipped with the practical and conceptual tools to apply creative solutions to a range of spatial and architectural design problems.


Photography BA (Hons)

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

In studying Photography BA (Hons), you will be part of an innovative, dynamic, fun, experimental community where you will have the opportunity to explore and challenge the notion of photography as well as your boundaries as an artist.


Product Design BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: W200   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Study Product Design at York St John University and you’ll benefit from our excellent facilities and industry links with leaders in product design and development. You will be one of approximately twenty product design students that we admit annually onto the product design course. This gives us the opportunity to get to know you and to more closely help you to become a professional product designer.  The programme provides you with the opportunity to research design and make products in a broad sector of the creative economy and to help you develop further your knowledge and understanding of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes, the use of CAD-CAM techniques through to the creation of hand - made bespoke artisan products    


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