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Art, Illustration and Photography

Push the boundaries of creative practice and explore new ways of making and thinking with one of our Art courses.

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Study Art, Illustration or Photography at York St John University and you will:

  • Have access to specialist studios and spaces that house a range of equipment specific to your course
  • Gain industry experience and employment skills through work-based learning with a range of partner organisations
  • Study in a city that has a flourishing community of creatives, and has a cultural strategy of developing creativity.

Study Art, Illustration and Photography at York St John University

At York St John University Art, Illustration and Photography are about more than a qualification, they a platform for your creative voice.

Experiment and explore new creative avenues on your way to discovering your personal style. We will investigate social and political issues that can influence and inspire your creative work. You will study different theories and learn how you can use them to inform your practice. 

We give you the chance to exhibit your work across the region and beyond so you can start to build a professional creative network. International and local trips let you experience Art, Photography and Illustration in action and gather inspiration from around the world. 

Degree Show: Class of 2020


Fine Art BA (Hons)

Push the boundaries of creativity and explore new ways of thinking and making art. Your time in the studio is a chance for you to experiment and express your creativity through art. Explore the histories and theories of art and consider how they...

Illustration BA (Hons)

We believe in the transformative power of storytelling and visual narratives. On our course you will explore illustration through a focus on drawing, image making and narrative construction. Your study of theory will also inform your illustration...

Photography BA (Hons)

When you study photography with us you have the freedom to explore your artistic interests. We will help you develop professional photography skills and explore the ideas behind contemporary image making. You will develop skills in documentary,...

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