- York St John University, Lord Mayors Walk, York, YO31 7EX, England, UK.
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At York St John University we offer a truly life-changing UK study experience with a focus on pushing boundaries and supporting students in achieving their aspirations. Mixing with students from over 100 countries, you’ll enjoy rich classroom discussions and diverse perspectives, get to experience a new culture, perhaps learn a new language, and develop a global network of friends.
Importantly, you’ll realise the benefits of a prestigious British education with a well-established institution that’s climbing in the university rankings. With approximately 7000 students on our York campus, a strong community and inclusive ethos, we deliver a truly tailored study experience. Our small class sizes, individual tutors for each student, and an open-door policy, means our academics will get to know you by name. Along with our strong teaching ratings, you will enjoy the benefits of a personalised learning environment.
97% graduate employability
In the top 25% of Universities for student satisfaction.
York has been voted the safest city, best northern city and best city in live in.
York St John was voted 2nd for value for money and 3rd for overall satisfaction in the International Student Barometer 2020
Fine Art BA (Hons)
Duration – 3 years full-time | 6 Years part-time
Start date – September 2020, September 2021
School – Art, Design & Computer Science
Fee - £12,750 per year
We believe in pushing the boundaries of creativity, enabling you to explore new ways of making and thinking. Our innovative fine art creative team will support your learning and encourage the pursuit of practice across a dynamic breadth of art forms and media.
Develop your skills and artistic creativity by immersing yourself in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital and time based media, as well as engaging with histories and philosophies of art. You will work in our exciting creative spaces, including a sculpture studio, a printmaking studio, a chemical darkroom and digital suites equipped with Adobe Creative Suite. The focus on the studio will be supported by our lecturers and enhanced by visiting artists, curators and arts professionals who will share their experiences with you and offer the opportunity for one-to-one tutorials.
Cultivate a strong aesthetic sensibility, material intelligence and a heightened capacity for critical thinking, as well as an introduction to curating. Take on live projects and work with gallery spaces, exhibiting your own work and showcasing the work of others. Trips to European cities and festivals such as the Venice Biennale and Glasgow International Art Festival, offer you the opportunity to broaden your experience and knowledge even further. Much closer to home, immerse yourself in York’s thriving arts and cultural scene, with events including The Aesthetica Art Prize and cutting-edge international media arts festival, Mediale which welcomes leading emerging talent our city.
Focusing on studio practice, develop your ability to interpret and express a text uniquely and visually.
At York St John University we believe in the transformative power of storytelling and visual narratives. Create your unique story by becoming immersed in a world of creative writing, animation and drawing through studying Illustration.
Learn how to bring your ideas and animations to life and engage audiences around the world.
If you’re a visual artist with a love of storytelling and communication then an Animation degree is your gateway to a diverse and exciting range of careers. With the skills you’ll gain from our Animation course you could turn your hand to games development, illustration, web design, visual effects work, advertising or film direction.
Develop your professional identity as a storyteller in the world of visual language.
Study Photography with us to build your professional skills and explore and challenge contemporary ideas of image making today. Engage with studio practice through traditional and contemporary approaches to image creation and discover your individual photographic interests through practical and conceptual experimentation.
Through live briefs and competitive projects, make your mark in an ever growing creative field.
Graphic Design is everywhere. From the moment we wake we encounter numerous works by graphic designers. Whether it’s a logo on a box of cereal, the road signs on your way to school, or the pages of your favourite website. It guides us through our lives, improves accessibility to services and spaces, it influences our opinion of brands and people and tells us stories about the world. This is why Graphic Design is so powerful.