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Welcome to the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design

cu•rate: James Thurgood

CASS window installation 15th April - 5th May

A Fine Impression

Cass alumnus' work selected for The Other Art Fair

Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil?

Thrid event in the series Good Deeds:
A workshop event on the significance of participation and engagement in processes of urban change, curated by Luke Cooke-Yarborough and Julika Gittner, supported by Cambridge Design and Research Studio and hosted by the Cass.

Meet an Oscar winner

Oscar winning animator Suzie Templeton in Conversation with Mark Collington, BA Animation course leader

'IntraTerrestrials: Landing Sites, and other attempts at ReInhabiting the Earth through Art'

A talk by the philosopher and artist Professor David Wood.
Vanderbilt University

Cass Summer Shows

Dates are announced for Cass Summer Exhibitions 2014


cu•rate is a group exhibition that explores contemporary curatorial practice. The exhibition will run from May 2-17.
Private View: Thursday 1 May, 6-9pm

Heavenly Instrument

Cass Fine Art alumna Harriet Lewars wins Aesthetica Art Prize

Wall to wall success

Graphics students win Bird’s Eye Film Festival / Ideas Tap poster competition

Site Under Construction

MA Architecture alumna and team design Romanian Pavilion for 14th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice Biennale

Vital Excess

An exhibition of exciting new works by CASS PhD alumni Michael Evans and Anne Robinson curated by Judith Tucker

Cass Cities is rolling a snowball

A bold initiative is announced, and it’s already live, already making things happen.

The Cass and YMCA Hayes

Jewellery and Silversmithing Studio 4 consult their clients to design and produce an Information Point for YMCA Hayes

The Acoustics of The Guitar

A talk by Dr Bernard Richardson, a leading authority on the acoustics of the guitar from the University of Cardiff

Interior Narratives of Knole

MA Interior Design Students at The Cass were asked by the National Trust (NT) to creatively respond to the Reynolds Room at Knole House.

Pulling out the stops

Installation by Cass Lecturer and Alumna exhibited at the Southbank Centre

Made in Hayes: Grant Awarded to Susan Kudo

Architecture Studio 3 student wins funding for the Austin Sewing Club

Spring Photography Short Courses

New dates just announced

Aldgate Street Furniture Competition Winner Announced

Students from across the Faculty were invited to submit concept ideas for street furniture to be situated on sites around Aldgate; winner announced.


Twelve artists explore the human mind in new exhibition from MA Curating The Contemporary Course in Partnership with whitechapel Gallery

Easter Bunny Show

The Cass Easter Open Studio Event

What to do with Heysel

Ideas about the plateau for our friends at Ruimte Vlaanderen

Lighting Moods

New Project and competition from Cass MA Curating Alumna

Rising Stars 2014

Cass Alumni feature in Rising Stars 2014 Exhibition & Symposium for Emerging Makers

Nun's the word

Alumna film shortlisted for awards at Film Festival

The Lamp of Memory

Cass Alumni participate in exhibition at Valentines Mansion

Utopia London

Screening of the film Utopia London followed by a Q+A with Director Tom Cordell


Cass Alumnus unveils debut feature film set during war for liberation in Bangladesh


Cass film students attend two day industry event

Fight or Flight? (Resistance vs. Engagement)

Second event in the series Good Deeds, Smallest Evils or Pacts with the Devil? Curated by Luke Cooke-Yarborough and Julika Gittner

Open Events

Enjoy a taste of life at the Cass
Next event: Undergraduate Offer Holder/ Applicant Event
14th June 2014, 11am prompt

Cass and MARCH Make Top 100

Cass and Moscow School of Architecture included in new edition of 'Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design' published by DOMUS Magazine

Creative Director Event Communications
Katherine Skellon

Recognised as a pacesetter in the field of museum and attraction design for pushing the boundaries of existing practice and constantly exploring new ways to interpret, present and connect with audiences, Event is Europe’s leading exhibition design group.

The Unpublishables #2 issue launch

Launch evening for publication dedicated to young architects developing their own written polemics, research and thought pieces.

Water Result

Furniture Alumna Francesca Mancini wins Energy Globe World Award with eco-project completed while studying at The Cass

Celebration Week 2014

Students, staff and studios across The Cass celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of critics and invited guests.

A space for St Andrews

Student Housing Company and The Cass launch design competition for University applicants

Field Studies Spring Workshop

Cours De Poetique is a four-day masterclass led by acclaimed international artists and composers, complemented by a programme of workshops, evening lectures, screenings and performances.

Fragile Possibilities in the Big Plans

Heidi Svenningsen Kajita, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, on "Fragile Possibilities in the Big Plans"

King is crowned

Cass PhD Candidate Julia King wins Architects Journal's prestigious Emerging Woman Architect of The Year Award

Cass Designers Mean Business

Students team up with London Metropolitan University Accelerator to bring big ideas to market

Diversity NOW! 
Why Fashion needs to 'Mix it Up'
Caryn Franklin MBE

Fashion Commentator, Former Fashion Editor and Co-editor of i-D Magazine throughout the 80s and BBC Broadcaster in the late 80s and entire 90s, Caryn Franklin, has explored the politics of image and self-esteem extensively in over 30 years of working in fashion in commercial and educational positions.

Jeweller celebrating after Gunning for growth

London Metropolitan University graduate wins competition to secure studio space to develop jewellery business

New Courses Announced

Cass launches new courses for 2014 entry including Fashion, Photography and Product Design


"Through these newsletters my aim is to share with you my thinking, keep you informed of new developments in the Faculty and invite you to share your thoughts and hopes with me." Robert Mull, Dean of the Faculty

In Memory of Valerie Graves

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the tragic news of Valerie Graves, a friend and ex-colleague's untimely passing.

The Second Coming

Hundreds attend as Deputy Vice Chancellor launches new Fine Art studios at The Cass, designed by the Faculty's Architecture Research Unit (ARU)

Seaside Spectacular

Thousands attend inaugural Art Party Conference organised by Cass associate Professor(s) BobandRoberta Smith


In the second year of undergraduate study, you will join a studio focusing on a specific theme, issue or project and led by a member of staff. These are vertical studios in which 2nd and 3rd Year students are taught together.

The Moscow School of Architecture

The Cass played a significant role in the creation of The Moscow School of Architecture (MARCH) , part of the British Higher School of Art and Design


The Projects Office provides a supportive professional environment that allows students and staff to undertake consultancy commissions and research projects, as well as providing project management support to live projects carried out by students as part of their course work.