How to Apply

How you apply to The Cass depends on the level and type of course you wish to study.


Full Time Students

If you are applying for a foundation (pre-degree) or undergraduate degree starting in February 2015, you should apply directly to the university by using the online application on your chosen course page.

If you are applying for a foundation (pre-degree)  or undergraduate degree starting in September 2015, you should apply through UCAS. Your school or college can help you.
Our UCAS code is LONMT L68.

Each school at the Cass also has a lead academic for recruitment who can help with school or course specific queries.

School of Art ( Fine Art and Foundation): Mick Williamson
School of Art ( Media and Music): Jeremy Collins
School of Architecture: Sandra Denicke
School of Design: Kaye Newman


Part Time Students

If you are applying to study an undergraduate course part-time you will need to apply directly through the University via the online application on the course pages

Portfolio Interviews

Portfolio Interview

The majority of courses at The Cass interview applicants. The interview day is an opportunity to meet an academic tutor, talk to current students and explore the faculty.  An Interview will last between 15-20 minutes and it is essential that you bring a portfolio of your work.

During the interview we will ask you to explain your work its process and the ideas. It is an informal meeting to discuss your work and your interests.  We are interested in the individual applicant and what inspires them to apply to our courses.

During the interview, the lecturer will evaluate your creativity, your commitment, knowledge and your technical skills. Whilst looking at your work we will ask you about;
· Your ideas, and there importance to you.
· Its background and context.
· Your estimation of its strengths and weaknesses.
· Your methods and procedures.

Your ability to discuss your portfolio is as crucial as the work itself. After the interview you will not be told the decision. The admissions office will inform you of the outcome.

If you are invited to interview, our Admissions team will offer you a selection of dates to choose from by booking online. 

Please note, Failure to attend your interview will result in you being withdrawn as an applicant. We will only change your interview date in exceptional circumstances.

Portfolio Advice

For guidance about what to include in your portfolio, please contact the course leader for your chosen course or one of the following staff:

Fine Art Courses:        Mick Williamson
Architecture Courses: Sandra Denicke
Design Courses:         Kaye Newman
Film/Media/Music:       Jeremy Collins


Full Time

Postgraduate applications for February (MA By Project Only) are made directly to the University. If you wish to apply for a postgraduate degree course please apply online.

Part Time

Part Time Postgraduate students should apply directly to the University in the same way as Full Time applicants.

Short and Professional Courses

Find your course and enrol online

To apply for  one of our short courses please find the course in our short course area - on the course page there will be a link to enrol and pay via our eshop. For further information about short courses at The Cass, please email The Cass Short Courses office.

Faculty Open Events

Want to see more?

We run a programme of Faculty- specific open events which give you the opportunity to see the faciltiies, meet staff and students, ask questions and get advice about your portfolio. We also participate in University wide events. The booking system for these events is live here

Open Events for 2016 Entry

University UG Event
15th August 11am-3pm
3 July 2015

Open Events

Enjoy a taste of life at the Cass

Undergraduate Interview Booking and Portfolio Guides

School of Art

The School offers practice-based courses that set out to prepare you for your future careers as artists, curators, filmmakers, music technology practitioners and photographers. You will be taught by artists, professional practitioners and industry experts and will be supported to develop the specialist technical, conceptual and professional skills required for future practice in your chosen subject.
Working in the School’s creative and lively environment, where cross over and collaboration are actively encouraged, you will participate in studio based practice and ‘live projects’. Public screenings and exhibitions offer valuable opportunities for you to engage with industry partners and professional contexts and are part of our culture and ethos.

School of Architecture

Our School provides you with the practical skills and confidence needed to excel in the profession. Teaching staff come from some of London’s most exciting architectural practices, and combine experimentation and research with extensive practical experience. Graduates go on to work as architects,architectural assistants, interior designers or in related fields such as research, journalism and procurement. We enjoy close links with the people and organisations that shape London. Our Live Projects happen locally and around the world in places such as Cuba, India, China and Iran

School of Design

Welcome to The CASS School of Design on behalf of all the team!

The School is an exciting and eclectic range of disciplines from graphic communication, interiors to 3D design & craft. We are proud of our longstanding reputation for fine making and inspiring contemporary design thinking. Our School philosophy is to prepare graduates for work, both delivering and innovating for industry through ambitious thinking and sound understanding.

Portfolio School for 16 – 19 Years Olds

This portfolio school will build confidence and equip 16 – 19 year old students with a range of skills to support them in creating a portfolio of work to apply for further Art, Architecture and Design study.

Contact Us

How to get in touch with The Cass