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York St John University

The One where you feel at home, in a place where you can be yourself.

The One where we will inspire, challenge and surprise you.

The One where we get to know you as an individual.

The One where you have the freedom to develop your talent.

We are The One.

York St John University supports students to embrace new opportunities and take on the world's challenges, through tailored learning built around their interests and ideas. Changing lives through education since 1841, its campus is close to York city walls, blending Victorian architecture with contemporary facilities. Students have all they need to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve their aspirations. York St John University a high quality, friendly university with a campus based in the centre of the historic City of York.

Since 1841 - we have been serious about education. We believe students from every background should be supported and inspired to reach their full potential.

The opportunities for learning and growth go beyond the classroom. With us you will experience new things and step outside your comfort zone.

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York St John University are hosting a live talk on Researching University Options, the talk will be live on Tuesday 25th May at 11.00am but you will be able to catch a recording of the session for the rest of the week.

Performance at York St John University

For over 50 years York St John has been an exciting and vibrant place to study Music, Drama, Acting, Theatre and Dance. An ethos of fairness, opportunity and creativity is nurtured through our outstanding teaching provision.

Join us and be part of our exciting artistic community, as we respond to the creative arts landscape across the region and nationally. We work closely with industry professionals and community partnerships. We aim to enable the next generation of inspiring performers and creators to emerge. Our degrees continue to develop inspirational and socially engaged graduates who leave university and go on to make a difference to the world.

When studying with us, you will be taught by music and theatre makers, producers, researchers and choreographers. They are innovative and dynamic in their approach to helping you succeed.

You will have access to performance studios of various sizes, which all contain lighting rigs and audio-visual equipment and you can book these spaces for rehearsals or music ensemble practice. Our team of qualified technicians will be on hand to support you with a wide variety of performance and theatre-making activities.

York St John Courses include:

  • BA Musical Theatre (New September 2020)
  • BA Acting
  • BA Drama and Theatre
  • BA Drama, Education & Community
  • BA Drama and Dance
  • BA Music (with routes in Performance, Composition, Community Engagement and Education)

At York St John, ensuring that our students establish viable careers in the Arts is our utmost priority. This alumni issue gives examples of the wide range of exciting careers that our students have gone on to do following studying with us.

York St John University Performance department are putting on two live talks giving you "Audition Tips" and "Music Career" advice on Wednesday at 1.00pm. If you miss the live session you can still click the button and watch the recording.

Studying Media Production, Film and TV or Journalism at University

We have been teaching Media Production at York St John University for more than 50 years.

As one of the longest established courses in the UK we can provide crucial insight into what it means to study for a degree in this subject and - if you do - what you might choose to do after graduation.

In our live session you will discover how you can expect to learn practically across a range of disciplines including film, TV, podcast, social media, web and print to produce brilliant content that real audiences will love to share and watch.

We will describe how you will work alongside industry professionals, such as through our partnership with Screen Yorkshire’s Connected Campus – enjoying access to set visits and taking part in masterclasses with leading professionals.

You will learn how the creative economy is booming in Yorkshire with the arrival of Channel Four to the region and the relocation of BBC jobs to northern cities.

We will also reveal how this will lead to a growth in jobs in film and TV as well as journalism and other creative roles and opportunities with the roll out of new technologies such as 5G.

When studying for a degree in Media Production you will also learn about the context and background to the practical work you do.

By developing your understanding of the media and sharpening your analytical and critical thinking you will also develop skills that are transferable to other graduate employment pathways such as teaching or further study.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we will explore how you can develop your own unique voice to use your new skills to tell stories that are important to you and other people – and which may even help change the world for the better.

If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.