Design School

The Design School is a dynamic and inclusive multidisciplinary community of internationally recognised educators, researchers and practitioners. Our students engage with the latest developments in professional practice, theory and research; developing transferable skills to support employability and life-long learning.

Our School ethos builds on the aesthetic traditions of design practice and encourages experimentation, critique and innovation within the context of a post-digital culture. We believe in the power of design practice, design thinking and design research to effect strategic change, shape positive futures and produce cultural value.

Watch: LCC Degree Shows 2016 // Design School Show

Photo's of student work from The Diploma in Professional Studies.

LCC Student Voices // Jida Choura – BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media

LCC Student Voices // Michel Erler – BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

Watch: LCC Postgraduate Shows 2015 // Show 1 Design

BA (Hons) Games Design students took part in a Game Jam with industry mentors.

Watch: LCC Postgraduate Shows 2015 // Show 3 Design 

Watch: Behind the scenes at 2016's Design Degree Show

LCC Student Voices // Beth Johnson

Dr. Nicky Ryan

Dr. Nicky Ryan
Dean of Design

As Dean of Design at LCC, Nicky leads undergraduate and postgraduate courses in graphic communication; interaction and visual communication; spatial communication and contextual and theoretical studies; and access courses.

Follow this link to go to more information aboutView Nicky's profile

"As a student in the Design School you will engage with the latest developments in professional practice, theory and research and develop transferable skills for employability and lifelong learning." – Dr. Nicky Ryan

  • Photo by Ana Escobar

    Design School Teaching Staff

    At LCC you'll be taught by an impressive community. Academics. Technical experts. Specialist practitioners. These are courses led by industry-insiders.

  • Open Day 2, photo by Ana Escobar
    Photo by Ana Escobar

    Technical Facilities

    Get inside our studios and explore the facilities on site. From animation and printmaking workshops, to finishing suites and design technology IT labs, you have everything you need to get started.

  • User journey mapping on LCC’s MDes Service Design Innovation

    FEATURE: Why now for Service Design?

    So why is now a critical moment for service design and design thinking? 5 global trends and some implications for business and service providers.

  • Diploma in Professional Studies

    Find out more about the Diploma in Professional Studies in the Design School – one of the only year-long ‘experiential’ learning opportunities of its kind in the UK.