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Design School

London College of Communication's Design School is a dynamic and inclusive multidisciplinary community of internationally recognised educators, researchers and practitioners.

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Our manifesto

  • We believe in design as site of action and agency to radically transform our world.
  • We believe in the power of design to critique, confront and challenge inequalities.
  • We believe in questioning geopolitical, socio-cultural, and disciplinary boundaries.
  • We believe that design operates in an ecology beyond the human centric.
  • We believe that learning is continuous, collaborative and creative.
  • We believe in the power of making as critical practice and tangible intervention.
  • We believe in embracing uncertainty through experimentation and risk-taking.
  • We believe in the value of interrogating the past to shape our futures.
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Supra Systems Studio

A new Design School Research Platform launched during London Design Festival 2018.

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The Responsible Design Framework PDF

Provides guidance for embedding environmental and social design approaches and principles within the curriculum.

Dr. Nicky Ryan
Dean of Design

As Dean of Design at LCC, Nicky leads undergraduate and postgraduate courses in graphic design communication; interaction design and visual communication; and branding and design innovation. "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."

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Design School: Courses

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.

Design School – teaching staff

Design School: News

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