The Design School is a multidisciplinary community of internationally recognised educators, researchers and practitioners.
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.
- 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.
As part of London Design Festival, Design Action highlights the work of London College of Communication’s Design School.
The Responsible Design Framework (PDF)
Provides guidance for embedding environmental and social design approaches and principles within the curriculum.
Responsible Design Framework: Case Studies
Projects created with diverse external communities and in collaboration with NGO and local organisations which reflect the Design School’s environmental and social design imperatives.
Supra Systems Studio
A Design School Research platform launched during London Design Festival 2018.
Design School: Courses
International Studies and Progression
The International Studies and Progression Programme celebrates the diverse community of learners that study at LCC. Through the programme’s courses we explore ways of working with Design, Media and Screen based practices, technologies and theories to support the ambitions of our students.
Branding and Design Innovation
Branding and Design Innovation celebrates the diversity of contemporary creative communication tools, visual practices and related outputs.
The programme explores and critiques design at its intersection with society, industry, enterprise and culture. Design is positioned as a collaborative and strategic practice that can inform, intervene and drive positive change.
Graphic Design Communication
Graphic Design Communication addresses a need for designers to operate within an increasingly dynamic range of visual communication environments.
The programme celebrates its ability to engage diverse audiences, tell compelling stories and expose unexpected connections through the utilisation of multiple forms and methods of communication.
Interaction Design and Visual Communication
Interaction Design and Visual Communication deploys experimental methods and expanded practices to interrogate and critique contemporary material culture.
The programme’s courses explore radical ways of working through, about and with design and technology in order to create previously inconceivable new realities for future creative practices, ecologies and societies.
- BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media
- BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts
- BA (Hons) Service Design
- BA (Hons) User Experience Design
- MA Illustration and Visual Media
- MA Interaction Design
- MA Service Design
- MA User Experience Design
Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)
Students can apply to the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS), an optional year-long experiential learning opportunity, allowing you to undertake a variety of internships and professional experiences for a whole academic year in Year 3, as part of a four-year degree.
Design School Stories
London College of Communication explores the power of transitional spaces at LCC Shows 2023
Launching on Thursday 25 May, LCC Shows 2023 celebrates our graduating students through work that engages and inspires.
Postgraduate Research students explore dynamic practice through Unfolding Narratives 3
Launching on Tuesday 11 April, the third iteration of the exhibition series reflects on the different forms and stages of the PGR journey.
London College of Communication launches graduate incubation programme, LCC Accelerate
Launched in February 2023, LCC Accelerate empowers recent graduates to take their creative business idea to the next stage.
London College of Communication collaborates with schuh and Converse to support emerging creative talent
Shreya Chatterjee, Julius Arthur Finck and Louis Philpot-Dodds chat to us about exploring commercial design, translating ideas from screen to print, and the importance of industry collaboration.