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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.

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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The Responsible Design Framework provides guidance for embedding environmental and social design approaches and principles within the curriculum.
Responsible Design Framework

Supra Systems Studio is a new Design School Research Platform to be launched in September 2018 at the London Design Festival.

Staff profile of Nicky Ryan, Dean of Design at LCC

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."

Uncertainty Playground

As part of London Design Festival 2017, Design School presented Uncertainty Playground, a programme of events, workshops, exhibitions and performances.

Design School: Playlist

Degree Show 2017

Alumni: Yeni Ogunmilade

Degree Show 2016

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.

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Teaching Staff

At LCC you'll be taught by a rich community including academics, technical experts and specialist practitioners.

A close-up of the moveable type available in the Letterpress area.


From traditional crafts like letterpress to the latest in 3D printing, you'll have access to an extensive range of facilities at LCC.

Design School: News

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