In 2019, UAL declared a Climate Emergency. In response, LCC's Design School set an ambitious Sustainability Action Plan in place to fully embed responsible practices within the curriculum and in everything we do. As part of this initiative, we’ve shaped our courses around social and environmental sustainability principles that ensure learning outcomes reflect the urgent need to equip you with the understanding, skills, and values to foster a more sustainable planet. Our aim is to change the way our students think, and to empower you to work towards a sustainable future.
Autumn, Term 1
Design, Society and Cultures (20 credits)
Design Research Methods and Critical Practice (40 credits)
In the Autumn Term, you will critically engage with design thinking, design concepts and principals of design management and innovation. As you learn how to define research problems and develop effective research skills.
Spring, Term 2
Design Leadership (20 credits)
Design Research Methods and Critical Practice (continued)
Collaborative Unit (20 credits)
At the start of the Spring Term, you’ll undertake the Collaborative Unit, which is common to all courses at Master's-level.
This is a group-based unit and may involve working a live brief along with external and or internal collaborators from the creative industries, cultural sector, public sector or commercial sector.
You’ll experiment with a range of interdisciplinary research methods while developing your understanding of leadership and management roles, and the various ways in which design engages and interacts with stakeholders across various sectors and cultural contexts.
Summer, Term 3
Global Design Futures (20 credits)
Final Major Project: Proposal, Project Report and Reflection (60 credits)
In the Summer Term, you'll consider how design management can bring about transformation within a global context.
You will apply your design research skills to speculate around design and investigate key drivers behind the creation of social, political and cultural meaning, along with the impact both of and on design.
You'll take the knowledge, skills and experience from units studied to date on the course and bring these together in the production of a proposal for your self-directed Major Project that you will submit mid-way through the Summer Term.
You will then be assigned a tutor and develop this project which will culminate in a written report, reflective analysis and an end-of-year show in Term 4.
Autumn, Term 4
Final Major Project: Proposal, Project Report and Reflection (continued)
If you are unable to continue or decide to exit the course, there are two possible exit awards.
A Postgraduate Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the first 60 credits and a Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded on successful completion of the first 120 credits.