Design School

The Design School at LCC is a dynamic and inclusive multidisciplinary community of internationally recognised educators, researchers and practitioners.


  • 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.

Uncertainty Playground

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

Design School: Playlist

  • Degree Shows 2017

  • Alumni: Yeni Ogunmilade

  • Degree Shows 2016

Dr. Nicky Ryan

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.

  • A tutor in a classroom full of students.
    Image © Bryan Lanas

    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.
    Image © Lewis Bush


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