Communication media has evolved at a phenomenal pace since the inception of the printing press 600 years ago; our culture and commerce has been shaped by this media. The commercialisation of the internet almost 20 years ago democratised mass communication and offered the potential for rapid and profound political and social change. The communication design industry has never operated in a more exciting or dynamic period.
We are interested in both traditional and emerging communication media – from drawing, printmaking and typography to physical computing and creative coding. Our courses emphasise curiosity, invention, risk and play in the pursuit of creative solutions. Through our courses students develop creative and conceptual skills that underpin communication design in all its forms. As the design industry changes our students and graduates respond; our students and graduates develop new ways of working that inform the design industry.
Our students work on a range of challenging live projects, recently these have included the packaging of a retrospective box set for the band The Pixies, animated ‘live windows’ for flagship Benetton stores, and information design projects for the United Nations in Brussels and New York.
Our students’ creativity is recognised through many awards including the Association of Illustrators (AOI), the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), YCN and D&AD.
For all of our students, their time with us allows the opportunity for the intense development of their own creative personality.
Head of School - Communication Design