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BA (Hons) Design

This design degree allows you to develop strong design thinking while exploring your own creative focus. We encourage you to act through design to effect change, propose new visions of the future, and engage with sustainability.

  • Design

International Foundation Certificate in Design

This one-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language, become familiar with UK academic culture, and prepare to study for a BA (Hons) in Design.

  • English Language Centre

Why study Design at Goldsmiths? 

At Goldsmiths design is in our DNA. But we’re not interested in just producing it. We’re interested in defining it.

We see design as a discipline with a dual impact: forecasting the future and reflecting the world now. It’s an influence we take seriously. From capturing scents of everyday life to new concepts for future food production, design is at work tracing every moment of life – but it also has the power to transform it.

  • We want you to have your own self-sustaining practice that can change over time, so you’ll learn about design not just as a commercial enterprise, but also as a means to question and critique the status quo.
  • You don’t have to know what kind of a designer you’ll be; we give you the time and the freedom to experiment, use tools, challenge your ideas about graphic design, explore materials and design software, and discover different modes of making.
  • We're ranked 12th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016) and 1st in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2016
  • We've also been ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top graduate universities for designers, because so many of our graduates go on to find jobs in the design industry. 

Design Open Days

If you'd like to come and meet the Department of Design, we hold Design-focused Open Days in the autumn term. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Find out more about the Department of Design.

Award-winning designer Lizzie Mary Cullen's work is in demand: she's collaborated with MTV, Zizzi, Somerset House and Harvey Nichols. Named one of the 'Hot 50 People Making a Difference in Design' by Design Week, Lizzie graduated from the BA in Design programme at Goldsmiths.