Undergraduate Design degrees at Goldsmiths

Design isn’t just about making and doing – it’s a way of understanding and engaging with the world.

Why study Design at Goldsmiths?

  • You'll think imaginatively about the possibilities of design, and how it has the potential to change and improve the world around us
  • In your second year, you’ll have the chance to do a work placement in a professional setting – students have previously secured placements at Selfridges and Alexander McQueen
  • Goldsmiths Design graduates have gone on to work for top London design agencies and major international brands including Dyson, LEGO, Google and Burberry; many have also set up their own design studios
  • Studying Design in London brings many advantages – you can access world-renowned galleries and spaces, and get inspired by the rich cultural opportunities the city has to offer

Take a tour of the Design Department with student Hannah

I love that the degree is so broad. I’ve made stickers, films, a mixtape, sculptures, zines… the list is endless. I don’t think I’d have been brave enough to do that anywhere else.

Jack, BA Design

Jack, BA Design
Third-year undergraduate Design studio, featuring students sitting at desks where they develop their creative practice

The studios for third-years encourage creative exploration and collaboration

BA Design student work from the 2022 degree show, depicting a Boris Johnson puppet in front of a plinth, with a sign in the background saying 'Cilla's Apologise Apologise', and two other puppets sitting on a pale pink sofa in front of it

Final-year work gets exhibited at the famous Goldsmiths Degree Shows each summer

Highly ranked
Design at Goldsmiths has an international reputation – we're ranked in the world's top 25 (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
Top facilities
You'll have access to fantastic facilities including workshops and fabrication labs to use for your studies and expanding your skills
Employment prospects
Goldsmiths is top 10 in the UK for Design graduate outcomes (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023)

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)