Design - School of Art, Design and Fashion

Now is a great time to study design at UCLan. Design as a discipline is as popular today as it has ever been and is well placed as a career with strong prospects. Throughout all our design courses we aim to create an effective studio and workshop atmosphere, with staff on hand to support, aid and continually inspire you. Many of our staff are still active as practising designers and can offer a wide variety of industry knowledge and experience; as a result you will be armed with a combination of the practical and creative advice you need to succeed.

The ground-breaking course structure meant that I had two top design companies on my CV before I'd graduated.

John Rushworth, Partner, Pentagram
D&AD awards since 1980
Hatrick D&AD New Blood awards for Harriet Richardson
2nd place at national awards for Kayleigh Dobson
First sandwich degree course in the UK

Highlights of our Design Courses


Industry Links

Utilising our close links with agencies in the North West and London you’ll be encouraged to take up internships and industry work placements, building up relevant experience. Industry work closely with us and regularly visit UCLan to engage directly with students on live projects.

Study Abroad

Design students have an opportunity to join a large group of students on our annual visit to our Partner Campus At HBU UCLan in China. We work together for a week on a collaborative creative project and finish with a visit to Beijing.

Broad Learning

You’ll be able to interact with visiting lecturers and industry professionals, learning different skills and creative ideas to benefit you and your studies.

Award Winning

Students have an enviable record of winning awards for their work. You will be encouraged to enter your work into the international design competition arena to make sure your audience recognises your talent.

Real Clients

By working on ‘live’ client focused briefs such as Virgin, Alexander McQueen, Sony and Hallmark, you will work directly with future clients in real world workplace experiences.

Disciples of Design

Design courses regularly connect with the real world through digital links and blogs. These feature collectives of work, collaboration and events between design academics, practitioners, artists and UCLan students committed to the sharing of ideas and thoughts.


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Graphic Design Studio

Interior/Product Design Studio

The Graphic Design course at UCLan really prepares you so that you're ready to tackle anything and I can't praise the tutors enough for all their help.

Harriet Richardson, Graphic Design Graduate


BA (Hons) Illustration

Jody Clark

Jody Clark, who graduated from the University in 2004 with a degree in Illustration, has designed only the fifth definitive coin portrait to have been created during the Queen's 63-year reign and is the youngest of the five designers to do so. Working for the Royal Mint, he is also the first engraver from the institution to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in more than 100 years.

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Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design

Andrew Bainbridge

Throughout his 18 years as a lecturer at UCLan, Andrew has taken huge pride in empowering his students to unleash their creativity, harness their talents, generate new ideas and unlock their potential to achieve incredible things.

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