Loughborough University student Daniel Scott talks about being inspired on an open day by lecturer Simon Downs, and the importance of suspending judgement.
Graphic Communication & Illustration
Graphic Communication & Illustration at Loughborough emphasises understanding the communication value, the contexts and the applications of the image.
Our approach combines technical and semantic explorations of visual communication (with an emphasis on drawing) with hands-on experience of business-facing, applied communication design. Students also have the opportunity to study art history and visual culture and benefit from research carried out across the School.
Why choose us
Top 40 in the World for Art & Design
(QS World Rankings 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Top 3 in the UK for Art & Design
(Complete University Guide 2019)
Top 5 in the UK for Design & Crafts [includes GCI]
(Guardian University Guide 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 2019)
Great career prospects
92% of recent graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation
(DLHE, 2017 graduates - full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study)
90% of recent graduates in graduate-level employment and/or graduate-level further study
(DLHE, 2017, UK and Channel Islands students available for work or further study)
Placement year option
Open to all students with support from a dedicated Placement Offer
6 Creative Hubs across the School - available to all students to use
Excellent communication design teaching informed by excellent communication design research