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)
2nd in the UK for Design & Crafts [includes GCI]
(Guardian University Guide 2017, 2018)
Great career prospects
97% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles
(DLHE, 2016 graduates in full-time paid employment - UK/EU and Chanel Islands, full-time first-degree students)
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