Our multi-disciplinary courses equip students with the essential skills, understanding and practical experience required to succeed in the field of design.

Our School’s unique focus is upon the key design principles of aesthetics, technology, and understanding the user and their environment. Students are inspired to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge via emphasis on creative practical work that is underpinned by the latest theory and cutting-edge research. 

Portfolio requirements

All Clearing applicants for our BA Design, BA Industrial Design, or BSc Product Design and Technology courses will be required to submit a portfolio for review by our highly skilled academic staff. Further details relating to this process will be communicated to Clearing applicants via our dedicated Design Admissions team.

Due to the fast-flowing nature of the Clearing process, please ensure that your design portfolio is ready to submit (preferably in PDF format and no more than 20MB in size.) Doing so will allow the Design Admissions team to expedite the review process.

We also recognise that everyone has had a different experience of design before wishing to join Loughborough. Just remember that the design portfolio is a visual mechanism through which you can evidence and communicate the various aspects of your design capability and potential. Showcase who you are, your experiences, and current skill set.

Why choose Design at Loughborough?

Integrated employability opportunities

Integrate a work placement or study abroad year into your degree, take advantage of opportunities to work on real-life project briefs set by industry, or partake in renowned competitions.

Design Degree Show

Showcase your final year work at our esteemed annual Degree Show, which attracts employers and industry contacts from across the UK.

£21M purpose-built design building

Access our state-of-the-art design facilities, which provide industry-standard production possibilities for your work and facilitate a high level of professional training.

Have you considered applying for Art and Design Foundation Studies?

We offer automatic progression to BA Design and BA Industrial Design for students who have a good attendance record and have successfully passed the Foundation year. You can apply directly to the University for entry in 2022 - it's a fast-paced, exciting year where you get to try a range of creative mediums before choosing where to specialise.