All of our expertise and teaching is built on the design principles of aesthetics, technology and understanding the user.
Why choose Design at Loughborough?
We inspire our students to develop their skills and knowledge, nurturing them into highly successful graduates. We want each and every one of our design students to leave us with the drive and determination to succeed in the creative industries, developing into the next generation of talented designers.
We're passionate about the design courses we deliver
Industrial Design and Technology BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS
Product Design and Technology BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS
You'll have access to our fantastic facilities
We relocated to a new state-of-the-art building in 2011 which is equipped with interconnecting workshops, studios, specialist laboratories, display areas, and computer facilities. For example, a special CAD/CAM facility includes 3 axis CNC milling machines, industry standard 3D printers, laser cutters and water jet cutting.
The Design School is also equipped with cutting-edge research facilities such as 3D scanners, motion capture, eye-tracking and driving simulators.
92% of graduates are in employment or further study
Over 94% of our 2017 graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. Many graduates gain employment in design, user centred design and design related work. Others choose to study at postgraduate level or become an entrepreneurial business executive.
In 2015 and 2017 the British Industrial Design Association ranked us as 1st in the UK for producing the most employable design graduates in an independent survey of design practitioners in the UK.
You'll have the option to go on a placement year or study abroad for a year
Our students have the option to extend their design course to a four-year degree with a placement year in industry. We also offer students the opportunity to study abroad at one of the many international universities we collaborate with.
You'll have the chance to exhibit your work in our annual degree show
The School holds an annual Degree Show in June each year. This showcases work from the final projects our final year students undertake.
A selection of final year students also exhibit at the annual New Designers exhibition in London. It is the UK's most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking.
Research is at the heart of what we do
The Design School was ranked 4th in the UK for the overall quality of its research, based on the GPA x volume in REF 2014. All academic staff are involved in research and this ensures design students receive up to date teaching. Our current expertise includes: