Diploma in Professional Studies: Round-Up

Starting the New Year with a quick round-up of sample activities that GMD students are currently taking part in on their year out in industry (Diploma in Professional Studies). We will be looking at some of these projects in more detail in future posts… Ester Mejibovski and Marta Úrbez were selected by Wix Design Playground to…

Cosmic Christmas

First year Graphic & Media Design student, Dian Jin, won a University-wide competition to design the seasonal windows for not just a shop on High Holborn. Dian describes her design concept and process: “Every piece of the design has elements from Christmas and the cosmos. Just like a Christmas planet, this festival belongs to us and…

NY—LON Cultural Exchange

The NY—LON cultural exchange was an opportunity for students from across UAL to collaborate with students from New York and the Shawn Carter Foundation (Jay-Z). Several Graphic and Media Design students were involved in the initial stages of the project. GMD Lecturer Alistair McClymont reports back: “We worked with a brief from the Ford Motor…

Route-Artlantique, Senegal

Route-Artlantique is a unique opportunity for students  from across Europe to engage in a cross-cultural experience to explore design thinking and innovation from an international perspective. Via a series of workshops, across two weeks, students travel through three coastal regions of Senegal, West Africa experiencing first hand traditional arts and craft as used on an everyday…

In Conversation: Alex Cooper & Tim Hutchinson

The lecture series, In Conversation with Alumni, began with Tony Pritchard (Course Leader, Postgraduate Design for Visual Communication) talking to Graphic & Media Design staff members, Alex Cooper and Tim Hutchinson about their joint practice. For final year student Benedict Povey, this was an opportunity to get more familiar with their approach and reflect on how…

GMD Course Development 

The new first year GMD students are now approaching the midway point through a radically revised unit, ‘Introduction to GMD’. All students were invited to bring with them an object, approximately hand sized, that has material or physical value but also, more importantly, personal meaning – family heirlooms, cultural artifacts and some fascinating curios. These ‘Objects of Provenance’ are…

Everyday Heroes

Graphic & Media Design students Stephanie Tan and Maxwel Fabiano Da Silva were involved in designing a major exhibition during their Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) year. The ‘Everyday Heroes’ exhibition came from a professional relationship that LCC has built with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team at BNP Paribas. The French bank approached the ‘Conscientious…