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2022-05-31 14:17:08

The best universities in Britain to become a designer

The best universities in Britain to become a designer

Specialists in the field of design are very much in demand in the modern world. And here we are talking not only about the interior and exterior of the room or fashion design, but also about the appearance of the sites. According to the predictions of futurologists, in the near future a special success awaits virtual designers.

University of Glasgow

The Glasgow School of Art teaches jewelry and silversmithing. In five academic areas, students study architecture, fine arts and design (interior, packaging, objects and jewelry). The school gained worldwide fame thanks to its incessant practice and research activities. During classes, students create their exclusive works, study the history of jewelry, explore and conduct creative experiments, participate in debates. 

The Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845. The educational institution received its current building in 1909, moving to one of the most beautiful historical buildings in the Art Nouveau style in the last 170 years. Students sculpt sculptures, are engaged in painting, graphics, architectural projects, design, photography and jewelry. 

To enter the Glasgow School of Art, you need to fill out a special form. After its confirmation, a letter will be sent to the mail with a link to the page where you can place a digital portfolio: work in the field of design, architecture and jewelry. Foreign applicants need to pass IELTS. 

University of London

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891, but it was not until 1904 that it became part of the University of London. At the moment, the educational institution has an impeccable reputation, acquired through an outstanding academic program. 

When entering Goldsmiths, you can choose 5 faculties:

  1. design
  2. cultural studies,
  3. anthropology
  4. literary criticism
  5. music.

Students study for three years, the practice takes place throughout the second and third years. Diligent graduates carefully study the historical context, the main trends of jewelry in different countries of the world. Goldsmiths graduates are hired by Lego, Dyson, Google and other global companies. 


At Loughborough, students are enrolled in an interdisciplinary design study course. The bachelor's program involves the expansion of experience in the examination of the design of objects and systems, the design and maintenance of space. Here, students can choose their own program of study: three years (without practice) and four years (with practice). At the same time, in the process, students attend lectures, exhibitions, participate in conferences and round tables.

In 1909, Loughborough opened its doors to young inquisitive minds as the Technical Institute, in 1966 it acquired the status of a university. To date, Loughborough has a huge library, numerous achievements in the field of research and teaching engineering and technical specialties, is in the third hundred of the QS World University ranking. In order to enter this university after the exam, it is necessary to unlearn the preparatory year and pass an international exam on language proficiency. 

University College London

Architecture and design are studied here thoroughly and in all their manifestations. University College London has 11 faculties. According to the QS World University ranking, it ranks fifth among European universities and fourth in the UK, among the top ten universities in the world. This educational institution throughout its history has graduated about 30 Nobel Prize winners. 

At the College, students explore the architectural space and develop new ways of developing design in practice. The entire course of study takes three years and includes lectures, visiting exhibitions, compiling your own portfolio and group discussions. 

Brunel University

The State Research University was founded in 1966. It was located in Uxbridge and consisted of three colleges and three research institutes. At the moment, more than 12,000 students study here and more than 2,500 employees are employed. 

Students at Brunel University london gain experience as designers and deeply explore cultural spaces and contemporary global trends in the field of art. Every year, students present their projects, which after graduation become the pearls of their portfolio, as well as good feedback from teachers. 

Edinburgh College of Art

To enter the University of Edinburgh, you need to have a good portfolio and an excellent command of the English language. The college itself appeared in 1906, but its history begins almost 150 years before this moment. In total, the structure of the educational institution includes five schools that prepare for the release of mature and established jewelry designers. 

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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