Executive Recruitment

Our reputation and reach

In the 50 years since we were established, we've built a name for ourselves by producing some of Britain's finest - and most diverse - creative talent. We're currently in the top 20 in the EU and in the top 10 in the UK for Art & Design according to QS World University Rankings

Music legend David Bowie, fashion designer Stella McCartney, 2012 Olympic torch designer Jay Osgerby and The King's Speech and Oscar winning producers Simon Egan and Gareth Unwin were all trained here. And thousands more of our alumni are making waves across their professions, with many picking up industry awards.

Our reputation is international - we were recently named one of the top 100 European design schools by Italian architecture and design magazine Domus.


We have links with a number of education institutions overseas, linked to our target markets in Europe, China, USA, Canada, Korea and Hong Kong and we are looking to deepen our reach internationally. Almost 20 percent of our students are international, with a high proportion of postgraduates attracted by our significant investment in digital technology and our professional relevance. We have Tier 4 Sponsor Status from UKVI and we participate in global competitions and live projects, ranging from documentary filmmaking to staff and student exchanges with Bergh’s School of Communication in Sweden.