The best design courses in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2017

26 May 2016

Adam Avery: The Guardian University Guide 2017

The Guardian has released its University Guide for 2017, with a comprehensive league table ranking the best courses in the UK.

Goldsmiths ranked first place in the design and crafts category, with Loughborough coming in second and Kingston in third.

Kingston came first for both its graphic design course and product design course, while Loughborough topped the table for graphic communication and illustration.

Edinburgh came first in the film production and photography category, with York ranked second and Middlesex ranked third. Edinburgh was chosen as having the best courses for both photography and animation.

Loughborough was also rated top in the fashion and textiles category, with Derby ranked second and Brighton ranked third.

UCL topped the art category, with Oxford second and Newcastle third. Cambridge came first for architecture, with UCl second and Bath third.

The Guardian’s University Guide 2017 was accompanied by a set of illustrations and animation by Adam Avery.

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