Design for Life

Fully booked
  • Study day
  • Schools
Photograph of two visitors in the Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition space looking at a display case.
Visitors in the Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? exhibition, David Bishop. Source: Wellcome Collection.

What you’ll do

Your Art and Design students will get insight into the professional practice of graphic designers as they complete a range of activities inspired by health and medicine. They will work in small groups, proposing concepts and designs, identifying effective language to communicate their message, developing their concepts and pitching their ideas.

Who can come

We have developed this study day for groups of students aged 14 to 19. There is a GCSE version and post-16 version (A level, BTEC, UAL). You can bring 15 to 30 students, accompanied by staff at a ratio of 1:10.

Due to the small scale of our free programme, we take bookings exclusively from schools in the Greater London area until Friday 21 September; after that all schools and colleges are welcome to get in touch.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

School booking conditions

Your school or college can book a maximum of two study days per term. To secure your booking, you'll need to complete and return the required forms promptly.

All study days and events are free, but we charge a fee for cancellation or significant changes to your group size made within three weeks of your visit. Both policies are explained fully in the agreement we ask you to sign ahead of your visit.