Discover the notable alumni of Goldsmiths College. The list includes people like Damien Hirst, Mary Quant, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Kalki Koechlin & Damon Albarn. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, film & theater personalities, fashion, singers and miscellaneous etc.
Ranked among the top 20 creative universities in the United Kingdom, Goldsmiths College offers 22 different degree programmes specializing in Arts and humanities subjects such as History of Art and Music. Situated in New Cross, south east London, the campus mesmerizes the crowd with its smell of gorgeous greenery. The university provides outstanding education to students from diversified cultures. The university has also placed itself among the top universities in the UK after the department of Media & Communications, Psychology, Anthropology Education, Sociology and History of London bagged the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 4th rankings respectively, as per the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Katy B and James Blake, Alex James and Graham Coxon (Blur), Antony Gormley, Sam Taylor-Wood, Margaret Howell, and many more are a few famous alumni of the Goldsmiths College. Steve McQueen, nominated for Golden Globe Awards for his best role in The Sand Pebbles, Love with the Proper Stranger, Comedy in The Reivers studied at the Goldsmiths College. Linton Kwesi Johnson, the only black poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series earned a degree in sociology at Goldsmiths College, Samantha Sam, a film maker, photographer and visual artist came into limelight with her debut Nowhere Boy in 2009 also studied here. Continue scrolling to know more about the famous alumni of Goldsmiths College.