London College Of Communication

As a world leader delivering industry-orientated media and design courses, the London College of Communication remains at the forefront of pioneering undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes which are geared to preparing students for successful careers.
Lecturers and support staff with major practice backgrounds work to maintain strong professional relationships and links with industry to ensure that the College's portfolio of courses continues to keep pace with the rapidly-changing new media and design environment.
Today multi-media convergence informs a 21st century approach throughout the design and delivery of all the LCC's traditional specialist subject areas - film, photography, journalism, publishing, animation and graphic design.
The College exploits its prime location in London - now the international capital of the 'creative industries' - providing students with invaluable internships, work-experience and vocational inspiration from both public and private sector employers.
At its core, the LCC strives to pursue excellence in media and enterprise.


United Kingdom

London College of Communication Elephant and Castle,
Phone: +44 (0)20 7514 6500

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Our Aims

To be recognised as one of the foremost institutions in the world for learning, practice, research and development in arts, design and communication.

To achieve this we will provide a learning environment in which originality is recognised, difference is respect and excellence is pursued. We will value creative risk alongside the acquisition of skills and knowledge, and promote the challenge of underlying assumptions as an essential element of creative education.

Location and Getting there

LCC is fortunate to be well served by numerous bus routes. It is also close to the Underground as well as main line trains.
To reach us by bus
You can take one of the following routes: 1, 12, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 171, 176, 355 and 188.
To reach us by train
You will find the Elephant and Castle on both the Northern and Bakerloo tube lines and across the road from the college in the shopping precinct there is access to Thameslink and Blackfriars mainlines train.

Department and information about the department

The College portfolio of courses spans further education, undergraduate and postgraduate provision and is organised into two faculties:
• Design
• Media

London College of Communication is part of the University of the Arts London -

News and Events

For information on LCC news and events, please visit and follow the links to find out more.

Also, see the Head of College blog for all the latest goings on -  

Information For  Undergraduates

LCC offers a wide range of full time and part time undergraduate degree courses in the following areas. BA Honours degree and Two Year Foundation Degree (FdA) programmes are available, along with the LCC’s new Combined Honours Degrees. Top-up Degrees are available for FdA students wishing to achieve a BA Honours status.

BA (Hons) Animation (Top Up)
BA (Hons) Book Arts and Design
BA (Hons) Creative Advertising Strategy
BA (Hons) Design for Graphic Communication (Top Up)
BA (Hons) Digital Media Design
BA (Hons) Film and Television
BA (Hons) Games Design (Top Up)
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design Programme
BA (Hons) Design for Advertising
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design – Design for Information
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design – Design for Interaction and Moving Image
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design – Design for Print
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design – Design for Typo/Graphics
BA (Hons) Graphic Product Innovation
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Journalism
BA (Hons) Magazine Publishing
BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies
BA (Hons) Media Practice (Top Up)
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) ...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

LCC runs postgraduate courses at Certificate, Diploma and Masters levels in the following subject areas. Most courses are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. Some courses start in January and some in October.

The MA courses at LCC have a reputation for academic rigour and industry recognition. They normally take 45 weeks of full-time study or 90 weeks of part-time study.

MA Animation
MA Contemporary Typographic Media
MA Design Writing Criticism
MA Documentary Film
MA Graphic Branding and Identity
MA Graphic Design
MA Interactive Media
MA Investigating Film Practice
MA Journalism – Print/Online Pathway
MA Journalism – Television Pathway
MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice
MA Media Curating
MA Photography
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (Online Mode)
MA Public Relations
MA Publishing
MA Screenwriting
MA Sound Arts
MA Visual Storytelling
MDes Innovation and Creativity in Industry
MRes Information Environments
Postgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication
Postgraduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism
Postgraduate D...  [ Read All ]

Information For  International Students

As an internationally recognised centre of excellence, LCC attracts students from all over the world. We are keen that international students benefit fully from their experience at LCC, socially and academically, and from studying in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

The LCC International Office is an advisory and admissions service for students from outside the European Union. The International Office works in close liaison with the International Centre, Student Services and naturally the Academic Staff at LCC.

For further information visit


London College of Communication graduates are continually sought after by employers for their talent and attitude, developed during their period as a student at LCC.

Just a few of our well-known alumni include...

• William Alden (Chairman, Alden Press)
• Helen Boaden (BBC Director of News)
• Danny Bowers (News reporter and producer)
• Garry Bushell (TV and radio broadcaster)
• Neville Brody (Designer/Typographer - Designed "The Face" originally. Owner of Neville Brody Studios)
• Mark Chaudoir (Art Director - part of the team that came up with BBC 2's furry figure 2's)
• Molly Dineen (Documentary Director and film maker for BBC and Channel 4)
• Jefferson Hack (Magazine Publisher - Dazed & Confused; Runs 'Another Magazine')
• John Hegarty (a founding director of Saatchi & Saatchi, and has been Chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty since 1991 and Creative Director since 1982)
• Rut Blees Luxembourg (Photographer)
• Rankin (Photographer/Dazed & Confused)
• Ruth Rogers (owns the River Cafe)
• Jane Root (former controller of BBC 2, now at Discovery Networks)
• Kate Thornton (TV prese...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

The College’s studios and workshops are equipped with the latest technology needed for our highly practical courses. We really teach you the hands-on skills and technical know-how you will be expected to know in your chosen workplace. You will also have access to the vast collection of learning resources of all six University colleges. If you are a designer or photographer you will have ample opportunity to display your art in our galleries.  

Student Support

A broad range of support systems help students to enjoy their studies and resolve any difficulties, these include:

Study support
Study support exists to help students with assignments, dissertations, presentations, maths, planning, research and time management. Screening and support for students with dyslexia and individual support programmes for students with disabilities can be arranged.

Tutorial systems
LCC has a comprehensive tutorial system which aims to ensure that you have termly personal tutorials to review progress, offer guidance and offer help with academic and personal problems.
Student Services
Student Services at the University of the Arts London also provide support helping to organise aspects of living and studying in London. Student services incorporates:
Student Services incorporates:
• Student advice and guidance Services
• Creative Careers
• Counselling, health advice and disability
• Chaplaincy

Student Life

With students of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, LCC has a great community atmosphere.

Its distinctive energy and enthusiasm is probably due to the fact that all the staff and students here are dedicated to media, design and communication specialisms. There is a buzz and air of busy dedication all around the building.

In the lifts, in the canteen and galleries you will hear conversations about ongoing projects and exhibitions. As a student here you will find yourself working within a busy, stimulating environment where lecturers are still practising professionals who know their industries at first hand and are only too pleased to help you succeed in your career ambitions.

The active Student’s Union provides numerous opportunities to meet up and socialise with other students outside of study-time. The Union campaigns on issues affecting student life, runs a magazine which students contribute to and also offers a lively range of activities for students including sports clubs and societies and volunteer schemes. There are six bars run by the Students’ Union across the University of the Arts London...  [ Read All ]

Student Testimonials

"The industrial links are fantastic and I feel proud to say I have been there." - Jessica Chamberlain (BA Honours Graphic and Media Design)

"This course has provided me with the ideas and tools to succeed in the international fashion magazine world" - Jiang Li (MA Publishing)

"The quality of teaching at LCC is very high. The staff are known practitioners in their field and it is inspirational to see the passion they have for their area." - Nela Brown (BA Honours, Sound Arts and Design)

“The friendly learning atmosphere makes it a great place to study…I’m really enjoying the course and the college.” – Piero Molica Lazzaro, FdA Travel and Tourism


The Housing Services team are here to help students find accommodation in London before they arrive and throughout their time at the University of the Arts London. Our newly developed website has a wealth of information, so please refer to for assistance or advice. It will answer many of your questions.

As an overview, University-managed accommodation offers a range to suit all budgets and tastes. We have 12 residences throughout north, south, southeast and east London, varying between small independent houses to the more traditional hall of residences. Alternatively, you may wish to live in private rented accommodation and we can provide you with detailed information of houses and flats available to rent, flat share schemes. Other initiatives such as house hunting workshops will assist you in the task of finding a home whilst you are in London.

How To Apply

LCC offers a wide range of courses and there are two different ways of applying for a place on a course. These are:

• Via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
• Direct to the college on an LCC application form

It is important to follow the correct route to avoid delays in processing your application. In general, applications to full-time undergraduate courses are made through UCAS, while applications to Further Education, Postgraduate courses and part-time Higher Education courses are made directly to the College. Please visit for more details.

Visit us (open days)

All open days for undergraduate and pre-degree courses take place on Wednesday afternoons. They all follow a similar format, starting with a presentation in the lecture theatre, then a tour of the facilities, ending with a question and answer session.

For further information on open days visit or call the Information Centre: +44 (0)20 7514 6569 or email:

Or visit where you can book to attend one online.

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