London College of Contemporary Arts

Introduction

London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) is a specialist creative arts university offering a selection of leading career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses which are industry relevant, practical and innovative. As LCCA continues to grow, it remains that we offer our students great diversity in terms of their location of study in the United Kingdom. With our campus based in Central London, we provide the opportunity to study in the world’s capital of Art, Fashion, Design and Media.

Our number one priority is ensuring the employability of our graduates, and we understand that a qualification alone isn’t always enough to differentiate you from the job-market competition.

THE LCCA EXPERIENCE

Every course at LCCA is designed to combine the traditional classroom environment with practical activities and case studies, where you will be able to draw from relevant industry scenarios. You will benefit from highly experienced guest lecturers, taking part in live industry briefs/projects, have the opportunity to go on industry placements and internships which provide valuable industry experience which compliments your LCCA learning experience.

OUR LOCATION

LCCA's location is second to none, you will have the opportunity to use industry-standard facilities at our brand new campus. With an unrivalled location in the creative heart of London, you will be exposed to a unique atmosphere and industry connections that follow our central position in this extraordinarily cosmopolitan city.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

LCCA has strong relationships within the creative industry and can boast a network of partners within fashion, design, media and photography, both in the UK and internationally. This invaluable network provides LCCA students with internship and employment opportunities during their studies and after graduation.

Graduating students leave LCCA as ambitious, passionate and highly creative individuals who are well placed to embark on a successful career in their chosen specialism.

WHY STUDY WITH LCCA?

With the creative industry booming, there’s never been a better time to start a career in the arts, media, fashion or hospitality and business sectors. The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion and this is the UK’s fastest growing sector employing 1.7 million people.

We recognise the benefits of having strong links with industry for your future progression. We develop excellent relationships with creative businesses and practitioners, helping ensure that you have the skills and attributes you need to build a successful career. Each programme has been designed to maximise your employability.

Benefits of Studying With LCCA:

1. Central London Location

London is well-renowned as one of the creative capitals of the world. Located in central London, you will be among the best artists, designers, agencies and creative types the city has to offer.

2. Specialists in Art and Design and Management

We are a specialist art & design institution dedicated to nurturing and developing new creative talents and developing successful managers to grow and develop businesses and the hospitality industry.

3. Experienced Academic Staff

All our lecturers and teaching staff come from creative industries, so you are guaranteed to receive a high level of industry expertise and technical experience.

4. Creative Learning Environment

We pride ourselves on providing a fun, creative learning environment, where students thrive, explore and excel as creative individuals.

5. Industry Standard Facilities

We offer industry-standard facilities and equipment which you will find in studios and exhibition spaces.

6. Career-Focused Courses

We provide excellent student support and mentoring, as well as careers and employability services which continue beyond graduation

7. Global Student Base

Our diverse mix of students enhances the learning experience through different cultures, perspectives and ideas

8. Work Placements and Live Briefs

We have a large network of industry partners who provide guest speakers, live briefs, placements and work experience opportunities.

9. Industry Connections

We also offer students the chance to participate in competitions and live briefs with commercial partners

10. Exhibiting And Curating

Multiple opportunities for students to organise and curate their own events and exhibitions in college and at venues across the city

11. Investing In Your Career Future

Access to internships and work placement opportunities through our network of industry partners

12. CV Portfolio And Interview Skills

We work with you to ensure you develop professionally, well-structured and comprehensive evidence for your talents and skills and to help you gain that competitive edge at interviews.

To support your development we run employability workshops and sessions throughout the year

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

  • Start date (February 2019 and October 2020)

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

  • Start date (February 2019 and October 2020)

Foundation in Art and Design

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design provides an essential introduction to the creative arts by encouraging exploration, experimentation, critical awareness and development of ideas. The course will also help students’ communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion.

What You Will Study

The qualification will enable students to study a broad range of multi-disciplinary art and design subjects with the emphasis placed upon developing practical skills, experimentation, realising ideas and portfolio preparation for progression.

Key Facts

  • Awarding body: Pearson
  • Campus London
  • Duration 9 months
  • Intakes February, October
  • Fees UK/EU £5,400

Entry Requirements

  • Portfolio of creative work
  • Personal statement
  • 1 GCE A Level/BTEC National Diploma
  • 3 GCSEs grade C or above (preferably including an art subject and English Language)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • In exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be considered without required qualifications based on work experience and/or previous study/creative practice.

NOTE: for progression to undergraduate level study you will usually be required to have formal qualifications such as GCE A level and GCSEs or equivalent.

English Language requirements (if English is not your first language)

  • IELTS level 5.0 or above.

Partners and Accreditation

  • University of East London (UEL)
  • Walsall College
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Global University Systems (GUS)
  • InterActive
  • UNINETTUNO
  • Pearson
  • Sichuan International Studies University (SISU)
  • Visart - Ecole d'art Maryse Eloy of Paris
  • Cumulus
  • The European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA
  • South Thames College
  • OCN London
  • CPD Certification Service
  • British Accreditation Council (BAC)
  • Roots Ivy International
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Contact
Location address
9 Holborn
London

London, England, EC1N 2LL GB
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