London College of Communication (LCC) is a pioneering world-leader in creative communications education. The College nurtures and develops critical, creative and technical excellence and works at the forefront of new thinking, so students are ready to launch their careers and define the future of the creative industries.
Courses and learning
LCC’s courses reflect the breadth of expertise you would find within the most diverse creative agency: journalism, advertising, PR, publishing, photography, film, television and sound, communications and media, graphic communication, design management and cultures, spatial communication, and interactive communication. All of these specialisms are united under one roof.
LCC’s courses are industry-focused. You will be taught by an inspiring and diverse community of experienced academics, technical experts and specialist practitioners. A key element of the College experience is ‘learning by doing’ – you’ll be encouraged to get your hands dirty and develop your creative skills in outstanding technical spaces.
See the ‘Our courses’ section for a full list of pre-degree and undergraduate degree courses offered by LCC.
If you’re from a country outside of the UK or EU, you may be interested in International: Introduction to Design and Media Communication, a preparatory course designed exclusively for international students. See the 'our courses' section for more details.
At LCC, getting ahead means getting immersed. The College’s students are often commissioned to work on live briefs for major companies such as Ladybird Books, the National Trust, Nike, Nokia and Urban Outfitters.
LCC graduates go on to inform the future of creative fields across the world. Alumni include award-winning filmmakers, journalists, broadcasters, designers and photographers, such as designer Neville Brody, journalist Helen Boaden, Costa Book Award-winning author Emma Healey, publisher Jefferson Hack, playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah and advertiser Sir John Hegarty.
LCC’s single site is at Elephant & Castle, situated in London’s central fare zone 1. The College is just minutes away from the creative cultural hub of the South Bank and close to major venues including Tate Modern, the Design Museum, the Hayward Gallery and the British Film Institute.
A–Z of facilities and venues
– Computer software suites for specific disciplines
– Digital photography labs
– High definition television studio
– Journalism newsroom
– Equipment hire, including video and sound
– Interactive maker space, prototyping, 3D printing and coding facilities
– London College of Communication Library
– Media facilities and green screen
– Moving image facilities
– Photographic darkrooms, both colour and black and white
– Photography studios
– Print and finishing workshops
– Screen printing, intaglio, lithographic and relief printing workshops
– Sound studios including sound labs and digital/analogue recording facilities
– Specialist reprographic area offering expert help with printing, copying, binding, laminating and trimming
– The Digital Space: an open-plan creative IT hub
– University Archives and Special Collections Centre featuring the archives of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, designer Tom Eckersley OBE RDI and journalist Phillip Knightley
– Workshops for letterpress, book arts, 3D wood and metalworking.
“Elephant & Castle is undergoing a huge transformation and LCC is playing a major role in the change. Being part of that future is an exciting opportunity for us to grow our creative network.”
Dr Jonathan Wright - Course Leader, BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures, London College of Communication
“I’ve met some incredible people and they each bring something different to the course. Working with them and understanding their creative process has opened my eyes to different perspectives. I’ve certainly made friends and secured contacts for life.”
Bradley Vine BA (Hons) Live Events and Television, London College of Communication
“Create your own opportunities. Use the facilities, connections and contacts to make your ideas real. UAL is a great space for testing out new ideas and collaborating with other students.”
Kai Lutterodt BA (Hons) Journalism and Students’ Union LCC Officer, London College of Communication