The impressive digital facilities at London College of Communication include The Digital Space, Digital Reprographics and 3D Printing. We have readily available technical support and regular 'Tech-Talk' presentations providing expert advice and tips for all students.
Digital Reprographics sits within the Specialist Computing Facility and is split into two main areas: typographic work and printing.
In the Digital Reprographics Area you can experiment with a variety of printing services including:
- Printing in A3 colour, A4 colour, A3 B/W laser. (Including two large format inkjet printers)
- Specialist photocopying (black and white) for printing onto specialist materials such as Safmat, acetate, coloured paper or card
- Trimmers and guillotines
DIGITAL SPACE AND SOFTWARE SUITES
The Digital Space
Inspired by LCC students and designed by the architects behind Google's offices, The Digital Space is an open-plan, creative IT hub set up with specialist software for specific subject areas. Whether you're interested in design, post-production or 3D modelling, we have all the tools you need including:
- New computers installed with specialist software
- A separate teaching and bespoke presentation area with regular Tech-Talks from technicians and industry professionals
- Coffee-bar style benches for laptop users
- Break-out areas and private pods with sofas and seating for more relaxed working or group work
- Skype booth
Discipline-specific software including:
- 3-D Modelling - Windows PCs with MS Office 10, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max, Microsoft XNA Developers' Tools including; Visual C# and Kinect SDK, Android SDK, Unity
- Essentials - Macs with core software plus MS Office 11, Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, iWork, iLife
- Post-Production - Macs with core software plus Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut X, Logic Studio
- Design - Core software plus Cinema 4D, Vectorworks
PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL STUDIO
The Photography digtial studio is based includes:
- Workstations with top-of-the-range displays for colour proofing
- Photo and film editing software including Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Final Cut Pro
- An X5 Imacon scanner and Epson – V750 scanner
- Large format printing
The College’s broadcast, print and online newsroom, and radio studio give students a complete state-of-the-art space with industry-standard software and hardware.
With suites of Macs and PCs running Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, we provide the tools and support students need to get involved with all aspects of multi-platform digital journalism.
There is also a number of tools from editing and pre-production to post-production of A/V content, to help develop skills across digital and print production areas.
The Kit Room has a whole range of video, photographic and sound equipment students can hire to support specialist and non-specialist courses. There is analogue and digital SLR cameras, video cameras, sound recording equipment, lighting and much more.
Current students can pre-book equipment loans through our Online Resource Booking (ORB) portal and there are open access inductions weekly.
Physical Computing is a new area of interaction and experience design. We take a hands-on approach to computing, so students get to spend time building circuits and structures, soldering, writing programs and figuring out the best ways to make all of these things work for the right audience.
Our specialist subjects include:
- Physical Computing (Max, Ardunio, Processing)
- Space Mapping (Max, Madmapper, Resolume Arena)
- Moving Image (Adobe After Effect Creative Suite 6)
Students also have access to try out specialist hardware which includes:
- Arduino, Rasberry PI, Makery Makey
- Lights (lightunio, DMX)
- Protoshields (GSM, mp3 player)
- Wireless communication and other technologies such as Kinect and Wii
FILM, TV AND SOUND
The Film and TV Studio reflects industry standards equip with a fully controllable lighting rig, High Definition cameras, full blue screen capability to stream live. All of the equipment we use is broadcast standard, so students can experience what it is like to work in this specialist area.
Sound Facilities for Film and TV
Our sound facilities are open to students who take sound as a specialism and include suites that run the same specialist hardware and software. We have two on-site suites dedicated to audio post-production for multi-track sound recording, editing and mixing.
Sound Arts and Design
The Sound Arts and Design department offers resources within six dedicated spaces including the Performance Laboratory, Composition Studio and Live Room/Foley Booth.
The Large Sound Room includes Mac sound workstations with Protools and Logic software, as well as Avid, Digidesign MBox audio interfaces and a range of midi controllers.
The MA Sound Arts Base Room has specialist Macs and offers A/V support for presentations, lectures, visiting tutors and visiting practitioners and our Small Sound Room is currently being redeveloped into a 5.1 Surround Sound facility.