Graduate Residency Programme

Students holding hands and interacting with a scalextrics installation at LCC.
LCC Design School Degree Show, 2017, image © Ana Escobar

The Graduate Residency Programme at London College of Communication (LCC) supports graduates in the rapid development of innovative projects which have the potential for significant social or economic impact.

2017 theme: Diverse Communities

The theme for this year is Diverse Communities. As an LCC graduate, you'll know that we are a truly diverse creative community of students, staff and graduates, whose work challenges, questions, inspires and positively impacts our disciplines and creative industries.

We are passionate about ensuring that the Design, Media and Screen industries represent a diversity of both people and ideas, and about enhancing opportunities for all communities.

Who should apply?

Do you have an idea that will make a real and positive difference in diversifying the creative industries and ensuring progression into these disciplines is open and inclusive?

Would your project deliver significant impact to society or the economy? Do you have the drive and enthusiasm to rapidly move this project forward and make an immediate impact?

This is a unique opportunity to be one of the graduates to take part in LCC’s first residency programme to create new work and creative projects.

What can you expect?

We won’t tell you what to do or how to do it, but we will give you access to our creative community, expert support, and industry-standard facilities through our pilot Graduate Residency Programme.

This support will help you on your way to making a real and tangible difference to the lives of our communities locally, nationally and internationally.

How to apply 

Applications are now open for 2017/18 academic year.

The programme is open to alumni who have graduated from LCC within the last five years (in the academic year 2012/13, or more recently), live and are eligible to work in the UK. Applications can be submitted on behalf of collectives (up to three people) as well as individual graduates.

Please submit your completed application form, using the link below. Before applying please read the Graduate Residency Programme Guidelines, 2017-18 (PDF – 157KB)‌. 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 12 pm (GMT).

Apply for the Graduate Residency Programme 

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 12 pm (GMT)
  • Successful applications announced: week commencing 11 December 2017
  • Induction: week commencing 8 January 2018
  • Graduate Residency Programme runs from January 2018 to mid-March 2018 for 10 weeks

Need help with your application?

If you have questions about the application process or the Graduate Residency Programme please email Luminita Molico at