Inha Lindarenka – MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice
After completing her Masters at LCC Inha is currently working at a top media outlet in Belarus. Her next step is to turn her MA major project into a PhD dissertation.
Where are you from in the world?
Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?
I entered LCC with 5 years of professional background in media and cultural management. While selecting an MA course, I was looking for an opportunity that would allow me not only to expand my knowledge in media and communications but also to gain political and analytical expertise as well as a deeper insight into new theories and trends.
What was your first impression of LCC when you joined?
When I joined LCC the atmosphere of intelligent creativity really impressed me. From the topics of LCC events to the final shows of graduates – everything was problematising the contemporary reality and emphasising the possibility of positive change.
And what’s your favourite thing about LCC now?
LCC provides its students with a strong sense of community. Being a graduate student I still feel involved in LCC’s life and follow events and projects.
What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?
My Major Project that was analysing the representation strategies of post-Soviet areas. This was the most interesting part of my studies. I enjoyed the final stage of the course, as I finally managed to put all my knowledge together and produce a good piece of academic writing.
What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?
MA Media Communications and Critical Practise course is designed for people who have an interest in better understanding of contemporary state of media, communications and their role in shaping the world we live in.
The course will definitely improve your critical thinking and provide you with knowledge that will make you not only a better professional but also a better thinker.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Modern, inspiring and uniting.
How have you found living in London, and where’s your favourite place to explore?
I enjoyed my life in London! I would recommend Peckham for LCC students. It’s connected well with the college, it’s cheap, fun and has many affordable places to go out including bars, galleries and music venues.
What are you hoping to achieve after you graduate?
I’m currently working as a Project Coordinator in 34mag.net, a leading Belarusian media outlet that targets young people. I also work as an independent curator and critic (the knowledge I gained in LCC are particularly helpful in this sphere). I plan to turn my MA Major Project into a PhD dissertation. In years to come, I see myself as a recognised curator helping in opening Belarus media and cultural scente to the world.