Your future starts here
At London College of Communication, our dynamic community of staff, students and graduates discover new possibilities in creative communications.
We support our students to explore the power of storytelling, develop a career they love, and to make a difference across wider society.
Taught by experienced practitioners, our graduates go on to shape the creative industries by forging their own paths in thoughtful and experimental ways.
With access to a range of outstanding facilities, we learn, research, make and innovate.
We use the diversity of our skills, voices and experiences to work closely with local communities and transform the world around us.
We’re also connected to industry, building partnerships with organisations ranging from start-ups and charities to leading global businesses.
- 1894: One of our founding organisations, St Brides Foundation Institute, is established to provide specialist printing education. Over time, it merges with a number of other schools and colleges to develop its scope across graphic arts.
- 1954: Artist and designer Tom Eckersley establishes our undergraduate course in graphic design – the very first in Britain. Today, his work can be found in UAL’s Archives and Special Collections Centre, which also holds the Stanley Kubrick Archive.
- 1962: We move to our home in Elephant and Castle, and become known as London College of Printing. Over the years, we begin to develop our teaching across areas including photography, film and public relations.
- 2004: To reflect the growing diversity of our courses, we become London College of Communication.
- 2017: We launch Screen School, which brings together traditional areas including film, television and animation with emerging disciplines such as games design and virtual reality.
Collaborating with industry
Our Business and Innovation team work with organisations to create bespoke partnerships, solve big challenges and develop innovative services and experiences by connecting our expertise to the needs of industry.
Throughout their time at LCC, students are given opportunities to work on live briefs and undertake placements through initiatives such as Talent Works, Digital Grid Partnership and our Diploma in Professional Studies.
Postgraduate students can take part in our Industry Mentor Programme, where they’re matched with a professional from the creative industries who can offer vital advice, connections and guidance to help kick-start their career.
We also support students to develop the confidence and skills needed to shape their futures as creators through our Graduate Residency, which enables the rapid development of projects which have the potential for significant social or economic impact.
Life at LCC
Join LCC's weekly Drawing Club
Students from across UAL are invited to join LCC's weekly Drawing Club, taking place online every Wednesday during term time, from 1-2pm
From Arabic to Mandarin: Get a taste of our new language courses this September
Come along to Language Arts and Culture’s free taster sessions on Tuesday 21 September and live Q&A on Wednesday 22 September to ask any questions about the programme and get a taste of our courses on offer.
Colour of the Climate Crisis
Do the Green Thing and the Climate Emergency Network are coming together to offer UAL students the opportunity to participate in a ground-breaking, high-profile exhibition.
MA Documentary Film students develop industry insight with acclaimed director, Asif Kapadia
Sheida Kiran and Tom Garmeson discuss how accessing insights from a leading director has helped them to develop their skills and vision as emerging filmmakers.