skip to main content

Essential coronavirus info
We are continuing to welcome our new and returning students. Your safety is our first priority.

Sara Bonacci, 2020. BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Communication, UAL.

As future-facing creatives, we explore and rethink what communication is and why it matters.

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 creative, 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.

Our Schools

  • Construction of wooden blocks on a shelf
    3915 International Trade of Plastic Market by Chengcen Wu, MA Data Visualisation, photo credit Ana Escobar
    Design School

    Design School believes in the power of design practice, thinking and research to effect strategic change and shape positive futures.

  • Mixed media photograph of a woman sitting on a red chair
    Almost Blue by Carola Cappellari, BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, image credit Lewis Bush
    Media School

    Media School connects individuals and the wider society while telling powerful narratives through words, visuals and photography.

  • Sound installation of speakers, plants and electrical wires
    Postgraduate shows, Screen School, photo credit Lewis Bush
    Screen School

    Screen School uses sight and sound to create immersive experiences in a collaborative community.

Our History

  • 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 create 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 and our Diploma in Professional Studies.

Postgraduate students can take part in our Industry Mentor Scheme, 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 programme, which enables the rapid development of projects which have the potential for significant social or economic impact.

Life at LCC

Your Future Starts Here

Launch event: Degree Shows 2019

Launch event: Industry Mentoring Scheme

Stories