Placements and work experience
A work placement is a great way of boosting your CV and providing you with experience that will help in future employment. Many undergraduate courses at London College of Communication offer a work placement as part of a unit or option within the degree.
All work placements differ so take some time to read through the information to get the most out of your placement. The information below relates to work placements which are built into the course unit and are a requirement within the unit. Detailed information of work placements are given within the course units.
Types of industry opportunities
We work with companies of all sizes within the fashion and lifestyle sector, both in the UK and internationally. We actively encourage students to engage in international opportunities during their work placement or work experience.
Examples of past companies who have hired our students on work placements include:
- BBC, London
- Doha Film Institute, Qatar
- Guinness World Records, London
- ITV, London
- Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
- Precious Media, London
- Rouge Film, London
Benefits of a work placement
- Enhance your CV: A placement is a great way of boosting your CV and providing you with experience that will help you in future employment.
- Improve employment prospects: According to research undertaken by the Equality Challenge Unit (2010), work placements enhance employment prospects.
- Develop and apply new skills: A work placement will help you develop the skills you'll need in your future career. It may also allow you to apply what you've been learning at the College within an industry setting.
- Make contacts: Any contacts you make whilst looking for work or on placement can lead to future work or job opportunities. Even those employers who don't offer you a placement might be useful in the future.
- Experiment: A work placement offers you the opportunity to experiment with the type of job you may want to do once you've graduated, or it may give you an idea of what you don't want to do.
- The chance of a permanent job: The second most popular way UAL graduates find work is through working there before, and a work placement is a great opportunity for students to get their foot in the door and leave a good impression.
The Design School at LCC offers students the option of a year-long Diploma in Professional Studies as part of their degree, in the following subjects:
- BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction
- BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces
- BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures
- BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity
- BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design
- BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media
- BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts
- BA (Hons) Information and Interface Design
The Media School at LCC offers a work placement option on the following courses:
- BA (Hons) Journalism
- BA (Hons) Public Relations
- BA (Hons) Media Communications
- MA Media Communications and Critical Practice
- MA Publishing