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Alicia McGuire

Profession
BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing Alumni
College
London College of Communication
Person Type
Alumni
Alicia  McGuire

Biography

Alicia graduated from BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing at London College of Communication.

Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve been up to since graduating?

A few months after graduating from BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing at LCC, I applied for an MA in Fashion Photography at LCF (another UAL college). A year and a half later, I have just finished my MA and patiently waiting for my results. Over the year I've been freelancing with social media brands as a fashion photographer whilst developing my own portfolio work during the course. Every day is different.

What is the most valuable lesson you learnt from studying the course?

Trial and error are normal, and team work in the creative industry is incredibly important.

How did the course prepare you for industry?

During my time on the course I was introduced to Lydia, former co-editor of Accent magazine, she would attend our classes regularly and we really clicked. I was able to do work experience for Accent in my final year, which opened so many doors.

What are your fondest memories of London College of Communication?

Going to the old darkroom bar after sessions as a class and with the tutors.

If you had to sum up your LCC experience in 3 words, what would they be?

Supportive, inspiring and empower.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

To utilize the facilities, ask questions and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Whether it’s mastering Adobe Photoshop, or Indesign, attending workshops will give you the skills needed to achieve your goals.

Why would you recommend studying the course to prospective students?

The course enabled me to develop skills in, not only magazine journalism and publishing but, other areas such as photography, journalism and magazine design. Starting an undergraduate degree can be quite daunting, and if a student isn’t 100% sure about their subject choice, this course is great for allowing students to express themselves within their desired paths but also explore news kills.

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View the BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing course page.