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London College of Communication celebrates graduating students at 2021 Graduate Showcase

A graphic banner featuring an array of student work.
A graphic banner featuring an array of student work.
Image credit: Jens Wolter for London College of Communication.
Written by
Chloe Murphy
Published date
30 June 2021

Launching on Wednesday 30 June, discover new possibilities in creative communications by exploring the 2021 UAL Graduate Showcase.

Working across Design, Media and Screen, graduating students from London College of Communication (LCC) have continued to demonstrate their vision, resilience and skill by considering the future of their disciplines and responding to the challenges of the wider world.

With projects ranging from film, design concepts and photography to graphic media, animation and the written word, our Class of 2021 have taken inspiration from the present moment to develop fresh perspectives and innovative approaches that will shape the future of industry.

Their portfolios are available to view on the latest iteration of the Graduate Showcase site, which builds on an online platform first made possible in 2020 with the support of IBM. Designed with a look and feel consistent with the recent UAL website redesign, it enables the work of our graduates to be enjoyed by a diverse range of audiences across the globe, and is also characterised by a new visual identity inspired by the UAL symbol.

Staying connected

This year, LCC has also been able to channel a selection of student work into the physical world through a range of billboards situated on Borough High Street, Kennington Lane and Walworth Road Railway Bridge, as well as a series of live digital screens housed in the windows of the College Building.

While Covid-19 restrictions may have forced students to work on projects from their homes around the world, translating projects into the local area has enabled them to maintain a close connection to the College community.

Postgraduate Showcase Events Programme

From Wednesday 30 June – Wednesday 14 July, the  2021 celebration of student work will be complemented by a digital events programme specially curated to share reflections on contemporary creativity. Insights will be provided by LCC’s students, staff and graduates, in addition to a range of industry guests.

Events range from the book launch of Dr Zoetanya Sujon’s The Social Media Age and Instagram broadcasts from the Diploma in Professional Studies' WOW New Agency to a series of conversations with BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography’s Resilience Collective, and the 2021 announcement of the Peter Cannings Memorial Award.

Guests can also take part in sessions including a vegetable screenprinting workshop with BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts, learn more about female entrepreneurship with BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, and discuss Emerging Work Cultures with BA (Hons) Design Management, as well as attend a Q&A with past and present students on BA (Hons) Animation, and learn how to kickstart a creative career with BA (Hons) Sound Arts.

“Ready to tackle some of the world’s major challenges, and to spark change in industry”

Natalie Brett, Head of London College of Communication and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, explained that the Showcase once again demonstrates how LCC students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to shape their own future paths.

“This is now our second year of sharing and celebrating work digitally, and once again, it’s been fantastic to see such a range of playful, thoughtful and experimental projects produced by our students," she said.

“As emerging professional creatives, they haven’t just risen to the challenges of the past 18 months, but absolutely surpassed them. I couldn’t be prouder of them and the work they’ve produced, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.

“One of the great things about the Showcase is being able to get a glimpse of how our graduates will go on to make a difference. They’re ready to tackle some of the world’s major challenges, and to spark change in industry. Thanks to their outstanding skills, many will move through their careers to create roles that might not even exist yet – and I think that’s really exciting.”

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