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Photo of installation the If They Be Two
Susie Green and Kim Coleman, Photo of installation the If They Be Two by Susie Green and Kim Coleman

The School delivers a range of world-leading undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Fashion Media, Communication and design for Performance. Our students, graduates and staff are driven by values of collaboration, engagement, innovation and activism. We shape the future of our industries through a shared understanding of the body as a creative site.

Introducing: School of Media and Communication

Why choose the School of Media and Communication?

  • Art and dance installation
    Credit: DAP-Lab DAP-Lab, Metakimosphere installation by DAP-Lab
    Cross-disciplinary practice  

    We champion the values of collaboration, openness and communication to build opportunities between communities and disciplines. Working across platforms and borders, we generate creative solutions to critical issues of our times. Our unique curriculum leverages partnerships between LCF’s Schools, programmes and across UAL to enhance students learning and develop communities of practice.

  • Microsoft x LCF: Future of Fashion Incubator, Oval Space
    Microsoft x LCF: Future of Fashion Incubator, Oval Space/ @ Jason Purple
    Industry collaborations  

    The rich networks and partnerships of the School provide opportunities to engage meaningfully with industry as well as with local and global perspectives. Students are exposed to industry-connected briefs and live projects, placements, competitions and global mobility opportunities, all of which better prepare them for jobs of the future.

  • Students immerse in digital experience
    © University of Arts London, The Anti-fragile Collective event, 2020
    Knowledge Exchange  

    Through our Knowledge Exchange, we are pioneering new ways of collaborating with our industry, third sector and communities, based on shared values of co-creation, collaboration and exchange. Working with industry and our alumni, we are empowering students to challenge, inform and innovate our disciplines.

  • Two male models in pink atmospheric light.
    Credit: © Costas Kazantzis, Greta Gandossi, Maria Bika and Yuan Yu Chen Feng © Costas Kazantzis, Greta Gandossi, Maria Bika and Yuan Yu Chen Feng, HUCK by Costas Kazantzis, Greta Gandossi, Maria Bika and Yuan Yu Chen Feng
    Research community  

    Research and innovation are a catalyst for the work of the School, focusing on issue-based projects that deliver societal, cultural, political and economic impact. Our students learning experience is enriched by LCF’s world-leading researchers and centres including The Digital Anthropology Lab, Centre for Fashion Curation and Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

  • Model combining costume, dance and technology in student work
    © University of Arts London, Creative Lab – Costume / Dance / Technology, Arcade East 2017
    Teaching and learning innovation  

    Through teaching and learning innovation, we ensure relevance and a future-facing approach to all of our courses. We constantly explore and expand the application of media and technology to define their role in future practices and context. We develop flexible learning models to prepare for new modes of working, portfolio careers and life-long learning.

  • Students and staff work together during an event at London College of Fashion
    © University of London, Creative Lab – Costume / Dance / Technology, Arcade East 2017
    Staff profiles  

    Our academic staff are leading practitioners and researchers who push the boundaries of their disciplines and pioneer innovative approaches and new perspectives. Coming from a diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds, they bring their unique expertise and knowledge across all spheres of media, communication and performance.

Undergraduate courses

  • Fantastical bedroom decor full of colour, soft toys and beast-like mounted heads
    BA (Hons) 3D Effects for Performance. Student work by Stephanie Shaw.
    BA (Hons) 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion

    The 3D effects course will prepare you for a career as a costumier or prop designer for TV, film, performance and fashion.

  • Red-haired model in orange dress with corset and tulle detail.
    BA (Hons) Costume for Performance. Student work by Poppy Lees.
    BA (Hons) Costume for Performance

    This costume for performance course prepares students for a career working with costume and fashion in the performance industry, by learning a specialist subject in the heart of a thriving cultural capital city.

  • Virtual exhibition and mobile app
    BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion. Still from Alone Together by Jariel Ann.
    BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion

    Explore the role of creative direction within fashion communication on this undergraduate course, which prepares you to become a skilled and imaginative creative professional.

  • Fashion Imaging and Illustration
    Fashion Imaging and Illustration work by Emma Martin
    BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging and Illustration

    A fashion Illustration course, equipping the next generation of creative communicators with traditional and new image-making techniques.

  • Student interpretation of the digital imprint of social media.
    BA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism. Student interpretation of the digital imprint of social media.
    BA (Hons) Critical Practice in Fashion Media

    This course, part fashion theory and part practical production, teaches students to be actively and critically engaged with the fast-paced fashion media.

  • Fashion magazines attached to a cork board.
    BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism. © University of Arts London
    BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism and Content Creation

    This fashion journalism degree teaches the core skills to become a professional journalist, critic, broadcaster and writer in a rapidly evolving sector.

  • Male model in white top with padded shoulders. Black and white photography
    BA (Hons) Fashion Photography. Image by Harry Nathan.
    BA (Hons) Fashion Photography

    This fashion photography undergraduate degree prepares students to become professional and original image makers in the fashion industry.

  • Student workbook with photos and notes.
    BA (Hons) Public Relations and Communication. Cecilie Bahnsen campaign by Sigita Bendikaite.
    BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication

    This course equips students for an exciting career in fashion PR and communications within an agency or brand.

  • Female model wearing pearl and gold embellished glasses.
    BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production. Student work by Yi Tian.
    BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production

    This fashion styling course teaches fashion styling and production, collaborative practice and helps students establish a style, genre and signature to become professional stylists and fashion consultants.

  • Female model with pearl facial jewellery, makeup and lilies.
    BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion. Image by Jiyoon Lee.
    BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion

    This Hair and Make-up for Fashion undergraduate degree equips students with the specialist skills needed to become sought after make-up artists and hair stylists.

  • Tall male model with prosthetic face standing beside female attractive female model with retro hair and dress.
    BA (Hons) Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Performance. Student work titled, 'Good Grief', by Georgia Olive.
    BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance

    This course teaches the specialist skills to become a make-up and prosthetic artist for performance.

Postgraduate courses

  • Male model in large Matador-style black and gold sleeves and thong.
    MA Costume Design for Performance. Student work by Timon Imfeld.
    MA Costume Design for Performance

    This costume design course develops confident and experimental practitioners who push the boundaries of costume, both for live performance and film.

  • A selection of photographs depicting fashion history with a pink filter
    MA Fashion Cultures and Histories visual identity by Open Practice
    MA Fashion Cultures and Histories

    MA Fashion Cultures and Histories offers students an opportunity to study cultures of fashion and dress through the lens of critical fashion history and theory.

  • MA Fashion Curation final project, Xinyi Li 2018-19
    MA Fashion Curation final project, Xinyi Li 2018-19
    MA Fashion Curation

    This postgraduate fashion curation course explores both theoretical and practical aspects of curating contemporary fashion and historical dress.

  • A selection of photos of students at home
    MA Fashion Journalism. Project titled, 'Around Us magazine No1' by student, Ke Zhang.
    MA Fashion Journalism

    This fashion journalism masters course equips students with the skills to become an articulate and aware fashion writer in the current media landscape.

  • Female model with red nails covering her eyes.
    MA Fashion Photography. Still from I, Unfolded by Phoebe Guo.
    MA Fashion Photography

    This fashion photography postgraduate degree prepares students to become professional and original image makers in the fashion industry.

  • Digital structure between two buildings.
    MA Fashion, Film and Digital Production. Student work titled, 'POLYPHONY' by Yuan YCF.
    MA Fashion, Film and Digital Production

    MA Fashion, Film and Digital Production aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners and film and image makers.

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