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LCC Postgraduate Showcase 2021 – information for participating students

Student Ella Williams presenting in front of projection
Student Ella Williams presenting in front of projection
Ella Williams, (BA) Film and Screen Studies. Image © Alys Tomlinson
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LCC Internal Communications
Published date
12 October 2021

For the first time, LCC’s Postgraduate Showcase will be a hybrid of online and physical activity.

Taking an online-first approach, the Postgraduate Showcase will utilise UAL’s Online Showcase platform.

In addition, the Showcase will offer a rich events programme, a limited onsite Physical Showcase offering and a Graduate Support programme.

This page provides information about the LCC Postgraduate Showcase 2021 for participating students.

Online showcase

All participating postgraduate students will be able to demonstrate different facets of their creative exploration and critical interrogation as well as final projects through exhibiting on UAL’s Online Showcase platform.

The platform has been very successful in showcasing graduating student work and engaging audiences globally with high engagement analytics and success stories.

As part of the online Showcase platform, Collections of outstanding works around different themes or groupings will be built to demonstrate the variety of work and highlight different achievements.

Course Teams and graduating cohorts will be guided through the process and supported by a Quality Assurance Team who will help to review work before it is uploaded to the platform.

Projects uploaded to the platform will be archived, ensuring students’ portfolios remain available online to our audiences for a period of time, including creative industry partners, potential employers and collaborators, as well as prospective students. Each individual student profile makes it easy to contact and engage with them.

Online showcase key dates

3 – 17 November: Course information sessions

Students will be able to attend information sessions with members of the College Showcase team.

The team will also host one-to-ones with courses, to provide information and guidance on the Showcase project.

17 November: Start of upload period

Student will be able to upload projects to the online Showcase platform via Portfolio.

The Showcase team will also build course pages and collections.

24 November: Postgraduate Showcase opens

The online element of the LCC Postgraduate Showcase will go live.

Students will continue to be able to upload projects to the Showcase.

15 December: Student upload period closes

Students will no longer be able to upload projects to the online Showcase platform after this date.

Online showcase resources and guides

UAL has created a number of useful guides and resources to help you make the most of the online Showcase platform.

Events Programme

As part of the LCC Postgraduate Showcase, we will offer a rich events programme.

The Events Programme will take an online-first approach to continue increasing access and the international reach of our events.

A limited number of onsite events may be able to take place and it is likely that these will need to be booked and continue to have capacity limits. In-person events with external guests will be industry-focused, in addition to onsite screenings and bookable student-led tours of gallery spaces.

Events Programme dates

Media

  • Physical: 24 November – 27 November
  • Online: 24 November – 1 December

Design & Screen

  • Physical: 7 – 11 December
  • Online: 7 – 11 December

Graduate Support Programme

Participating students will have access to a Graduate Support Programme, aimed at supporting our postgraduate students as they graduate and leave LCC and connecting them to LCC’s community of expert industry friends.

Upgrade Your Future Path is a graduate support digital programme of events aimed at MA students and recent graduates (0-1 year out) who are interested in finding out more about career paths in the creative industries.

The programme brings together an industry mentoring programme, portfolio reviews sessions, speed networking events and 1-1 graduate support sessions.

The application process opens on 8 November 2021 and programme runs in January and February 2022.

Further details will be shared shortly.

Find out more about graduate support on the UAL Graduate Support hub.

Graduate Support guides

Physical Showcase

This year, we are able to offer a limited Physical Showcase onsite in our gallery spaces. This will take the format of one show with a rolling programme of different moments of focus and activation.

Due to space constraints this year, we actively encourage cohorts to take a collective approach if intending to show work on-site, focusing on sharing individual projects online through the Postgraduate Showcase platform.

The Physical Showcase will be taking place onsite in LCC’s gallery spaces only, with the approach being led by ongoing Health and Safety considerations due to the pandemic.

This includes limiting surface area touch points, adopting a one-way system and maintaining social distancing.

Certain spaces will be designated for specific activities, including screening and workshop/interactive areas. Further information to follow shortly.

Physical Showcase key dates

The dates below have been set in agreement with the Postgraduate Showcase College Working Group, taking into consideration Final Major Project and Extenuating Circumstances deadlines.

Media School (Photography)

  • Gallery prep: 15 – 18 November
  • Map out / early install: 19 November, 9am-5pm
  • Install: 22 & 23 November, 9am-5pm
  • Showcase run: 24 – 27 November (Wednesday to Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm)
  • Take down: 29 November, 9am-4pm

Design and Screen Schools

  • Gallery prep: 30 November – 1 December
  • Install: 2 – 6 December, 9am-5pm (no install on Saturday 4 or Sunday 5 December)
  • Showcase run: 7 – 11 December (Tuesday to Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm)
  • Take down: 13 December, 9am-4pm
  • Gallery prep: 14 – 17 December

Updates

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Students will also receive direct communication via email – for example when there are further details of the events programme, or for reminders of upload deadlines,

If you have any questions about the LCC Postgraduate Showcase 2021, please speak to your course team in the first instance. If you need to contact the Showcase team, please email exhibitions@lcc.arts.ac.uk.

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