Introduction to Study for Design, Media and Screen (20 credits)
Through a range of interactive online workshops, you’ll be introduced to the course, the academic and support team, and London College of Communication itself.
This unit is diagnostic, and you’ll explore a range of media and processes to help you make an informed decision regarding your specialist studies. You’ll also be introduced to the variety of academic skills required for development on the course, including research (primary and secondary), idea development, reflection, independent study and outcome production.
Cultural and Contextual Studies for Design, Media, and Screen (20 credits)
This unit will require you to undertake a personal, independent study which investigates the work of others from both historical and contemporary specialist fields. You’ll supported to explore a range of research methods, and to develop your written and spoken communication skills.
You’ll also be encouraged to make connections to wider social and cultural debates, developing necessary academic skills and knowledge in preparation for further study at undergraduate level. This may be through activities such as lectures, seminars, written assignments, and museum and gallery virtual exhibitions.
Specialist Studies (20 credits)
Offering an intensive period of study which enables you to experiment and collaborate while exploring ideas, materials and media relevant to your interests, this unit will ask you to undertake a series of practical projects that focus on your chosen area of study within design, media or screen.
You’ll be encouraged to work in a multidisciplinary way, researching, developing and evaluating ideas in ways that help you to build a portfolio of work appropriate for undergraduate applications.
Additionally, by maintaining a comprehensive, online, reflective journal, and by developing a series of sketchbooks, you’ll learn key skills of time management and effective self-directed learning which are essential for successful study.
- If you choose to focus on design, you’ll explore a range of disciplines such as still and motion graphics, typography, illustration, design for branded spaces and design for art direction. You'll have opportunities to develop your 2D and 3D making skills, and be encouraged to research and develop ideas using sketchbooks.
- If you choose to focus on media, you’ll explore areas such as journalism, advertising, public relations and photography. You’ll develop their research skills alongside your practical, technical and theoretical knowledge.
- If you choose to focus on screen-based work, you’ll have the opportunity to explore animation, games design and filmmaking. Set projects will encourage you to explore narrative ideas using photography, storyboards, and film, and with support from your tutors, you’ll have access to digital imaging resources that will facilitate your production of work based in both still and moving image.
Personal Project (30 credits)
You'll be expected to combine all of the learning, skills, and experience that you’ve acquired so far in order to develop a body of work that demonstrates your readiness to progress to a suitable undergraduate course at London College of Communication.