Block One: Introduction and Specialist Studies
Unit One: Introduction to Study in Design, Media and Screen (20 credits)
This unit gives you the opportunity to consider which specialist pathway is most suited to your talents and potential. It provides a broad introduction to studio practice in a carousel of specialist workshops delivered over three weeks.
You'll experience a mix of studio classes, lectures and blended online learning: digital software, contextual and research activities; which will encourage experimentation, collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. This first unit will introduce you to all three specialist areas at London College of Communication: Design, Media or Screen.
Academic Language and Communication for Undergraduate Study (20 credits)
This unit will prepare you for the range of undergraduate degree programmes at LCC using online community platforms, you'll acquire academic, literacy and study skills.
Students will enhance their language proficiency and understanding of academic conventions. You'll be supported in becoming a self-directed learner and will gain transferable language and learning skills to prepare for undergraduate university study.
Contextual and Theoretical Studies for Design, Media and Screen (20 credits)
This unit aims to prepare students for the theoretical study of communication in design, media and screen.
Through a mixture of study trips, lectures, workshops, guest speakers and seminars, you'll be introduced to the concepts and methods which shape the broad discipline of contextual and theoretical studies. You'll acquire critical, academic, communication and analytical skills that are essential to study on a range of undergraduate programmes at LCC.
Halfway through Block One students will progress to the most suitable pathway:
- Specialist Studies: Design (20 credits) – will provide you with a range of creative, practical and theoretical approaches relevant to the design industry. You'll work in a progressively independent manner and apply the knowledge and experience gained in the previous units. You'll conduct and evaluate research, develop ideas and learn to employ the appropriate techniques for the presentation of ideas within the context of design. Further software training will be delivered online.
- Specialist Studies: Media (20 credits) – will introduce a range of creative, practical and theoretical approaches within the Media School to develop a preparatory body of knowledge and skill. It will introduce the importance of research as the basis for the creative development of ideas for a range of media communication. You'll carry out and evaluate original research, develop ideas and make use of the appropriate techniques for visual and written presentation.
- Specialist Studies: Screen (20 credits) – will provide a range of creative, practical and theoretical approaches relevant to the screen industry, such as film, television, animation and games design. You'll conduct and evaluate research, develop ideas and learn to employ the appropriate techniques for the presentation of ideas within the context of screen communication.
Block Two: Progression and Theoretical Contexts
Personal Progression Project (40 credits) – This unit supports a more independent learning approach. You'll produce a substantial body of work that showcases your particular interests and area of intended progression. This takes the form of a studio exhibition and presentation, supported by a visual and written research report.
Building on knowledge gained in previous units, you'll use a range of research methods and applications in the development and evaluation of ideas, using online platforms, visual communication tools and the presentation of concepts in the studio.
During this unit, you'll take part in collaborative workshops to develop technical skills, teamwork and to stimulate disruptive creative problem-solving.