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London College of Contemporary Arts

LCCA is a specialist, multi-arts management studies institution, meaning all of our efforts are focused on providing you with the best possible creative learning experience. LCCA strives to provide its students with both academic excellence, career focus and friendly environment across all disciplines.

Preparation Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

Education

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (9 months)

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Three GCSE passes (C or above) or Level 2 qualification equivalent
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with minimum 4.5 for each component)

Higher National Certificates and Diplomas

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Four or five GCSEs (Grades A*-C)
  • At least two A levels (D or above) or equivalent level 3 qualification e.g. National Diploma
  • Any NARIC recognised equivalence
  • English proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (with minimum 5.0 for each component)

BA (Hons) Degrees (3 years)

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Full secondary education/high school qualification/Baccalaureate (French applicants)
  • Full recognised level 3 qualifications e.g. A levels, national diploma

Career

We have a dedicated careers and employability team to assist our students with finding successful full-time employment. We support all graduates through our alumni programme, which provides valuable advice for up to three years after graduating.

The careers department provides a range of services, including:

  • workshops and professional development seminars
  • one-to-one career guidance
  • careers information
  • graduate vacancies and events on our jobs board
  • practical business advice
  • guidance and support for new creative enterprises

Services

Housing services

LCCA is based in the heart of what has been described as ‘the cultural capital of the world’. This is your chance to experience one of the greatest cities in Europe. The capital is home to over 200 museums (twice as many as Paris or New York), 150 theatres, 34,000 shops, 3,000 parks and open spaces, and four UNESCO World Heritage sites (Kew Gardens, Maritime Greenwich, Tower of London and Westminster Abbey and Palace).

In addition to having a vibrant social life, you will also be surrounded by libraries, archives, galleries and the headquarters of professional associations. This will give you unrivalled access to facilities to help you study as well as enjoy yourself.

Library services

We offer access to college library resources. Students also have access to a range of other online resources to help them research and create their work, such as WGSN, JSTOR, Keynote, Mintel, Emerald, World Bank, FT.com and Business Source Complete. 

ICT services

Our general facilities include:

  • Mac studios, housing 110 Apple iMacs
  • Access to WGSN – a leading trend forecasting company for fashion and design businesses
  • Reprographics services
  • 3D printers
  • 3D workshop · Software includes: GameMaker, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud applications

Student Life

Campus life

LCCA has a campus located in the cultural and business centre of London, giving you access to its unique atmosphere as well as industry connections and job opportunities.

The campus is based in an area renowned for its architecture, culture and diversity. You’ll be inspired by historic buildings and fashion boutiques at every turn, as well as being close to national galleries and museums. You will never have to look far for inspiration for your next creative project. 

Accreditation

Partners and Accreditation

  • University of East London (UEL)
  • Walsall College
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Global University Systems (GUS)
  • InterActive

London, England, United Kingdom