London College of Contemporary Arts

Introduction

London College of Contemporary Arts is dedicated to the teaching of several creative industries; fashion and design, photography, graphics and multimedia and are each taught in our central London campus.

Our number one priority is ensuring the employability of our graduates, and we understand that a qualification alone isn’t always enough to differentiate you from the job-market competition.

That’s why we offer career-focused courses – hands-on lessons that combine traditional classroom learning with practical activities and relevant case studies.

And with a brand new central London campus in Holborn, you’ll never be short of inspiration at LCCA.

INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE

The creative industries – ranging from advertising to architecture and fashion to film – constitute one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. The creative industries are a key sector for jobs, growth and innovation. The creative industries contribute 6% of the country’s GDP, employs over 2 million people, and is forecast to play a bigger role in coming years.

Graduating students leave LCCA as ambitious, passionate and highly creative individuals whom are well place to embark on a successful career in their chosen specialism.

MAKING ART WORK

We proactively encourage you to explore your creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship - recognise these skills and you are on the way to success. During your time at LCCA you will be introduced to new ideas, talented artists, and creative spaces in and around London, providing you with a prime opportunity to enter into, and be successful in, the exciting world of the arts.

THEORY AND PRACTICE

We aim to provide you with a balanced and hands-on experience of creative processes and academic theory, by continually inspiring you to use your natural talents, engage you through practical work, and provide opportunity for discussion and reflection.

CREATIVE FUTURES

Our courses are specifically designed to help develop your ideas and ambitions, and aim to ensure that the knowledge and expertise acquired also opens the doors to professions where you can make full use of your new skills and experiences. We want you to be successful, benefiting from a high level of job satisfaction, so our courses always provide you with specialist and invaluable industry experience.

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  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Creative Fashion Illustrations

Campus Full time 3 weeks September 2016 United Kingdom London

By studying the Creative Fashion Illustrations short course at LCCA, you gain an understanding of drawing fashion illustrations using a creative and unique approach. [+]

By studying the Creative Fashion Illustrations short course at LCCA, you gain an understanding of drawing fashion illustrations using a creative and unique approach. You will also benefit from being taught by friendly and expert staff who are practicing professionals with extensive expertise in Higher Education. Undergoing this engaging and extensive programme of tutorials, seminars and high-profile visiting lecturers in the heart of London, will equip you with a range of skills. In addition, you will be encourage to develop your own style and presentational skills. You will also be introduced to Adobe Photoshop and use it to enhance your portfolio of illustrations. Course Requirements Minimum age: 16 English proficiency: intermediate Eligible to study in the UK [-]

Creative Pattern Cutting

Campus Part time 10 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London

The Creative Pattern Course at LCCA gives you an introduction to the design development process used by fashion designers. [+]

The Creative Pattern Course at LCCA gives you an introduction to the design development process used by fashion designers. Also you will learn the basics of pattern cutting, draping techniques and you will develop the ability to create required styles given in a specification. Over the ten-week period, you will become accustomed to drafting blocks and translating them into your own style, growing in confidence as a designer. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. [-]

Digital Graphic Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 8 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will offer you a solid introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite 6* applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will gain a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting your confidence in decision making and helping to develop your eye for design. [+]

This course will offer you a solid introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite 6* applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will gain a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting your confidence in decision making and helping to develop your eye for design. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. Intake Part time (8 June 2016, 17 August 2016) Full time (27 June 2016, 11 July 2016, 25 July 2016) [-]

Fashion and Editorial Photography

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 weeks July 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Fashion and Editorial Photography course at LCCA will teach you the skills needed to create images for a number of different commissioners, such as fashion designers and magazines. [+]

The Fashion and Editorial Photography course at LCCA will teach you the skills needed to create images for a number of different commissioners, such as fashion designers and magazines. You will discover the different stages involved in organising a fashion shoot, from the initial concept to the realisation. Working individually and in groups, you will develop strong ideas before participating in a magazine-style editorial shoot. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. Familiarity with operating digital cameras. Intake Part time (7 June 2016, 26 July 2016) Full time (27 June 2016, 11 July 2016) [-]

Fashion Business

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 10 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Fashion Business course at LCCA will introduce you to the business side of the fashion industry. You will be learning the fundamentals of the design process, branding, promotion and marketing in order to sell the designs. [+]

The Fashion Business course at LCCA will introduce you to the business side of the fashion industry. You will be learning the fundamentals of the design process, branding, promotion and marketing in order to sell the designs. By the end of the course, you will have basic understanding of the fashion industry as a whole and the business behind making it one of the most dynamic industries in the world. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. Intake Part time (7 June 2016, 16 August 2016) Full time (27 June 2016, 11 July 2016, 25 July 2016) [-]

Fashion Design

Campus Part time 10 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London

The Fashion Design course at LCCA will introduce you to the design processes used when creating garments, covering a variety of topics from colours and silhouettes to prints and fabrics. You will also explore the processes crucial to bringing a concept into reality. [+]

The Fashion Design course at LCCA will introduce you to the design processes used when creating garments, covering a variety of topics from colours and silhouettes to prints and fabrics. You will also explore the processes crucial to bringing a concept into reality. Once you have completed the course, you will have the ability to research fashion thoroughly and create beautifully designed garments. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. Intake 7 June 2016, 16 August 2016, 25 October 2016 [-]

Fashion Illustration

Campus Part time 10 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London

The Fashion Illustration course at LCCA allows you to explore various techniques used to create fashion illustrations. You will see your sketching and painting skills improve in leaps and bounds, focusing on things such as body proportions and silhouettes. The course will also incorporate use of CAD, broadening your fashion illustration skillset. [+]

The Fashion Illustration course at LCCA allows you to explore various techniques used to create fashion illustrations. You will see you're sketching and painting skills improve in leaps and bounds, focusing on things such as body proportions and silhouettes. The course will also incorporate use of CAD, broadening your fashion illustration skillset. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. [-]

Fashion Styling and Forecasting

Campus Part time 10 weeks August 2016 United Kingdom London

The Fashion Styling and Forecasting course at LCCA teaches you about the cyclical nature of the fashion industry. You will understand why fashion forecasting is used by companies and it influences the fashion industry. [+]

The Fashion Styling and Forecasting course at LCCA teaches you about the cyclical nature of the fashion industry. You will understand why fashion forecasting is used by companies and it influences the fashion industry. You will also be taught the basics of fashion styling. Editorial shoots, look-book shoots and personal styling will all be explored during the course. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age English proficiency: intermediate and eligile to study in the UK. [-]

Foundation in Fashion

Campus Full time 9 months October 2016 United Kingdom London

The Foundation in Fashion programme at LCCA gives you an extensive introduction to the basic concepts of Fashion, 3D fashion design, modelling and pattern cutting, fashion design and fashion drawing. [+]

The Foundation in Fashion programme at LCCA gives you an extensive introduction to the basic concepts of Fashion, 3D fashion design, modelling and pattern cutting, fashion design and fashion drawing. Studying this course, you will experience a positive and supportive learning environment within which you will be able to build your confidence through successful learning and networking. Course Requirements Minimum Age - course available for students aged 18 and over Qualification - GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above; however if you don't meet these requirements you still can be considered based on portfolio presentation and academic interview. English requirements - IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with minimum of one component at 4.5) [-]

Professional Development in Digital Graphic Design

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom London

With our Digital Graphic Design Professional Development Programmes, you will acquire an understanding of the design process, how to plan and develop ideas, and how to use images and text in design work for the purpose of communication. [+]

With our Digital Graphic Design Professional Development Programmes, you will acquire an understanding of the design process, how to plan and develop ideas, and how to use images and text in design work for the purpose of communication. Working with industry standard software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, you will develop a portfolio of projects that will aid you in pursuing a career in the design field. Course Requirements 16 and above [-]

Professional Development in Fashion Business

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom London

With our Fashion Business course and subjects you will learn about the principles employed by today’s fashion industry from marketing, promotion to buying, merchandising and the supply chain and its effective management. [+]

With our Fashion Business course and subjects you will learn about the principles employed by today’s fashion industry from marketing, promotion to buying, merchandising and the supply chain and its effective management. After completing our Fashion Business course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry and how it works including current and future trends and new developments. Course Requirements 16 and above [-]

Summer courses

Fashion and Photography Experience

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2016 United Kingdom London

This course is a combination of lectures, practical workshops and visits to exhibitions, you will learn how to restyle existing garments and create a specific look for a fashion shoot, as well as how to photograph in a digital studio and on location. [+]

This course is a combination of lectures, practical workshops and visits to exhibitions, you will learn how to restyle existing garments and create a specific look for a fashion shoot, as well as how to photograph in a digital studio and on location. Course Requirements You are required to provide your own camera for this course. [-]

Foundation Year

Foundation in Art and Design

Campus Full time 9 months October 2016 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion. [+]

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Student will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion. This programme will be taught in partnership with LSBF academic faculty. It is accredited by Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body and it offers high quality, professional and innovative programmes, widely known and respected by employers. Course Requirements Minimum age: UK/EU students - 16 years old, International students - 18 years old Qualification: Three GCSE passes (C or Above) / One A Level (Grade E or above), OR Advanced GCE in Applied Art and Design / AS GCE in Art and Design English Proficiency: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with one component at 4.5) Alternative: For mature students with few or no formal qualifications must apply with details of age, work experience, including any voluntary work and any other relevant experience gained since leaving school. Portfolio of work relevant to the area of study [-]

Contact
Post address
9 Holborn
London

EC1N 2LL GB
Location address
9 Holborn
London

London, England, EC1N 2LL GB