University of the Arts London SE1 6SB
London College of Communication (LCC) (formerly the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts and then London College of Printing and, briefly, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades) is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, located in Elephant and Castle. Natalie Brett is Head of College. It has approximately 5,000 students on almost 50 courses in media, design and screen preparing students for careers in the creative industries. Courses cover diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Multi-media convergence now influences LCC’s specialist areas, including graphic design and advertising, photography, film and animation, journalism, publishing and public relations, sound arts and design and interactive and spatial design. LCC is made up of three specialist schools, Design School, Media School and, as of 2017, Screen School, all based at its Elephant and Castle site.
Galleries, collections and lectures
LCC has extensive exhibition space, photographic and television studios, darkrooms, interactive media and animation suites, broadcast and print newsrooms as well as specialist printing, printmaking, bookbinding and letterpress workshops.
In 2007, the college became the home of the University Archives and Special Collections Centre which holds the Stanley Kubrick Archive and the Tom Eckersley collection among other film, printing and graphic design related archives and collections. Since 2005 the LCC has hosted the annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture.
Launch of Screen School
In addition to its existing Design School and Media School, LCC opened a Screen School at its Elephant and Castle site in early 2017. The Dean of Screen is cinematographer Larra Anderson. Launched by David Puttnam, LCC’s Screen School covers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in film, television, games, animation, sound arts and design and live events.