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LCCA ranked highly by LDN Fashion website

LCCA has been recommended for two courses on the LDN Fashion website.

The Fashion Styling and Forecasting course was mentioned in their top 10 list of fashion stylist courses, while the Fashion and Editorial Photography course was listed in an article about London’s best fashion short courses.

LCCA student holds first screening of her film

Yuliya Fytsailo presented her film ‘The First True Kiss’ at the LCCA Gallery.

This is Yuliya’s debut as an author, producer, and director, and she also composed some of the music for the film.

After months of conversations, negotiations, organising the team, picking the shooting dates, putting together call sheets and shooting schedules, finalising locations, catering, costumes and rehearsals, she now has a finished product that she is proud of. Yuliya’s mother was amongst the guests, and came all the way from the Ukraine to attend the event.

Yuliya said: “I knew I wanted to do an inspirational film, with beautiful shots, several characters, a pleasant and straight forward story, something rather sweet and poetic, with elements of fantasy and innocence. Something light hearted.”

She added that Thais of Athens by the Russian author Ivan Efremov and a documentary about “waste on our planet” inspired her.

“My journey at LCCA was an amazing experience - exiting, amazing, at times overwhelming and stressful, but adventurous and a very valuable experience of learning,” Yuliya said, and praised her programme leader Karen Fraser and lecturers.

Congratulations to Yuliya and everyone else involved in making the film.

LCCA at London Fashion Week

This week, several students and staff from LCCA took part in London Fashion Week.

Andreea Georgiana Radoi, who studies Fashion and Textiles at LCCA, attended several shows - including the collection of Japanese designer Yasuko Furuta, who is behind the fashion label Toga. She has also previously assisted James Kelly’s stylist with her work for Garage Magazine.

“It was important to me to be at the catwalk show of Toga,” she said.

Fashion and Textiles Programme Leader Silja Manninen enjoyed ten looks presented by luxury womenswear brand Phoebe English, which took place in the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) theatre.

Nicola Bacchilega was honoured to be invited as a sponsored designer for the A/W 16-17 London collection at the Oxford Fashion Studio. “The fashion show was amazing,” he said.

Sonya Nasir, an alumna of an LCCA fashion course, was the production manager for Nicola at this event as well as events manager at Oxford Fashion Studio for this season. She will also be working with them for their fashion productions in New York, Oxford and Paris.

Finally, fashion business student Christelle Rogers was involved in London Fashion Week as an assistant stylist. She worked with fashion stylist Rhona Ezuma on the Typical Freaks presentation at Fashion Scout, which was featured in the Financial Times and Vogue.

LCCA seals partnership with Italian fashion house Capucci


After huge success in getting placements for students in different fashion houses for internships and work opportunities, including companies such as Karl Lagerfeld, Quintana Couture, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen Hugo Boss, and Louis Vuitton, LCCA is proud to announce a new collaboration with the famous Italian fashion house Capucci.

With new intakes starting in September, the MA Luxury Fashion Design will be taking place in London and Florence.

It will be followed by a 2 month internship with world-renowned fashion houses Inghirami, Coveri, Basile, Capucci, Vanotti, Armani, Versace, Blumarine, Empresa, Toni & Guy Essensuals and others.

Student accommodation in Florence will be in a luxurious villa, including a swimming pool, and their final collections will be presented at the Milan Fashion Week.

This fits perfectly with LCCA’s aim to “make art work”, giving students the opportunity to work in the industry during their period of study.

LCCA students attend presentation by fashion designer Joanne Jong


LCCA hosted guest speaker event with fashion designer and creative director Joanne Yulan Jong.

With over 20 years of experience in fashion industry, she has worked as design director for Giorgio Armani and has launched her own successful design consultancy company, Yulan Creative.

She spoke to students about the changing role of design within the fashion industry and provided valuable examples from her experiences, which students found very useful and inspiring.

The presentation also included information on the differences between working and designing for luxury designers, UK retail, and e-commerce brands. Students also had the chance to get great tips on how to become a successful designer and launch a design consultancy business, as well as insights into the challenges of fashion business.

One student said it had helped them see different options they can take after graduation, while another added that the presentation helped them understand the fashion business better.

Former Apprentice contestant visits LCCA

LCCA Careers department had the pleasure of hosting entrepreneur Ella Jade Bitton, founder and managing director of Ella Jade Interiors.

She appeared on the BBC One series ‘The Apprentice’, and since then has launched her greatly esteemed luxury interior design brand. Her work has included designing houses for royalty and for BAFTA award winning actress Sheridan Smith. Her designs have also been published in magazines such as KBB Magazine, Harrods Magazine and Utopia.

Ella Jade gave students useful information about the current interior design market, how they can get into the industry and run a luxury brand, and her own experience developing Ella Jade Interiors.

Her talk also covered design themes and trends, as well as how interior design relates to fashion and how to use design to showcase your personality.

We are sure that our students gained a lot of useful knowledge from this talk, and hope that they have been inspired by Ella Jade’s achievements.

400 years of Indo-British Relations event at LCCA

Arture Connect 2015 recently collaborated with LCCA for an event celebrating 400 years of Indo-British Relations through fashion and arts.

Arture Connect 2015 is organised by Two Corners and Cambridge Style Week, giving a platform to artists and designers to innovate, inform, and inspire through arts from different cultures and in different forms.

Rubina Kapoor, Jane Woolner, Keith Khan, Jaya Baheti, Ella Prakash, and Shruti Chopra were some of the designers and artists that attended, alongside beatboxers, graffiti artists, and LCCA students.

Director of Arture Connect Preeti Gaikwad said: “I’m over the moon working with such a creative, young and entrepreneurial talent pool at LCCA.

“Teaming with LCCA in London exemplifies the ethos of Arture Connect and we look forward to launching some amazing initiatives for emerging designers and artists as a result of this collaboration. ”

Students visit Saatchi Gallery


LCCA students visited the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.


They took part in creative workshops based around the iconic Chanel No. 5 fragrance, as well as learning about Lesage Embroidery and Lesage feather making.


The exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in design, providing a varied look at what inspires Chanel’s fashion.


Sibu Dladla, the Student Council member for HND Fashion and Textiles, said: “I’ve had an amazing experience at the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition and workshop. It has been a wonderful experience to get to know the brand.


“It’s really important to see how the luxury market works. This is one of the biggest brands in the world and I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to be indulged.”


Alicia Bernat told us: “It’s been great, I have really enjoyed myself. The workshop and exhibition are worth it. I want to get into the others! I think these visits are really interesting for students and I want to come back again.”



Multispective exhibition is resounding success

MULTISPECTIVE photographic exhibition showcased the work of 22 LCCA students who have  graduated with HNDs in Photography.


The aim of MULTISPECTIVE was to introduce fresh new photographic talent to London and give these students a headstart.


For those who could not attend, you can see the gallery here:

Programme Leader for Fashion Retail appointed

Claudia is an international strategic retail consultant in the fashion and cosmetics industry with over 18 years of experience in USA, UK, Spain and Germany. Prior to her consulting activity she was a successful entrepreneur in the fashion industry and renewable energy sector in Germany.

In addition to her professional career she is passionate about her lecturer role at a prestigious Fashion institute where she teaches International Marketing and Retail management at the London Campus.

Claudia holds a Global executive MBA from IESE business school, Barcelona, Spain. Masters of Science in economics of Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP), Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and enrolled in programs in finance and marketing at Berkeley Business School, USA and Columbia Business School, USA.

University of Brighton students visit LCCA

LCCA was visited by enthusiastic students and their programme leaders from the University of Brighton’s Retail Marketing Management course.

The key part of their visit was to learn more about their topic and attend talks provided by LCCA staff. They were welcomed by LCCA managing director Sagi Hartov and Fashion & Design programme leader Evangelia Thomadakis before taking the opportunity to browse the fashion exhibition in the gallery at Sheraton House. 

Paul Bhangal, Director of Enterprise, then gave a presentation on the business of luxury brands, which was followed by a lecture on fashion retail trends by Silja Maninnien (programme leader of Fashion Business).

The University of Brighton attendees enjoyed their experience and have invited LCCA personnel to visit their campus.


LCCA meets the University of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr Faisal Ali, senior vice-president and provost of The University of Trinidad & Tobago met with Sagi Hartov, LCCA’s executive dean and managing director to discuss potential collaborations.

The meeting had a positive outcome, with Dr Ali asking for details to present to a board meeting in which he will be recommending a partnership with LCCA. The courses he was interested in included:

• MBA Luxury Goods & Fashion Industries

• MA Entrepreneurship and Creative management

• MA Media Communications

• MA Fashion & Retail Management

• BA Graphic Design & Visual Communications

• BA from ModArt for Fashion Business

Dr Ali will return to the UK next month with some senior colleagues to attend the London Fashion Show. This is an excellent opportunity to progress the relationship and we look forward to seeing the results.

Mod'Art International in Paris becomes new academic partner 

This new partnership will allow LCCA to launch new BA and MBA programmes covering subjects such as Fashion and Luxury Management, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Luxury Tourism and Hotel Management.

Mod’Art International has been educating award-winning fashion designers and successful fashion and luxury professionals for almost twenty-years. It’s famous for its international orientation and the practical, hands-on professional courses provided by professors who share their passion for and everyday experience of fashion and luxury.


Student selected for AOP Student Awards

We are very pleased to announce that LCCA photography student Emily Faulder has been selected as a finalist for the AOP Student Awards.

The awards will take place on 30th July at ThePrintSpace gallery in Shoreditch, London, where her photo will be exhibited along with the other finalists.  The best in category and the overall winner will be announced on the night.

Emily entered this image (top) into the AOP Student Awards, and was honoured to be selected as a finalist. 

The image was shot on Beachy Head, in the seaside town of Eastbourne.

For Emily, the British seaside in the winter conjures up feelings of melancholy and loneliness, so this spot seemed fitting for the emotion she was trying to capture.

She originally took this picture as part of a project highlighting workplace stress, and thought that it would fit well in the section of the awards for the mental health charity Mind.

Emily thinks that mental health issues are becoming less taboo, and are more openly spoken about, but the word ‘mental’ still has negative connotations.

“We want to be seen as stable and in control of ourselves, so admitting that you have struggled with an issue relating to your mind can often be hard to do,” she says.

We wish her the best of luck in the upcoming awards!




LCCA alumna publishes magazine

After a huge success online, LCCA’s alumna Emily Faulder has fulfilled her dream of  publishing her Love Japan Magazine in print.

Emily has always been passionate about Japan, ever since she was very young. The idea came to her one day whilst she was reading one of her favourite British lifestyle magazines. She was amazed at how beautifully designed it was, and decided she wanted to do something similar.

Emily didn’t really think about the project becoming a published magazine to begin with - she just thought that it would be a fun project, and a way to showcase her own photography. As well as helping her career, the magazine also acts as a platform for other creative people to share their love for Japan. 

Love Japan Magazine is a magazine written by fans of Japan, for fans of Japan. The online version is available at:





Students stage Bon Voyage show

LCCA Performing Arts students presented their show, Bon Voyage,  at the Camden’s People Theatre.

This show displayed various talents from students, including singing, poetry, comedy, monologues, and group pieces.

The students worked extremely hard on their performances, delivering an amazing show for their audience.

Student Sharon Robertson said: “I am proud of being able to perform my poem and that it had an impact. A lot of people shook my hand and told me it was brilliant. I am proud to be a part of it. This is one of my favourite memories of LCCA.”

Monika Sabaliauskaite added: “It was exciting. It was scary but my colleagues supported me. It was a great show and the audience were great!”

Well done to all the students who took part.

Renowned photographer Richard Boll speaks at LCCA

The acclaimed photographer Richard Boll gave a presentation about his work as a freelance commercial photographer to LCCA students.

His first photographic job was taking portraits for trade journals in Edinburgh, where he was a student. Even though it was not the most exciting job, he saw the positive side to it and told students that they can learn a lot from the early jobs they get.

“Learn to trust their own instincts about your work,” he said. “Ask for advice and input, but ultimately it has to be you that decides if an image works.”

LCCA at the European Higher Education Fair in Manila

LCCA took part in the European Higher Education Fair at the Intercontinental Hotel in Manila.

Over 40 institutions from Europe attended the fair, and with over 2,000 visitors this was the biggest event to date.

The arts are very popular in the Philippines, and the LCCA booth saw a lot of interest from those wishing to study in London.

The fair was attended by Claire Ritchie, the Director of International Fashion Studies, and Business Development Manager for the region Laura Ramsay.

With a very high volume of students enquiring; LCCA looks forward to welcoming many new students from the Philippines to the college in the near future.


Propelia gives presentation at LCCA

LCCA careers team had the pleasure of hosting a recruitment event and presentation from Propelia at the Soho campus.

Established in 2012, Propelia is an agency which identifies and attracts leaders who are recognised as pioneers in their fields, and works to increase their profiles. The company now has a growing and diverse client list that includes leaders in the fields of economics, science, investment, and culture.

Managing Director Dan Simmons gave students great insight into the work of his company, and offered them the unique opportunity to work with his team in bringing the ideas of their clients to life.

We look forward to seeing our students become leaders in their own right, and hope that this event helped them towards that goal.


LCCA hosts Girlfriend Concert charity event

LCCA hosted ‘Girlfriend Concert’, a fundraising event in association with the Girlfriend Foundation and Duchess TV.

LCCA student Lilas Mukendi, aka Lilas Lafleur, performed songs from her new EP ‘Top of the World’. The song ‘Girlfriend’ was created to raise awareness about domestic violence in the UK and the Matumaini Orphanage Project.

The Matumaini Orphanage Project was started in 2007 to help children who have been affected by violence in the Congo. It is dedicated to giving them a better education and a better life.

The event also honoured various campaigners for women’s rights in the UK.

It was a huge success, so be on the lookout for further fundraising events at LCCA.

Faces: Photography Exhibition

This week, LCCA’s ‘Faces’ exhibition brought seven students together for their photography HND graduation show, showcasing the diversity of portraiture through their unique visual styles, concepts, and ideas.

Nicola Forrester-Prince’s project looked at the influences on our children’s future with images that are colourful and fun, while Raylene Gené Liow produced a set of images and a campaign video for American Apparel.

Anna Zurawka’s project explored the carefree joy we all experienced as a child, and Will Hibbert focused on exploring sexuality within his work. Julia Winter’s ‘Projection’ series looked at how people respond to imagery, exploring the world in a fine art context, while Tamas Toth’s work discussed the relationship of people and equipment in photography.

Last but not the least, Tricia Ann Butler saw this project as a way of communicating that through dedication and commitment we can achieve anything we want in life.

Congratulations to all the students who contributed to this fantastic project!

London Fashion Week

LCCA Fashion and Textiles students and lecturers visited the London Fashion Week show.

Students were inspired by over 170 designers, and were lucky enough to view their collections.

Photography student Elena Bote was thrilled to be at this cosmopolitan event, and took pictures for the LCCA student magazine. Keep an eye out for pictures, available in the  Creative magazine.

Freelance designer Isabella Stefanelli speaks at LCCA

As a freelance designer and creative pattern cutter, Isabella Stefanelli gave the students a wonderful insight into the benefit of being your own boss in the fashion industry. At the same time she reminded them of the immense responsibility that comes along with that role.

Born into the tailoring business, Isabella has worked all her life with clothing. Her main message to our students was to put all their passion into learning and to welcome the occasions, regardless of fashion or not fashion. “You will learn a lot through working. Never forget your objective and love the walk.

Fashion student wins BEFFTA Excellence Award

Mary Martin, an LCCA Fashion student,  received the BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Excellence Award.

Her programme leader, Evangelia Thomadakis, is extremely proud of her and considers her one of the shining ambassadors of LCCA.

Mary began as an artist with Profile Records, but developed a keen interest in fashion over the years. Today, she is one of the stand-out fashion designers in London, creating tailored designs for the modern woman.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome, featuring stars from the US, Africa, Canada, UK, the Caribbean, and the rest of Europe.


Student Council Elections

The student council elections at LCCA drew to a close with the Head of Council election on 13 May.

Each new council member spoke to students about why they should be made the head of the Student Council. It was a close call, but Nigel Powell (Council Member for Creative Media Production) eventually clinched it.

Sagi Hartov, the Managing Director of LCCA, was on hand to give an introduction about the function of the Student Council, and Student Engagement Manager Anthony Grimes gave a brief insight into the future of the Head of Council.

Thank you to all involved for making it a fun and exciting evening!

LCCA student shortlisted for Royal Photographic Society Exhibition

With the beautiful image above, LCCA Photography student Lota Dascioraite has been shortlisted at the 2015 Biennial Exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society. The image, titled Girl with Lobsters, was produced for the LCCA Indiscipline of Fashion event.

We wish Lota all the best.  To read more about the exhibition, click here

LCCA photography student secures three internships

LCCA student Endy Engel has secured internships with British fashion photographer Nick Knight, celebrity photographer and founder of Jon Magazine Leigh Keily, and aerial photographer Joseph Ford.

LCCA’s Careers Department helped him to secure the internship with Joseph Ford, where Endy worked on a project for Shell, the UK’s leading energy producer and supplier.

During his internship with celebrity photographer Leigh Keily, an image that Endy co-produced was published on the cover of Attitude Magazine, and he is also currently doing a course with Nick Knight.

“Nick Knight is a living legend,” Endy says. “I applied a day before the application deadline. I wrote my thoughts about photography and my life and send it to them along with some of my favourite photographic works…Two days after my application I was chosen to be one of the participants.”

He is now looking forward to working on his own projects and assisting photographers for half a year, before beginning his BA in Fashion Photography this September.


Indiscipline of Fashion exhibition

LCCA launched their exhibition ‘The Indiscipline of Fashion’ this week, together with the launch of their new academic fashion journal The Fashion Sessions, which is available to read in the British Library.

There were many prominent guest speakers at the event, including Caryn Franklin MBE, fashion journalist and founder of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, and Marcus Tomlinson, a fashion photographer and film director known for his work with i-D magazine and the Make Poverty History campaign.

The exhibition showcased work from selected designers alongside pieces from LCCA students and was open for one month for public viewing.

Photographs of the event were taken by LCCA photography student Daniel Balica; view more on the LCCA Facebook page.


LCCA now a member of ELIA

We are pleased to announce that LCCA is now a member of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).


ELIA is the primary international network of major educational arts institutes, and has over 300 members in 47 countries. It advocates for the arts on a European level, creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of best practices.


This means that LCCA is now part of a network of recognised international institutions focused on art, design, and media, giving the school increased visibility and reputation.


All LCCA teaching/lecturing staff, students, administrative staff, and executive staff are now part of this network. This means they are welcome to join ELIA events and will be included in calls for papers, partnering and networking opportunities, and discounted fees.


You can find out more about ELIA here:


Issue 7 of Creative released

The latest edition of LCCA’s student magazine, Creative, is out this month. The magazine showcases photography, art, and writing from students.


This second annual edition comes with extra pages, including student features and writing on health, entertainment, fashion, sport, and more.


You can view it here:


LCCA students visit CAS Summer Show

LCCA Art and Design Foundation students visited the CAS Summer Show at London Metropolitan University this week. The trip helped them to discover what other art and design students are doing at higher levels of education.


Photography workshop organised for LCCA students

LCCA Careers and Employability Service invited students to take part in a photography workshop organised in collaboration with Enya Mareine Wedding Gallery.

Enya Mareine Group (EMG) is Asia’s most awarded gallery, with a studio team of qualified professional photographers.

The workshop helped to encourage the students’ creativity and added to their technical expertise, which they will use in their artistic projects.

Students visit the Ham Yard Hotel

Students taking LCCA’s MA in International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management visited the Ham Yard Hotel as part of a field trip for their course, accompanied by Programme Leader Lilian Onuegbu.

They enjoyed afternoon tea with champagne and cake – specially provided for a student’s birthday - and learned how hospitality is practiced at a 5-star hotel.

The students commented: “The best thing about the afternoon in the Ham Yard Hotel was the ambience – even though it was busy it was a very relaxed environment, because the afternoon tea was served in a section of the hotel that was like a greenhouse. So, although we were inside we felt we were outside, as we were surrounded by plants and a lot of natural light.”

Students visit Paul Smith Headquarters

LCCA fashion students visited the headquarters of renowned British fashion house Paul Smith.

Lecturer Kiko Simões Gaspar accompanied students on the field trip, which was so sought after that students from other faculties were adding their names to the list.

Students met Matteo Atti, the marketing manager at Paul Smith, who gave them a tour of the building. He showed the students around all the different departments, including the design studios and the press room which showcased the latest Paul Smith collection.

Fashion students Magdalena Staszalek and Tali Galor were delighted to have the chance to speak to him.

“Matteo gave us many tips and useful information about the industry and on how to start working in fashion marketing,” said Magdalena. “We could see the whole office and get to know how particular departments work, as well as Paul's incredibly creative office space. It was a really good experience to see the heart of a well-established company that is very high in the industry.”

“The trip was exciting and educating at the same time, giving us valuable insight of the brand and the fashion industry,” Tali added.

LCCA hosts Ted Baker representatives

LCCA hosted Design Manager Michelle Evatt and Print Design Manager Rebecca Nye from Ted Baker as part of the college’s regular guest speaker events.

Ted Baker is one of the leading lifestyle brands in UK. It has rapidly expanded in recent years, with locations now including the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, and Bangkok.

The guests spoke to students about the identity and development of the Ted Baker brand, their inspiration and how it translates into final products, and the importance of detail, team work, and knowing your clients.

They also informed students and graduates about the various work experience and job opportunities available at Ted Baker in the UK and internationally, encouraging them to apply.

As part of the event, students were able to see vintage garments that illustrated concepts, inspiration, design work, and the Ted Baker DNA.

BA Fashion student, Stephanie Andrews, said: “It is great to see the development of prints to clothes or designs to prototypes.”

HND Fashion student, Natasha West, added: “It was really interesting for me to see how you value the hard work of your team, because that makes people motivated.”

HND Fashion student, Sibusiso Dladla, also mentioned that it was “great to find out about Ted Baker and potential career opportunities.”

Overall, many students said that the event gave them a better understanding of how designs and prints are developed, and that they received a good insight into the business.

LCCA holds first graduation event

LCCA held its first ever graduation at St Alban the Martyr Church with more than 100 graduating students and 200 guests.

After registration and getting their robes at the 9 Holborn campus, students and family members proceeded to the church for the ceremony.

The procession of students was followed by inspiring speeches from the Chief Academic Officer of GUS, Professor Maurits Van Rooijen, and Executive Dean and Managing Director of LCCA, Sagi Hartov.

Students graduated in Higher National Diploma in seven different disciplines:

• Fashion and Textiles
• Fashion Business
• Photography
• Creative Media Production
• Performing Arts
• Interactive Media
• 3D Design

Bryony Louise Wylie, Head of the Student Council in 2013, gave the closing speech, which was followed by a champagne reception.

Keep an eye on LCCA’s Facebook page for pictures and videos of the event, which will be published soon:

A journey at LCCA: from student to employee

Bryony Louise Wylie  graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textile Design at LCCA. She was Head of the Student Council and has been a leading example for her successors before she began working for the company.

Bryony is now a Programme Consultant at LCCA, and works on building her fashion brand “Grittycitypretty” during her spare time.

Bryony’s graduate collection “Heavy metal peacock” stole the show, both at the Four Seasons Fashion Show and on the catwalk of the Arture Connect event. She also gave a live fashion demonstration about recycling fabrics, turning LCCA branded bags into a dress.

“Working at LCCA feels like a good progression, a wonderful achievement,” Bryony said.

We look forward to working with her and are proud that one of our students has joined the team.


Students learn about running a fashion business

Fashion consultant and managing director of The Bridge Co. Katie Rose spoke to LCCA fashion students about launching and running a fashion business.

Katie launched her fashion consultancy agency to provide tailored business support to London’s diverse and creative fashion community.

Her talk gave students a great insight into fashion start-ups with useful information, tips, and advice included.

Fashion retail student Sofia Bragado said: “This talk was very interesting, and the speaker really explained a lot of things you need to know when launching a business.”

Fresher’s party is huge success

Students from across the GUS group, including LCCA, took part in a hugely successful evening of fun and games.

The Freshers Fair Party was a great success in re-launching the MyStudentOffers Programme. With a huge turnout of students, plus five of our key partners, we were able to offer an evening of interactive games and fantastic prizes - most notably a Samsung tablet provided by Virgin Media.

Other prizes included a tour from UK Study Tours and many freebies from Lyca Mobile, Fitness First, and Chipotle, who also have discounts available through MyStudentOffers.

Many thanks go to members of the student engagement team who organised it, including Suzanne Molloy, Anthony Grimes, Oliur Talukder, Karen Lee, Feyi Ashamu, and Phillip Donaldson-Vines.

GUS Loyalty and Partnerships Manager Suzanne Molloy said: "The event was a resounding success, as it enabled students from different schools to engage with one another and learn more about the MyStudentOffers programme through interactive games and partner stalls."

The event was a huge success and all that attended had an amazing time. Thanks to all for lending a hand and ensuring that a great night was had by all, and many congratulations.

The Four Seasons Fashion Show Look book


London Fashion Week has begun, and LCCA is proudly assembling its own runway. To celebrate the achievements of our final year students, LCCA are pleased to present a catwalk show on the theme of the four seasons of nature.


The fantastic designs of more than 20 students will be showcased in a catalogue, which was created with help from make-up artist Rodriguez Ortiz, fashion stylists Silja Manninen and Sonya Nasir, and hair stylist Antonio Surace from Toni & Guy.


They brought out the best in the models, using modern techniques and exploring creative styles. The catalogue was shot by photographer Stefano Masse and will be available for guests at the event.


Toni&Guy, who are an official sponsor of London Fashion Week, will also be sponsoring the hair styles at the Four Seasons Fashion Show.

LCCA students visit Legends of Gaming Live

Interactive Media students Clara Ramirez and Arsen Khadzegov, accompanied by their Programme Leader Jose Pinedo (all pictured above, left to right), attended Legends of Gaming Live at Alexandra Palace.


Not only was this a chance to see the latest hardware, software and gaming titles, but the show was also packed full of interactive features like pro-gamer challenge and the live arena, where some of the top gamers in the industry challenged each other and the audience.


“A visit to Legend of Gaming Live is a must for any gamer,” said Arsen.

Guest speaker event via Skype

Sonia Jesus is a successful Online Visual Merchandiser, based in London, from

She explored what it means to be an Online Visual Merchandiser, presenting what are her daily tasks and responsibilities. In addition to this she did an exercise with the students on a visual merchandising related activity.

This shows that guest speakers can be anywhere in the world and we can still have engaging presentations that contribute to the development of our students.


LCCA provides training to Tbilisi State Academy of Arts


LCCA has agreed a Partnership with Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Students, academic staff of Tbilisi State Academy will be  assisted in professional training at LCCA through the Ministry of Culture.

LCCA academic visits Qatar

LCCA has been delivering face-to-face specialist training at the Ministry of Health in Qatar.

Paul Bhangal, Director of Enterprise at LCCA, spent time training managers and heads of departments in improving internal/external communications and customer services. 

Paul commented on how eager and open minded his attendees were to learn new skills, and is looking forward to meeting some of them again in 2015.

In addition, the CEO of the training group in Qatar, Mohammed Droubi (right) presented Paul with a hand painted heritage scene inscribed with thanks from their Chairman Sheik Dr Abdul Thani to LCCA London.

This painting is now on the walls of 9 Holborn.

Oxford Fashion Studio visits LCCA


LCCA Careers Department had the pleasure of welcoming Back Stage Manager Alison Brodie and Creative and Talent Director Tiffany Saunders from Oxford Fashion Studio to deliver a presentation.


They spoke to LCCA students about the amazing work of their company and the career opportunities that are available. Oxford Fashion Studio produces runway shows exhibiting the work of famous designers such as Alexander McQueen, as well as that of brilliant emerging designers from around the world.


Their upcoming season features glamourous runway shows in New York, London, Paris, Oxford, Los Angeles and Houston. Students were invited to join their team to support these fashion shows and gain experience working with the designers, as well as developing useful industry contacts.


Students were thrilled with the presentation, and many were very interested in collaborating with the studio.

R.K. Polak exhibition at LCCA Gallery

A private viewing of the R.K. Polak exhibition ‘Dirty Paintings’ took place at LCCA. R.K. Polak is a London based artist and musician, inspired by abandoned and unnoticed objects of everyday urban life. He uses mixed media to create his large scale format abstract paintings including oil, ash, soil, cat litter, coca cola, coffee, wine, toilet paper and dirt.

Students were very inspired, and got a fascinating insight into a creative mind and his artistic process by seeing the canvases on display.

Winners of LCCA e-shot competition announced

Congratulations to interactive media student Stelian Atanasov and photography student Lota Dascioraite for winning LCCA’s e-shot competition.

Both winners received a Microsoft surface tablet for their work - well done!

“The quality of entries was extremely high and the selection process was very difficult indeed,” said Photography Programme Leader Nana Varveropoulou.

Huge applause also goes to the shortlisted students: Kathryna Bowen, Clara Ramirez, Stelian Atanasov, Valdislav Jaronskij and Oladimeji Matemilola from interactive media, and Indrek Galetin and Ieva Vait from photography.

Talent Show

The LCCA Talent Show was a brilliant evening brimming with talent – including singing, rapping and acting.

The Head of the Student Council, Nigel Powell, was on hand to host the event and keep the crowd enthused throughout the evening. The judging panel was also made up of some familiar faces, including Laura Ramsay, Daniel Mouskis and Sara Ibrahim. They did a great job and gave feedback to all those who performed.

The audience members consisted of staff and students, who all had a great time and brought a lot of positive energy to the event. There was also a student raffle, with the opportunity to win club tickets.

Tsara Amadi won the first prize of a Microsoft Surface Tablet, with Yuliya Fytslayo coming second and Jason Owusu third.

A big thanks to all who performed and to the audience.

Louis Segal as guest speaker at LCCA

Media producer Louis Segal delivered a great presentation on the creative origins of famous superheroes, showing rare film clips and illustrations that influenced classic comic-book artists like Bob Kane (Batman) and writers like Stan Lee (Spiderman). He analysed their creative processes and how they thought of their unique characters.


LCCA academic delivers workshop at the University of Oxford

LCCA’s director of international entrepreneurship Paul Bhangal gave a workshop on business skills at the University of Oxford.

Paul explained that smart students will always find the career of their choice, but often had little understanding how their contribution impacts the organisation as a whole. He went on to note that those with entrepreneurial tendencies have a greater chance of progression and opportunities.

His lecture was received well by the students, especially those engaged in research of new products and services.

Paul has delivered these types of workshops several times at Oxford now, and noted that students are keen to learn how businesses operate in the real world and to grasp the essentials for career progression, regardless of their age.



LCCA welcomes exchange student from Azerbaijan

After taking part in the Baku-London festival, Afsana Zahmati won a one week student exchange programme at LCCA.

Afsana said: “I have had a great time at LCCA, and feel very lucky about knowing such amiable, innovative and talented teachers and students. London's historical buildings and other places of interest left me speechless -- they are more beautiful than we were shown in books or movies.”

The inspiring environment encouraged me to work more wholeheartedly and it has left unforgettable impressions in me, as it is one of the most progressive fashion cities in the world,” Afsana added.

Her programme leaders are very proud of the incredible work Afsana has delivered, and LCCA wishes her all the best for her future endeavours.

Exhibition of Foundation Arts Final Projects

LCCA’s Foundation Arts students had the first opening night of their Final Project exhibition.

The projects included projects on make-up, photography, and identity, photo-journalism, and a display of 1950’s themed posters.

One piece that stood out was a poster for “Killer Shoes” with a knife as the heel of a shoe. As the student explained: “Every time I wear heels it always kills my feet!”

These and many more inspiring pieces of work were admired for free at the LCCA Gallery.

LCCA partners with Sichuan International Studies University

LCCA is glad to inform you that after months of preparation, the Sichuan International Studies University has officially become LCCA’s new academic partner.

Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) is an undergraduate university run by the government, with approximately 12,000 students. It is the most important research centre in Southwest China in the fields of foreign languages and cultures, foreign trade and business, and international relations. In the latest Wu Shulian Chinese Universities Rankings, it is ranked fourth among all Chinese international studies universities.

The agreement between the two institutions will allow SISU students to progress to LCCA for the third year of BA Luxury, Fashion Business and Marketing. Those students will get a dual degree from SISU and LCCA/Mod’Art.


Clothes Show Live

LCCA is proud to have been one of the educational institutions presenting work at Clothes Show Live at the NEC, Birmingham.

Clothes Show Live gives students the opportunity to present their work to national audiences, as well as potentially discovering further educational opportunities by networking with many of the UK’s top universities and colleges.

Congratulations to our fashion graduates Murat Kale, Stephanie Madzima and Chanel Lawrence, whose collections were showcased on the catwalk.

LCCA students visit Royal Lancaster Hotel

LCCA’s hospitality management students visited the Royal Lancaster Hotel, with members of our faculty and careers team.

After conducting a tour, the  director of events at the RLH organised a seminar regarding the operational aspects of running an event management department at a luxury business hotel.

The students were very enthusiastic and received some essential insights into all the details and hard work involved in the organisation of events.

Egyptian film and music star Mohammad Fouad signs agency agreement

Mohammad Fouad, one of the most famous celebrities in Egypt and the Middle East, visited LCCA & LSBF to sign an agency agreement.

Mr Fouad will open an agency office for LSBF and LCCA in Egypt and act as an intermediary between the colleges and potential students. The contract will be finalised once the office in Egypt is ready.

Mr Fouad’s son, Abdulrahman, also began studying with LCCA.

“I heard about LCCA and that it has a very good quality of education from a few people, so I was very happy when Abdulrahman chose LCCA to carry on his undergraduate studies,” Mr Fouad said. “It’s one of the places I’ve heard is the best in the UK.”

We look forward to meeting the new students that this office in Egypt will bring to the group.

Invisible Man exhibition

LCCA Interactive Media student Cristian G. Catangiu presented his exhibition ‘The Invisible Man’ at the Gallery of LCCA.

As a carpenter’s son, Cristian always found wood to be a very precious material, despite being available in abundance.

“As I’m very attracted by the beauty of it, I chose to combine the wood with my favourite classic wearable accessories: bow ties!” said Cristian.

His inspiration comes from nature and both urban and rural society. Many of the items are measured, cut, painted and polished manually.

Besides the main material (wood), Cristian also used stone, concrete, plastic, colouring pencils, coffee beans, paper (quilling technique) and many others.

LCCA talks 3D Design & Interactive Media exhibition on TV

After the private viewing of LCCA’s 3D Design and Interactive Media Exhibition, the programme leader for Interactive Media Jose Pinedo appeared on London Live to talk about the exhibition.

Students from the 3D Design and Interactive Media courses have collaborated on a series of individual works, reflecting their own styles and the experience they have gained while studying.

Come along and enjoy the games created by our students and admire the vivid 3D designs brought to life by our 3D printer.


LCCA visits Paris to participate in education fair

LCCA’s Business Development Manager, Laura Ramsay, and the Director of International Fashion Studies Claire Ritchie travelled to Paris to promote LCCA at the Studyrama Go Abroad Fair 2014.

The fair helps students find a career path or take part in international education abroad, representing a wide number of industry sectors and educational institutions.

“The LCCA stand looked really good, and all of our copies of the Creative magazine, brochures, and factsheets went! It was only a shame we couldn't carry more!” Laura said.

Over the day, over a hundred potential applicants were spoken to, and a school visit for 45 students in February 2015 has been arranged.

In comparison to all of the other stands, LCCA’s stood out as the most contemporary looking – LCCA would like to give a huge thank you to designers Maelle Christien and Oscar Leighton for helping to bring it together.


LCCA’s Arture Connect event featured in Asianlite news

Sagi Hartov, Executive Dean and Managing Director of LCCA, was quoted in an article about Arture Connect, the event which recently celebrated 400 years of Indo-British relations.

He said: “We live in the world of Facebook and Twitter so everything is moving very rapidly and communication is becoming far easier. People are communicating from one side of the world to the other in a matter of seconds.

“So Arture Connect is a fantastic networking event to explore the possibilities that are available when it comes to fashion and art. The whole point of an artist is to introduce people to their own culture and to the way they work. That’s why events like this are so important”.

Read the full article here:


Students from Swedish institution visit LCCA


Students and teachers from Folkuniversitetets Gymnasium visited LCCA this week as part of one of their spring projects.

Folkuniversitetets Gymnasium is an independent school in Sweden that offers courses within the fashion, art, and design disciplines.

All of the guest students will be graduating in June, and we are sure that LCCA will be of interest to them due to our spectrum of courses.

In addition to LCCA’s campus, students also visited the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern, as well as enjoying a street art tour in Shoreditch.

Many thanks to business development manager Francesco Valdiserri, who organised their on-site visit while they were on campus.


Soho House interior designer speaks at LCCA

Marta Fueyo, who is the interior designer for Soho House, visited LCCA as a guest speaker this week.

She spoke about the history of Soho House and the different projects it was involved in, as well as the details of how these projects were developed.

MA Interior Design students were keen to learn from her and asked many questions.


LCCA receives glowing review from intern

Andrei Danca has been completing a work experience placement with LCCA for the past week.

“LCCA has been an amazing placement,” he said. “I was kindly welcomed by all the members of staff throughout my week of experience.”

Andrei was involved in replying to emails and organising certificates for students. He added: “This placement taught me brilliant life skills, especially how to work under pressure."

Andrei is going on to study a BA in Digital Media Design.


Students from Germany visit LCCA

Students and a teacher from Pharms Berlin Sued school visited LCCA as part of a one-week study trip to London.

Business Development Manager Garvin Fisher gave them a tour of the campus and introduced them to student life at LCCA.

Programme leaders also spoke about their courses, and the students took part in a workshop organised by Fashion Programme Leader Silja Manninen.

Student La Toya Langrehr is planning on studying fashion design when she finishes school, and says that the LCCA website is what encouraged her to visit thecampus.

Maria Clara Gruppler said she was impressed with the focus on practical application of theory. She also liked the small classes, saying that there was more attention for every student.

We look forward to welcoming both of them as our students in the near future.

LCCA students visit YKK showroom

LCCA Fashion Programme Leader Claire Netter recently took her students on a field trip to the YKK showroom. It was a great opportunity for them to learn about how YKK zips are made, as the company is the world's largest zip manufacturer.

Students learned about the different processes to make a zip and order one from a factory. The company also offered students a gift bag and the opportunity for sponsorship in one of their future projects.

Fashion student Alexandra Alabern said: “I definitely learned a lot about the variety and different utilities of a zipper and the company. This will be incredibly useful throughout my development as a fashion designer.“

Brittany Wolffe, another student, added: “I realised what is considered a small thing to a garment such as a zipper is actually just as important as the garment itself.”

LCCA Foundation Arts students host pop-up show

Foundation Arts students exhibiting their work in progress as part of an informal exhibition in the LCCA Gallery.

Guests, family, and friends of the students attended the installation and the opening drinks reception. The pop-up show also served as a great opportunity for students to practice for their main end of year exhibition.

The exhibition was open to the public for a week.

LCCA students take part in Air & Space Evidence logo design competition

Graphic Design and Visual Communication students at LCCA recently took part in a logo design competition launched by Air & Space Evidence (

Samar Yanni, the Programme Leader for the course, was very pleased with the work developed and is eagerly awaiting for the winner’s name to be announced.

Keep an eye out for the results!

Miscellaneum Photography Exhibition

LCCA hosted Miscellaneum exhibition, which showcased the works of six photography students. Endy, Elena, Iraide, Louisa, Akinda and Botond presented a broad range of genres and photographic styles, and had worked on this project for eleven weeks.

Endy Engel, who is currently doing a Photography Master course with fashion photographer Nick Knight, said that he has enjoyed expressing himself through drawings from a young age. As he grew older, he used photography to express his creativity.

“Being able to capture a moment, add a piece of imagination and transform what you originally captured is what I think fashion photography is all about,” he said.

Elena focused on the traditions of one of the Russian Orthodox churches in London, exploring religion and orthodoxy. For her, this is an important part of Russian culture, history, and identity, which she didn’t experience during her childhood in the UK.

Louisa documented a personal tragedy of her brother being in a coma at the hospital. Titled Journey of a Miracle, she wants to convey hope in the bleakest of times.

More images of the exhibition can be found on the LCCA Facebook page:

LCCA students attend presentation on the history of Star Wars


LCCA students attended a guest speaker event with media producer Louis Segal.


The talk, “A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away…How the Western, the Samurai Film, Flash Gordon and others joined forces to inspire STAR WARS”, explored the ideas and creative processes behind the famous space opera.


The presentation gave students a better understanding of the iconic characters, special effects, and other aspects that make this film series such a phenomenon. They also gained insights into the great minds of cinematography.


Olushina Sanyaolu, a creative media student, said: “I was impressed. It has actually opened my eyes to a different genre. The speaker was eloquent in explaining the power of imagination and creativity. Interesting how you can create something out of nothing.”

LCCA hosts fashion professionals

LCCA hosted two events, with professionals from fashion luxury and graphic design speaking to our students.

Gregory Cedric’s history in Fashion Retail spans over a decade, including luxury brands such as Bally, Brioni and Corneliani. He has great experience in managerial positions within luxury fashion and working with high profile clientele, and shared this experience by speaking about the history of the Brioni Brand, marketing strategies, the role of the manager, customer experience, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). His talk was followed by a Q&A session, covering brand association and more details about his own experiences.

Ben Tallon is an illustrator, art director, and writer, with his clients includnig BBC, Universal, The Premier League and The Guardian. He delivered an inspirational talk about starting out and surviving as a creative professional. He covered aspects such as self-promotion, finding your path in the industry, going freelance, adapting to change, and drawing on your own character and experiences to shape your creative style.


The Four Seasons Fashion Show


LCCA staff and students, alongside guest fashion bloggers, gathered at Shoreditch Town Hall for The Four Seasons Fashion Show.


LCCA fashion graduates showcased the fantastic results of their intensive research and hard work over the last two years.


With collections for both spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons, each garment had its own unique style, with a wide variety of colours, materials and textures on display. The designers took inspiration from a variety of sources and the collections reflected the professional fashion industry today: dynamic and innovative.


The event was a great success, with over 150 people in attendance. A drinks reception was held after the catwalk, where the graduates’ success was celebrated.

Interactive Media exhibition

Interactive Media Students from LCCA’s 2013 autumn intake had their opening night, showing their work in their Final Year Exhibition.


The students have collaborated with each other to present original pieces that reflect their styles and the knowledge they have gained during their studies at LCCA.


This exhibition involved a variety of multimedia platforms, including visual communication, digital animations, and computer games for visitors to interact with.

Working in Photography

Creative photographer and lecturer Nicola Favaron delivered a presentation on a career in the art world to LCCA students.

He covered aspects such as building artistic identity and a strong portfolio, understanding a direction, building a strong portfolio, targeting clients, self-promotion with websites and social media, freelancing and agencies, and much more.

He drew on years of experience from running his own photography studio shooting for clients from The Sunday Times to Samsung.

Nicola’s expertise was a great source of information and inspiration for LCCA students; many thanks to him for sharing his knowledge.

LCCA hosts photography exhibition

HND Photography students presented their final major exhibition at a private viewing in The Gallery in Sheraton House.

The series of individual works reflected the styles, knowledge and experience that they gained during the course of their last two years at LCCA.

Amongst the art on display was the work of student Ingrid Talosi, who documented herself becoming a mother and her son as a new-born, and Felix Xifel’s study of his childhood memories through photographs of London estates.


 LCCA on Lens Culture

LCCA is proud to announce that Photography student Felix Xifel has been shortlisted on the prestigious Lens Culture Awards.




LCCA sign contract with Universite Catholique de Lille

LCCA have signed an agreement for two Master's degrees in Marketing and Communication with Universite Catholique de Lille.

Universite Catholique de Lille is a major actor in the French higher education system and boasts 24,540 students, 6 faculties, 20 colleges and institutes.

It offers 4 main fields of study: Sciences and Technology; Health and Social Sciences; Arts, Humanities, Education; and Law, Economics and Management. The two Master’s courses will be delivered from September 2015.



London City Airport work opportunities open up for LCCA  students

Mr Anthony Angol from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team at London City Airport visited LCCA to explore potential career development and internships for students.

As a result, LCCA’s hospitality students will soon be able to take part in London City Airport’s apprenticeship and skills development programmes to gain hands-on-experience.

Mr Angol also conducted an interview regarding student experiences and career growth with LCCA’s senior programme leader Mr Lee Yi, academic programme leader Mr Shane de Fonseka, and career services manager Mrs Carmen Andreica.

The interview will soon be featured as part of London City Airport’s CSR projects, generating publicity for LCCA as one of London’s most popular colleges for hospitality studies.

The Hospitality students from LSBF Vocational School and LCCA have previously visited London City Airport, which was a great success.

Special thanks go to Dr S K Premaratne from the Vocational School and Ms Claire Davey from London City Airport for making this event a success. We look forward to seeing this relationship develop.



Students visit BBC Headquarters

With help from Creative Media Production Tutor Jorg Wagner, the LCCA Student Engagement team organised a tour of the BBC headquarters for students.

The tour provided a look behind the scenes of one of the biggest broadcasting houses in the world, and offered insight into everyday life at the BBC.

Students had the opportunity to read the news and experience what it would be like to be a newsreader. They also had the chance to read a weather report, with all the hand gestures and movements included - not as easy as one would think.

They also visited the BBC radio department to see how radio dramas are made and filmed. Students found out what it was like to work in a radio station, reading and acting out radio scripts, making sound effects, and looking at the sets that are used.

It was an amazing trip and everyone had a great time.

LCCA students visit the Open House Art and Social

LCCA students let their creativity run wild at the Open House Art and Social at St Patrick’s in Soho. Free arts and crafts supplies were provided, along with light refreshments.

Students enjoyed painting, drawing, and socialising at the event.



LCCA collaborates with World ORT

LCCA has collaborated with World ORT, the world's largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation.

29 music students from World ORT were visiting London from all over the world.

Sarah MacGregor gave a lecture on self-promotion, discussing how students can utilise social media and other platforms to reach out to an audience and promote themselves.

LCCA Executive Dean and Managing Director Sagi Hartov also gave a lecture on how recording studios and the music industry work nowadays. The evolution of classical music, and how musicians have had to adapt to the new changes within the industry were also explored.

The students’ interests and fields of study varied, from jazz, classical and mainstream musicians to beatboxers and composers.

LCCA fashion student at Africa Fashion Week and on BBC World Service

Mary Martin, BEFFTA Excellence Award Winner and LCCA fashion student, had her designs shown on the catwalk at the fifth annual Africa Fashion Week in London.

She has praised LCCA highly, saying: “I have had a great deal of contact with the industry through LCCA: days out at clothes factories, going to shows, and excursions to wholesale material facilities are only a few examples. It has been amazing and exciting.”

She was also interviewed by the BBC World Service, where she explained that the death of Cecil the lion was the inspiration for one of the stunning dresses at Africa Fashion Week.

You can listen to the full under the following link

Photographer Jan Masny speaks to LCCA students

Successful fashion and advertising photographer Jan Masny visited LCCA to share his insight into the photography industry with the students.

Jan Masny started his photographic practice at the Bogdan Axman studio, before turning independent and moving to London in 2004. He has taken portraits of numerous celebrities, including Jamelia, Gosia Bela, Simon Webbe, Asher D and Lisa Maffia.

LCCA is proud to have hosted him and is pleased that students had the chance to benefit from his extensive experience.



Shaheen Merali at LCCA


Independent curator and writer Shaheen Merali gave the first in a series of lectures examining aspects of cultures around the world, including identity, space, and translation. His first lecture focused on art histories of the world and issues raised by common notions that are either taken for granted or remain unresolved.


More talks are lined up for the future, so stay tuned.




LCCA and BPP Construction Consultants collaborate for exhibition

LCCA were delighted to present a photography exhibition, organised in association with BPP Construction Consultants. The pictures were produced by six talented final year students on the HND in Photography course.

To celebrate the third year of the collaboration between BPP and LCCA, the students were invited to creatively respond to the theme of “Construction”.

The selected students then had the opportunity to spend a day on one of BPP’s landmark developments, photographing the site and producing innovative interpretations of their surroundings, focusing on form, texture, and light.

Well done to all the students who worked on this exhibition!

Work experience at LCCA

LCCA had the pleasure of hosting a secondary school student for a week of work experience.

Calin Albert, who attends Preston Manor High School, had an insight into day-to-day life at LCCA for a week.

"I am extremely grateful that I had the chance to do my work experience for year 10 at such a lovely place like LCCA, where I have met very friendly and intelligent people who have truly helped me to think of new opportunities for my future,” he said.

“This was a great experience that I will never forget. A big thank you to all the LCCA staff members - without their guidance I wouldn't have gained so many new skills and developed myself."

We wish Calin all the best for his future.

Photography Summer Show

LCCA Photography Summer Show was a huge success for the HND Photography students and their lecturers, celebrating some of the best works our students have to offer. After a private viewing, the exhibition was open to the public at the LCCA campus.

For more pictures, visit LCCA’s Facebook page.

#LCCA on Instagram

LCCA students now have the chance to showcase their best moments on campus via the official LCCA Instagram account. It will be a platform for more student connectivity and interaction.

Student Council Members will manage the account and create more visibility by making sure to post photos of their fellow students working on their projects.

All photos can be emailed to

Follow us on Instagram at #lccaphotos.

Oscars of LCCA

The LCCA Film Festival - or the “Oscars of LCCA” - was one of the most successful events in the history of the college.

The best works of Creative Media Production and Interactive Media students were presented, and certificates for 30 films and 3 scripts were handed out.

Travel Time by Ricardo Alvarez won the best film of the festival by a clear majority of audience votes.

Nine different categories were featured, including Best Drama Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Music Video, Best 1 Minute Film, Best Experimental Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography and Best Editing.

Creative Media Production programme leader Karen Fraser has done an excellent job in organising and executing the event with the tutors and students.

The standard of work was impressive, the turnout of students was high, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Karen Fraser summarised the event as a ‘resounding success.’

Kevin Rowe, who teaches animation at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield, said that the students’ work was ‘more creative and inspired’ than any of the work he sees at NFTS.

Among the attendees from outside the college were Anna and Shane O’Sullivan, who awarded two of the certificates. As a feature film editor, Anna gave out the prize for the best editing, and Shane O’Sullivan (a documentary director) gave out the prize for the best documentary.

Time & Place Exhibition

The private viewing of ‘Time and Place’, an exhibition featuring photographic work by Andre Lichtenberg’s and brothers Brian & Gareth McClave, took place  at the LCCA Gallery.

The exhibition focuses on the passing of time in different ways, providing a contrast to traditional artistic approaches to capturing the moment of a particular scene.

Award-winning Brazilian-born photographer André Lichtenberg showcases his aerial studies of cities made from hundreds of photographs. Meanwhile, the photographic work of Brian and Gareth McClave represents several years of development of a new photographic process that captures reality in a slow scanning motion across a scene.

LCCA welcomes guest speakers

LCCA had the pleasure of hosting two inspiring guest speakers.

Independent curator and writer Shaheen Merali gave the first in a series of lectures examining aspects of cultures around the world, including identity, space, and translation. His first lecture focused on art histories of the world and issues raised by common notions that are either taken for granted or remain unresolved.

Media producer Louis Segal also delivered a great presentation on the creative origins of famous superheroes, showing rare film clips and illustrations that influenced classic comic-book artists like Bob Kane (Batman) and writers like Stan Lee (Spiderman). He analysed their creative processes and how they thought of their unique characters.

More talks are lined up for the future, so stay tuned.

LCCA attends fairs in South Korea and Turkey

LCCA attended the INARTS fair in Istanbul.

The INARTS fair is the only exhibition in Turkey that brings art institutions together from around the world, and was a great opportunity to meet with potential students.

They had the chance to meet with a member of the LCCA team and learn more about what courses we offer and how to apply.

LCCA also visited the UK Arts Fair in Seoul, South Korea, on the other side of the globe.

We look forward to greeting new students from both countries.



LCCA becomes a member of Cumulus 

LCCA has now been confirmed as a member of Cumulus at the organisation’s first 2016 conference in Nottingham.

Cumulus is a global association for art and design education and research, and is currently made up of 226 members from 49 countries. It is a forum for partnership and the transfer of knowledge and best practices.

This means that LCCA is now part of a worldwide network of recognised institutions focused on art, design, and media, giving it increased visibility and improving the reputation of the college. It also opens the door to new partnerships with different institutions, such as student exchange programmes and collaborative international research projects.

You can find out more about Cumulus here:

Congratulations to the team, and special thanks to Business Development Manager Francesco Valdiserri for pushing the project!


LCCA hosts photoshoot for British Hairdressing Awards 2016


Antonio Surace, International Artistic Director of Essensuals Toni and Guy, visited the LCCA Gallery last Sunday for a photoshoot. The models wore clothes designed and made by LCCA Fashion Design student Nicola Bacchilega.


Antonio is one of the candidates for the British Hairdressing Awards 2016, and will use the pictures as part of his submission.

The British Hairdressing Awards is seen as the Oscars of the hairdressing industry. It celebrates the most talented people in the field, rewarding them for their creativity and hard work.


LCCA is partnered with Essensuals and has collaborated on many projects before, including Essensuals sponsoring the Four Seasons Fashion Show.


Antonio will also be delivering a module in Fashion Styling as part of the MA Luxury Fashion Design course.


The British Hairdressing Awards 2016 will take place on the 28th of November, and we wish Antonio the best of luck.


LCCA student’s work featured in hip hop video

LCCA HND Fashion Design student Marcus Niles (aka Flylander) had his blue fur collared leather jacket heavily featured in Lethal Bizzle’s latest music video.

London-born actor and rapper Lethal Bizzle wears the jacket in his latest video “Wobble.”

Fashion Programme Leader Silja Manninen said she was very proud of her student’s achievement.


LCCA partners with South Thames College

We are pleased to announce that LCCA has entered into a partnership with the South Thames College to deliver a range of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). The new courses include:

• HND in Graphic Design

• HND in Games Animation

• HND in Fashion & Textiles

• HND in Photography

• HND in Hospitality

• HND in Business

Sagi Hartov, Managing Director of LCCA, said: “We are proud to partner with South Thames College and look forward to a fruitful relationship with them. We are keen to support our students through an academic route and see them progressing into our BAs and employment.”

Sharjeel Nawaz, Director of Strategy & Innovation at GUS, said: “GUS’ commitment to its widening participation initiative has always been at the core of its achievements. We provide opportunities to students from under-represented groups who want to return to learning and improve their employment prospects by enrolling in our vocational higher education courses.

“This partnership will help LCCA to attract a wide range of applicants from different social, cultural and educational backgrounds, and to work closely with one of the largest and reputable vocational institution in London.”



LCCA students filmed for Channel 4 show

LCCA fashion students were invited to give their expert opinions on winter wear for upcoming Channel 4 series ‘Supershoppers’.

The series will look at everyday goods and services – from clothes and food, to holidays – and discuss how products are made and marketed, why we buy them and how to get good value for money.

In the short sequence filmed at London’s Ice Bar, students had to compare fashionable winter jackets from a range of different price points and give their thoughts on quality, style and consumer behaviour. Discussing the garments was a challenge as the budget, mid-range and designer jackets were almost identical at first sight.

BA Fashion student, Mariana Custodio, said: “The experience was very good. Everybody there was very open and friendly. It was a good activity to help us understand how the fashion industry, branding and logos work together.”

Supershoppers is scheduled to air this autumn. Well done to all those who took part.

Weekend Opening Hours

LCCA 9 Holborn campus is open every day.

Monday- Friday 08:00- 22:00
(all facilities)

Saturday 10:00- 17:00
(designated areas)*

Sunday 10:00- 15:00
(designated areas)*

Students will only have access to the campus on weekends if they are wearing their ID’s. No day pass or replacement ID Cards will be issued during the weekends.

Students will also have to sign in and out the visitors book during the weekends and weekdays if they come when they don’t have classes.

* Rooms 103, 201, 202, 203, Fashion Studio and Student Lounge. All other rooms and facilities are open only on week days.

For more information or general inquiries please contact us on +44 (0)20 3535 11 55.

LCCA featured again on BBC’s The One Show

The BBC One Show recently filmed an interview with Brian Sibley at the LCCA Gallery in 9 Holborn.

Brian, who is an animation historian, spoke about Walt Disney’s first creation and the history of animation.

The feature was aired on the BBC One Show on the 14th of April 2016 at 7pm, and you can watch it here:


LCCA alumna praises the college


Ivana Puchlova, LCCA alumna student, has spoken about her time as a student at LCCA.


“I have made friends for life at LCCA,” she said. “It was like a small community, a friendly buzz. We used to do a lot of activities together. Tutors were very friendly and approachable, and Nana has been an incredible Programme Leader.”


Ivana is currently doing a BA in Photography at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, and will be graduating in May.


She is also planning to exhibit her work at the LCCA gallery at 9 Holborn in future; we look forward to welcoming her.

London College of Contemporary Arts in 2015

LCCA has had an excellent year for their students, including featuring on BBC One’s The One Show, teaming up with Arture Connect for a celebration of Indo-British relations, its first fashion graduate show, a whole host of fashion and art exhibitions, and their first ever graduation with more than 100 graduating students. As well as a new campus in Holborn, one of the highlights was the Four Seasons fashion show, featuring collections of 23 emerging fashion designers.

LCCA at Clothes Show 2015 in Birmingham


Designs from LCCA students were part of the Clothes Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham, a five-day fashion festival.

The event was packed with top fashion and beauty brands, hair and beauty demonstrations, makeovers, experts, trend reports, celebrities, and the next generation of fashion talent.

Prospective students spoke to representatives from the college about studying at LCCA and student life in London.

LCCA hosts first Open Day in new campus

Prospective students and their families were welcomed to the new LCCA campus at 9 Holborn.

The Open Day started with a welcome from Executive Dean and Managing Director Sagi Hartov, followed by a talk about the courses and a campus tour.

Undergraduate courses ranging from Foundation Art and Design to the BA in Graphic Design and Visual Communication were covered in the morning slot, while postgraduate students were welcomed to courses like the MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management and the MA in Public Relations.

All sessions lasted approximately 30 minutes, and students had the chance to ask any questions regarding application process, admissions, careers and student services, and student life.

The highlight of the Open Day was the workshops, which included fashion silhouette drawing, an introduction to visual merchandising, and portrait design.

LCCA featured on BBC’s The One Show

The One Show filmed an experiment with students at the LCCA fashion studio.

Five students took part in a test to see if the major cleaning brands actually fulfil their promises. Students were asked to stain white lab coats with various substances, including red wine, ink, coffee, and oil.

However, the creative students took an unusual approach, creating designs with the stains – one BBC crew member said it was a shame that they had to be washed off.

The lab coats were then taken to Good House Keeping to test the power of the cleaning agents in controlled laboratory conditions.

The segment was presented by Dominic Littlewood (pictured, right, with Sagi Hartov, Executive Dean and Managing Director of LCCA).

It was a fun and exciting morning for everyone involved.


You can view the episode on BBC iPlayer here: 

The segment at LCCA starts from 10:53.



‘Out of The Shadows’ fashion exhibition at LCCA


We are pleased to present Out Of The Shadows: an exciting exhibition showcasing the final projects of our fashion business students.


This exhibition was the first one to take place in the gallery at the new LCCA campus, showing projects on topics such as gender fluidity, fashion blogging, wearable technology research, jewellery, and fashion science.


The event included a drinks reception, live music, and fashion tutorials, and was a great success.



Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition

LCCA students  visited the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society’s gallery.


This annual event celebrates the best of travel photography and displays the winning images. The competition is open for entries till 1 October 2015.


Photography student Elena Bote said: “It is a very nice exhibition. I cannot believe that so many people from different countries contributed to this exhibition. I would recommend it to all students!”


LCCA hosts charity concert with singer Tally Koren

Singer-songwriter and Fringe Award Winner Tally Koren performed at LCCA, accompanied by special guests Phil Curran, Jamie Fisher and LCCA’s executive dean and managing director Sagi Hartov on the cello.

Tally's music has been featured on BBC Radio 2 by the likes of Chris Evans and Graham Norton, and she has recently received the ‘Ambassador for Peace’ award.The concert raised money for CHOICE Cambodia, which strives to make a difference to extremely poor and disadvantaged Cambodians. Their projects include safe drinking water for villagers in Kandal Province and educating young children in the CHOICE Centre.


‘Look of Style’ Award Winners Exhibition at LCCA

LCCA were delighted to welcome young designers Nere Ku and Viňa Romero, the winners of the 2014 ‘Look of Style’ Awards, to exhibit their work at the LCCA gallery space. LCCA were the invited academic partners of the competition, which was held in Manila, Philippines in November.

Shoe designer Nere Ku and fashion designer Viňa had their designs modelled on the catwalk by LCCA students.

The event was opened with a performance from Fringe Award Winner Tally Koren and a welcome talk from the Chief Academic Officer of GUS Professor Maurits van Rooijen.

The exhibition was supported by the British Council, and attended by Filipino designers Jaggy Glarino and Renan Pecson, who were in London to display their work at the International Fashion Showcase.

Anne Marie Kristine Umali, the Commercial Attaché and Director of the Embassy of the Philippines (pictured), also took part in the event.

Congratulations to LCCA’s Director of International Fashion Studies, Claire Ritchie, and Business Development Manager Laura Ramsay, who have done an amazing job in organising this event.


The exhibition was supported by the British Council, and attended by Filipino designers Jaggy Glarino and Renan Pecson, who were in London to display their work at the International Fashion Showcase.


Anne Marie Kristine Umali, the Commercial Attaché and Director of the Embassy of the Philippines (pictured), also took part in the event.


Congratulations to LCCA’s Director of International Fashion Studies, Claire Ritchie, and Business Development Manager Laura Ramsay, who have done an amazing job in organising this event.

LCCA volunteers at local soup kitchen

Staff and students volunteered at a local soup kitchen to cater for 66 homeless people as part of the LCCA Student Engagement activity.

The Open House soup kitchen relies on the generosity of volunteers. It has been operating for 13 years, feeding 60-70 homeless people every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 18:00 – 20:00.

Yuliya (pictured), a creative media production student, said that she was delighted to do something good for the community and didn’t think twice to travel all the way to central London to take part in the activity.



LCCA Gallery hosts Philharmonic Britannica Wind Ensemble

LCCA Gallery was filled with classical music by the Philharmonic Britannica Wind Ensemble.

Students and staff had free entry to the event, and everyone enjoyed London's most adventurous amateur orchestra.

LCCA in “The Guradian”

Claire Ritchie, director of International Fashion Studies at the London College of Contemporary Arts has been quoted in The Guardian in a feature about successful corporate branding:

"Claire Ritchie, director of International Fashion Studies at the London College of Contemporary Arts, highlights two strategies that have worked particularly well for Burberry’s renaissance – use of technology and personalisation."

“I’m Not Being Funny But” exhibition opens at LCCA

An art exhibition by Nick Pearson at LCCA left a huge impression on everyone who came to the opening night.

The exhibition, I’m Not Being Funny But, explored the manufactured objects that surround us. Pearson is interested in ‘lower’ cultural forms, using things such as old wallpaper, postcards, furniture, and discarded junk as starting points.

From skip, street, or pound shop, these objects are reworked as Pearson creates new or amplified associations. Often using wry humour or the ‘uncanny’, his work addresses what the artist sees as the interesting or awkward relationship between sculpture and everyday objects.

Nick Pearson teaches on the Art & Design Foundation Course at LCCA and has exhibited internationally.

GUS holds inaugural Quality Enhancement Conference

GUS’s first Quality Enhancement Conference took place on 23 July in the LCCA Gallery. There were around 60 attendees, made up of students, operations staff, and academics from LSBF, LCCA, FBT and St Patrick’s.

The conference allowed them to listen to and engage with industry experts, sharing their knowledge and deliberating on developments in the Higher Education (HE) sector.

The keynote speaker was Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE, who is the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Thames Valley University. He supported the emergence of private sector providers within HE, noting that colleges like those within GUS are often ahead of the curve, instigating change in the way stakeholders in the industry think.

The current fundamental shift in perceptions of quality assurance was discussed. Quality is now everyone’s responsibility, not just that of one department. He was keen to stress that this responsibility is a continuous cycle of co-ordinated improvement across the organisation.

LSBF Rector & Chief Executive Professor Maurits van Rooijen commented: “GUS wants its students to be as successful as they can be in their chosen careers. We are keen to illustrate to all that we are working towards that goal as a cohesive unit.”

In addition to Dr Tunbridge’s speech, workshops took place on a variety of topics, including enhancement through governance, curriculum and quality, and learning, teaching, and assessment.

LSBF Vice-Rector Professor James Kirkbride noted that the diversity of attendees “provides a great deal of hope to the GUS family.” He added that the presence of HR representatives was encouraging, as “while we rightly place emphasis on students, it is equally imperative we focus more on what we do to support our employees and thereby improve ourselves as an entity.”

Maldwyn Buckland, LSBF’s Director of Quality and Standards, and organiser of this event, would like to thank all who made this event a success. Next year’s event will be bigger, better and more inclusive, ensuring that the GUS family can continue to compete in the ever changing HE sector.


Students paint by numbers at the Old Royal Naval College

LCCA students took part in Europe's biggest 'paint-by-numbers' event at the Old Royal Naval College to celebrate Sir James Thornhill's 340th anniversary.

When the record-breaking painting is completed, it will be hung in front of the Painted Hall.

Students also had the chance to see Sir James Thornhill’s baroque masterpiece on the ceiling of the Painted Hall, which took 19 years to complete (including a break to paint St Paul’s Cathedral).

The event went down very well with students. Alicia Bernat found the event “really interesting”, saying that “it was great to be a part of painting history”.

Vanessa Brown added: “It is really nice to know that I am contributing to an historic event. It has been a great day and it was really creative!”

Thank you to all the students who took part.

LCCA signs contract with London Professional Centre in Qatar

A contract for training courses at the London Professional Centre in Doha, Qatar was signed at LCCA’s head office.

Sagi Hartov, LCCA’s managing director, signed the contract with Adnan Haj Omar of the London Professional Centre. The school handles professional training in Qatar for the private and government sectors.

Paul Bhangal, the director of enterprise at LCCA, will be travelling out to Doha in November to deliver the first training course to a group of senior managers.

The team are looking forward to further developing this relationship and bringing mutual benefits to both organisations.

Students visit global art fair

LCCA students visited the Art15 fair at the Olympia exhibition centre.

The fair prides itself on its focus on art from all over the world, with two thirds of the collections coming from outside the UK, and 42 countries represented in total.

The organisers ensured a consistently high level of quality across the galleries, welcoming thousands of collectors and art lovers – and students, of course.

We hope our students found the fair inspiring, and we look forward to seeing their work featured in the years to come!

LCCA Music Club begins

After the positive energy from the LCCA Talent Show, the first LCCA Music Club was started on 25 June.

Initially, the music club will provide a forum to discuss, play, and rehearse. At the first meeting, students discussed how to grow the music community within LCCA.

Make sure you look out for exciting musical events at LCCA in the future!

Students visit Al Jazeera office in London

LCCA students visited Al Jazeera at The Shard and were given a tour around their London office. The visit was arranged by the Student Engagement Team and Creative Media Production tutor Jorg Wagner.

Students were able to get an informative behind-the-scenes look into day-to-day life at the Al Jazeera office. They visited the news room as well as finding out how the 24-hour network is run and organised.

Creative Media Production students had plenty of good things to say. Justin Poole said: “The tour was very informative and gave a good insight into how news studios work. It has opened my eyes and pushed me to want to gain experience in the editing studio and the news room.”

Azanya McLeod added that she thought that the tour was really interesting, and found that seeing how programmes were organised was eye opening.

Another student, Stephen Mark, said: “It was an enlightening tour of the news network. How they transmit between different points of reference around the world was really cool. There is a lot that you don’t get to see in action when watching on TV, but now we have a deep insight on how it is put together.”


‘Beyond Sinu’ exhibition at LCCA

LCCA’s Fashion & Textiles student Nicola Bacchilega put together an exclusive Spring/Summer collection.

The designs were admired and bought at the exhibition, which was titled ‘Beyond Sinu’.

The exhibition focused on Nicola’s creations that have been inspired by the Sinu culture, with designs evoking the rituals of Amazonian tribes.


Creative Magazine

LCCA is proud to launch its student magazine.

Creative is a quarterly magazine dedicated to LCCA students, providing them with a platform for greater interconnectivity. While showcasing photography, art and writing from students at LCCA, Creative aims to promote creativity and provide relevant commentary on student features, nightlife, health, entertainment, fashion, sport features and much more.


LCCA student travels to New York to intern with Alexander Wang

When Alexander Wang’s parents emigrated to California, his mother started off washing dishes.  Today, he is one of the world’s leading fashion designers.

Lauren Hannmann, one of our very own LCCA students, has been given the opportunity to create her own success story.

She’ll be taking on an internship in the PR department with Alexander Wang in New York!

We wish her all the best, and hope this is the beginning of great things.

LCCA travel to South America

Laura Ramsay, LCCA’s International Business Development Manager, travelled to South America with her colleagues to pursue business opportunities and develop alliances with colleges throughout the region.

They visited Colombia, Peru, and Chile, meeting with agents and attending fairs to promote LCCA’s courses and lay the foundations for new partnerships with other colleges and universities.

LCCA has received hundreds of leads from these events, with students interested in graphic design, fashion, and photography.

Ms Ramsay said: “Overall, all three countries showed great interest in LCCA and our products, and so far I have had many enquiries following the meetings.“

Students are predicted to start arriving from October this year, with many more to come in next year.

LCCA meets with NIC International College in Japan

LCCA’s Business Development Manager Laura Ramsay met with representatives NIC International College in Japan in the cities of Tokyo and Osaka to explore possible partnership opportunities between the two institutions.

NIC International College is a preparatory school for Japanese students wishing to study overseas and are looking to provide students with affordable options for programmes in the arts sector.


Photography exhibition

HND Photography students presented their final major exhibition at a private viewing in The Gallery.

The series of individual works reflected the styles, knowledge and experience that they gained during the course of their last two years at LCCA.

Amongst the art on display was the work of student Ingrid Talosi, who documented herself becoming a mother and her son as a new-born, and Felix Xifel’s study of his childhood memories through photographs of London estates.

LCCA's 1st Fresher’s week

LCCA fresher’s week kicked off on 21 October, offering students free fitness guest passes, discount vouchers, and fun activities organised by LCCA student council members.

Author and film-maker Eric Schachter spoke about the unique concept of the Sir Charlie Darwin Film Festival, and his experience as a film director and artist.

Another highlight was the photo corner, with professional photography settings and costumes to dress up in.

Students were then treated to a screening of Animal House on the 22nd, with special bar nights on the 23rd, and a trip to the London night clubs taking place on the following nights.

A very warm welcome to all of our new LCCA students!





Professional development courses now available at LCCA

LCCA is now running CPD-certified courses in digital graphic design and fashion business. Students can choose from a total of 18 short courses.

The available courses in digital graphic design are:

• Computer Graphic Applications

• Typography

• Web Design

• Illustration

• Visual Communication

• Digital Publishing

• Visual Merchandising

• Corporate Identity

• Branding

Courses in fashion business are:

• Introduction to Fashion Industry

• Fashion Promotion and Marketing

• Digital Media and CAD

• Fashion Buying and merchandising

• The Design Process

• Cultural Studies in Fashion

• Branding Process

• Trends and Forecasting in Fashion

• Professional Practice

All of these courses are open to staff, who can also benefit from the company discount.


Life drawing at LCCA team building event

LCCA staff members were invited to a life drawing session at their most recent team building event.

Foundation Art & Design programme leader Mark Shaw gave a crash course in the basics of observational drawing, after which everyone began drawing the model.

The staff enjoyed experiencing what Foundation Art & Design students learn during their lectures, and everyone had a fantastic time, as well as being surprised to discover the excellent drawing skills of their colleagues.



LCCA students visit Marriott Hotel


MA International Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management students visited the Mariott Hotel with their programme leader Lilian Onuegbu as part of a field trip.

The hotel’s HR manager, HR coordinator, and senior events manager gave a presentation on the history of the Marriott Hotel and its success. They also gave insights into their jobs, including their day-to-day duties. Students found the experience instructive, informative, and interesting.

The field trip helped the students to learn more about the hidden duties of event managers, which include sales and marketing.

They also enjoyed the warm welcome and the service they got to experience, as complimentary afternoon tea was served before the presentation.



Fashion and Photography Experience at LCCA

Students on LCCA’s Fashion Editorial short courses recently took part in a practical workshop with photography tutor Ian Atkinson.

They were able to practise their photography skills on the streets of London, creating many new additions to their portfolios.


LCCA students visit Broadcasting Centre at the Shard

LCCA students on the Creative Media Production course visited the Al Jazeera news centre – which is located on the 16th floor of the Shard – as part of a tour with lecturer Jorg Wagner.

Master Control Room Operator David Jackson answered students’ questions and gave them a tour of the London office.

“The visit was a great privilege for me, especially to witness what goes on behind the scenes,” said student Michelle Adetoun Adeogun. “It was an eye opener to how some of the technology is utilised to transmit information across the globe.”

Another student, Andrew Wishart, also found it very informative. “The trip showed us different sides to the industry; for example, that we could become freelancers in editing, sound, etc., and gave some insight on how news networks are never asleep.”

Many thanks to Jorg for facilitating this field trip.

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