LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts
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Two ways to apply

We are delighted that you are considering studying at the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA). This page contains information and advice for prospective students looking to apply for an LCCA undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

There are two ways you can apply to study an undergraduate course at LCCA:


We've made applying directly to study at LCCA easy. To apply in just a few steps, all you need to do is:

  1. Check you meet the course entry requirements 
  2. Download and complete an application form
  3. Return your completed application to

One of our friendly recruitment consultants will contact you to run through your application and help you through the next stage of the process. 


Apply for 2024 entry now – UCAS application deadline 31st January 2024, 6pm

If you’d like to apply to LCCA for September 2024, your application must be submitted to UCAS by 31st January 2024, 6pm (UK time).

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Find out more about how to apply here>>

Apply through UCAS Extra between 28th February and 4th July 2024

If you’ve used all five choices on your original application, you are not holding any offers and want to join LCCA, you’ll be able to add us as sixths choice using UCAS Extra.

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Find out more about UCAS Extra >>

Apply through UCAS Clearing between 5 July and 17 October 2024

If you are applying after 4th July, didn’t receive any offers or didn’t meet the conditions of your offers, you can apply for a course that still has places using UCAS Clearing.

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Find out more about UCAS Clearing >>

What you will need to do in order to apply

  • Start by registering for your Apply account at, adding personal details (username, password, and security questions)
  • Sign in to fill in the rest of your details
  • You’ll need to add in your funding and sponsorship options, residential status, any special needs or disabilities, and any criminal convictions
  • Add your email address and verify it with UCAS. Once completed, you will know when your application is updated
  • You can give a parent, guardian, or adviser nominated access if you’d like them to speak to us on your behalf

Additional Information (UK applicants only)

  • Equality, ethnic origin, national identity, any summer schools or taster courses you attended, care and parental education, and occupational background all need to be added in this section
  • The information given above isn’t compulsory or used for selection purposes, it’s just helpful for statistics

Student Finance (UK and EU applicants only)

  • Complete and share your information with the student loans or awards organisation you’re applying to as this should speed up the process of getting a loan
  • For more information about this, visit 

Course Choices

  • You can choose up to five courses. There’s no preference order and your chosen universities or colleges won’t see where else you’ve applied
  • Make sure you’re familiar with the application deadline(s) for the courses you want to apply for by visiting

Full Education History

  • Complete all your qualifications, whether you have your result or if you’re still awaiting exams and results
  • Send the results to your chosen universities and colleges when you get them
  • For more information on adding your qualifications to your application, visit

Your Employment History

  • If you’ve had any paid jobs, full time or part-time, enter details for up to five of them including company names, addresses, job descriptions, and start to finish dates
  • If you’ve done any unpaid or voluntary work, you don’t need to include details about it in this section but you can talk about this in your personal statement

Write a Personal Statement

  • This is your chance to show universities and colleges why you want to study the course and why you’d make a great student
  • We advise you to start early and check it through with teachers, advisers, or family
  • For more detailed advice on how to write your personal statement, visit

Take a final look at your Application

  • See if you need to make any edits, then mark it as complete and save it
  • Once you’ve marked all the previous sections as complete, you’ll be able to read and agree to the declaration which allows UCAS to process your information and send it to your chosen universities or colleges.
  • You’ll then be able to move on to the final section.

Complete with your reference, pay your fee, and send your application to UCAS

A reference is a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser, or professional who knows you academically or professionally.

  • The application fee is £20 if you’re applying to just one course, or £26 for more than one course choice
  • Are you applying through a school, college, or centre? Then they will let you know whether and when you should pay them directly. Alternatively, they will tell you to pay UCAS directly by credit or debit card –if you’d do this before the reference is added to your application
  • Are you applying independently? If so, after the reference is added, pay by credit or debit card online, then send your application to UCAS
  • For more information on completing your application, please visit

What happens after I apply?

At LCCA we recognise the individualities in our students, as we think this is particularly important for creative courses. In your application, we look for evidence that you will benefit from the educational experience we offer. We accept students with both traditional and non-traditional qualifications.

We will acknowledge receipt of your application within five working days and pass your details onto the appropriate admissions tutor for your course. We will be in touch with you shortly after to either offer you a place or arrange an interview with one of the course tutors to discuss your application and give you an opportunity to find out more about both the college and the course.


You may be invited to come in for an interview, giving you the opportunity to show us your portfolio of work and ask about the college.


You should include a wide range of work demonstrating your particular areas of interest. These may be in different formats and in a variety of media. Don’t be over selective, we will assess your potential and take into account what you have achieved so far. Make sure you know your work so that you are able to speak clearly about your ideas.

Late applications and clearing

In July and August, full-time applicants who are applying late, who do not currently hold an offer or who have not met the conditions of an offer may be able to apply directly to us. Places are limited and only available on courses that are not yet full. Details of all our courses are available on the LCCA website, by calling the clearing helpline number 0203 535 1155, or by emailing


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