LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

Foundation (Year 0) Art & Design


Our Foundation in Art and Design is designed to prepare students for an undergraduate degree. This course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into higher education in the UK. Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the confidence and practical skills to study a creative subject at a more advanced level.

The practical element of the Foundation in Art and Design involves experimentation in a range of creative practices, such as fashion, graphics, moving image and crafts.

You will work in an open studio space where you will be able to refine your abilities in a range of specialist techniques, at the same time as developing your own unique style and approach.

By the end of the course, you will have a strong creative portfolio, having explored a number of specialisms before choosing a specific subject to pursue at undergraduate level. The pathway to undergraduate studies include the following programmes:





Holborn, London


February | October


Four years

Study mode

Full-time, blended learning - online and on-campus

Awarding body

University for the Creative Arts

Tuition fees

UK/EU citizens - £9,250


SFE funding available


This year-long course will help you improve your skills and knowledge across a wide range of art and design subjects, preparing you for your chosen degree or helping you decide which course to study. You’ll build a strong portfolio of work before you start your degree, so you can hit the ground running and realise your full potential.

Stage 1

This stage has been designed to help students explore and think about specialist areas of study. You’ll develop key skills in investigation, recording and exploration within art, design and media, and study in a second language.

Stage 2

This stage gives you the chance to focus on your chosen specialist practice in the creative arts by exploring the practice's that you have decided upon in greater depth.

Stage 3

Students will complete this stage by initiating, researching, developing, concluding, evaluating and presenting a self-directed specialist project. Students will have the chance to propose and undertake individual work and therefore finally confirm your specialist practice and interests.

A programme of lectures, key workshops and relevant museum and gallery visits in the UK and Europe will support this course. Students will be introduced to and develop the awareness of key contextual, contemporary and historical ideas, concepts and themes, which will continue throughout their practical studio work.

Modules include:

  • Exploring Practices: Process, Materials & Techniques
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Investigating Specialist Practice
  • Visual Culture
  • Final Major Project

Studying graphic design with us will give you a highly transferable set of skills which are desirable across a broad range of creative industries.

Our graduates have landed exciting and fulfilling positions, including:

  • Graphic and packaging designers
  • Art directors
  • Picture editors
  • Information designers
  • App developers
  • Web and broadcast designers

Upon completion, you may like to consider further study at undergraduate level. Our range of degrees include:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Promotion
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

See our course selection here.



The standard entry requirements* for this course are one of the following:

  • 64 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 24 points from the International Baccalaureate, see more information about IB entry requirements

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2)



Other relevant and equivalent level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.


LCCA strives to provide its students with both academic excellence, career focus and a friendly environment across all disciplines. Our boutique campus is located in Holborn, at the heart of central London, with a range of facilities and equipment, making it the perfect place to study.

LCCA offers students opportunities to engage with experts both on and off campus.

Our teachers are experts in their field and will enrich your learning experience, facilitating your access to the most current industry expertise and networks across their creative specialisms.

We provide a range of top undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are delivered in partnership with TEF Gold awarded institute, the University for the Creative Arts.


We provide dedicated facilities for students, helping them to produce work at an industry-level standard and preparing them for a bright future. These facilities are the reason why, upon graduation, our students feel prepared to start working from day one.

Our students have access to a range of specialist facilities across the college. These include:

  • Mac studios with 110 Apple iMac. Software includes: GameMaker, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Access to WGSN – a leading trend forecasting company for fashion and design businesses
  • Reprographic services
  • 3D printers
  • Fashion studios with 46 industrial sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery sewing machines
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Photography Studio
  • Art and Design Studio

Whether you’re completing your first degree or undertak­ing further study to progress your career or change your career direction, LCCA’s strong industry links and wide networks will help you develop your skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost your career opportunities.

·         Aitor Throup Studio LTD

·         Burberry

·         Calvin Klein Jeans

·         Chloé

·         Claret Press

·         Harrods

·         Hop Fashion

·         House of Fraser

·         James Lakeland

·         Jan Masny

·         Karen Millen

·         Christian Louboutin

·         Bartlett Mitchell

·         Boodica UK

·         Pringle of Scotland

·         Richard Boll

·         Soho House

·         Ted Baker

·         Tommy Hilfiger

·         YKK

·         Yulan Creative

·         Paul Smith

·         Louis Vuitton

·         Maria Grachvogel

·         Net-a-Porter

·         Little Wardrobe London Ltd

·         Claret Showroom

·         ZARA


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