LCCA - London College of Contemporary Arts

Foundation (Year 0) Creative Business


Our Foundation (Year 0) Creative Business is designed to prepare students for an undergraduate degree. This course focuses on exploring innovation and problem-solving in the context of creative business. Covering key business, management and marketing skills, you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and understanding to take your education to the next level.

You’ll engage in a series of independent and group projects

, working on live briefs and developing essential business and communication skills. After exploring the range of pathways within creative business, we will support you in choosing which area you’d like to specialise in 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


The 28-week level 3 programme, divided across three stages, is designed to support you in developing key language and creative business skills ready for undergraduate study.

Stage 1

Learn the basics of business, management and creative practices through a group project.

Stage 2

Provides understanding of the basics of marketing, communication and branding through a live project.

Stage 3

Enables you to confirm, develop and focus on your specialism and skills. It consists of three units: the Creative Business Project and English language, Research and Study Skills, and Introducing Visual Culture. In combination, the three units will support you in understanding the practical, logistical, theoretical and contextual underpinnings of their chosen specialism in the business school.

Modules include:

  • Introduction to Creative Business & Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills
  • Marketing, Communication & Branding
  • Creative Business Project
  • Visual Culture

Graduating with a business management degree will provide you with a versatile set of skills, suited to a number of different positions. After graduation, you could consider the following roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • B2B sales
  • Ergonomist
  • Event planner
  • HR manager
  • Independent business owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Management consultant
  • Office manager
  • Retail manager

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

  • BA (Hons) Business Management 
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing & Management
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

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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