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Academics

Fields of Study: Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

Experience the rich histories, diverse cultures, and vibrant lifestyles of the United Kingdom while you study at one of the campuses of the prestigious University of the Arts London. Depending on the term you choose to study at LCC, you have access to different college courses. In the fall or spring, you can choose courses offered through the Contemporary Media Cultures or the Media Communications program. If you go to London for a full year, you can enroll in LCC’s Journalism program, which offers an industry work placement.

Unique study opportunities

  • Learn how to succeed as a future-facing creative in the communications sector.
  • Take industry-focused courses in LCC’s Design School, Media School, or Screen School.
  • Become a part of a creative community of students and faculty who draw inspiration from new perspectives and collaboration.

Language

Language of Instruction:

Language Study: None

Courses and credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: 24 quarter/16 semester UC units per term.
  • To enroll in the Journalism and industry work placement internship, you must be at LCC for the full academic year.
  • You may also be asked to complete a short reflective essay.

Current Program Courses

Fall Course Offerings:

All courses are worth 8 quarter/6 semester UC units each:

  • Contemporary Cinema: Theories and Practices (you’ll take only the first part of the course)
  • Working in the Media and Creative Industries
  • Audiences, Publics and Networks
  • Digital Cultures
  • Promotional Media Communications
  • Researching Media Industries
Spring Course Offerings:

Unless otherwise noted, all courses are worth 8 quarter/6 semester UC units each:

  • Contemporary Media Cultures
  • Media Communications
Year Course Offerings:

All courses are worth 8 quarter/6 semester UC units each:

  • Creative Storytelling
  • Collaborative Project
  • Social Media and Data Journalism
  • Multimedia Features
  • Journalism, Representation and Popular Culture
  • Industry Work Placement – Spring term course

Catalogs and resources

  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses UC students have taken on this program.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location.

Academic culture

There is much that you will find unfamiliar in the British academic system. The pace and the amount of direction you will receive will be different. Rather than receiving a syllabus detailing what to read for each class, expect to simply receive a long reading list. This list will constitute the material of the course and you will likely need to find your own way through the reading. Tutors and lecturers may give some guidance about what will be covered in a certain class meeting, but they may also assume that you are familiar with the works on the list. It helps to ask questions about reading, background knowledge, and the like.

Faculty members, most often called lecturers (professor is a rare title held only by the head of a department or the holder of a chair), can frequently be found in their offices, but they are not generally required to hold specific office hours. Like their UC counterparts, some are readily available, some elusive.

You will have to adapt to the relative infrequency of class meetings. Classes typically meet once a week. Although you will spend less time in class, this does not mean less work. You will be expected to learn more independently. Since most classes meet infrequently, each class meeting is extremely important; come to class prepared and expect to participate when appropriate.

Grades

You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for the fall semester are typically available late March, and grades for the spring semester are typically available late July or early August.