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PGDip Design for Visual Communication alumna finds the Golden Meaning

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Golden Meaning brings together ideas from 55 contributing designers

Recent Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication graduate Margot Lombaert features with 54 other designers in an intriguing new publication by GraphicDesign&, co-founded by Lucie Roberts and Programme Director for Graphic Communication Design at Central St Martins, Rebecca Wright.

Golden Meaning invites design professionals, including Hort, Moniker, Catherine Zask, Kapitza, Ian Wright, Bibliothèque, Alan Kitching, MGMT.design, Julia, Mike Perry Studio, The Luxury of Protest and George Hardie, to respond to the idea of the golden mean, often referred to as the ‘divine proportion’.

Alongside Margot’s work, London College of Communication is further represented in contributions from Dean of the School of Design, Professor Lawrence Zeegen, and Lead Tutor on the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course, Hamish Muir.

First defined by Euclid, the golden mean has served historically as a blueprint for aesthetic innovation. Golden Meaning explores the relationship between graphic design and mathematics.

We asked Margot to tell us more about her latest project.

How did you get involved with Golden Meaning?

“Lucie Roberts from GraphicDesign& first approached me regarding a conceptual book I designed about representing a trip to space using visual grammar. She was working on a book on the golden mean and invited me to be one of the contributors. To be honest, I was not that familiar with the idea and mathematics in general are very abstract to me. I remember reading books about the golden ratio at the beach during summer to better understand the concept.

“What did strike me the most was the fact that we are surrounded by this proportion. I realised that it was at the centre of some of my designs, like my visual grammar book for example. I wanted to explore why it was such a big part of our lives.”

Can you give us a sneaky extract from your work in the book?

“Perhaps the earliest appearance of the golden ratio was at the moment of the Big Bang – a geometric analysis of our galaxy reveals the shape of a logarithmic spiral, which forms the basis of my design. Intrinsically linked to so many facets of our existence, could it be that the psychological resonance of the golden ratio is because it is fundamental to who we are and why we are here?” (Extract from my rationale for Golden Meaning)

How do you feel about the finished publication?

“When discovering the designs of the other contributors, I realised I was not the only one who felt a bit confused about the golden ratio. And that is probably why the book is so brilliant, with so many various and rich interpretations of this divine proportion. I am very proud to be part of this surprising book dealing with two subjects that seem at first rather opposite: design and maths. I am probably never going to enjoy mathematics on its own but combined with design – that’s a completely different recipe.

“Fun fact: the book has 284 pages. Divide this number by the golden ratio (1.618) and you will arrive on the spread of my design: page 175. It looks as if, for my first feature as a graphic designer, my name has been blessed by the divine proportion of alphabetical order!”

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Margot’s work exploring the idea of the golden mean

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BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image Science Museum takeover!

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Students from BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image took over part of Science Museum Lates last week.

Challenged to create interactive installations on the theme of bio-revolution London College of Communication (LCC) students educated, shocked and wowed the crowds with their ingenious creations.

These included a giant game of Operation, a bacteria vs antibiotics robot battle, a heartbeat orchestra and a roaming ‘Urbanaut’ from the year 2050 telling guests about tales of future woe and designs humanity will have to adapt to survive.

The Science Museum’s Lates with MasterCard is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. And LCC students were part of the biggest night ever with an incredible 6,914 visitors!

Here are some of the best images from the night…

Bacteria vs Antibiotics robot battle | Photography by Lewis Bush

Bacteria vs Antibiotics robot battle | Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

A touch enabled talking brain | Photography by Lewis Bush

A touch enabled talking brain | Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Futre Human Operation | Photography by Lewis Bush

Futre Human Operation | Photography by Lewis Bush

Heartbeat Orchestra |Photography by Lewis Bush

Heartbeat Orchestra |Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Urbanaut | Photography by Lewis Bush

Urbanaut | Photography by Lewis Bush

Urbanaut | Photography by Lewis Bush

Urbanaut | Photography by Lewis Bush

Alternative Phone Box | Photography by Lewis Bush

Alternative Phone Box | Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

Photography by Lewis Bush

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Double LCC win at BFI Future Film Festival

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The BFI Future Film Festival’s Documentary Award (19-25)

Two London College of Communication students had reason to celebrate at the BFI Future Film Festival 2014, which took place on 21-23 February on London’s South Bank. The festival offers film-makers aged 15-25 the chance to come together and share their remarkable films as well as taking part in a variety of workshops.

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design (specialising in Interaction and Moving Image) alumnus Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo scooped the Documentary Award for film-makers aged between 19 and 25 with his powerful docu-drama Hertz, based around the phenomena of Musical Ear Syndrome and Phantom Sounds, linked to rapid hearing loss.

Without dialogue, Hertz takes the audience through the five stages of grief during the loss of hearing based on real case studies, portraying a constant battle between reality and memory.

Watch Christopher’s film in full

The pitch for the festival’s promotional publicity was secured by another LCC undergraduate: BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design student Dhiren Patel. This is the third year running that an LCC student has won this pitch. BFI designer Piccia Neri said:

“The BFI managers tested the ideas in a number of focus groups with the Future Film Institute kids before presenting them to the marketing director. The idea getting the most consensus ended up being Dhiren Patel’s composition with all the tools necessary to a young film-maker. This concept really struck a chord with young audiences and film-makers, as well as satisfying the marketing department’s need for a clear message”.

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Dhiren Patel’s winning promotional concept

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Dhiren’s work on display

All the students who pitched their promotional concepts had banners of their work on display at the BFI during the festival. From BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, that included Assia Faheem, BoBae Kim and Alex Clarry.

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Games Design // Graduate Sam Chau returns to LCC hoping to inspire next wave of designers.

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New Associate Lecturer for BA (Hons) Games Design Sam Chau is enjoying being back at LCC. Londoner Sam, graduated from the same course in 2009 and we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to since and what advice he has for new students.

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LCC: You studied BA (Hons) Games Design at LCC and now you’re teaching here. So what made you choose Games in the first place?

Sam:  I love playing video games and I love creating things, so it made sense to combine the two. The great thing about the Games Design course is that it encompasses many aspects of actual game development. I was always more of a graphics, artsy guy and had never programmed prior to attending the course. After learning the basics, I found that programming was not only quite manageable, but enjoyable too.

LCC: What have you been up to since graduating?

SC: After graduating, I began my career as an intern developer at a digital media company called Believe Creative, and eventually worked my way to become a team lead. One of the projects I lead, called ‘Your Space’, had the user interact in a 3D world with the objective of populating it by completing games and activities. I was responsible for client-communication, project planning and managing the art and development teams.

LCC: And what are you working on at the moment?

SC: Well, it was always my goal to run my own games company and so in 2013, I made the decision to leave my job and become an indie games developer. I have done some contractual work and collaborations since, but my own debut game is still under development.

LCC: Brave decision to go it alone. If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?

SC: I’m a big fan of a Japanese artist who goes by the name ‘Imperial Boy’ and would love the chance to work with him. His work usually depicts very detailed and lively scenes, which I believe would translate amazingly into game worlds.

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Imperial Boy City Scape

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Imperial Boy City Scape Night

LCC: How does it feel to be coming back to LCC?

SC: Working as an individual now, it can be tough, It is quite easy to lose motivation without people around, but when I’m at LCC the students definitely give me a boost in drive and enthusiasm. And on a personal level, it’s nostalgic it always brings back fond memories.

LCC: What piece of advice would you give to new students coming to LCC?

SC: I would recommend venturing to different parts of the building as it is quite easy to stumble across someone or something that will inspire you, even if it’s completely unrelated to your own course. LCC really is full of creativity and you’ll be a fool not to embrace it.

LCC: Great advice. Now back to games, what’s the best game you’ve played in the past year?

SC: The Last of Us. With the amount of awards and accolades this games has amassed, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

LCC: What’s your favourite computer game of all time?

SC: I don’t have a favourite game (of all time), but there is one particular title that I always bring up when asked this question. The game, called Steel Battalion, is seemingly bland on paper: you pilot a robot and kill things. However, it came bundled with a 40-button controller, complete with twin sticks and foot pedals; learning to control the robot was like learning to drive for the first time again. I’ve not experienced anything quite like it since.

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LCC: What one book does a prospective Games Design student need on their shelf?

SC: Game Development, Art & Design is a very informative and accessible book that covers the processes, tasks and jobs involved in game development.

LCC: And what blogs, online resources do they do need to bookmark?

SC: For game industry news, I tend to go to visit sites such as gamesindustry.biz, gamasutra.com and develop-online.net. As technology is constantly evolving, it’s best to try and stay up to date so I would also recommend keeping an eye on official channels (such as unity3d.com for Unity) as changes could effect your development. As for news on games themselves, I mostly frequent polygon.com, eurogamer.net and vg247.com.

LCC: And finally, what three words would you use to best describe LCC?

SC: Creative, energy and inspiring.

LCC: Thanks Sam, great to have you back at LCC!

 

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LCC’s BA (Hons) Media Practice graduates forge ahead in film

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London College of Communication students in action

Graduates of London College of Communication’s FdA/BA (Hons) Media Practice course have been busy winning high-profile roles and placements in film and television as they take their skills in direction, editing, production and sound design out into the wider world. We decided to round up some of our favourite recent success stories from the course and reveal how these talented LCC alumni have kicked off their careers in style.

Graduate director and editor (2011) Chema Gomez currently works with Technicolor UK as their Frame Logic supervisor. He was also flown over to Chicago to be assistant editor on the Wachowskis’ (of The Matrix fame) latest film, Jupiter Ascending.

Graduate director and editor (2011) Miguel Lloro has been assistant editor on a number of television series with Clerkenwell Films, and is about to start as assistant editor on the UK unit of a forthcoming feature from Werner Herzog.

Sam McMullen graduated as a director in 2013 and has just started on the MA at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, directing fiction. Entry onto each of the School’s specialist courses is extremely competitive.

Charlotte McEwan, a 2011 production and production design graduate, has just completed work as art director on Superbob, a feature directed by Jon Drever with Grain Media. She previously spent six months working as a junior producer with London-based animation studio Art and Graft.

A graduate producer in 2012, Danny Lizaitis spent her first year out of the course working on the production team on Mike Leigh’s latest feature.

JP Lewis, a 2011 graduate director/editor, won third prize in the 2013 London International Awards celebrating the best in advertising. JP won the award as a director alongside production company Connected Pictures, with whom he has been working on a freelance basis since graduating.

Connected Pictures founder Peter Penny has given huge support to the BA (Hons) Media Practice course, attending assessment, giving feedback and offering work placements to a number of students every year. Graduate editor Max Elphintsone (2011) has been working at Connected Pictures as in-house editor since completing the course.

Graduate sound designer Gareth Maggs (2013) is currently at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, doing a diploma in sound recording for film and TV.

Since graduating in 2013, producer Isaac Piers Mantell has been working on the production teams of Law & Order UK and Broadchurch, both for ITV.

2011 graduate Adeyemi Michael went on to study documentary directing at the National Film and Television School. He has also recently won the highly prestigious 2013 Grierson Best Student Documentary award with Sodiq, a film he began working on at LCC.

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Students working in LCC’s technical suite

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Berlin show for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Online

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Gunta Podina

Graduates from the online version of London College of Communication’s MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography course have taken their work global, with show in Berlin. The exhibition, Never Seeing Nothing is open until 5 March at the Aff Galerie.

The online version of the course allows students to study part-time from wherever they are in the world – some of last year’s graduates didn’t meet in person until their final show in London in June 2013.

So it’s great to see them taking advantage of their network of photographers around the world to take the show to another country. If you’re in Berlin over the coming days here’s a selection of great work you can see.

Franziska Rieder // I Thought They Were Monsters

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Franziska Rieder

As a collection of records ‘I Thought They Were Monsters’  is aiming to present a straightforward piece of oral history, speaking of what it feels to be a mother and an artist in Germany in 2012. Amid the demands of her children, how does the artist-mother justify her need for self-expression? www.franziskarieder.com

Gunta Podina // “Njut Lagom! The secret art of being Swedish”

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Gunta Podna

“Njut Lagom! The secret art of being Swedish” examines the eccentricities of Swedish people in their leisure time, showing ordinary people doing ordinary things ‘typical’ of the Swedish culture. “Lagom,” meaning just enough or adequate,  represents an ideal rule for living for Swedes – neither too much nor too little, neither for good or for bad, neither too rich nor too poor. Excess, flashiness and boasting are abhorred in Sweden and individuals strive towards the middle way. gunta.eu

Italo Morales // Overnight Generation

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Italo Morales

Overnight Generation is a post-conflict reportage project which examines the complicated identities of young adults in contemporary Sarajevo. 
Plagued by what has been acknowledged as the longest siege in modern history, Overnight Generation is a portrait of Sarajevo and a tribute to its young citizens: a generation that had to grow up overnight, while the rest of us were asleep. italomorales.com

Dan Weill // GMT

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Dan Weill

‘GMT’ is a project that scrutinizes the subject of time within contemporary photographic practice. Walking along the geographic parameter of the Greenwich Meridian line, the project aims to draw attention to unexpected markers of time and landscape. www.danweillphotography.co.uk

Uta Beyer // Heimlich

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Uta Beyer

Uta Beyer’s photo essay Heimlich is a conceptual work based on a set of psychological, archaeological, and aesthetic approaches as a basis to explore and represent a group of  20 homes of impoverished old people living in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2012. www.utabeyer.com

Never Seeing Nothing
14 February – 5 March 2014
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Watch British Animation Awards finalists at LCC and vote for your favourites

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This week at London College of Communication (LCC) watch finalists from the British Animation Awards and vote for your favourites, including a film by BA (Hons) Animation lecturer Katerina Athanasopoulou.

The British Animation Awards is a biannual celebration of all fields of animation in the UK. The Public Choice Programme offers you the chance to vote for your favourite works from a diverse range of animations made over the past two years.

Three 90-minute programmes containing a mix of animated shorts, music videos and commercials will be screening in the Podium Lecture Theatre at LCC on Monday 24 February and Wednesday 26 February (see below for timings).

Included in Programme 3 is a short film, Apodemy, by BA (Hons) Animation lecturer Katerina Athanasopoulou, which is nominated for best commissioned animation. In 2013 Katerina won the prestigious Lumen Prize, described by the Guardian as “The World’s Pre-eminent Digital Art Prize.”

The screenings are free to all LCC and UAL students, staff and alumni. There’s no need to book just come along, enjoy the best of British Animation and support LCC animation by voting for Katerina!

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Public Choice Programme at London College of Communication

Monday 24 February, Podium Lecture Theatre
4.45pm – Programme 2
6.30pm – Programme 3

Wednesday 26 February, Podium Lecture Theatre
6pm – Programme 3
7.30pm – Programme 1

The British Animation Awards ceremony 2014 will be held on March 7th at the BFI, Southbank.

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Friday Feature // Publishing entrepreneur Angelos Tzigkounakis goes global

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MA Publishing alumnus Angelos Tzigkounakis

It is just four years since Greece had to call in the IMF to shore up its economy. Since this catastrophe the country’s national income has declined by 25%, while the national unemployment rate has rocketed to 27% with more than 58% of young people under 25 years of age out of work.  Now that Greece is emerging from this difficult period it is good to hear about one particular Greek creative business fighting back and aiming its sights on entrepreneurial export-led international initiatives.

Angelos Tzigkounakis, an MA Publishing 2007 alumnus from London College of Communication, explains in an interview with Course Leader Desmond O’Rourke how his media and magazine publishing company in Athens responded to these challenges with some creative solutions.

Tell us more about your publishing house and its titles:

ek architecture+design is a Greek publishing house with a total of seven editions (one monthly and six annual) all related to architecture, design and the built environment. EK magazine, Villas, Apartments, Maison de Campagne, Products, Contemporary Apartment Blocks and MykonosVillas aim to display contemporary architecture to a wide audience but specifically to professionals. Featuring buildings and interior space, articles on constructions and construction methods, tributes to Greek architects, and updates on architectural and design events in Greece and abroad, our magazines have been for 20 years at the forefront of the architectural press in Greece.

What is your personal involvement with the business?

Following the end of my MA studies in London, I returned to Greece and rejoined the family publishing house team. From the beginning my main aim was to refresh the images of our publications, making them more attractive and up to date design-wise. The magazines held a dominant position in the Greek market, but taking into consideration not only the economic situation in Greece but also the need to expand and evolve, it was my firm belief that we should focus on trying to export some of our magazines abroad. Exporting the magazines to the UK market was our first target.

My two-year spell in the UK put me in a position to be able to research further the dominant architectural magazines of the market abroad. The research strengthened my belief that our publications, with some necessary alterations and a good redesign, could hold a firm position in the very competitive UK market. Following discussions and meetings with local UK distributors we agreed terms with our first choice, Comag. Sales were positive, and we decided to move on to other markets. Currently, Villas, Maison de Campagne, MykonosVillas and Apartments are circulated in 10 countries (Greece, Cyprus, UK, Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, China and Taiwan).

What is the target readership for these four titles?

All four magazines are bilingual editions (Greek-English) and have as their main target group upper-middle and upper-class individuals, architects, interior designers, civil engineers, construction companies, hotels, museums and others. The unique characteristic of all four magazines is that every year they are 100% redesigned (except for the content of course), making each issue very different from the others.

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Luxurious bilingual and international bookazine highlighting contemporary exterior and interior design trends through thorough presentations of expensive residencies that combine modern aesthetic tastes and technological innovation.

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An annual edition featuring fascinating residences located in the countryside, designed by the most notable architectural offices.

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Apartments
Bilingual and international bookazine featuring unique apartments designed by top architectural firms.

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MykonosVillas
Luxurious bilingual bookazine where plasticity blends with modern architectural forms, through presentations of selected Mykonian villas of a unique aesthetic situated in dream locations.

Why do you use print media for the magazine titles, rather than digital products and platforms?

I firmly believe that print media is the most appropriate means for specialised publications such as those dealing with architecture and design. In general though, print media is not dead and never will be. Things of course have changed a lot during recent decades. Nowadays, it is absolutely necessary to be able to deliver your content in all possible ways that the user desires to receive it. Print, online, applications… all work well individually but work even better together.

Why did you take the titles global? Is this the future?

In our effort to expand and evolve we realised that taking the titles global was a one-way road to future existence and eventually success. After all, architecture and design is not local but universal.

How would you describe your role at ek architecture+design?

My role consists of multiple tasks in almost every field that has to do with the magazine. The most important:

  • Editor in Chief:  Having final responsibility for a publication’s operations and policies.
  • Communications Manager: Responsible for contacts with architectural offices to present their work in our magazines and contacts with brands in order to advertise their products in our magazines.
  • Digital Media Supervisor: website and social media editor

What was the best thing you enjoyed about your time on the MA Publishing course?

It was a great opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world,  learn from visiting professionals in the field, and be guided with expertise into the world of publishing by my tutors.

If you were to sum up LCC in three words, what would they be?

Creativity-Education-Expertise

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LCC’s Journalism graduates are everywhere

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Students working in London College of Communication’s newsroom

London College of Communication BA (Hons) Journalism graduates are everywhere, working in every form of journalism. Recent guest speaker Charlene White, an LCC alumna, who reads the news to London on ITV London, is one of many examples. Jenny Purt is another. She graduated four years ago and now writes for the Guardian Online. Gerard Starkey graduated in 2012 and has already been a reporter for Legal Week and eGaming Review. First-year BA (Hons) Journalism student Joshua Potter reports on the rise and rise of LCC’s graduate journalists.

The Guardian, the International New York Times, Metro, Vogue, MTV, 1883, BBC and Sky are just a few of the places where the graduates of London College of Communication are found. Their jobs range from reporter to editor. Many of the graduates have secured jobs in the year after leaving university; some have been employed before they even left. The BA Journalism programme at LCC prepares its students for every aspect of the world of journalism and starts to set them up for success the moment they walk through the doors in Year One.

During their years spent studying journalism at LCC, the students are encouraged to take internships, gain work experience, and set themselves up so they aren’t completely on their own once they leave university. This encouragement leads to cases like that of Mikkel Stern-Peltz and Shereen Lawrence, both of whom graduated last year. Mikkel has interned at The Independent, the London Evening Standard, and the Telegraph, three incredibly sought-after newspapers. Shereen, aside from being a radio presenter, got herself a place as an Editorial Intern for Touchline Media. Touchline Media is a sports and lifestyle publisher, with magazines ranging from Men’s Health to Runner’s World.

The LCC journalism course prepares its students for the real world. That includes real-world jobs like being a writer for London’s popular mid-market newspaper, the Metro (Emily Hewett, graduated in 2011). Adam Leyland is another who, after walking out of LCC’s doors last year, went on to report for TNT, the London Evening Standard, and the Liverpool Echo, to name just a few publications.

Newspapers are not the only places LCC Journalism graduates are finding work either. The magazine market is immense and the graduates of this school seem to be in all its corners. Vanessa Smart has written for the magazines Get Out UK and This Is Money. Verity Nelson has written for Shine Aloud, Live Magazine UK, and Fluid London. Francesco Buonasera is a writer of WatchMePivot Magazine and Elspeth Merry has worked on the magazines 1883 and Zink. All four of these alumni graduated last year.

Increasingly, more and more people are turning to freelance journalism. Jennifer Logan graduated last year and is a freelance fashion writer who has written for the likes of Trend Magazine. Kati Chitrakorn, who graduated two years earlier, took a similar path. Not only has she been able to land an internship with Vogue and work on the fashion desk for the International New York Times, but she is also currently working as a freelance editorial writer for WWD.

The world of journalism is vast and writing for newspapers and magazines is only one part of that world. Many graduates of the BA (Hons) Journalism programme have gone on to have careers in other aspects of journalism. Take, for example, Matthew Sanderson and Emma Bower, graduated 2012 and 2010 respectively. Matthew was a Copy Editor for BRICS Media Network and Emma was a Copy Editor for IPC Media. Emma is currently a commercial writer for News UK, the company that publishes The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Sun.

Melissa Quashie, 2010, along with being an online writer for MTV, is a BBC Communications Trainee. Rivalling the BBC is Sky News, where Isabella Rolfe works as the current Sub-Editor for Sky Sports News. Isabella also graduated in 2010.

Many graduates of London College of Communication’s Journalism programme have gone on to work on newspapers, magazines, online news sources, broadcast channels, and even freelance. But several of those graduates have taken those skills and used them in other fields of work. Take Laure Fourquet for instance. She hasn’t even graduated yet and she is already a volunteer writer for Request Initiative, a non-profit organisation working on behalf of other non-profits and charities acting in the public good.

Kenny Wastell graduated last year and is using his writing skills in his work with 3Monkeys Communications, and Rianna Raymond-Williams, also graduated last year, is one of the founders of Shine Aloud, the magazine for Shine, the social enterprise that aims to help people under 24 years old with health and relationship decisions. Rianna has also been a writer for the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and was a freelance writer for The Voice Magazine. The skills learned as a journalist are skills that cut across numerous different fields.

Words by BA (Hons) Journalism student Joshua Potter.

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First prize for FdA/BA (Hons) Surface Design alumna

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Seema Shah receives her prize from ACID’s Dids Macdonald

London College of Communication alumna Seema Shah, a graduate of FdA/BA (Hons) Surface Design, has won first prize in the Surface category in the New Design Britain section at the Interiors UK show, NEC Birmingham.

Seema’s work was seen alongside that of 506 international and UK exhibitors and judged by industry professionals and designers. The judges for the competition were winner of the first ever New Design Britain competition Rob Scarlett, Heals furniture buyer Elaine Boyle, Anthony Rayworth of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, CEO of ACID Dids Macdonald and wool, surface and textile buyer for John Lewis, Denise Philips.

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The New Design Britain exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC

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Seema’s winning creation

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Seema (second left) with some of the other winners

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