Preparation for Design, Media and Screen (Online)
University of the Arts London
Key Course Facts
This exciting and challenging course will enable you to develop your creative, academic and professional potential in design, media and screen. Choose from a range of pathways including graphic design, advertising, journalism, branded spaces, public relations, illustration, animation, film and photography. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).
This version of the Certificate in Higher Education is offered entirely in online mode. Alternatively, you may be interested in applying to the in-person version of the course.
What you can expect
Taking both a synchronous and asynchronous learning approach, this course combines online and studio workshop modes.
You’ll be encouraged to explore a wide range of media, and to mix traditional methods of making with digital and interactive processes.
You’ll have access to a range of technical facilities including our Letterpress, 3D and Printmaking workshops, the Creative Technology Lab, and our Photography Studios.
Undertaking a major project in a specialist area of your choice will help you to feel prepared for the first year of your undergraduate degree.
Successful completion of this course will guarantee you the offer of a place on an undergraduate degree at London College of Communication (LCC).
About London College of Communication The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
32 points from full Level 3 qualifications.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Preparation for Design, Media and Screen (Online), CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Preparation for Design, Media and Screen (Online) CertHE
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.
Student composition of University of the Arts London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022