Events // Graduate School Festival


We are celebrating the launch of the London College of Communication Graduate School throughout May with a festival of free exhibitions, events, workshops and screenings. The Graduate School Festival will showcase new thinking and developments in design and media, stimulate discussion and spark debate.

Natalie Brett, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College, tells students: “We hope the festival will encourage you to uncover new connections, exchange ideas and expand your understanding of the creative landscape beyond your field of study.”

Our programme of events spans a wide variety of disciplines. On Thursday 8 May we have a packed day of talks, tours and show openings. Join the UAL Performance Research Network for some free vegan food at ‘Interstices’: an audience-participatory improvised exploration of dislocated settings and sounds.

Find out about postgraduate funding and scholarship opportunities in our Tech Talk Area, or check out the private view for our fantastic MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Summer Show ‘Where We Stand’.

‘Basketball is Life’, Rosa Verde, 2014, featured in ‘Where We Stand’.

The Graduate School Festival is a chance to discover the work of students from other courses, explore new thinking by researchers and academics and make connections with leading industry practitioners.

In State of the Art: Creative Content or Commerce?, MA Publishing Course Leader Desmond O’Rourke talks to Publishing Manager at Tate Etc Belinda Johnson about the future of the art magazine.

Conscientious Communicators symposium Change Makers: New Rules for the Way We Create assembles a high-profile industry panel to explore contemporary perspectives on environmental and social creativity.

The festival includes exhibitions from MA Interactive Media, Photography and the Archive Research Centre and the Graphic Subcultures research hub. There’s also the chance to connect with industry at a round table event featuring experts from It’s Nice That, Macmillan, BBC3, Getty Images, The Independent, Let’s Be Brief and Sennep among others.

Holly McConnell, Graduate School Coordinator, explains: “When I did my MA at LCC, I remember thinking I wish there had been more opportunities to meet and collaborate with students from other courses. That’s aim of the graduate school; to help students make connections, with each other, with researchers, and with industry.”

The festival is aimed at postgraduate students but open to all.

Read more on the Graduate School and see our full programme of events.

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