London College of Communication

London College of Communication

Program Type: Exchange

At London College of Communication (LCC), a dynamic community of staff, students and graduates discover new possibilities in creative communications. Part of the University of Arts London (UAL), LCC supports students to explore the power of storytelling, develop a career they love, and to make a difference across wider society. LCC’s home in central London of Elephant and Castle means that students can explore the vibrant local community or use the wide range of transport links in the area for further adventures across London.


15-Feb: Fall


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Advertising and Digital Design
    • Portfolio: Students must submit a portfolio of recent work to the department within the online application.
    • Students must obtain academic approval from the department.
    • Students may participate in their 7th semester.

Course Information

A full-time semester credit load at LCC consists of 60 UK credits. Major and related area credit is available. Liberal arts credit is not available, but students may take liberal arts and other courses online at FIT at no additional expense as this is an exchange program.

Advertising and Digital Design Course Information:

Students fulfill 7th semester major and related area courses by taking a module worth 40 UK credits in Year 2 of the BA (Hons) Advertising or the BA (Hons) User Experience Design program at LCC.

Students must also take AD 494 - Senior Thesis Project Planning (2 Credits) online at FIT while abroad.

Academic Calendar

A detailed Academic Calendar can be viewed on the UAL website.

Students are generally expected to arrive the weekend before orientation begins.


Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Students may choose to apply to live in one of the UAL’s  Halls of Residence (recommended) or in a privately-rented home. Typically, only certain halls allow residents for one term, and the contract period begins in early September, up to 2 weeks before the start of orientation. 

UAL Housing for Study Abroad Students

Study Visa

US citizens do not need to apply for a visa in advance of arrival. Upon entering the UK with proper documentation, US citizens are granted Standard Visitor (short-term study) status by the border officer. All non-US citizens must carefully review UK visa requirements as they may need to apply in advance for a short-term study visa. Supporting documentation will be provided by CSM after admission.

UK Study Visa 

Health and Wellness

Health Insurance

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program.

UHC Study Abroad Insurance
*Students will be enrolled and account will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

FIT also requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Because the UHC Study Abroad Insurance is ACA-compliant, students may waive FIT's domestic Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process.


UAL's Student Services team provide a wide range of counseling, health and disability services to all enrolled students. Refer to their  Student Services  site for details on what services are available to you.

Program Budget

See: LCC Financial Budget Sheet (Google Doc)

A copy of this form may be taken to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor.


See: Paying for Study Abroad

Application, Instructions, and Preparations

See: How to Apply