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Culture, Media & Creative Industries BA

UCAS code: P300

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Become an expert in how the cultural and creative industries operate, the ways in which media shapes our lives and how we, in turn, influence the media and creative sectors. On our flexible Culture, Media & Creative Industries BA, you'll study a huge variety of topics - from film, music, games and immersive technologies to theatres, museums, heritage, contemporary art and more. With a strong focus on your professional development, studying this degree will provide you with a springboard into careers across the cultural sector.

Key benefits

  • Insight into how culture and media are produced, distributed and consumed across a wide variety of sectors and industries from fashion, VR or computer games to arts management and contemporary art. You'll apply concepts to real-world examples, work on industry-facing live-briefs and explore media and arts management and cultural policy.
  • The degree has a strong focus on creative careers and you'll gain practical and transferable skills to prepare you for working in the cultural, creative, media and digital sectors.
  • This is a flexible degree and you'll be able to specialise in areas including cultural studies, media studies or creative industries or combine all three.
  • This is the first degree based in the heart of London that combines culture, media and creative industries within one course and you'll enjoy links with our numerous partners in the arts, cultural and media industries.
  • The degree is taught in a department rated number one in the UK for the power and reputation of its research which feeds in to our teaching on the course.
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I chose King's College London because I wanted to study at a top university. It offers a world-class education as you are taught by renowned teachers.

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Course Aims

  • Our BA centres around three main areas: Media and Communications Cultural Studies Creative/Media Industries and Institutions Your optional modules will allow you to shape the degree around the areas that interest you most – you can either specialise in a topic or experience a broad range of themes.
  • This is a three-year course that comprises of modules totalling 360 credits. Your core modules provide a foundation for the degree and the diverse optional modules on offer will appeal to a wide range of creative subjects as well as giving you the opportunity to discover new areas of study.
  • Modules cover varied topics such as creativity, diversity, fashion, gender, intersectionality, memory, music, publishing, work in the cultural industries, and visual culture amongst others. The course also gives you the opportunity to put theory in to practice via project-based modules in years 2 and 3 which will involve organising and participating in public-facing events
  • With a strong focus on professional development, this degree is perfect if you are looking for careers in the cultural, creative and media industries or work in various roles that cover arts management, communications, publishing, public relations, advertising, policy or marketing.

Base campus

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the degree. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios

Your performance will be assessed through coursework (100%). Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations and portfolios.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions such as arts management and marketing, curation, heritage and museums, media making in film, television digital media, gaming etc. Some also choose to continue their studies at graduate level. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions such as arts management and marketing, curation

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  

Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:    •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.   In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:   · books if you choose to buy your own copies   · clothing for optional course related events and competitions   · library fees and fines   · personal photocopies   · printing course handouts   · society membership fees   · stationery   · graduation costs  · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • Our BA centres around three main areas: Media and Communications Cultural Studies Creative/Media Industries and Institutions Your optional modules will allow you to shape the degree around the areas that interest you most – you can either specialise in a topic or experience a broad range of themes.
  • This is a three-year course that comprises of modules totalling 360 credits. Your core modules provide a foundation for the degree and the diverse optional modules on offer will appeal to a wide range of creative subjects as well as giving you the opportunity to discover new areas of study.
  • Modules cover varied topics such as creativity, diversity, fashion, gender, intersectionality, memory, music, publishing, work in the cultural industries, and visual culture amongst others. The course also gives you the opportunity to put theory in to practice via project-based modules in years 2 and 3 which will involve organising and participating in public-facing events
  • With a strong focus on professional development, this degree is perfect if you are looking for careers in the cultural, creative and media industries or work in various roles that cover arts management, communications, publishing, public relations, advertising, policy or marketing.

Base campus

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the degree. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will provide support and guidance for your studies.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios

Your performance will be assessed through coursework (100%). Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations and portfolios.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions such as arts management and marketing, curation, heritage and museums, media making in film, television digital media, gaming etc. Some also choose to continue their studies at graduate level. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Our graduates go on to work in a range of professions such as arts management and marketing, curation

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  

Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:    •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.   In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:   · books if you choose to buy your own copies   · clothing for optional course related events and competitions   · library fees and fines   · personal photocopies   · printing course handouts   · society membership fees   · stationery   · graduation costs  · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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