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Culture, Media & Creative Industries

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

Access to HE Diploma (for example, in Humanities) with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

93-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Media and communication studies

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.

- Unique course: The only degree in the UK that combines culture, media and creative industries within one course

- Strong focus on careers: You’ll gain practical and transferable skills to prepare you for careers in the cultural, creative, media and digital sectors.

- Variety: Modules cover diverse subjects from fashion, Virtual Reality or computer games to arts management and contemporary art.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/culture-media-creative-industries-ba

- Study what you love: 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.

- Cross discipline skills: Our BA draws on Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Heritage/Museum Studies, History, Media & Communication Studies, Memory Studies, Music, Policy, and Sociology.

- Modern & Relevant: You’ll apply concepts to real-world examples, work on industry-facing live-briefs and explore media and arts management and cultural policy.

- London partners: Located at the heart of London’s arts and media industries, you’ll also enjoy links with our numerous partners in the arts, cultural and media industries.

- Taught by a range of experts 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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Culture, Media and Creative Industries

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

37%
UK students
63%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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