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Creative Writing and Film Cultures (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Creative Writing and Film Cultures (Hons) course at Kingston University offers an integrated course of study covering both the histories and contexts of the moving image, and critical, practical, and theoretical approaches to creative writing, in an interdisciplinary context.


The Creative Writing and Film Cultures (Hons) course at Kingston University explores creative writing and film as part of a dynamic matrix of cultural influences, in relation to politics, the visual arts and popular culture. It considers the ways in which creative writing and film can both shape and be shaped by their surrounding political contexts, and it engages with a range of theoretical ideas, from authorship and reception, to identity and ideology.

The degree fosters creativity and problem-solving skills and integrates professional practice into its modules through a variety of forms of assessment. It trains you in the writing and critical skills that are highly desirable to employers, and supports you throughout to gain confidence as independent learners.

You will be encouraged to develop a range of skills to articulate your ideas in written, oral and visual form across a variety of formats, allowing you to develop yourself for a career as a writer and more broadly in the creative industries.

Careers and progression

The degree is aimed at students keen to join the film and creative industries in areas outside practical production. The degree will provide students with experience of and insights into various roles across the creative industries including scriptwriting, festival programming, museum and exhibit curation, promotion and copywriting, social media management, fundraising, and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Creative Writing I: The Writer's Toolkit
  • Introduction to Creative Writing II: Writing that Works
  • From Pre-Cinema to Post-Cinema
  • Authorship and Active Audiences
  • Content, Form and Creativity
  • Independent Creative Writing
  • Writing about Film
  • Global Film Cultures

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        • A minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications such as A-levels, BTECs, 14-19 Diplomas, IB.
        • GCSE: candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*–C (or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings), five subjects including English and maths (Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and maths).
        • Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application and interview for selected applicants.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          14200 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          9250 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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        Living costs for London

        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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