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Culture, Criticism and Curation (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
With a focus spanning art, design, architecture, fashion, film, performance, literature and media, the Culture, Criticism and Curation (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) equips you for work in galleries, museums and collections, TV, radio and new media, theatre and cinema, teaching, and arts and events management.


The Culture, Criticism and Curation (Hons) program at the University of the Arts London (UAL) gives students a multi-disciplinary, humanities-based degree scheme with wide-ranging content that spans the history and theory of art, design, architecture, fashion, film, popular culture, performance, media and literature.


The program develops your knowledge and skills to give you a wide choice of further education and career paths. You can go on to work in arts and heritage management and administration; in museums, collections and archives; as researchers within academic, commercial and not-for-profit organizations; in television, radio and new media; in theatre and cinema; and in teaching and arts entrepreneurship, in London and beyond.

You might also want to pursue postgraduate study. Many BA Culture, Criticism and Curation students have taken MA courses in a range of fields, including curating contemporary art and design, art history, the theatre in London, business and the arts, cultural theory, and historicism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course units

  • Stage One provides a foundation in the histories and theories of culture from the late 18th century to the present day. It also offers an introduction to skills appropriate for the course including journalistic and academic writing, library research skills, group presentations in collaborative curatorial work, and appropriate digital technologies.
  • Stage Two continues to explore the practices of BA (Honours) Culture, Criticism and Curation; students will also begin to develop a variety of approaches, demanding individual and experimental responses as they work on extended pieces of academic research and writing. 
  • Stage 3 is mostly organized in workshop and tutorial formats to support predominantly self-directed student learning. The focus is on the further development of independent working as students undertake their dissertation and final year project. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications:
  • 3 A Levels at grade B or above (two of which are in essay-based humanities subjects such as History, History of Art, English Literature, Philosophy, Government and Politics, Classical Studies)
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4) and 2 A Levels at Grade C or above (one of which is in an essay-based humanities subject such as History, History of Art, English Literature, Philosophy, Government and Politics, Classical Studies)
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
And five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 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
    Living Costs

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Bursaries of £1,000 awarded to eligible UK students studying an undergraduate course at University of the Arts London.

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