Kingston University
Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing BA (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Business and Management

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Management, Leadership at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £24500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30000 £19500 - £30000 £23000 - £36500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29138 £27297 £31519
25-75 percentile range £24848 - £35191 £20174 - £35659 £22788 - £43702

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You’ll exhibit your own work in inspiring creative spaces both on and off-campus.
- By joining our creative agency, StudioKT1.com, you’ll gain experience by working on paid live briefs with a variety of organisations, such as Kingston First and Veolia. You’ll pitch and present your ideas to a variety of brands, studios and agencies.
  • Thinking Through Making is the ethos of Kingston School of Art. You’ll be able to experiment and learn in our world-class 3D workshops, digital media labs, film, photography and printmaking facilities.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

About this course

Do you see yourself working for an interactive agency, an innovative start-up or using technology creatively? You’ll deliver creative responses to meet a client’s needs, using the marketing skills, project management knowledge and experience of the industry that you’ve acquired from this course.

As well as giving you an understanding of design values and commercial practice, on this degree you’ll create marketing materials and develop innovative user experiences across different media and digital environments.

Throughout the course, you’ll also develop the commercial and organisational skills and understanding needed to work effectively in the creative and cultural sector. You’ll have creative freedom and be encouraged to undertake non- commercial creative projects.

Future Skills

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

Career opportunities

You’ll graduate ready for a career in a design agency or similar creative organisation.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing BA (Hons) at Kingston University

23% Information Technology Professionals
16% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
9% Engineering professionals
7% Managers, directors and senior officials
7% Finance Professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
3% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
3% Information Technology Professionals
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
2% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment typically comprises practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios and dissertation).

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications. In additional candidates will need GCSE English at grades A*-C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings. All application forms and personal statements will be read and considered. We are looking for creative, critical and ambitious students. We are keen to encourage students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Mature students and those with non-standard qualifications are welcome to apply and will be given the opportunity to meet with the course team to explore suitability and expectations. We are also looking for potential and applicants who do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths or alternative evidence, for example related academic or work experience, the quality of the personal statement, a portfolio of practical work, a strong academic or professional reference, or a combination of these.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit:

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

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Student composition of Kingston University

undergraduates:
12155
postgraduates:
4525
Total:
16680
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