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

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

– By joining our Creative Agency, you’ll gain experience by working on paid live briefs with a variety of organisations such as The Science Museum and Veolia. You’ll pitch and present your ideas for a range of products, brands and agencies.

– You’ll exhibit your own work in inspiring creative spaces throughout the course.

– 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.

About this course

Imagine yourself working for a design agency? You’ll deliver digital and printed marketing 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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing BA (Hons) at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Marketing.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
14 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Marketing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26574 £26585 £30360
25-75 percentile range £21346 - £32675 £19523 - £34848 £21764 - £41751

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

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
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing, BA (Hons).


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

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

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2021 and beyond.

For foundation year and international fees, please visit:

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, 2024

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.

Rankings of Kingston University in related subject specific rankings.


    • #30 
    • #301 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #68 
    • #86 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #67 
    • #80 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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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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Where is this programme taught

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