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

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

– You’ll gain valuable experience by working on a variety of paid live briefs through our very own Creative Agency.

– Kingston has world-class 3D workshops, digital media labs, film, photography and printmaking facilities, which you’ll be encouraged to explore through our ethos of Thinking Through Making.

– These inspiring creative spaces are accessible to you all, irrespective of which course you’re studying; you can try your hand at everything from sculpture to animation, via photography and bookbinding

About this course

If you’re considering a career in exhibitions or events, this course could be ideal. It offers practical experience in running exhibitions and events, and you’ll study topics like design theory, branding and strategy for creative organisations.

You’ll gain essential skills for the curation, conception, resourcing, marketing and budgeting of an exhibition or event. You’ll study the principles of visitor experience, discover how to develop events for defined audiences and examine how to create meaning and message through exhibitions.

There are opportunities to work on real-world projects, delivering exhibitions and events for a client and getting work experience to help your future career.

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.

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
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Tuition Fees Creative and Cultural Industries: Events and Experiences Design 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)

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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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