The BA (Hons) Cultural and Creative Industries is for those wishing to work in the industries including media, music, television, film, publishing and the visual and performing arts. This course will develop a robust portfolio of skills to analyse the working of these industries and how best to engage with them.
The BA (Hons) Cultural and Creative Industries will give graduates the intellectual and professional skills, industry knowledge and experience to identify and develop opportunities for working in and with the cultural and creative sectors in the UK and internationally.
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We welcome Access course applications from 'mature' students. These applicants will be considered on the basis of their own merits. Please be aware that Access students are often asked for further information to supplement their application, this is normally in the form of a questionnaire.
A typical offer for an Access applicant would be: Pass 60 credits, 45 of which at Level 3. These Level 3 credits must include at least 27 at distinction and 18 at merit. It is essential the Access course qualification is supplemented by at least a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications for direct entry to our programmes.
You can apply for a course here before you sit your final school exams (we would recommend applying in the October/November of the year before you wish to start). Any offer we decide to make to you will be conditional on you achieving the appropriate score in your school leaving qualifications, in conjunction with your English language qualification.
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
INTO City University London offers:
These courses offer a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in purpose-built study facilities. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
We accept students transferring from other universities for second year entry on a case-by case basis. If you wish to apply for second-year entry please be aware that you must:
If you feel you meet these requirements then please apply through UCAS as early as possible (transfer students normally apply when their first semester exam results are published) and we can then assess your eligibility. Please be aware you will need to select your 'point of entry' as year two.
Please note: For direct second-year entrants the overall degree classification will be based on the marks obtained at City University London only, with the weighting of 33/67 between the second and third year. Marks previously obtained will not be used in the degree classification.
On your application please include:
This information will enable us to make a more informed decision as to whether the content that you have studied is to an appropriate level for level-two entry. Please be aware that you must meet all of the above requirements, otherwise your application is unlikely to be successful.
If you are currently studying in an overseas institution and have any questions about applying for 2nd year entry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Find out more about:
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The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
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Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities on the form. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can see only their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City University London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
Your application for entry in September 2017 should arrive at UCAS between 1st September 2016 and 15th January 2017. Applications that arrive after 15th January 2017 will be considered only at the University’s discretion.
When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.
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Find out more about Cultural and Creative Industries at City
In the second year, you can choose a work placement as an elective module.
Former students have undertaken work experience at organisations including:
In between the second and third year of the course, you may also have the opportunity to study abroad for one year at one of our partner universities in the Netherlands, Australia, USA, Turkey and South Korea.
We offer a free language course for City University London students.
We teach the Cultural & Creative Industries BA degree through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.
You can find out more about our academic staff via our academic staff profiles page.
Methods of assessment vary for each module but will include the following:
a) Assessed coursework such as:
b) Unseen written examinations to assess your knowledge of key concepts and theories.
In the first year, you will explore a wide range of approaches, both theoretical and professional, which assist with understanding, engaging with and 'managing' the cultural industries.
The second year emphasises the international dimensions of the subject, offering a choice of optional modules and enabling students to take a work placement.
As part of an international collaboration, some students from Shanghai Theatre Academy join the course in year two.
The final year offers a choice of optional modules. You will focus on the problems and possibilities faced by contemporary cultural workers and develop a piece of independent and original work.
This course enables students to join the next generation of cultural analysts, creative entrepreneurs, content creators and policy-makers in music, events management, digital media, film and other creative industries.Graduates have the intellectual and professional skills, industry knowledge and experience to identify and develop opportunities for working in and with the creative and cultural sectors in the UK and internationally.
The transferable skills you will develop during the course range from critical analysis, problem solving and research skills to specific knowledge of the cultural and creative industries, creative business management and experience of project delivery, along with a broad range of self management and team working skills.
The course will prepare you for employment in:
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