City University London

Course Introduction

City's BA (Hons) Creative and Cultural Industries is the first in the country and builds on our pioneering and well'established relationship with the cultural and creative industries. The department has a nearly 40 year history of running arts management, cultural policy and creative industries courses alongside academic research. Today City is broadening its research culture and international perspective. Staff have produced influential and significant work with media, governments, organisations and the public, with research at the cutting edge of academic debate in this field. The cultural and creative industries include media, television, film, publishing and the visual and performing arts. All of these are increasingly positioned at the heart of global economic and social life. Studying the creative and cultural industries involves considering traditional debates around cultural policy alongside contemporary questions on media power and cultural politics. It involves a blend of practice and theory and draws on different geographies and histories. Work might range from the creation of media content and finding out how small'scale creative enterprises work, to learning how and why international 'creative cities' are brought into being. The second year work placement elective module offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a work environment related to the creative industries. It also considers the politics of internship culture. Past students on the degree have undertaken work experience at the BBC, the Barbican, the Roundhouse, Rich Mix, Kiss FM, the Arts Council, the Olympics and a wide range of public, cultural, music, media and events organisations.

Course Modules

Year 1 Core modules: contextualising cultural policy; cultural and creative industries, the arts and popular culture; cultural production and creative technologies; interrogating consumer culture; managing creative enterprise. Year 2 (Includes the following core modules and a choice of practical and/or theoretical electives.) Core modules: globalisation and the cultural and creative industries; intellectual property rights and the regulation of culture; research methods. Year 3 (Includes the following core modules and a choice of practical and/or theoretical electives). Core modules: cultural work and the enterprising self; individual major project on the cultural and creative industries; the international marketing of culture.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 77%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 70%

75% Go on to work and/or study

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 8%

Total Coursework: 87%

Total Practical: 4%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation