Taught course

Creative Practice

Kingston University · Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Entry requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are: A good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in a creative arts discipline. Applicants with relevant experience but not necessarily the qualifications or disciplinary background identified above, and who demonstrate the necessary skills and intellectual achievement needed to undertake the course will also be considered. All applicants invited for an interview are required to present a portfolio of work.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a stand-alone, credit-bearing, one-year pre-masters course to prepare for further study on one of our practice-based masters courses. It is ideal if you already have a bachelors degree in a related discipline and are intending to apply for one of our practice-based MA courses, but would like first to consolidate your practical skills and benefit straight away from the design education offered at Kingston University.

Key features

  • This course provides the opportunity to develop your creative practice within the supportive context of a peer group.
  • It seeks to develop your ability for reflective practice and confident creativity.
  • On successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to apply to progress to your chosen practice-based MA.
  • After completing the masters course, previous graduates have gone on to work in design offices, publishing houses, interactive media, film and television companies, fashion houses and advertising agencies worldwide.

What will you study

The learning experience of this course will be tailored according to your subject area (which you should indicate when you apply) by the relevant postgraduate course teams. Available subjects are Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Product+Space.

You will work within your subject-specific course peer group, the wider course peer group (comprised of students from across a range of subject areas), and alongside current postgraduate students. The aim will be to build up a strong portfolio of relevant project work that clearly demonstrates your developing intellectual and practical strengths. Projects are designed to help you develop creative and flexible thinking, sound technical skills, and an understanding of the need for a variety of approaches to any given subject or brief.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930