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Creative Writing and Film Cultures BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

The degree is aimed at students keen to join the film and creative industries in areas outside practical production. The degree will provide students with experience of and insights into various roles across the creative industries including scriptwriting, festival programming, museum and exhibit curation, promotion and copywriting, social media management, fundraising, and teaching.

In addition to pursuing careers as writers, our graduates also work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, arts management, new media, education, community arts, the public relations industry, business, and therapeutic fields. A number of graduates go on to postgraduate study in, creative writing and  media, or to teacher training. Our alumni have published novels in a variety of countries as well as gaining employment in a range of industries where accurate and imaginative writing is valued.

Creative writing alumni

Our Kingston creative writing graduates have had their fair share of notable achievements.

Graduate Sarah Woolner with her Bafta award

Sarah Woolner won a BAFTA award for short animation Sleeping With The Fishes. The screenwriter was part of a team that carried off the British short animation award for the film Sleeping with the Fishes, which she made with producer James Walker and director Yousif Al-Khalifa.

The romantic comedy, set to music composed by fellow Kingston graduate Matt Kelly, tells the story of a woman who lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until the day a delivery man who looks like a rainbow trout turns up.

Creative Writing MFA alumnus Stevan Alcock's novel Blood Relatives is out with Fourth Estate. The Guardian praised the debut novel: "Refreshing, even radical... Blood Relatives could never be accused of being dull... the novel's most eye-catching aspect is its language. Alcock captures not only the voice of his intelligent, happy-go-lucky protagonist, but also the heft and current of his local tongue."

Adam Selves, the television and film producer whose production partner is Benedict Cumberbatch, studied creative writing as part of English Literature as did the writer/comedian/television actor James Mullinger.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

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