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Drama and Creative Writing BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Kingston's drama and creative writing graduates work in the creative industries as actors, writers, directors, stand-up comedians, outreach workers, technicians, producers and events managers. In addition to pursuing careers as writers, they 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 theatre, creative writing, 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.

We have industry links with publishers, theatre professionals and literary agents, as well as working writers in a variety of fields.

Creative writing alumni

Book cover of The Boy from Aleppo Who Painted the WarKingston creative writing graduate Sumia Sukkar's novel, The Boy from Aleppo Who Painted the War, has been broadcast as a drama on BBC Radio 4 and made Pick of the Week in The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail, as well as featuring on Radio 4's own Pick of the Week. Sumir was also interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

The Bookbag's Liz Green said of the novel: "However deep-rooted your compassion fatigue, this book will jolt you out of your cosy existence, demanding to be read... The words are easy, the prose flows beautifully and the plot moves forward effortlessly, but the story is grim, and could never be otherwise... This is one of those books that, like The Help by Katherine Stockett and Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, should become compulsory reading in schools for its simple truths."

The Boy from Aleppo Who Painted the War tells the story of the conflict in Syria through the eyes of an autistic teenager. Read about how this story was inspired.

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.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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