Culture, Criticism and Curation BA (Hons)

With a focus spanning art, design, architecture, fashion, film, performance, literature and media, BA Culture, Criticism and Curation equips you for work in galleries, museums and collections, TV, radio and new media, theatre and cinema, teaching, and arts and events management.

This course is part of the Culture and Enterprise Programme.

Great reasons to apply:

Students produce academic and journalistic writing, and take part in practical projects to form a unique learning experience that places critical thinking, research, intellectual rigour and creative problem solving at its core.

The course is delivered by cultural historians, journalists, film makers, curators, arts market professionals and designers.

We maintain active collaborations with key cultural institutions and venues including National Trust, The Foundling Museum and 198 Gallery.

University of the Arts London is in the top 30 in UK’s latest higher education research audit. We rank among the top research universities with 83% of our research graded as world leading and internationally excellent, following the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014)

UAL is in the top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted. It is a top 5 research university in its broader peer group and first in the Power ranking in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category

BA Culture, Criticism and Curation alumni have gone on to further studies at Pratt, Columbia, New York University, Sotheby's, Courtauld and University College London, amongst others. Other alumni have gained jobs at British Film Institute, Emin International, Gagosian, BlainSouthern, Frieze Art Fair, V&A, Tate Modern and more.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
W294 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Selection to BA Culture, Criticism and Curation is determined by the quality of the application, meeting the minimum entry qualifications and how well the written work meets our criteria.

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, the course entry requirements detailed below:

Passes in three GCE A Levels (grade B or above), two of which are in essay-based humanities subjects such as History, History of Art, English Literature, Philosophy, Government and Politics, Classical Studies;

Passes at GCSE level in 5 subjects (grade C or above)


A Foundation Course in Art and Design;

Passes in two GCE A Levels (grade C or above), one of which is in an essay-based humanities;

Passes at GCSE level or equivalent in five subjects (grade C or above) including three passes in academic subjects

International candidates are normally required to demonstrate the required educational standard by possession of equivalent qualifications, e.g. International Baccalaureate or High School Diploma.

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strength and alternative evidence. This might be demonstrated by a combination of the following factors: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference.

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