School of Arts, Culture and Communication - overview

Within the School, we aim to empower all our students to achieve excellence in their work and to positively impact the world around them.

We will inspire students through example, passion, and practice.  Our lectures are interactive, our seminars encourage students to debate and discuss, and our vibrant events programme enables students to learn outside the classroom.

Our teaching is grounded in research excellence, professional practice and diversity, promoting participatory learning in a supportive environment, and providing experience that translates directly into employable skills. The School offers a range of subjects:

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature and Language
  • History
  • Journalism and Publishing
  • Media and Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music

No matter what course you choose, you will develop important reflective skills, learn to question your assumptions and become better informed, enabled, and self-critical.

We will equip you with the tools to continue a life-long process of education and critical reflection, essential for whatever field, business or enterprise you enter.


The School provides a friendly and intellectually challenging environment in a wide range of subjects.

Creative Writing department

Creative Writing

Offers students of all backgrounds the chance to study with our experienced teaching team, which includes award-winning published authors.

English Literature department

English Literature and Language

The study of English at Kingston encourages students to take an active part within a supportive and academically stimulating environment.



History at Kingston is about excellent and enjoyable learning and teaching. We are innovative, in how we teach and research and also in how we collaborate.

Journalism and Publishing

Journalism and Publishing

Our courses provide you with a variety of traditional and new media skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the media and publishing industries.

Film, Television and New Broadcast Media

Media and Communication

We offer a programme where your understanding of theory, history and analysis strengthens and improves your practical work.

School of Economics

Philosophy department (CRMEP)

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy is the leading centre for postgraduate level study and doctoral research in continental philosophy in the UK.


Department of Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music

Study of performing arts at Kingston is informed by its social and historical context and offers excellence through diversity.

Andrew Teverson - Head of Humanities

Andrew Teverson

Head of School of Arts, Culture and Communication
Professor of English Literature
Kingston University, London

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