Creative Arts Undergraduate Study

The BA in Creative Arts at SOAS is designed for students wishing to develop a critical and theoretically informed approach to the arts and the cultural industries.

Students will be introduced to a wide range of thematic and theoretical issues, and will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in radio, curating, film festivals and musical performance both within taught modules and assignments.

Both theoretical and practical in orientation, this interdisciplinary degree gives insight into the varied forms of artistic expressions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Times Higher Education

We’re ranked 13 in the UK and 61 in the world for Arts & Humanities in the Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2019

This programme brings together art historical, musical, film, and literary perspectives to explore the expressive arts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and their diasporas.

Course profile

Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.

Course profile

Graduate Destinations

With its interdisciplinary focus, Creative Arts graduates will broaden their expertise across art history, music, film and literature. This provides an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing graduate study concerned with the expressive cultures of Asia, Africa or the Middle East.
This, coupled with the strong sense of social justice that our students are well known for – is why SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:
  • Abner Stein Literary Agency
  • Amnesty International
  • BBC
  • British Library
  • HSBC
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • KPMG
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus
  • Oriental and African Strategic Investment Services Limited
  • Prisoners of Conscience
  • Salusbury World Refugee Centre
  • Social Action for Health
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UK Government Stabilisation Unit

Class of 2016: Six months after completing their studies

In work 46%
In study 39%
Other 15%

SOAS alumni and students around the world

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