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Course summary

Tailored towards content creators, our industry-accredited degree looks at digital marketing with a creative lens. Whether you’re an aspiring marketer, influencer, blogger, journalist or podcaster, you’ll develop an impressive portfolio while learning how to find, reach and engage a global audience through your quality content. Digital marketing is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK, with LinkedIn reporting a recent 52% increase in job demand.* But in the online world, what counts the most for brands is content – and how this informs a competitive strategy. From small start-ups to global businesses and solo entrepreneurs, every brand needs a digital presence and content-driven marketing plan to connect with their audience and grow. And our Digital Marketing & Content Creation course covers exactly how to do it. In the digital sphere, content really is king – reflecting who you are and what you stand for. You’ll develop impressive skills in digital design, audio and video production, and copywriting – discovering how brands engage and persuade audiences through methods like narrative and storytelling, and the key platforms and content formats that hold influence. You’ll also touch on mediums like podcasting, vlogging, online advertising and journalism, uncovering exactly how successful brands translate messaging into creative content, and inspire action in their audience. Brands also need to measure their impact – and data holds the key. Every digital channel is guided by algorithms and analytics, which reveal more about target audiences and how to engage with them. But learning to adapt to these – alongside new platforms and evolving technology – is essential. Because in this industry, the rules and opportunities are constantly changing. A company's reputation is ultimately tied to its product or service, however brand perception and reputation are critical to effective marketing. Reaching new audiences and building relationships through creative content is the cornerstone of that work. Brands also need to protect their image and content, and ensure they’re staying true to their ethos. And, as with every industry, there are regulations to abide by. Success means knowing the ins and outs of copyright and media law and making sure you’re playing by the rules. Most importantly, alongside your content creation skills, you’ll also build an understanding of entrepreneurship – from tools to manage money and resources, to creative ways to pitch and present. Whether it’s learning to take calculated risks or defining your goals, you’ll develop a keen commercial awareness and discover what it takes to build a successful brand in a niche of your own. Studying in London over the course of three years, you’ll learn through a mix of theory, hands-on activities and practical tools, spreading your time across workshops, guest lectures and seminars, and events with tutors from across the industry. By the end of your final year, you’ll have an understanding of the digital marketing sphere, ready to create your own brand, strategy and content. [switching pathways] Our flexible undergraduate business courses have been designed with the opportunity to change pathways in your second year. Once you’ve successfully completed your first year, if you find yourself drawn to a related area –like events management or music business –you’ll be able to switch to any of our Digital Marketing or Business programmes. [industry opportunity] Our Digital Marketing & Content Creation course is the perfect way to break into a competitive and fast-paced industry. You’ll quickly learn to apply your creativity and knowledge to real-world briefs and client work, so that you can start building a portfolio to set you up for a fully-fledged freelance career. Or if you’re looking for the best possible start in a corporate role, you’ll find yourself with an edge across a range of careers and specialities – from graphic design to entrepreneurship.


Year 1 (Level 4) Design Principles, Digital Copywriting, Introduction To Digital Marketing, Market Research, Content Creation & Social Media, Creative Content Marketing, Year 2 (Level 5) Copyright & Media Law, Data Analytics & Decision Making, Marketing Communications, Digital Marketing Strategy & Campaign Planning, Video & Audio Production For Content Creators, Storytelling For Global Audiences, Year 3 (level 6) Creative & Media Entrepreneurship, Brand Development & Management, Consumer Behaviour, Digital Advertising, Final project.

Assessment method

Assessment activities will include, but are not be limited to, student presentations, portfolios, individual and group projects, case studies, written examination papers, aural examinations, coursework, group problem solving, reflective journals, self and peer assessments.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students will typically hold a relevant equivalent qualification, please check your qualification with our Admissions team. In addition, you should hold a relevant English language qualification equivalent to CEFR Level B2. ICMP is able to sponsor students that require a Student Route Visa to study in the UK. For more information on the application process contact [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at the ICMP are designated each year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We have developed together with valued partners several scholarships and bursaries which supplement our outreach and widening participation activities and enhance access to our courses. Please contact our admissions team for more information.

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