Marketing Communications at Leeds Arts University - UCAS

Course summary

On this carefully focussed degree, you will learn to produce ‘Ideas That Work’. Our tutors nurture individuality through collaboration and practices modelled on real-life creative agencies. Develop new skills, gain hands-on experience and learn to pitch your ideas. Our tutors have considerable industry experience spanning marketing communications, brand development, strategy, advertising, art direction and copywriting. They will support you to understand how communications work, so that you can use creative thinking to help brands connect with consumers. Tutors spend time working with students one-to-one, giving constructive feedback, and nurturing creative potential to create business solutions. Our students pitch, win placements and work with leading national and international agency partners such as McCann, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Dentsu Creative, Havas, AKQA, IMA-HOME, We are The Allies, Drummond Central, Zeal, We Are Social, Golley Slater, Anomaly, 21 Grams, CULT London, and TBWA. These links maximise your exposure to global industry practice. You’ll have the opportunity to enter prestigious international competitions such as the D&AD New Blood Awards, Cannes Future Lions and The Drum Chip Shop Awards. Top agencies offer coaching, mentoring, work critiques, live briefs, workshops, competition briefs and work experience. Creative thinking sits at the core of our offer. Our approach encourages originality, innovation and experience of first-hand creative challenges developed both in-house and through our industry contacts. We have a focus on employability and helping you to produce the strongest portfolio possible to secure your ideal job.


Year one – Through our expert tuition, you will develop the ability to recognise, explore, understand, and build a fundamental knowledge of the elements of marketing communications. You will grow awareness of new and traditional media, brands, context, language, practices, creative and strategic thinking. Year two – By the second year, you will begin to explore your talents, proficiencies, and roles within the marketing communications industry, ranging across traditional, digital, and strategic through to the collaborative dynamism of creative specialisms. You will have opportunities to respond to exciting live and competition briefs generated by agencies, which demand a pragmatic approach to creativity. Year three – You will now have the tools to create work with a degree of professionalism that will illustrate your ability to combine the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. We will support you to plan your career path, refine your specialism, make contacts, network, and build meaningful relationships. The degree culminates with an impressive portfolio of work, guided by your new professional evaluation skills and an understanding of theoretical problem-solving.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Leeds Arts University encourages applications from talented and motivated students. The University uses a wide range of methods to assess applications, these can include: • personal statement • predicted grades • contextual information • reference • examples of your work • digital auditions or interview If you are successful in your application an offer will be made to you, if conditional we will ask for between 104 and 120 UCAS tariff points from any combination of A Levels/T Level/Extended Diploma/Foundation Diploma. The expected subjects will depend on the course you are applying for. All applicants must have GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4/Grade C or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Applicants for this course do not need to submit examples of work. - English You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at Grade 4/Grade C or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability. Currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design? If you are currently studying a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, you will have already achieved level 3 qualifications which carry UCAS tariff points. When considering your application, we will, collate your achieved tariff points with those you are predicted. You will also need a GCSE grade 4/ Grade C or above in English Language or English Literature or equivalent, or Functional Skills level 2 at a pass. Studying for Access to Higher Education or any other qualifications? We accept several other qualifications, please contact us to discuss before you apply.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1
EU £17500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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