Advertising is communication that encourages people to take action. It embraces many different disciplines such as psychology, sociology, business and, of course, design. This Advertising Design course is one of only a few specialist advertising courses in the UK. We focus on creative ideas, technical skills, and understanding contemporary culture. You’ll explore the areas of art direction, copywriting and strategy development, as well as how to design campaigns for all forms of advertising, including digital and traditional print-based. We have strong links with industry and you’ll work with creative professionals through ‘live’ projects. We’re actively involved in the D&AD (Design & Art Direction) education scheme, which provides opportunities for you to showcase your work to advertising agencies. Your studies here in Cardiff will help you gain creative and technical skills, as well as the confidence, to work in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of advertising. Studying Advertising Design in Cardiff, you’ll be a part of our creative community and have the chance to collaborate with other creative industries students such as photographers, artists and musicians. When you graduate, you could pursue a career as a creative director, brand manager, copywriter, media buyer and planner, digital marketer or account handler.
Throughout the Advertising Design course you will be assessed on both practice-based modules and written assignments. You will receive clear and detailed feedback that will help you reflect on, and further develop your strengths.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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Additional entry requirements
Selection for this course is based on a suitable application and attendance at an interview with successful outcome. Your interview is an opportunity for you to talk about your interests and ideas, and to find out what is so special about Advertising Design at USW.
We encourage you to bring either a portfolio or examples of your work (digital/physical) to your interview. If your interview is online, a link to your portfolio or work can be sent to [email protected] Your portfolio should display competencies in creative ideas and thinking, and can be shown in sketchbook or journal form. We welcome content such as research, design sheets, graphics, branding, fine art, photography and creative writing as well as content through digital platforms such as motion/film/VFX work or a social media platform.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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