University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Advertising and Brand Design (Swansea College of Art) University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Advertising and Brand Design course at Swansea College of Art UWTSD embraces the amazing opportunities offered by new technologies and innovations. These are making our course an extremely exciting and creative area of study.

We support our students evolution by inspiring contemporary, creative thinking to solve the communication problems of the future. Our students have actually won four international D&AD New Blood awards in the last five years.

We mentor our students to be ideas-driven, media-neutral, team players with a 360 degree strategic view. By studying with us you will become highly skilled in creating relevant ideas that reach the hearts and minds of audiences.

You will explore ideas through a multitude of creative techniques from photography to film, graphic design to copywriting, AI to AR, disruption to experiential, blogs to vlogs and social media to name just a few.

Our students benefit because we have smaller class sizes than many universities. This means there is considerably more contact time with lecturers. This creates a dynamic environment where you can confidently develop your creative skills whilst being fully supported by your lecturers.

Our alumni work in many diverse roles from Agency Creatives and Digital Designers to Copywriters and Social Media Managers.

Course details


Level 4 Modules (year 1)
• Typography (ABD)
• Copywriting
• Advertising Environment
• Graphic Communication (ABD)
• Visual Studies 1
• Visual Studies 2
• Ways of Thinking
• Ways of Perceiving
Level 5 Modules (year 2)
• Brand Experience
• Digital Advertising
• Integrated Advertising
• Sustainability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
• Visual Enquiry 1
• Visual Enquiry 2
• Creative Research
• Research Practices
Level 6 Modules (year 3)
• Graduate Portfolio
• Advanced Creative Enquiry
• Marketing & Self Promotion
• Dissertation
Level 7 Modules (year 4)
• The Thought Experiment
• Advanced Critical Thinking Advanced Professional Practice (option A)
• Advanced Professional Practice (option B)
• Principal Project

Assessment method

Assessment is carried out through coursework, both written and practical. There are no exams on this course. Students are formatively assessed throughout a module, summative assessment takes place at the end of a module before the end of the semester. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code S2J5
Institution code T80
Campus name Dynevor, Swansea
Campus code V

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications and portfolio of work.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

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Provider information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
SA31 3EP

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Admissions Office

0300 500 5054