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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Our BA(Hons) Advertising and Brand Design degree course at Swansea College of Art UWTSD is focussed on providing our graduates with the very best opportunity to land their dream job in the creative industries.

Our students study to become creative communication practitioners which, in an ever-changing media landscape, means learning how to communicate through numerous digital, social media, traditional and non-traditional channels, to reach specific target audiences.

The challenge is exciting and requires boundless innovation so we encourage originality and risk-taking. We also emphasise a future-facing sustainable and ethical approach to advertising and branding, because tomorrow is just as important to us as today.

Many of our students have gone on to work with globally recognised brands like DHL, Qatar Airways, Playstation, Asics, Snickers, Lego, Virgin, Under Armour, British Skin Foundation, Remington, Pizza Hut and Thorpe Park.

We pride ourselves on our small class sizes and are part of the longest established art school in Wales. This means we can offer you considerable contact time with your lecturers and the use of our extensive facilities to help you realise your long-term creative ambitions.

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

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 W221
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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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
SA31 3EP

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0300 500 5054