BA (Hons) Advertising Design

The Advertising Design course at the University of South Wales produces the creative directors, art directors, brand managers, copywriters, digital designers, planners and strategists of the future. One of only a few specialist Advertising Design courses in the UK, this course will give you the opportunity to develop the creative and technical skills, and the ability and confidence to work in the fast paced and constantly evolving world of advertising.

You will study a wide range of topics and develop extensive skills in copywriting, creative direction and strategy development, as well as designing campaigns for all forms of traditional and new media 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.

What you will study

Year one focuses on developing your ability to generate new and innovative ideas and concepts and to solve a variety of communication problems. Workshops are complemented by introductions to a range of technical skills, and supported by a programme of classes that will explore the theory of advertising and media culture.

In year two you will begin to apply your creativity to a number of ‘real’ advertising situations by working directly with clients and professional agencies. Students always thrive on the experience of collaboration, and rise to the challenge of meeting professional...

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Lee Thomas, Course Leader
Emma Marshman, Academic Subject Manager
Nick George, Lecturer
Ceri Angel, Lecturer
Lisa Jones, Lecturer
Liam Collins, Technical Demonstrator

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Work and Study Placements

We recognise the power of connections, and throughout your three years with us, youll have numerous opportunities to engage with creative agencies, both locally and in London. This may be in the form of a live brief, an industry visit or a guest speaker. Some of our recent briefs have been for clients such as Snow + Rock, Cadburys, BBC Worldwide and Exterion Media.

You’ll also have the opportunity to enter industry competitions including D&AD New Blood Awards and YCN Awards and follow...

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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