Advertising Design BA (Hons)

This Advertising Design degree is one of only a few specialist advertising courses in the UK. We focus on creative ideas, technical skills, and understanding contemporary digital culture.

You'll explore the areas of art direction, copywriting and strategic development, as well as how to design campaigns for all forms of advertising, including via social media, motion and traditional print-based designs.

Your studies will help you gain creative and technical skills, as well as the confidence to work in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of the advertising industry.

We have strong links with the creative industry and you'll work with creative professionals through 'live' projects. Recent projects have included companies such as Brains Beer, Cadburys, Welsh Water, Fanta, Ben & Jerry's, Nike, Google, Eurostar and Chanel.

We're also actively involved in the D&AD New Blood (Design & Art Direction) and YCN education schemes, which provides the students opportunities to showcase their work to advertising agencies.

Past graduates have gone on to work for Cardiff / Bristol based agencies S3 and Epoch Design, as well as global agencies such Digitas LBi, Adam & Eve, Revolt, Cult Ldn, Isobar, Ogilvy, Havas Hellas and MullenLowe London.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course


An interview is required for this advertising course. You should be prepared to discuss your interest in our course and use this as an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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