The MDes Creative Advertising course has been shaped by our long standing collaborations with advertising agencies. Simulating the advertising industry, you will work on industry orientated assessments using creative briefs, within collaborative, creative teams formulated with art directors, copywriters and strategists, developing creative campaigns for real clients, on real world scenarios. Teamwork and communication skills are at the heart of the course.
The course focuses on vocational skills underpinned by research, theory and graduate skills. You will be encouraged to explore your individual role as a designer, as well as understand the ethical, economic and environmental impact of your work on consumers and citizens. You will be supported to work as a professional advertiser and communicator from the outset, building skills, confidence, resilience and capability to undertake work across a range of scales, forms of advertising and a range of platforms.
- Art Direction Explore the role of the art director or creative director, developing and realising concept ideas, visions and critical visual communication
- Applied Creativity This module focuses on developing non-linear creative thinking to address communication problems
- 20% The most creative companies are the most successful (McKinsey & Company). Explore rapid creativity to develop ideas, concepts and entrepreneurial products on the periphery of their individual skill base
- Design Citizenship Develop a critical view of current sociocultural and political debates relevant to design in order to position yourself as a communicator/designer within a changing global market
Taught by lecturers (including guest lecturers), seminars and workshops.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
- At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or professional practice –
- You may be required to attend an interview
- A portfolio of work is essential
- Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APL) is considered
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent
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- PhD-level study
- Design strategist
- Art director
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Supported by a professional advertiser and communicator, you will develop the skills, confidence, resilience and capability to undertake work across a range of scales, forms of advertising and a range of platforms.
We have established relationships with prestigious advertising agencies and have worked collaboratively to ensure our course reflects the needs and requirements of the industry.
Explore your individual role as a designer, as well as understand the ethical, economic and environmental impact of your work on consumers and citizens.