Develop the skills you need to create big advertising campaigns across digital, social, TV and print media, pitching your ideas in the boardrooms of the UK’s leading advertising agencies. Learn from lecturers who’ve worked for Nike, Disney and Superdry. You’ll meet professionals from big employers and show off your talent at D&AD’s New Blood exhibition, London.
Make yourself at home in our creative studio and Mac suite, complete with industry-standard Adobe CC software. We’ll support you to work as a professional from your first year, as you explore advertising’s role in the consumer world and practices that make it effective. Throughout this course you'll develop an understanding of the importance of building a strong brand identity and of innovation in the marketplace. You’ll develop skills in art direction and copywriting as well as photography, design and moving image.
Working on live business briefs for agencies such as McCann, Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis and Saatchi &Saatchi, you’ll gain insights into agency working and professional experience; these agencies often open up their boardrooms for our students to pitch their creative campaigns. For many of our students, these projects have led to work placement opportunities and graduate jobs.
As part of our Creative Awards module in your final year, you could follow in the footsteps of many of our students who have won top international awards for their work. This includes the YCN Professional Awards, the Gold Award at the Roses Awards, Chip Shop Awards and the Shelf Awards. Two recent students won places in the highly-contested IPA Ad School, which led to jobs in top London agencies.
From 2018, our Advertising, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Interior Design courses will move to our stunning Park campus based in Cheltenham. Home to a cosmopolitan range of courses, students and professionals are brought together from a variety of specialisms. Find out more about Park and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in advertising.
You’ll develop strategies and campaigns for a range of creative communications. You'll pitch your ideas in the boardrooms of leading advertising agencies. You’ll exhibit your work at industry exhibitions such as D&AD’s New Blood exhibition in London.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
Tariff information for 2019 entry*
We would like to see a variety of work from your previous school/college. This material can include drawings, photographs, design work, video (VHS or digital), sketchbooks (including story boards and show reels) as well as written work, which can be creative or academic, ranging from short stories and poems to essays and journalism.
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- Advertising director
- Art director
- Creative planner
- Account manager
I got a job at Saatchi & Saatchi X, just two weeks after graduating.
Now I’m an art director working on international campaigns. I credit my advertising degree for my achievements. The course is incredibly well connected with agencies in Cheltenham and London. We were treated as part of an agency and we got live briefs from businesses like Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy. They used our creatives in their campaigns. I art directed our final show at New Blood. I developed so much confidence which made a huge difference to getting my job on graduation.
Benefit from our close partnerships with prominent national and international agencies, such as AMV BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis, Ogilvy & Mather, Havas, Tangible, Prophecy Unlimited, Different Kettle Bristol and McCann. Experts from these organisations share their insights in lectures and offer work placements and opportunities.
Work on live briefs for Saatchi & Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis open their boardroom door for students to pitch their creative campaign ideas, giving you the chance to work on live briefs. For many of our students, this has led to placements and graduate jobs.
Our students win national advertising awards
2018 saw Advertising (BA Hons) students Kate Hayhoe and Laura Box take first prize in The Creative Conscious Awards. In partnership with D&AD, these prestigious awards are set up to inspire creatives to apply their talents to socially valuable projects, promoting sustainability, freedom, social health and well-being.
Hayhoe and Box’s campaign, No More Lies, aims to put pressure on the Advertising Standards Authority to regulate political advertising in the same way as it regulates consumer-facing advertising.
Visit D&AD’s New Blood exhibition
Showcase Showcase your final year work at this exciting event and meet, greet and network with the UK ad industry’s biggest talents, ready for your career.