MDes Creative Advertising*

Advertising studio

Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

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.

Module Descriptions

  • 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

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Study style

Taught by lecturers (including guest lecturers), seminars and workshops.

Entry requirements

  • 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 

Fees

Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £6700
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.

Careers

  • PhD-level study
  • Entrepreneur
  • Designer
  • Design strategist
  • Art director

Meet the Lecturer

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*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

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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.
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We have established relationships with prestigious advertising agencies and have worked collaboratively to ensure our course reflects the needs and requirements of the industry.
Man talking in meeting
Explore your individual role as a designer, as well as understand the ethical, economic and environmental impact of your work on consumers and citizens.

School of Arts

Our School of Arts provides specialist studios with the latest industry technology so you can develop your creative talent. You will collaborate with other artists and designers and be inspired by practising professionals to refine your own authentic voice.

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