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Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers72%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Taught by experienced practitioners with connections at senior levels of the industry, BA (Hons) Advertising offers you a unique opportunity to blend academic knowledge with professional experience. Supported by some of the world’s best-known advertising agencies, including BBH, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi and Mother, our BA Advertising course continues to develop a mentoring scheme, giving you the chance to enter the industry more prepared and with a stronger advantage than most. By the end of the course, you’ll have built your own unique book of well-rounded ad campaigns, showcasing your strategic planning and creativity in art direction and copywriting.
In Year 1 you'll explore a variety of creative thinking models and the roles of creativity in advertising. You'll also look at creative processes for practice such as storytelling, developing your skills as a creative problem causer. You’ll learn how to identify a unique or emotional aspect of a product, service or event and connect it to a specific group using appropriate mediums. In Year 2 you’ll explore a variety of strategies deployed by the world’s leading advertising agencies. You'll examine verbal, written and visual language in conjunction with genre, in order to better understand creative and strategic communication. You'll also consider how you – as an art director and/or copywriter – create emotional ad campaigns that will generate attention from the viewer. In Year 3 you'll undertake a case study and professional practice.
The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is situated in the South East of England with four campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as specialist courses at The Maidstone Television Studios and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment and each campus is populated by a concentration of talented students and academics. Creators of Rupert the Bear, Morph and Aleksandr the Meerkat all studied at UCA. Now the second largest specialist creative arts university in Europe, we have a 160 year track record of educating creative practitioners who go on to lead in their chosen field.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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