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University for the Creative Arts

Advertising

UCAS Code: W218

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Advertising

As part of our Business School for the Creative Industries, our BA (Hons) Advertising course at UCA Epsom offers you a unique opportunity to blend academic excellence with professional experience, taught by highly experienced practitioners with connections to some of the biggest names in the industry.

Supported by some of the world's advertising luminaries – including Mark Waites, founding partner of Mother Advertising, Vice Chairman of Olgivy UK – our course continues to develop a mentoring scheme, giving you the chance to enter the industry as a valued professional.

The UK advertising economy is one of the most sophisticated and dynamic in the world. Our aim is to teach you to learn how to become a creative problem causer and thinker – to lead advertising rather than to follow. We want you to understand and unfold strategies that are focused and creative, becoming an independent, intelligent professional with the ability to grow and reflect.

We’ll encourage you to work alongside fellow students on the course to create fresh and attention-grabbing projects across a range of platforms. Within the wider UCA community you’ll find insight and knowledge from fellow artists in other exciting disciplines such as graphic designers, journalists, musicians and fashion designers.

You will work to build specific skills in critical analysis, research, production and communication appropriate to the advertising industry, whilst also developing your resourceful and strategic thinking abilities. Our mentoring scheme is supported by some of the world’s best known creative directors – including Rory Sutherland – giving you the opportunity to enter the world of advertising and marketing professionally trained.

By the end of the course, you'll have built your own unique book of holistic ad campaigns, showcasing high levels of creativity in art direction, copywriting and digital media. With our comprehensive curriculum, you’ll learn how to tackle challenging briefs whilst developing a critical, conceptual and contextual understanding of advertising.

Equipped with a fantastic library and excellent support services, our Epsom campus provides the ideal environment for this course – close to London’s leading ad agencies and mentors, you’ll have access to influential professionals, job prospects and potential employers. It’s the perfect place for you to meet other like-minded people and explore your talents.

Modules

In the Year 1, you’ll learn how to become a researcher and be exposed to creative thinking techniques and conceptual skills - and how to apply them to advertising. In Year 2 as a researcher, the focus is on creative strategy and the role of the mentee. You'll capitalize on the creative skills you attained in your first year, blending them with more pragmatic strategic tools. And you may have the opportunity to study abroad. In Year 3 you'll realise your research skills through the development of a series of holistic campaigns, a dissertation and a folio of work that blends your theory with practice in the form of a case study, pastiche and a piece of promotion.

The Uni


Course locations:

Farnham

Epsom

Department:

Marketing Management and Promotion

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
B

After graduation


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82%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to join a fast-moving, diverse industry that's at the cutting edge of tech? Try marketing! A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies — all sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways using a wide range of methods. Common industries (apart from advertising and PR) include recruitment, online retail, higher education, banking and IT. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful — unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.

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