36 months
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This Advertising Design (Hons) degree from University of South Wales is one of only a few specialist advertising courses in the UK. We focus on creative ideas, technical skills, and understanding contemporary digital culture.

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You’ll explore the areas of art direction, copywriting and strategic development, as well as how to design campaigns for all forms of advertising, including via social media, motion and traditional print-based designs.

Your studies will help you gain creative and technical skills, as well as the confidence to work in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of the advertising industry.

We have strong links with the creative industry and you’ll work with creative professionals through ‘live’ projects. Recent projects have included companies such as Brains Beer, Cadburys, Welsh Water, Fanta, Ben & Jerry's, Nike, Google, Eurostar and Chanel.

We’re also actively involved in the D&AD New Blood (Design & Art Direction) and YCN education schemes, which provides the students opportunities to showcase their work to advertising agencies.

Past graduates have gone on to work for Cardiff / Bristol based agencies S3 and Epoch Design, as well as global agencies such  Digitas LBi, Adam & Eve, Revolt, Cult Ldn, Isobar, Ogilvy, Havas Hellas and MullenLowe London.


The dynamic nature of the Advertising Design (Hons) degree from University of South Wales allows graduates to have excellent opportunities throughout a range of advertising, design and creative careers. Graduates can also progress to postgraduate study.

Recent graduates of the Advertising Design course have gone into roles such as:

  • Creative Director
  • Copywriter
  • Motion Artist
  • Account Handler
  • Researcher
  • Planner
  • Media buyer
  • Digital Marketer
  • Creative Technologist
  • PR
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Brand Manager
  • Ad Director
  • Advertising Creative
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Art Director
  • Advertising Account Executive

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Creative Process
  • Advertising for Print
  • Advertising Fundamentals
  • Advertising for Audio and Video
  • Copywriting
  • The Advertising Industry
  • Customers and Consumers
  • Advertising for Digital and Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Typical A-Level Offer

  • BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical Welsh BACC Offer
  • Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical BTEC Offer
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).
Typical IB Offer
  • Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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