Ravensbourne University London - BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design

Ravensbourne University London

BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design

 On this advertising and brand design course, you will develop ideas for brand communication, social media content, marketing strategy, and interactive experience. Develop and refine your own practice through engagement with evolving industry practice and emerging technologies. Work with massive brands like Apple and take your place within one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy.

Why study this advertising and brand design degree?

  • Be guided by industry professionals throughout your study
  • Learn from the best and rub shoulders with mega brands
  • Fantastic industry links. Tap into internship opportunities with Apple, Sky Creative Agency and Barclays 
  • Boost employability in a large, diverse and ever-changing industry
  • Upskill in pitching, team working and project management
  • Explore cutting-edge digital and communication technologies 
  • Develop a professional portfolio through a carefully structured learning journey.

Entry Requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria:

You should ideally have a background in art, creative media or design. You are expected to submit a portfolio of work which demonstrates a range of skills and why you would be a good fit for the course.


Academic 5.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in each component: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Career Prospects

When you graduate from our advertising degree, you could work in the following job roles within the creative industries:

  • Creative Director

  • Copywriter

  • Digital Designer

  • Brand Strategist

  • Brand Communicator

  • Creative Technologist

  • Social Media Content Creator

Course Details

Year 1

This year's all about empowering you as an advertiser and brand strategist. It will focus on the development of core skills and will help you to understand key concepts and ideas related to advertising and branding.

You will examine the historical context of the discipline and explore creative principles through an investigation of industry-standard design processes. The year will end with the creation of a full strategic advertising campaign.

Year 2

The second year will be more exploratory. You will examine and challenge the conventions of the discipline and collaborate with other students in the department of Design Practice.

You will choose from a selection of units designed to promote cross-disciplinary practice and examine emerging practice within our discipline, such as social media content creation, audience participation and interaction, and experience design.

At the end of the year, you will take part in a series of live projects with major clients, such as WWE, Barclays, Shelter, MBNA Thames Clippers and Generator Hostels.

Year 3

Your final year is all about developing the skills to truly engage with your audience. You will personalise your practice and present ideas to the world.

You will write a dissertation and, with the support of the tutors, create a series of self-directed projects. This is an opportunity to explore personal interests related to advertising and branding.

In preparation for graduation, you will also collaborate with an industry partner and prepare a portfolio and the materials required to present work professionally.

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