United Kingdom

Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN, United Kingdom

Southampton Solent University

Advertising with Foundation Year in Journalism, Advertising and Marketing

Are you considering a career in advertising? With a curriculum designed and taught by advertising professionals, this three year degree is an ideal introduction to the industry. During your studies you’ll have the opportunity to create a portfolio of work, while at the same time learning to design professional campaigns, pitch creative ideas and spot emerging advertising trends. Advertising at Southampton Solent is accredited by Creative Skillset. Advertising at Southampton Solent is accredited by Creative Skillset – a mark of quality reserved for courses that are best suited to prepare students for a career in the creative industries. Some advertising students at Southampton Solent get their first taste of the industry by freelancing at Solent Creatives, an on-campus advertising and marketing agency that specialises in connecting students with businesses that need creative help. This offers students the opportunity to gain work experience, create additional work for their portfolios and make industry contacts. Students are also encouraged to take on work experience throughout their studies. Students have previously secured placements at Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson, EHS 4D, Chemistry Communications, B&Q, Channel 4 (Jersey) and Palmer Hargreaves. In previous years, advertising lectures have been supplemented by a schedule of industry guest speakers. These speakers delivered talks on a range of academic topics and offered an insights into agency, in-house and freelance careers. Advertising students are also offered free access to a fully equipped IT centre. Both Windows and Mac computers are available, featuring video, audio and graphic design software. Students also enjoy free access to a range of photographic equipment.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Southampton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,000