Got a passion for visual communication? Looking to spend a year specialising in your chosen field? On Southampton Solent University’s promotional media top-up programme you’ll study a range of promotional techniques, marketing theories and cultural contexts, boosting your employability and upgrading your existing qualifications into a full degree in just one year. Southampton Solent University’s promotional media top-up programme gives students the chance to top up their existing qualifications to a full honours degree, building the essential skills required to secure a career in media, design, marketing, advertising, PR or publishing. Students specialise their knowledge by picking from a range of optional units. Available units include global media strategies, photography production, media buying, PR, not-for-profit advertising and freelancing skills. The course is supported by a range of creative organisations including British Design and Art Direction (D&AD) and the Young Creative Network. Past students have also had access to industry professionals and guest speakers from the Work-Club, Saatchi & Saatchi, AKQA, Thinking Juice, Karmarama, the National Advertising Benevolence Society (NABS) and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). Students learn from an academic team with a wide range of industry experience. Their insight ensures that students are up to speed with the latest industry developments and have support while looking for work placement opportunities. Learning is supported by a range of industry standard facilities including fully equipped IT centres, video and audio editing software and creative packages from Quark and Adobe.