BA (Hons) Digital Design & Advertising

Why should you study Digital Design & Advertising?

Are you looking to leave your footprint in the digital world? This digital advertising and design degree at CCAD Hartlepool will be a challenge, but will prepare you for the real world of creatives. Designed to produce creative innovators, this course consists of six core areas that includes digital design, strategy, user experience, app design, web design, account management in digital/advertising agencies, all of which will be used throughout your career in the creative industry

BA (Hons) Digital Design & Advertising*

UCAS Code W213

UCAS Tariff 96 (2018 start) | 112 (2019 start)

Duration Three years

On our digital advertising and design degree, CCAD students will explore the study of emerging digital design and its application in creative advertising. Developed direct with industry to ignite the mind of the true creative thinker, you will develop and refine your skills as a digital designer through branding, web design, animation, app development and product enterprise.

Paired with problem solving, consumer driven strategy, digital campaigns and social media you will explore the full life cycle of a product or service from concept though to market. As graduates you will leave us primed as innovative digital designers, adept to design and lead valuable human-centred design experiences.

This unique programme has been developed direct with industry to fill a gap in the market and develop the next generation of digital and strategic designers. Innovative, nfuture forward content is integrated throughout the programme fuelled by our connections with industry.

CCAD students will have the creative freedom to experiment with emerging technologies in digital design from Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as well as live projects from leading international design and advertising agencies. To name a few, we work with Visualsoft Ecommerce, Luxxlabs, LSM, 88 Design, Boho Zone, Innovation Labs & Narrative.


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What will you study on Digital Design & Advertising?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

• Creative Processes and Visualisation
• Digital Design and Brand Communication Production
• Advertising Communication and Digital Culture
• Digital Design and Narrative

In your second year (Level Five) you will develop:

• Digital Design Production
• Digital Design and the User Experience
• Advertising Communication and Digital Culture
• Digital Design and Advertising Specialism

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:

• Project Research and Preparation
• Dissertation/Report
• Final Major Project
• Final Show and Portfolio

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

  • This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:
    • Digital Design
    • Design Strategy
    • User Experience Design (UX)
    • App & Web design
    • Agency Account Management
    • Project Management
    • Advertising


We pride ourselves on creating a real-life digital design agency environment – we offer CCAD students their own independent work bays with Apple Macs and industry standard software. This means they are able to be creative at any time, without having to book computers, which is the benefit of studying graphic design and communication with us rather than at a larger institution.

Our digital design and advertising degree is brand new for 2018 entry. You will not find a programme like CCAD’s anywhere else. We have personalized our course to fit the creative minds of our students. The industry is constantly changing – don’t be left behind.

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