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 no doubt prepare you for the real world of creatives. Designed to produce creative innovators, this course consists of five core areas that includes web design, interactive design, app design, brand and digital advertising, all of which will be used throughout your career in the creative industry.

BA (Hons) Digital Design & Advertising*

UCAS Code W213

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Three years

On our digital advertising and design degree, CCAD students will develop their skills as digital designers and prepare themselves for the creative industry. Focusing on branding, web design, interactive design, animation, digital advertising and social media, students will develop the expertise they need to be leaders in the digital world.

CCAD students will have no restrictions on their creativity and will be able to experiment with innovative technologies in digital design, including Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) as well as live projects from international design and advertising agencies. We work with Visualsoft Ecommerce, Luxxlabs, LSM, 88 Design, Boho Zone, Innovation Labs & Narrative.


*Subject to Validation Brand new for 2018 entry, you will not find a programme like ours anywhere else. The digital sector is rapidly growing. This programme is designed to prepare you for the fast pace of industry.

What makes our Digital Design & Advertising degree different?

  • From the outset, you will be exploring emerging design with the latest industry equipment & software, taking your creative exploration to new levels.
  • We will provide access for you to collaborate with global industry experts, supporting placements and live projects in digital design and advertising.
  • We will support & guide you to develop your own specialism and develop your unique digital journey.

What will you study on Digital Design & Advertising?

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

  • Consumer theory & conceptual thinking
    • Digital Design Experimentation Animation & Interactive media
    • Branding & Typography

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

• Advertising & Campaign
• User-Interface & User-Experience Design
• Design for the future
• Industry Engagement

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

• A final project
• A portfolio appropriate to your chosen career
• Dissertation
• Exhibition

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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