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Higher Education in Creative Advertising

Study Creative Advertising at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain.

Higher Education in Creative Advertising – New Programme starting in September 2017

Fee per academic year: 9.000Euros. Starts twice per year, in September and in January.

The three-year Higher Education in Creative Advertising programme that is offered to the students is developed, delivered, assessed and awarded by Marbella Design Academy.

When awarded your undergraduate qualification by Marbella Design Academy, equivalent to BA degree standard, then you can on the basis of your portfolio apply for a Master’s degree at any university of you choice.

The three year programme in Creative Advertising offers you the chance to explore advertising through a variety of traditional and innovative resources with focus on creative advertising. Advertising is all about persuasion. You will be encourage to think out of the box, release your ideas and let your imagination flourish to the extreme. Advertising is very much about catching peoples attention and this is the Creative Advertiser´s job to do so via his/hers advertising.

The curriculum is based around holistic project-based teaching that emphasises an approach of advertising using creative skills informed by research and analysis. Develop graphic design skills in design software, advertising, digital communication, packaging, photography, drawing, printing, audio visual communication and management.

Advertising is one of the most far-reaching of the creative design disciplines. This innovative programme supplies you with all the skills you need to succeed in your future career as a professional Creative Advertiser.

Creative Advertisers create visual representation of ideas and messages using type, symbols, layout and images. You will be taught the professional skills of a graphic designer as those skills are essential for you to become a top professional Creative Advertiser. More than ever within this lively and competitive sector of the design industry, advertising professionals require the skills to communicate messages in increasingly imaginative ways.

There is an emphasis on breadth of style and medium throughout this programme. You will explore many processes during the programme, including typography, editorial design, design for branding, photography, three-dimensional design, image-making, design for websites, design for mobile devices, book design and packaging.

This programme will equip you with creative problem solving skills and technical knowledge that will enable you to work and contribute within the dynamic and continuously developing world of advertising. You will also be taught studio management practice.

You will graduate from Marbella Design Academy equipped to go into a professional world able to think, communicate, collaborate, generate creative responses and solve any advertising project given to you.

Creative Advertising graduates from Marbella Design Academy can look forward to pursuing careers in Creative Advertising. The market is huge and our graduates can either be employed by papers, magazines, television stations, film companies or other companies, just to mention a few of the many possibilities or they can set up their own creative advertising agency.

Creative Advertising within graphic design is an ever-evolving field, as multifaceted as it is in demand.

Creative Advertisers are required for a diverse variety of products and activities; websites, advertising, marketing, digital expression, product packaging, corporate communications and corporate identity. To be a Creative Advertiser is far from a boring carreer to enter.

As a Creative Designer you will create notable advertising and communicate ideas in order to advertise and communicate a given message in the most creative way. The core skills of a Creative Advertiser are rooted in communication, narrative, typography and an understanding of markets, people, stakeholders and intentions. Advertising has an important impact on economic, political, social, cultural and the personal life of all of us.

Through the programme, you will progress from graphic experimentation into creative advertising and clients specialised interests, concluding in your final project and portfolio.

Marbella Design Academy is one of the top design schools in the world. Students receive excellent training, and after three years of study, have all the skills needed to graduate as outstanding professional Creative Advertiser.

The employment rate among our graduates is outstanding. Nearly all enjoy a successful career within their chosen field.

When you have completed the Creative Advertiser programme and graduated from Marbella Design Academy and you have been awarded your undergraduate qualification – equivalent to BA degree standard – then you can on the basis of your portfolio apply for a Master’s degree at any university of you choice.

Graduates of the Creative Advertiser programme are fully prepared to start their career as self-employed Creative Advertisers or easily gain employment in companies worldwide.

Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a 6 weeks work placement in a real world environment during the 3rd year of study.

Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world.

Computer help for students: Should you have a problem with your computer, then we can strongly recommend using WEBCOMUNICA in Monda. JJ (the owner) is a genius when it comes to fixing computer problems. JJ can help students with their PC or MAC problems for a special Marbella Design Academy student price. You can call JJ any time on: +34 686515 371 or you can pass by his shop in Monda in Calle Hospital 6, 29110 Monda.

2nd hand MAC computers can be bought via this website:

Study Plan & Materials List

Higher Education in Creative Advertising

Total – days – hours and Credits during the 3 years of study (Holidays are not included in this calculation).

1st Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CREDITS

2nd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CREDITS

3rd Year, 1200 hours incl: lectures, direct, independent study – 120 CREDITS

In total for all 3 years of study: Approx. 3.600 hours incl. lectures, direct and independent study and 360 Credits.

FIRST YEAR: 120 Credits

CA41 – Fundamentals of Creative Design (30 Credits)

  • Fundamentals of Creative Design and Advertising
  • History of Art
  • Fundamentals of Graphic Design.
  • History of Graphic Design and Advertising

CA42 – Design Applications – Advertising (30 Credits)

  • Brand Design, Copywriting and Consumer Psychology
  • Editorial Design I, Advertising and Business Management
  • Freehand Drawing
  • Illustrator I
  • Indesign I
  • Photoshop I

CA43 – Advertising Projects (50 Credits)

  • Group Project
  • Project I
  • Final Project & Portfolio

SECOND YEAR: 120 Credits

CA51 – Graphic Expression and Advertising (50 Credits)

  • Editorial Design II, Media and Print Advertising I
  • Graphic Expression Techniques
  • Packaging Design
  • Audio & Video Editing I
  • Theory of Publicity, Market Research & Analysis
  • Web Media

CA52 – Design Communication and Digital Marketing (20 Credits)

  • Internet, Digital Communications and Marketing
  • Creative Advertising
  • Illustrator II
  • Indesign II
  • Photography II
  • Photoshop II

CA53 – Creative Advertising Projects II (50 Credits)

  • Group Project
  • Project I
  • Final Project & Portfolio

THIRD YEAR: 120 Credits

CA61 – Graphic Design Practice (50 Credits)

  • Editorial Design III, Media and Advertising Management II
  • Print Advertising II & Design Production
  • Audio & Video Editing II
  • Studio Management
  • Theory of Publicity II
  • Three Dimensional Design

CA62 – Creative Advertising Project III (20 Credits)

  • Project I

CA63 – Final Major Creative Advertising Project (50 Credits)

  • Work Experience & EVO
  • Final Major Project & Portfolio

Digital SLR Camera
Preferably with a manual mode (meaning you can control the exposure).

Laptop (portable computer), PC or MAC book Pro

We recommend you to buy a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 13 to 17” screen. When you have purchased your computer, please practice working on it prior to start.

Computer Programmes

Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).

  • Adobe Master Collection CS6 or higher with manual from Adobe
  • Microsoft Office – student version
  • 3D Studio Max – latest version from Autodesk

Remember to buy the original student version as they are much cheaper. Also ask for the latest version.

More stuff
You will be informed upon the start of the academic year regarding further required materials and handbooks.

Marbella Crea

Marbella Design Academy is constantly looking for interesting real life projects for our students. At Costa del Sol we have several hundred papers and magazines and TV stations in many different languages, covering the huge international population in the Southern Spain. Our students at the Creative Advertising programme will work with real life projects, which gives them essential work experience.

Students Work

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graphic design - student projects in Marbella Design Academy
christofer - graphic design
graphic design projects
poster the sweet things
poster kartell
poster nike
poster project lion
propaganda poster

Important Information

Tuition Fees: Click Here
Tuition Language: English
Duration: 3 Years

6 Hours daily (Monday to Friday)
From 09:00 to 16:00

Entry Requirements: Click Here
International Students: Click Here
Accommodation: Click Here

Starting in January and in September each year

September 2017

Starts 18th September 2017

January 2018

Starts 15th January 2018

September 2018

Starts 17th September 2018

September 2017

Starts 18th September 2017

Example Graphic Project

Nissan Design Project

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