Develop your design skills and marketing knowledge on a degree produced in consultation with leading figures in the creative industries. Technology and communications are changing how people interact and effective design and marketing skills have never been more important.
- This degree will teach you about consumer behaviour, branding, customer relationships and digital communications.
- You will discover how to effectively communicate messages to different audiences through various media platforms.
- Design, produce and present your own media campaigns
- Option to change your pathway in the second year
Why study Communications, Design and Marketing?
The communications and marketing industries have grown rapidly in recent years, allowing graduates with the correct skills and knowledge to make an impact in an array of professions.
On this Communications, Design and Marketing course you will learn about the theory and practice of media design. You will discover how to effectively communicate messages to different audiences through various media platforms.
This degree will teach you about consumer behaviour, branding, customer relationships and digital communications. A series of exciting practical design projects (taught in collaboration with industry professionals) will think critically, strategically and creatively.
This course will equip you with relevant knowledge and skills and teach you how to use these techniques effectively, as well as how to put them into practice in real career scenarios.
Why St Mary's?
We offer a lively and diverse learning environment. You are encouraged to network and develop your learning beyond your course studies by joining student clubs and attending public lectures and events.
Our Communications, Design and Marketing degree shares many modules with four other courses. As well as Communications, Media and Marketing, you can choose to specialise in:
These courses share a common first year. This enables you to adjust your course before your second year to reflect your skills, interests and career aspirations.
The Design and Marketing course includes specialist modules in:
- Design and Visual Narratives
- Web Design
- Interactive and User-Centred Design
The course is taught by leading academics in the field and relevant industry experts and our media design facilities and technical equipment will allow you to develop your practical skills.
This degree strives to enhance your employability by helping you to secure meaningful work experience in London.
About the Placement Year
A placement year enables students to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between their second and final year. It is a substantial piece of paid experience where you can make a real contribution to your employer and it can really make you stand out from the crowd!
It will also enable you to:
- Apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting
- Build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in.
- Develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace
- Get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job!
Support from St Mary’s every step of the way.
Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and careers teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. You will need to attend some preparatory workshops which will explain all aspects of the placement year and give you the skills to find the placement of your choice. With access to our jobs board, careers events and employer contacts you will be able to approach companies confidently and find the right opportunity for you.
Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the 3 year version of your degree programme.
Communications, Design and Marketing is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year for those who do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
Once you successfully complete the foundation year you can choose to study Communications, Design and Marketing with a placement year.
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