Course overview

  • Starts: Sep 2024
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Mode: Full time
  • UCAS code: NW52
  • Fees: UK: £9,250 / INT: £17,000

Ideal for...bold thinking graphic designers and visual communicators, who aspire to tell brand stories that change perception and influence behaviour.

Build brands, create change.

This award-winning course connects strategic thinking and design, investigating emerging practices at the intersection of advertising and branding. Driven by insights, our students develop impactful brand communication, social media content, and advertising campaigns. (BA Hons) Advertising and Brand Design will create opportunities to explore graphic design, strategy, branding, copywriting and art direction. Work with industry partners, brands, and emerging technologies and take your place within one of the most exciting sectors of the UK creative economy.

Student work

Title: Intersection, Advertising and Brand Design 2024

Advertising and Brand Design year 3 showcase 2024

Take a look at the work from our graduating BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design class of 2024.

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Advertising and Brand Design year 1 showcase

Take a look at what BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design students got up to in their first year at Ravensbourne.

Advertising and Brand Design showreel 2023

Advertising and Brand Design Showcase 2023

Work by graduate Ester Wikström

Student work by Ester Wikström

Work by Lizbeth Peña

Work by Lizbeth Peña

Work by Mica Helger

Work by Mica Helger

Student work by Owen Man

Student work by Owen Man

Work by Saffron Leijs

Work by Saffron Leijs

So What do you do. Self Promotional film by Michael Bailey

Student work

So what do you do? Self Promotional film by Michael Bailey.

Student work – Government Product Communication

Student work – Government Product Communication

Government Product Communication. Self Directed Final project by Lidia Santos

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D&AD award winning project

Industry Apple Unsigned Stories

Industry Apple Unsigned Stories

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Self directed final project

Eye Store Design Fiction. Self-directed final project by Michael Bailey.

Why study this Advertising and Brand Design degree?

  1. Be guided by industry professionals throughout your study
  2. Become a brand storyteller
  3. Fantastic industry links. Tap into opportunities with Creative Agencies and Studios such as Sky, Bulletproof and Neverland
  4. Boost employability in a large, diverse and ever-changing industry
  5. Upskill in pitching, team working and project management
  6. Explore cutting-edge digital and communication technologies 
  7. Develop a professional portfolio through a carefully structured learning journey.

Award winning students

In the last six years, our students have won 15 Pencils in the prestigious D&AD New Blood Awards, including a much-coveted White Pencil. They have won 10 Creative Conscience awards and have been shortlisted for professional awards including The Drum Creative Futures.

D&AD New Blood 2024

D&AD New Blood 2024

Airbnb Community 

Students: Harriet Power & Charlie Jones

Airbnb Community 

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Nandos: Commit to Flavour 

Students: Ravinia Rose-Ekwealor & Leleese Francis-Lewis

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Advertising & Brand Design award winning students Kopparberg

Kopparberg competition 2024

Winner: Paige Langan 

Shortlisted: Isaac Fisher & Sofia Bergstrom

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Advertising & Brand award winning students Britvic Aqua Libra

Britvic Aqua Libra competition

Winner: Mae Farley

Shortlisted: Harriet Power & Rajim Uddin

Advertising & Brand award winning students Stella

100Proof Project B: Bulletproof

Student: Stella-Maris Alozie

Advertising & Brand award winning students Daisy

100Proof Project B: Bulletproof

Student: Daisy Okonkwo

Advertising & Brand Design award winning students DMA breakthrough

DMA Breakthrough Awards in association with Barclays

Students: Luis Ramsey & Dominic Ofoedu

Advertising & Brand Design Award winning students D&AD New Blood

D&AD New Blood 2023

The Case for Her & Hey Jane: It's Simply Healthcare

Emily Brisius, Pablo Durban &Reiss Milton

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Giff Gaff: See the Difference

Ben McKay & Charlie Wall-Palmer

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Advertising & Brand award winning students Creative Conscience

Creative Conscience 2023


Students: Nico Sandrew & Nick Heights

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Students: Isabella Pavitt, Maksims Julikovs, Ella Woodgate

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Lidl Meals 

Student: Nils Bjorkman

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Become a brand storyteller

Our students ‘learn with industry’ engaging with professional practice throughout the course. in the last 3 years we have worked with global brands like Sky, Kopparberg and leading Agencies and Studios such as Bulletproof, The Electric Theatre Collective, DNCO, The Drum, Dentsu, Stormbrands, Mr Bailey @concept Kicks and Studio Blup.

This advertising and branding degree investigates how visual stories are deployed to bring products and services to life. You examine diverse areas of marketing, branding and advertising, including: how to develop brand communication, social media content, marketing strategy and interactive experience. You will also learn to create graphic design communication for contemporary media platforms.

You will construct stories that connect strategically across print, social and online channels to engage audiences and influence perception. As well as exploring cutting-edge, such as apps, digital print, online media and mobile games, you will also examine traditional communication formats, like print-based media. This degree in advertising really will provide you with a solid grounding. 

Creative advertising, social media, digital technology, communication, storytelling and brand design are all prominent branches on the all-encompassing marketing tree. They are also decisive factors in what makes many contemporary companies successful and stand out from the crowd. As such, when you graduate with a BA honours degree in Advertising and Brand Design at Ravensbourne University London, you will not just be given a robust foundation to help you move into your chosen field of expertise. You will also boost your all-round employability, developing a diverse skill-set that is highly transferable. 

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Key areas of study

  • Creative Strategy
  • Branding and Identity Design
  • Copywriting and Art Direction
  • Campaign Development
  • Social Media Content Creation and Interaction Design
  • Team-working and Project Management


The specifics


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In the media

Ravensbourne award winners project, abortion is 'simply healthcare'

Design Week mention New Blood award winners, July 2023

Advertising and Brand Design students won 2 pencils and a much-coveted White Pencil. 

From the theme of our showcase XCHANGE event to recognition from the industry international judges. 

Our pencil winners are, Reiss Milton, Pablo Durban, Emily Brisius, Ben McKay & Charlie Wall-Palmer, (who has also won a place on the very competitive (only 30 places available) D&AD New Blood Academy in partnership with WPP.(

Just to put this all into perspective, there were over 6,000 entries to D&AD New Blood this year and only 7 white pencils were awarded. 

The night was a fantastic celebration of the power of creativity to stimulate positive change.

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Article cover with example of work by and quote from Nils Björkman Graduate of Ravensbourne University: "I enjoy bringing ideas to life. The best idea is the simplest, sometimes they come easy, and sometimes it takes a while. My true passion and dedication lie within visualisation. Giving that simple idea a life and an identity."

Ian Wharton LinkedIn, July 2023

Ravensbourne student Nils Björkman has been selected as one of the top Design Graduates of 2023.

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Medium Advertising and Brand Management coverage

Medium, January 2021

‘Click here’ & ‘try this key command’ –Thoughts on empowering a creative community

A community of learners has always been key to learning in creative higher education. Unfortunately, even before lockdown, successfully establishing such a community had become more and more challenging. 

On the BA Hons Advertising & Brand Design at Ravensbourne, they bucked this trend and in the 2020 publication, We Are 906!  course leader Derek Yates used the Foreword to pay tribute to what the class had achieved.

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It's Nice That media coverage

It's Nice That, August 2020

The Graduates continued! Meet some more of the class of 2020

Kemi Adeeko

A recent graduate from Ravensbourne University, Kemi studied Advertising and Brand Design and now classifies herself as a visual storyteller with a focus on film and design. Creating inclusive work which tells stories of diversity from around the world, Kemi’s work spans design, music and fashion. She’s collaborated with Apple and artist Shamiya Battles, exploring the narrative of an unsigned artist, and devised a digital concept to share stories of Black people in everyday positive ways.

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Media coverage. JWDK hit the ground running yesterday with the launch of a new and exciting cross-border collaboration with RAVE (Ravensbourne University) and place branding agency DNCO in the UK, as well as ROCKBUND here in Shanghai.


JWDK launches a new and exciting cross-border collaboration with Ravensbourne University and places branding agency DNCO in the UK, as well as ROCKBUND here in Shanghai.

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Staff in the Kit Store

Kit Store at Ravensbourne

As a digital student, you'll need access to equipment relevant to your course that will support your learning.

The Kit Store provides a wide range of equipment that students can borrow to complete their projects. Staff can also borrow equipment to deliver their practical sessions. 

It houses a wide range of equipment from industry standard manufacturers, including cameras, audio, lighting, and more.

Staff at the Kit Store are trained in various relevant departments and are available to give advice on all the equipment within the store, to help you realise your project.

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iMac suite at Ravensbourne

iMac suite at Ravensbourne University - ideal for design students and computing students.

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Student using the materials library

Materials library

The Ravensbourne materials library is curated by Material ConneXion, a business that introduces brands to the latest material innovations.

The materials scientists at Material ConneXion select innovative materials relevant to the courses at Ravensbourne and that reflect current trends in design and manufacturing.

Samples of these materials are then added to the library so students and staff can browse the physical collection for inspiration, material ideas and applications.

The library hosts 1,500 material samples and an interactive table for further research and access to the Material ConneXion database.

External visitor information

If you wish to come and see the materials library and have a short tour, please contact us to organise.

The materials library can be used by external students registered with the SCONUL access scheme.

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Library at Ravensbourne

The Ravensbourne University library has a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources available for staff and students to use.

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