Course Title: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Advertising and Marketing Communications
2023 CAO Points: 210
Leaving Certificate Requirements
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
English OR Irish
QQI/FET Award Required
|Any full Level 5 or 6 award||Distinctions in 3 modules required|
In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi
Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.0 overall (or equivalent).
Do you see yourself as part of a team that designs advertising and communications campaigns for a public or private-sector organisation? Or advising a company on transforming its public relations activities? In this course, you'll develop the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in a wide range of organisations.
In this course, developed with the aid of industry practitioners, you'll exercise your creativity in areas such as creating advertisements, organising and running events, running a marketing campaign, creating radio and video ads, crafting a digital marketing strategy, etc.
In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to advertising, marketing and social media marketing. You’ll learn the fundamentals of analysing media, and you'll find out how to explore the mind of the consumer. You'll develop your IT skills and learn how create apps. Industry experts will tell you all about the advertising industry.
In Year 2, you’ll learn all about graphic design and how to use Photoshop. You'll find out about the rapidly changing media landscape and you'll learn the fundamentals of advertising law. A PR module will teach you how to write a press release and how to handle a corporate crisis. Your IT and data analysis skills will be further developed so that you can use data to create targeted campaigns.
In Year 3, you’ll organise an event and fundraise for charity and using cameras and software, you'll make your own radio and TV advertisements You'll learn how to build an effective, functioning website that can be linked to social media. This is the year that you will be given the opportunity to work with a real company on an advertising project.
Your final year culminates in the year long Advertising Portfolio module. It takes place in a simulated agency setting, our AdLab that is fully equipped with Mac computers. You’ll work in a team, take a brief from a real company, design a fully integrated campaign, and present your solutions that company and your lecturers. This module will give you excellent networking opportunities, and you’ll leae with a portfolio of work to show potential employers. Previous clients have included DSPCA, Vodafone, Concern, Club Orange and Shamrock Rovers. As well as this module, you'll learn about brand management, entrepreneurship, business ethics and marketing management.
Study Abroad Opportunities
You can also choose to complete a semester abroad in year three with one of our Erasmus partner institutions in Europe.
You can participate in a work placement during January in an agency or on the client side.
Performing as part of a team designing advertising and promotion campaigns for clients, Organising sporting, musical and cultural events, Advising companies on how to get the most out of their public relations activities, Designing digital marketing and social media campaigns for communicating with customers, Devising sales promotions and loyalty programmes that help launch new products or help boost the sales of brands in competitive markets, Working in a public or private-sector organisation, with responsibility for their advertising and marketing communications, Completing a master’s degree in a related field.
Graduate Job Titles
- Account Executive
- Marketing Executive
- Media Sales Executive
- Media Planner
- Community Manager
- Junior Copywriter
- Junior Art Director
- Kinetic WW
- Rothco (part of Accenture Interactive)
- KBC Bank
- Virgin Media
- Introduction to Advertising
- The Marketing Communications Industry
- Behavioural Studies
- Media Communications
- Critical Skills Development
- Trends in Cultures and Societies
- European Studies
- Business Information Technology and Introduction to Data Analysis
- Introduction to Information Technologies, Applications and Social Media
- Analysing the Media
- Introduction to Marketing Theory
- Introduction to Statistics
- The Consumer as Individual
- The Consumer in the Socio-Cultural Setting
- Global Business
- Marketing Across Cultures
- Interactive Marketing
- Event Management/IMC 1
- Event Management/IMC 2
- Industry Project
- Media Production 1
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Methods for Marketing and Advertising
- Media Production 2
- Web/App Design & Optimisation
On graduation, you may continue to postgraduate study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.