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Creative Communications

Advanced Diploma

Two year HND equivalent course offers strategic creative marketing and business training.

Bursaries available to school leavers *

Course overview

The Hove College Advanced Diploma in Creative Communications combines a huge range of design, creative and marketing skills with a strong business-led focus. It is an ideal career preparation for someone who wants to work in a strategic role in almost any business or media sector - from marketing, advertising and design to public relations, journalism and new media, to business management and international studies.

This two year programme is a balanced mix of both practical and theoretical training, offering tuition in everything from Apple Mac based Adobe Photoshop electronic image manipulation through to study of strategic business theory.

The programme is HND equivalent in level, yet our small class sizes combined with the College's excellent facilities and uniquely supportive environment enable us to offer flexible entry criteria to talented candidates who may lack the A-levels necessary for conventional degree admission.

Progression pathways

In addition, the programme has been designed to mesh with the course requirements necessary for entry into the final year of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies at a UK University.

Examples of agreed progression options:

BSc(Hons) Business Management
BA(Hons) Business and Finance
BA(Hons) Business and Management
BA(Hons) Business andMarketing
BA(Hons) International Management
BSc(Hons) Marketing

What the students' say…

Hi my name is Bao Zhen Xu from Nan Ning, China. I have studied a 2 year course in Creative Communications at Hove College and gained my Advanced Diploma. Hove College provides an excellent studying environment and hi-tech facilities. I really enjoyed studying at the college, receiving knowledge and warm smiles from the professional tutors. This has helped me get into University more easily, Hove College has given me very nice memories.

Bao Zhen, Republic of China
* Must be from a UK school and aged 18-19 at the point of enrolment.

Course duration

2 academic years

Entry requirements

A good secondary education to GCSE or O Level standard, English Level B1/B2.

Start dates

  • 18th February 2019
  • 8th July 2019
  • 23rd September 2019


Hove College Advanced Diploma in Creative Communications and OCN Level 4/5 Certificates

Syllabus overview

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Website Integration
  • e-Commerce
  • Internet Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Business Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Tutorial Programme
  • Personal Academic Skills
  • Practical Projects and assignments
  • Free Careers Course
  • and more