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Creative Communications


Essential marketing theory plus hands-on design skills … this course has it all!

Course overview

Good communications - whether the art of persuasion or the power to inform - is arguably the single most important skill in commercial life.

The Creative Communications Diploma combines a number of complimentary disciplines into a single highly effective package of training. Beginning with a study of the principles of marketing, the course moves on into a detailed examination of advertising and public relations theory and practice. This includes hands-on training in graphics presentation and design skills such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on specialist graphic design workstations. Creative writing skills are also covered.

Progression pathway

All modules lead towards the appropriate Open College Network (OCN) Level 4 certification and for those students who wish to continue their studies the course also offers pathways to further degree level study at selected UK Universities or upgrade to a Hove College Advanced Diploma.

What the students' say…

In an attempt to support myself financially at University I decided to first work for a while and save money. A 'while' became a year, then 3 years - until I was 22 with no real job prospects, what next? I completed a one year diploma course at Hove College and now have a wonderful job that has allowed me to capitalise on the skills I have learnt. Further more, for the first time I feel really confident about the future!

Christie Rigg, Brighton, United Kingdom

Course duration

36 study weeks full time
Fast-Track 19 weeks full time

Entry requirements

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

Start dates

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

Syllabus overview

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Website Integration
  • Tutorial Programme
  • Practical Projects and assignments
  • Free Careers Course
  • and more


Hove College Diploma in Creative Communications
and OCN Level 4 Certificates