Special Topics: Creative Marketing Communication

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topics: Creative Marketing Communication

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Marketing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    54 200-level points including MART 201

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The theoretical and practical application of language and visualisation in the context of advertising; the aesthetics of business communication in multi-media contexts; development of critical and evaluative skills.

    The course focuses on creativity in the context of business communication. It emphasizes the aesthetics of communication forms in multi-media contexts and develops critical and evaluative skills. MART 330 is the level 3 course of the Brandbach, Otago's advertising specialisation.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of this course, students should:
    -Be able to strategically initiate multimedia expressions in advertising
    -Be able to produce a flow of ideas for market interventions that change behaviour
    -Be able to conceptualise purposive ideas with an aesthetic sensibility
    -Be able to engage advertising as a driver for strategic innovation
    -Be able to activate advertising in the wider field of cultural production
    -Have developed a habit of curiosity in the past, present and future of advertising for:
    -Creative thinking
    -Critical thinking
    -Reflective thinking

    -Be able to productively apply academic theory to advertising planning and creativity
    -Be capable to ideate at speed in online collaboration
    -Be familiar with advertising as an industry and as a cultural praxis
    -Have produced a portfolio of advertising interventions that defines their singular vocational identity as proof of a critical creativity

    Barry, Pete (2012 ) The Advertising Concept Book - 2nd edition, Thames & Hudson, New York.

    The highly recommended course book defines the course culture and is a reference for all advertising concept development and weekly projects and is essential for exam preparation.

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