Module details for Communication and Creative Design


To provide critical insight into the theory and practice of managing marketing communications and the role creative design plays in this as a method for developing better relations with customers.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : a sound theoretical basis for decision- making in the fields of marketing communications and creative design.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Critically analyse the approaches, principles, management and contribution of marketing communications and creative design to businesses.

2.  To develop creative communicative and design led solutions for a specified marketing problem.

Indicative Content

1 Marketing communications

The role of marketing communications in marketing strategy. The marketing communications process and theories which help us understand it. Discussing issues, integration and design of communications in business.

2 Public Relations

The role of public relations and marketing public relations, evaluating techniques, management and evaluation of approaches.

3 Communications toolkit

The toolkit evaluation comprises discussion of sponsorship, events and exhibitions, social media, digital and two-way engagement, the planning of approaches, budgetary considerations, campaign integration, measurement and creative design.

4 Campaigns

Planning the campaign: influencing factors, communications objectives, budget setting, media selection and scheduling, creative strategy, copy creation and creating media packs, campaign monitoring and evaluation.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 14
Tutorial/Seminar 16
Practical Activity 12
Assessment 60
Independent 98
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.