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ADVT71-102: Advertising Masterclass


In this subject, you are introduced to current industry trends and issues facing brands, marketing departments and advertising agencies today. It explores advertising as a form of brand-driven promotional communication by examining a range of theories and practical tools used in the context of commercially-driven customer engagement. It also considers advertising in the context of ‘brand activism’ and social marketing, which aims to deliver goods, ideas and services for positive social outcomes. You will learn how to formulate effective, engaging brand communication based on insights into human behaviour and behaviour change as well as an understanding of the measures employed in auditing the performance of these promotional campaigns and programs. The subject will also address critical perspectives and ethical issues arising from this increasing entanglement of commercial interests and the social good and prepare you for further studies in this area.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150

Learning outcomes

1. Describe and explain the dynamics of the advertising industry and the role of advertising in the overall process of integrated marketing communications. 2. Explain and critique current and advanced theories of advertising, branding, and consumer decision-making. 3. Practically apply these theories, concepts as well as creative imagination by developing an advertising campaign concept based on a client brief. 4. Consider and critically evaluate advertising practices in relation to regulatory codes as well as in terms of their impact on broader social, ethical and cultural norms, issues and obligations.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022