Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best advertising schools in Malaysia and the UK - 2

Here's the continuation of the list of Ad schools or Advertising programmes offered by well known UK universities (London Ads Schools) :

FYI if you are from Malaysia and wants to attend these courses, have no fear as all the schools/universities and colleges listed here are certified by the Malaysian government's Qualification Accreditation or eSISRAF-Sistem Pengiktirafan Kelayakan.

5. BA (Hons) Advertising & Brand Communication at University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham
Mode of study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years 
Faculty: UCA Farnham Campus
Location: Falkner Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7DS
Selected promotional write-ups: BA (Hons) Advertising & Brand Communication (ABC) at UCA Farnham takes an integrated approach to both branding and advertising. It provides you with an in-depth understanding of the creative and strategic processes behind successful advertising and brand communications, with a focus on developing skills through practical scenarios and industry experience.  
Industry Links: The ABC Alumni Society gives students direct access to London's top 20 advertising and branding agencies. We also have direct links with: Ogilvy & Mather, Profero, FRED Talent.

6. BA (Hons) Advertising at University of Gloucester 
Mode of study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years 
Faculty: Cheltenham Campus
Location: Cheltenham, UK
Selected promotional write-ups: The Advertising degree is a multi-award winning course, the essential training ground for anyone seeking a career in the creative side of advertising. This highly successful course is dedicated to achieving excellent creative results. It’s an essential platform for anyone seeking a career on the creative side of advertising, offering students an exciting mix of practical and theoretical study in modern studios. 
Employability: According to recent Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) performance indicators, the University of Gloucestershire was ranked eighth out of 160 higher education establishments for employability. In 2006/07, 97% of our graduates found employment or went onto further study within six months of leaving.
Agency links - Mother, Ogilvy and Mather, Abbott Mead Vickers, Lowe, Abbott Mead Vickers, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Best advertising schools in Malaysia and the UK

Does anybody know which or where is the Best advertising school in the UK?

I've been scouring the net for the last few weeks trying to figure this out, but to no avail. Well, I guess that's what you get when you scour instead of really look for it in a systematic way by categorising or itemising it in detail.

Okay, in this posting I will try to do the exact by categorising or itemising it in a systematic way (whatever that is). First, I will start with UK's best Ad School.

This is in brief of what exactly I am looking for?
1. The Ad school or programme must be a full time Bachelors degree level.
2. It must offer the subject Advertising (with PR or Marketing) as major, but the faculty that offers it doesn't matter -- it could be from the Communications or Design Faculty, Marketing or even from the Management school.
3. The programme content must concentrate on the management aspect of advertising, with design-focused modules enabling students to develop an appreciation of the creative side of the job.  
4. The Ad school must be rated one of the best or the most popular (in the UK) and must also be highly visible (online).
5. It must have the highest percentage or a reasonably high percentage of employability rate based on recent tracer studies either gathered from the university's own study or from HECSU's What Do Graduates Do? or HESA's Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Institutions.

6. Apart from their employability traits, the graduates are well known to have good prospects in job marketability and sustainability.

Wow, quite a tall order!

Here's a list of the Ad schools or Advertising programmes offered from well known UK universities (London Ads Schools) I have found from the web:

Qualification/Level: BA (Hons)
Mode of study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years
Faculty: Design Media & Management
Location: High Wycombe Campus
Selected promotional write-ups: If you choose to study Advertising at Bucks you will be joining a course that has built impressive reputations with industry, based on student successes in the job market and in international awards. Students develop abilities to think conceptually and strategically, employing creativity, research and analysis to inform their solutions. Much emphasis is placed on reaching the target audience employing the most appropriate media.
Mode of study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years 
Faculty: Ealing School of Art, Design and Media 
Location: Ealing Campus, St Mary's Road
Selected promotional write-ups: The philosophy of this course is to help students to develop as advertising strategists who can think and act creatively, and creative’s who can work strategically. The course is based on real-life advertising work practice, with the aim of producing future advertising strategists, planners, handlers and creative’s. 
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years
Location:  Tremough Campus
Selected promotional write-ups: Our BA(Hons) Advertising degree has been designed in consultation with marketers, brand managers and ad agency professionals to create informed practitioners ready to shape the future of the industry. This forward-looking course is highly vocational and will equip you with the relevant skill sets, market knowledge and professional contacts to begin a fulfilling career on graduation.

Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Years
Faculty: School of Design
Location: Elephant & Castle, London. SE1 6SB.
Selected promotional write-ups: This course seeks to challenge current preconceptions and definitions of advertising by fostering an atmosphere of experimentation and interrogation of existing practises. Taught by a team of advertising practitioners and academic theorists integrated with support from technical and studio experts, students will be equipped with contemporary and cutting edge knowledge to be able to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of every level of the advertising process from planning right through to creative output and client industry presentation.

To be continued...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Is Dr Rohaya taking her wives club on the right track?

Off late, almost everyone has given their two cents worth of opinion on the recent furore about wives being obedient to husbands and at the same time able to satisfy his lust like a first-class prostitute -- be it on print media, online and social networking sites.

But many are stating their anger rather than putting a rational argument to the matter. At least two persons, the Perak mufti and another by the name of T S Ramasamy has refused to join the bandwagon of denouncing Dr Rohaya and the group, The Obedient Wives Club.

In a theStar report dated 7 June, the Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria has given his backing to the Obedient Wives Club, which offers “sex lessons” to help women keep their husbands: Perak mufti supports Obedient Wives Club

While TS Ramasamy says Dr Rohaya’s wives club is on the right track

Read Ramasamy's reasoning here as published by the Star today (10 June 2011): 

THE outburst on the notion that wives must learn how to “serve their husbands better than a first class prostitute” (The Star, June 5) is indeed overwhelming.

It cannot be denied that in the majority of cases the need for free sexual indulgence is the major reason for marriage whilst, companionship, love and affection operate as supplementary ingredients.

Therefore, Dr Rohaya Mohd and her Obedient Wives Club should be welcomed to continue in their task of helping to promote harmonious marriages.

Lifelong matrimonial happiness is embedded in the proper management of Dr Rohaya’s advocated principles as embodied in the services of her club.

Kuala Lumpur.

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