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Advanced Creative Concepts

IMC 525

Top Three Course Takeaways

  1. How to leverage data-driven insights to build effective creative strategy.
  2. Advance design and conceptual principles for quality creative execution across multiple channels.
  3. How to share and promote your creative strategy and fully integrated marketing campaign with a pro-caliber presentation.

Course Topics

  • The Foundation of Creative Strategy - The Brand
  • The Creative Process
  • Brand Expression and Messaging
  • Media Options and Creative Considerations
  • Brand Storytelling and Video
  • The Business of Creativity
  • The Changing Landscape of Creative Strategy

WORKLOAD:   (8-10 hours per week)

This course emphasizes the creative aspects of executing an integrated marketing communications strategy, including visual branding, verbal branding, creative direction, and art direction. Students focus on conceiving, developing, expressing, and executing a coherent visual identity using a comprehensive strategy.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Conduct in-depth research and outline a case study of a brand including its mission, voice, visual identity and target market.
  • Research, analyze and recommend appropriate media from a selection of print, digital and social media vehicles used by contemporary marketers for content delivery and brand marketing.
  • Conceive, develop and express complex visual ideas and concepts, translating them into a coherent creative strategy that reinforces the marketing objectives and elevates the brand.
  • Apply creative direction and art direction techniques across print, digital and social media.
  • Write, produce and deliver a professional presentation that clearly defends the creative strategy and fully integrated marketing campaign.

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Advance Creative Concepts Instructors

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Nathan Pieratt Award-Winning Designer and Creative Director Read More: Pieratt