What will I learn?

The B.A. in Advertising Creative program offers students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree and build a career-ready creative portfolio, all while developing a well-rounded set of critical skills and a deep sense of ethics and responsibility. Students in this program prepare for careers in art direction, copywriting, production, and other creative roles at agencies and other organizations.

Coursework in the advertising creative program exposes students to communication challenges that require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as ideas and imagination.

Located in the heart of Chicago, one of the top job markets for advertising, communication, and public relations agencies in the world, the School of Communication offers students rich internship and development opportunities, as well as access to industry leading professionals. Students have access to the latest software and equipment through Loyola’s Digital Media Lab and School of Communication's Owl Lab.

Program Benefits

  • Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Advertising Creative while producing a career-ready creative portfolio.
  • Learn from leaders in the advertising profession and other creative industries.
  • Gain professional experience through internship opportunities at Chicago-based agencies and brands.
  • Use the latest software and equipment through Loyola’s Digital Media Lab and School of Communication's Owl Lab.

Advertising Creative Major

  • Gain knowledge for how creative strategies bring insights into focus to meet challenges and solve problems for industry and organizations.
  • Understand the creative process employed for developing big ideas that can be used across multiple and changing communication platforms.
  • Demonstrate skills for writing copy and designing messages in traditional and digital media.
  • Enhance skills for creating content that is relevant and delivers strategy.
  • Apply ethical and inclusive decision making throughout the creation of communications.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of creative material.

Which department am I in?

School of Communication

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$46,410.00 per year
USD $23,205 per semester for 12 to 21 hours; USD $365 for Over 21 hours, additionally per credit hour
Start date

29 August 2022


School of Communication

Loyola University Chicago,

820 N. Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Campus,



60611, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a secondary and high school.

For international students

Students must have a high school or secondary school completion from an institution you have attended. Also students must have the following scores,

  • A minimum score of 79 is required for the TOEFL
  • A minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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