Advertising in the 21st Century

ADV80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Admission to MA-MCO Master of Communication

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the key principles and practices of advertising in a dynamic industry context. Graduates will be equipped to understand the key issues affecting advertising in the 21st Century and apply this to inform communications planning, management, implementation and evaluation.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Identify and evaluate the key concepts of advertising theory and how they have evolved in new media landscape.
2. Critically analyse communications practices and models related to consumer behaviour, media metrics and strategy.
3. Apply key advertising concepts to the implementation of consumer and brand research designed to inform strategic communications.
4. Develop a strategic communications campaign based on research findings, key media audience metrics and professional reflection techniques.

Courses with unit

Master of Media and Communication