David Anderson

Course Leader Advertising, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Communication Design

David Anderson leads our BA (Hons) Advertising degree. David is a successful creative and strategic thinker, combining a highly renowned academic reputation with extensive industry experience.

David joined UCA as the Leader of the BA (Hons) Advertising & Brand Communication, which he rewrote and retitled BA (Hons) Advertising. Prior to this David was the Leader of the BA (Hons) Creative Advertising course at Leeds College of Art, having joined Leeds in 1994.

David graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, in Design (specialising in Advertising). He successfully completed his PGCE at the University of Huddersfield before attaining his MA in Writing for Publication & Performance at the University of Leeds.

 David Anderson, Course Leader Advertising

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
  • Member of the IPA (within an academic context).

External examination:

  • BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design, University of Wales Trinity St David
  • MDes Advertising and Brand Design, University of Wales Trinity St David

Awards, Grants and Commissions:


  • D&AD 2011 First Prize (Yellow Pencil)
  • D&AD 211 Nomination
  • D&AD 2016 (Wooden Pencil).



  • David has reviewed a number of books relating to advertising for a number of publishers.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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