AAS Advertising


and Promotions


This degree is particularly suited to anyone with a great imagination, who is passionate, persuasive and creative. The programme is suitable for recent secondary school graduates who wish to pursue a career in creative advertising, as well as for persons who are already employed in the industry, but who have no formal training and are keen on improving their skills. Persons who opt to exit after the first two (three for part-timers) years of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Promotions can exit with an associate in applied science degree, which would equip them for entry level and paraprofessional positions in the advertising industry.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).



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    2 Years (FT)
    3 Years (PT)




                                                COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                         CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

    ADVT 230 Principles of Advertising 3 BUSI 203/ Leadership and Ethics OR 3
    ADVT 240 Copywriting 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences
    ADVT 241 Digital Photography and Animation for Advertising 3 ARTS 120/ Survey of Art History OR 1
    ADVT 320 Media Buying and Planning 3 CLTR 120/ Introduction to the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago OR
    ADVT 244/ Advertising and Promotions Internship OR 3 MUSC 120 Survey of Music History
    ADVT 255 Advertising and Promotions Practicum (AAS only) COMM 108 Oral Presentation Skills 3
    COMM 351 Social Media Communications 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
    GRDE 124 Visual Thinking and Advertising Concepts 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3
    GRDE 128 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 LANG 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    PUBR 139 Introduction to Strategic Public Relations 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
    PUBR 221 Image, Etiquette and Protocol 2 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
    PSYC 103/ Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity OR 3
    SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
    Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 29  Total Core Curriculum Courses 25
    FILM 290 Introduction to Video Production 3
    MGMT 200 Events Management 3
    MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing 3
    MKTG 305 Fundamentals of Selling 3
    Total Support Course Credits  12

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

    To be awarded the AAS degree in Advertising and Promotions, students must successfully complete 66 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

    Required courses in the major area of study 29 credits
    Guided Elective courses in major area of study 12 credits
    Total Credits in Major Area of Study 41 credits
    Core curriculum courses 25 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 66 credits

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