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It’s a course about IDEAS. CREATIVE THINKING & the PROCESSES involved in coming up with great ideas & ultimately good ads.

It’s a course about IDEAS. CREATIVE THINKING & the PROCESSES involved in coming up with great ideas & ultimately good ads.


NSW - 19 July, 6:30-10pm 

The Loft, 3 Lime Street, King Street Wharf

Check out the winners & Photo Gallery

VIC - 20 July, 6:30-10pm

Smart Artz Gallery, 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne


SA - 28 July, 6:30-9:30pm

The Bunka @ The Austral, 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide


QLD - 28 July, 6:00-10:00pm

The Loft, 100 Boundary St, West End - It's FREE to attend


WA - 3-5 August

3 Day Exhibition (free entry) 10:00am to 4:00pm daily

Little Wing Corner Gallery, 263 Hay Street, Subiaco

Graduation event by invitation only:  Friday 5th August, 6:00pm - 10:00pm



Register your Interest for 2017

If you’re keen to join us for upcoming events and AWARD School 2017, please register your interest and read on for info on what to expect from the course, including interviews with recent grads.

AWARD School is a special course run by AWARD for people who want to become copywriters/art directors in the advertising industry. It’s simply about helping you recognise good ideas, how to judge them & how to find INSPIRATION from them.

NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. AWARD School students are chosen purely on the merit of their ideas in their application, not what they are currently doing with their lives!

There are no age restrictions or particular tertiary requirements to be eligible for AWARD School.

To be accepted into the course, each person must submit a folio of work based on the brief set by the co-ordinators of AWARD School. This brief changes each year, but usually consists of writing some ads and submitting them in a very basic form - no professional artists required! AWARD School accepts up to 200 students throughout Australia and New Zealand every year and more than 800 students apply.

The 12-week part time course runs from April to July  in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.   Auckland and Hobart will run from July to November.

Each week all students must attend a Monday evening lecture and a weekly evening tutorial session, both commence at 6.30pm. All lecturers are leaders in their field within the advertising industry. They cover topics ranging from idea creation, promo/experiental, television, radio, outdoor, online/viral, creative strategy, integrated media and new thinking.

Tutorials are held at selected advertising agencies. All tutors are professional Art Directors and Copywriters. Each week students are given a brief to work on (there are ten briefs in all) and tutors critique the work accordingly. Most importantly tutors are there to encourage students in the creation of great ideas.


New South Wales
$2,200.00 (incl. GST)
$2,200.00 (incl. GST)
$1,210.00 (incl. GST)
Western Australia
$1,210.00 (incl. GST)
South Australia
$1,210.00 (incl. GST)
$1,210.00 (incl. GST)
$1,210.00 AUD

Terms & Conditions

If a student is successful but declines the position for AWARD School, you must notify us within five working days of receiving your notification.

Payment must be made by the nominated date.

Course fees can be paid by credit card and direct debit. A registration form must be supplied when making payment.

If the student withdraws after the course has commenced, there will be no refund of fees.

AWARD School reserves the right to amend or postpone any part of the AWARD School programme.

International Students

International Students must provide proof of either a work visa or a tourism visa. AWARD School will not accept applicants on student visas.

If a student breaches international visa conditions or the rules of the provider and is terminated from the course, No refund will be given.


AWARD School is proudly supported by News Corp Australia.