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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.

 

KEY DATES

Information Night Wednesday 7 February 2018
Applications Open Online Friday 9 February 2018
Applications Close Friday 23 February 2018
AWARD School Starts April 2018

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AWARD School, established in 1983, is a special course run by AWARD for people who want to become copywriters/art directors in the advertising industry - not for those currently working within a creative department of an agency.  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 500 students apply.

The 12-week part time AWARD School course runs from April to July in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

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.

Once you have submitted your application/portfolio for judging, in each state the decision lies with Creative Directors who review your portfolio and make the final decision as to whether you are successful.  The process usually takes a good three weeks and you will hear from AWARD School either way by Mid-March. Please refrain from contacting AWARD to check on the status of your application if you’re keen to join us for upcoming events and AWARD School 2018, read on for info on what to expect from the course, including interviews with recent grads.

WHAT’S LIFE LIKE AT AWARD SCHOOL?

Find out from a few of our past students:
Meet Australia's Top Five

AWARD School Diaries

Top Student Portfolios


Costs

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



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.

AWARD School is for aspiring art directors/copywriter, therefore, students must not currently work in a creative department of an advertising agency.

 

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.