AWARD School, established in 1983, is a course for people who want to become copywriters/art directors. It’s about helping you recognise good ideas, how to come up with them and how to spot them.
What to expect
AWARD School runs for 12 weeks from March to July in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. We also have regional programs in some states, terms and conditions apply.
Each week, students attend a Monday night lecture and a weeknight tutorial (usually on a Thursday). Both start at 6:30pm. All lecturers are leaders in their field within the advertising industry. They cover topics ranging from outdoor, print and film, to radio, ambient/experiential, digital, mobile, direct, integrated and strategy.
Tutorials will be held at advertising agencies. All tutors are professional copywriters and art directors. 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
Who’s it for?
AWARD School doesn’t care how old applicants are, what they’ve studied or where they’ve worked. Students are selected purely on one thing; the ideas in their application.
I came in with no experience no knowledge about anything with advertising and I came out knowing so much in such a short amount of time. You don’t need to have an advertising experience to do this course because I had didn’t and it was amazing. Anyone can do this course
Melbourne Student 2019
Transformative. Excruciating. Brilliant. I thought I knew the limit of my creativity and potential…Award School challenged me to think big, back myself and leave no stone unturned. Post-course, I’m applying my discoveries to my work and my life as a whole. This is your wake up call, do Award School.
Nico Wilsdon 2019
AWARD will push you to think and work harder than you ever have before. It’s like Tough Mudder for your brain and ego.
Sydney Student 2019
If you know nothing about advertising and want a crash course to learn the tools and make industry connections, this is the course for you.
Laura Wiseman 2019