8 WEEKS, 2 HOURS PER WEEK
(1 HOUR VIDEO LECTURE, 1.5 HOUR LIVE SESSION & ASSESSMENTS)
Hone your writing skills. Learn the art and discipline of selling via the written (and spoken) word.
This course is about words and how you use them to invoke a knowing smile, a raised eyebrow, or an itch in the wallet. It’s about understanding how words are more than just an arrangement of vowels and consonants in a website, press release, radio spot, billboard or brochure. They are the keys to unlock an audience’s imaginations and make a brand feel at home inside.
Meet your Facilitator & Lecturers
Weekly facilitators (live session)
Video lecturers (pre-recorded)
What to expect
Over 7 weeks, participants can expect to learn tips, tricks and techniques about creative ideation and how to effectively write for the eye (think press, websites, brochures) and for the ear (think radio, VOs and audio visual). In the 8th week, participants present their final assignment and demonstrate all they have learnt along the way.
Designed to be engaging, interactive and thought-provoking, this course has two main elements – a pre-recorded video lecture for participants to watch in their own time, and a live working tutorial session led by the course facilitator where participants can put theory into action. Additionally, this industry certified course includes homework/assessments.
Please note, if you have enrolled in an online course the “working tutorial sessions” are delivered live via zoom/teams.
Who’s it for?
We think this course is suited to “anyone” – assuming they’re someone who is employed (or about to be employed) to write/think about/edit words that represent a company, brand or its products/services. People who have benefited from this course in the past include account coordinators & executives (seeking a greater understanding of copywriting), marketers, creatives and savvy small business owners.
Lecturer: Chris Taylor
- A literal introduction to Copywriting
- Course overview
- The fundamentals
- Tools at your Disposal
- Copywriting versus writing.
- Before and after examples of copywriting done well
- How to distil a thought/idea
- Breaking down a Creative Brief
- Writing Tools and Idea Generation techniques
- Manifesto writing and its many uses
- Writing a compelling vision and value statement
- Taglines & positioning statements
Week 3: How to write Great Headlines
Lecturer: Richard Morgan
- The Importance of a great headline
- How to write one?
- Headlines & The 8 Word Rule
- Different types of Headlines
Week 4: How to write Copy that Works!
Lecturer: Jenny Mak
- Identifying your own tone of voice and learning to play with it
- Long vs Short vs No Copy
- Type of Copy and when you’d use them
- Tips to write damn good copy
Week 5: Writing for the ear (audio)
Lecturer: Joe Hawkins
- How writing for the ear is different to writing for the eye
- Terminology and techniques
- Establishing characters, stories and mood
- Actors vs voice-overs
- Tips for creating compelling audio
Week 6: Writing for the eye (moving Media)
Lecturer: Lea Egan
- Terminology & formats
- Writing for on screen copy,
- Writing for dialogue
- Writing for VO
- Writing a narrative
- How to structure commercials, storyboards and scripts
- Tips for creating compelling Ads
Week 7: Writing for Online & Social Media
Lecturer: Lucy Kough
Tips for writing for:
- Banner Ads
- Facebook & Instagram Posts
- Content pieces and Blogs
Week 8: Conclude and Review the Progress – Working Session Only
Wrapping up the course with the final review and summary of what we’ve covered
I appreciated the industry insights, feedback and advice from the facilitator, and I really enjoyed the final assessment and the detailed feedback.
The course was brilliant & it was a true privilege to have had the opportunity to learn so much more about the crucial & vital skills to write copy.
I really enjoyed the practical skills for working in the ad industry, particularly selling in ideas, working empathetically with clients, staying resilient.