Want to know why studying at SCA is a better pathway to a career in as a creative in advertising than an advertising degree? Here are seven good reasons…
(PS – the eighth reason is a secret that we don’t mind telling you straight away. Nobody will ever ask to see your degree certificate, but every agency will ask to see your portfolio. Here are some of our students’ portfolios)
1. Guaranteed work placements
After twelve months in the school studio, our students get guaranteed work placements* in top advertising agencies including Ogilvy, Grey, W+K, Droga5, Havas, AMV BBDO, BBH, M&C Saatchi, and Adam+Eve . Many people apply to the school just for the opportunity of a work placement.
2. Work on real briefs
Advertising agencies, media owners and big brands, and local businesses support the school by setting briefs for our students to work on. So far, this year’s intake have already launched a beer and two consumer electronics products, set-up a party for the UK’s top sports personalities, pitched to the bosses at a top games company and to a network operator.
3. Less debt
We work our students hard so that they can complete the course in 18 months instead of the 3 years that most universities follow. So our students need to support themselves for half the time and start working sooner.
4. Learn from the best
Hundreds of the UK’s top creative practitioners have signed up to become mentors at the school. Every day, up to six of our mentors hang out in the school to help our students with their briefs.
6. Funding to start a business
Our ideapreneur students receive funding (up to £10,000) to start a business whilst at the school.
7. We are a not-for-profit, owned by the advertising industry
School of Communication Arts is a not-for-profit social enterprise, supported by dozens of top advertising agencies. The industry has come together to open the school because it is not satisfied with the quality of creative education in most universities.
* Students must pass all units of the Curriculum before going on their placements.