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Sent to Outer Mongolia, by @Laura_Amelia_

By Laura Magee – From the 2015/16 Intake   Sent to Outer Mongolia Last week I arrived back from spending a month out in ...

azealia banks on hot97, by @YOxSHOSHO

By Sokaina Aliouate – From the 2015/16 Intake   azealia banks on hot97   please don’t read this. like for real. ...

Smooth, by @_TManning

By Tom Manning   SMOOTH Listen up folks, you’re about to go into the business of smooth. Things are smooth in advertising agencies. ...

Things happen, how to handle them…is up to you! by @sperfys

  By Federica Martini – From the 2015/16 Intake   Things happen, how to handle them…is up to you! I was working for a ...

How it All Started, by @sthomasgb

By Sebastien Thomas – From the 2015/16 Intake   How it All Started Almost exactly a year ago my journey at SCA 2.0 had already ...

Memoirs of a Mosher by @mawbius

By Alex Mawby   Memoirs of a Mosher Before I got completely run over with work, I kept a diary of my time at SCA. Below are my entries ...

School of Communication Arts


Fast Facts about School of Communication Arts


  • School of Communication Arts is supported by over 100 advertising agencies
  • We have 36 students and a network of over 800 industry mentors
  • Our mentors include Sir John Hegarty, Rory Sutherland, Tony Brignull. Alexandra Taylor, Laura Jordan Bambach, Dave Trott, Paul Brazier, Patrick Collister and dozens more award winning ECDs
  • Our mentors visit the school studio every day, helping our students with their live briefs
  • All students leave with brilliant portfolios and a phenomenal network of advertising industry professionals
  • Almost all students get about six months of placements in top agencies
  • Some leave school and go straight into jobs as Art Directors or Copywriters without placements
  • No dissertation, no tests, no exams. Just everything to help get that first great job in a top advertising agency


School of Communication Arts is a social enterprise, supported by over 100 agencies.  Some agencies donate money to fund scholarships.  Some donate time, by sending their staff down to the school to mentor in our studio.  Some do both, and much more.  The result is that about a third of our 36 students benefit from industry funded scholarships, and we have a network of over 700 teachers.  On a typical day (if there is such a thing at SCA!) about half a dozen industry professionals visit our studio to mentor our students.

The curriculum is delivered through a sequence of briefs.   Students work on about fifty briefs during their time in the studio (September to July).  Many of these are live briefs.

After a year of hard work, our students are ready for employment, they have a great portfolio and an enviable network of industry professionals.  Instead of a dissertation, we end the year with an event called Portfolio Day, where we invite our network of agencies to come and see our students’ work and make job or placement offers.  Almost all students get about six months of placements from Portfolio Day, except those who go straight into employment.  About 80% of our students get a job at a Top 100 agency within six months of completing the course.

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