By combining great ideas with the power of persuasion, advertising has the ability to change the world.

The School of Communication Arts exists to nurture a diverse pool of emerging talent, and teach them to do just that - turning them into creative superstars, each with their own unique perspective. Our success at training award-winning and highly sought after creatives over the past decade, has led to us being hailed as ‘the best ad school in the world’, with more than 80% of our students employed at leading agencies within 6 months of completing their studies.

SCA gave me a different (better) kind of education which genuinely changed my life. Since school I've worked both in the USA and UK, continued to mentor, and built some amazing relationships with some of the industry's most talented creative people.

SCA gave me a different (better) kind of education which genuinely changed my life. Since school I've worked both in the USA and UK, continued to mentor, and built some amazing relationships with some of the industry's most talented creative people.

Tom Houser - Senior Creative, Uncommon

Tom Houser - Senior Creative, Uncommon

The Course

Everyone – copywriters, art directors, creative technologists and planners – learns together, where we aim to simulate a real-world working environment.

Everyone – copywriters, art directors, creative technologists and planners – learns together in our virtual studio, where we aim to simulate a real-world working environment. We describe it as a bit like a mash-up of Zoom and Minecraft.

You will get into the practice of working in teams from day one, and although many students have a clear idea as to which creative pathway they want to follow, we find quite a few change their minds. And that doesn’t just mean that copywriters become art directors, and vice versa. The focus on strategy and planning within the course means a number of students choose to follow careers as strategic planners. Our overall emphasis on ‘finding your personal creative vocation’ has led to students branching out into careers in PR, illustration and filmmaking.

Many students join us without any pathway in mind, but just feel the school is right for them – and it’s a pleasure to take them on that voyage of discovery. By the end of the 10 month course, SCA graduates are seen by the advertising industry as being the most employable copywriters, art directors and strategic planners.

Work on live briefs from around the world, set by our Sponsors

  • 3 Monkeys
  • Adam & Eve
  • AMVBBDO
  • Creature
  • Experian
  • Gravity Road
  • Grayling
  • Grey London
  • JKR
  • Krow
  • McCann
  • Mother
  • RGA
  • Taylor Herring
  • The & Partnership
  • VCCP
  • WE
  • Y&R

Being very dyslexic, traditional education never worked for me. Being at SCA opened my eyes to what education could and should be. I went from a guy with 2 A-levels to a student pencil winner who worked at Google in a year.

SCA gave me a different (better) kind of education which genuinely changed my life. Since school I've worked both in the USA and UK, continued to mentor, and built some amazing relationships with some of the industry's most talented creative people.

Tom Fenwick-Smith, Freelance Creative Director

Tom Houser - Senior Creative, Uncommon

Enrolment & Schedule

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The next enrolment date is September 2022 intake. You can work to a flexible schedule, but we recommend that students commit a minimum of 30 hours per week to studying and collaborating with their peers.

If you can’t attend a live class because of work or care commitments, we just ask that you watch it on catch-up as soon as possible afterward. This is because you will be working on briefs alongside London students. Teachers are online some evenings and weekends to support students with busy lives.

Become an advertising master

School Fees

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  • £3,330 per Semester For each of the 3 Semesters.
  • Or £990 per month Paid by direct debit over 10 months.
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Application Process

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We take selection very seriously, because we want to ensure that it is the right course for those who apply and that the industry knows SCA graduates are always the best new talent entering the industry. The first step of the application process is to book a
15-minute call. On the call you can discuss your talents and career aspirations. We will also answer any questions you have about the school, the unique learning experience and the success of past alumni within their chosen fields.

If it is a good fit you will be invited back to deliver a 4-minute presentation to students and teachers. Don’t panic. We won’t be expecting you to present lots of ads or anything like that, we just want to find out a bit more about you and your passions. Your presentation can take any form you like, so long as it can be delivered online. You could share a video, talk to us live, show some presentation slides or blow us away with some ventriloquism. Every week, we are inspired by how inventive, passionate and unique our prospective students are.

After the presentation, you’ll meet the current intake of students, then you’ll be set a couple of fun tasks so we can find out more about how you think and work with others. At the end of the day you’ll have the chance to ask the students anything you like about the course (without the staff in the room, if you’d prefer!) so you can get an absolutely honest view of what the course is like, and have any questions you have honestly answered.

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Follow your creative calling and secure your future at the SCA

Student Application

  • Fill out the Application Form below to be a part of our next Award-Winning intake.

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