Quick answers to frequently asked questions.


  • How much experience do I need before going into the course?

    • You don’t need to be experienced in advertising before going into SCA 2.0, and we don’t have a grade minimum requirement for you to enroll.

      What we want to see from potential students is their drive and creativity! We’d like to know about what you’ve been up to, what inspires you and what you would like to achieve. If you do have a portfolio of work that displays your creative history, great! But don’t be discouraged from enquiring if you don’t have a book full of examples as we want to know about you and your passion first and foremost.

  • Is there an age limit to the course?

    • We’ve designed the course for students over 18 as it’s the equivalent to a degree.
      There’s no upper age limit as we’re interested in your creative potential, not the numbers on your birth certificate! Our current student age ranges from 19 - 47 years.

  • What kind of qualification will I receive at the end of the course?

    • At SCA we don’t offer qualifications at the end of the course, instead our students will leave with the opportunity to showcase their hard work at our Portfolio Day event where we invite hundreds of industry professionals to scout out talent which will get them a placement or job.

  • Selection Day & Enrolling

    • If you’re wondering how to get into the best ad school in the world, please check out our application process page.

  • When is the deadline to apply?

    • We host monthly interviews day up until August. We would recommend applying earlier than this just so you aren’t placed on the waitlist.

  • Why are the fees £16,500?

    • SCA is less expensive than a traditional 3-year university course and offers much more than the ordinary university model. Each year the course is tailored to around 36 enrolled students and promises to pack each day with masterclasses, briefs to work on and mentoring from our network of a 1,000 industry professionals.

      At the end of the course, we expect you to be paid London Living wage in your placements and to leave with a valuable network of contacts to .

      Fees are the same for Home and International students.

  • What does a merit-based SCA scholarship pay for?

    • A merit-based SCA scholarship pays for all of your tuition fees for the years, but not for your living costs and expenses.

  • Are international students able to apply for a work/student visa for the course?

    • We’re currently unable to offer student or work visas to international applicants.

  • Is SCA a full-time or part-time course?

    • SCA is a full-time course with 40 hour weeks. We follow the structure of an academic year so we have half-terms, Easter and Christmas breaks but assignments may be set during the holidays as well.

  • Art Director or Copywriter, I don’t know! How do I choose?

    • You don’t have to decide! Our course is all inclusive for Art Directors and Copywriters, there are no separate pathways as we teach both disciplines in the same room and you can change your mind at any time.

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