The School of Communication Arts offers a one-year, intensive course with six months of paid placement following completion. Which means it’s delivered over 18 months. 18 months of hard work. And we make no apologies for that.
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.
Because if hard work isn’t your thing, then you’re probably not passionate enough to make a name for yourself in the business. And passion is what we’re all about.
As challenging as the course is though, it certainly isn’t all work and no play. We do our level best to make sure our students have fun and get as much enjoyment as possible from the time they spend with us and the rest of their intake.
Work on live briefs from around the world, set by our Sponsors
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
The next enrolment date is April 2021 and we are also accepting applications for the September 2021 intake now. We expect students to be present in the studio 9-5, Monday to Friday for studying and collaborating with their peers.
- £5,500 per Semester For each of the 3 Semesters.
- Or just £1,650 per month Paid by direct debit over 10 months.
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.