IN  A  CLASSX OF  ITS  OWN
1 IN 3 CREATIVE SCHOOLSTUDENTS GET A JOB IN ACREATIVE DEPARTMENT

ADMA
CREATIVE
SCHOOL

ABOUT

Want a job in an advertising creative department? ADMA Creative School has been helping aspiring creatives get a foot in the door since 2002. Over 10 weeks you'll learn the fundamentals of creating amazing ideas, spend time inside advertising agencies, meet some of the industry's top creatives, and leave with a portfolio full of ideas.

SYDNEY

Level 6,
50 Carrington Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

MELBOURNE

Level 17,
600 Bourke St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

WHAT
YOU'LL
LEARN

CURRICULUM COVERS

  • Conceptual thinking and how to develop your ideas
  • How ideas work across different mediums
  • What is takes to become a copywriter or art director
  • Presenting and selling your ideas to creative directors and clients
  • Developing industry contacts to help land you a job
  • Ways to build your creative portfolio

Carina
Chambers

Graduated 2014

Carina had a graphic design degree but was working as a Digital Producer. "After a few years I realised I dearly missed using my creative side. I came across the ads for Creative School and pounced on the opportunity to network with and learn from some of Sydney's best creatives. I loved learning about the careers of our tutors, how they got to where they are and how to think outside of the box creatively. After the course, I landed a contract role at Orange Line as a Digital Art Director. This role progressed as the company grew and I'm now their Creative Director.

What work are you most proud of?

I love creating beautiful work that performs and is trackable. I love UX/UI and ensuring that the assets we create are not only generating leads for our clients but are beautifully designed with a super smooth user flow.

Any advice for students wanting to get into the industry?

Back yourself. No one is going to make it happen for you. Also, when you take the plunge make sure you commit 100%. Passion is absolutely key and it will shine through your work.

https://carinachambers.com.au/portfolio/

Sounds like a big idea

Music inspires creativity. This integrated campaign taps into a behaviour that this audience are already performing, using Shazam to search, and rewards their curiosity with access to behind the scenes videos from top NYC agencies

Lewis
Farrar

Graduated 2011

Fresh out of Uni, Lewis knew he wanted to get into advertising straight away and applied for Creative School. "Before I started the course, I didn't know anyone who worked in advertising, so meeting real life 'ad people' was amazing. I even got my first job through the course. My tutor was a Creative Director at G2 (now Geometry Global) and suggested I apply there. From there I went on to Banjo Advertising and I'm now at The Royals. It's been a great journey and it all started with Creative School."

What work are you most proud of?

The LAB Experiment for Best&Less.
http://banjo.com.au/story/the-lab-experiment/

Any advice for students wanting to get into the industry?

Don't be afraid to ask for extra feedback or advice. Offering to buy them a beer helps.

Lab Experiment

Negative consumer perceptions of the Best&Less brand were getting in the way of women experiencing the new Best&Less product. Nothing we said would make them change their mind.

Molly
Cathcart

Graduated 2014

Molly had arrived from the US with a degree in advertising. "I wanted to make some contacts, get more experience and put some strong pieces into my portfolio. I loved the challenge of a new brief in a new medium each week – it really made us think and push us outside our comfort zones. I also liked discussing each idea with our tutors and seeing how many different ways there are to solve each problem. The contacts I made were invaluable and I used them to critique my portfolio and help improve it, even after the course had ended."

What work are you most proud of?

We've done quite a bit in our first year at 303 MullenLowe. I am really proud of our work for Fujitsu. It was our first big TVC . http://www.mollycathcart.com/fujitsu-evolution

Any advice for students wanting to get into the industry?

Just start. Dig in and start working on your book. And then stick with it. If you get rejected, take the feedback with you and push on. It's a lot of hard work, but it's worth it. Also, have interests and friends outside of advertising – this will make your work more human and less "addy". Use your experience and contacts in Creative School to help push you and drive your work to the next level.

Fujitsu Evolution

Since the beginning of time, humans have been looking for ways to keep warm in winter. This was the inspiration behind our TVC for Fujitsu's latest winter campaign in the long-running series featuring cricket legend Mark Taylor.

ADMA
PAST
STUDENTS

JESSICA ROBERTS
ART DIRECTOR,
BMF

“Creative School was a huge turning point in my career. It enabled me to go from graphic designer to conceptual art director in just a few months. Not only did I learn the good and not-so-good truths of working in advertising, I also met loads of great industry professionals, with some even becoming colleagues and friends.”

DAMON PORTER
SENIOR COPYWRITER,
LEO BURNETT

“I learnt how to think big and small, what a good idea is, and more importantly, what a good idea isn't. And, this was taught to me (come to think of it, instilled in me) by lecturers and tutors that were equal parts smart and grounded. The latter being crucial when you're putting your ideas on the table for the very first time, which can be intimidating to say the least. But I remember my tutors saying, "there's no such thing as a stupid idea", which is something I pass onto junior creatives to this day.”

Examples of my work: Click Here

SHELLEY DODD
SENIOR COPYWRITER/CREATIVE SCHOOL TEACHER,
MERCERBELL

“Classes were small so you got individual attention, with real briefs in real agencies. And I loved that the tutors and CDs were there for you long after graduation. In fact, that's how I landed my first gig. Over ten years later, I now have the privilege of tutoring Creative School. It's pretty cool seeing students take out top honours, and even better seeing them evolve into colleagues.”

SOPHIA EAST
MID-WEIGHT COPYWRITER,
MERCERBELL

“I loved the fact that at the end of the course I could walk out with a well-rounded portfolio, to show to the top guns of the industry. Creative School gave me tools and skills, and opened doors. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get into this amazing world of creative minds.”

Examples of my work: Click Here

SIMON DALLA POZZA
ART DIRECTOR,
OGILVY SYDNEY

“Creative School is perfect for anyone wanting to work in the creative department of an advertising company. Small tutorial sizes and lectures from the best creatives in the business - what more could you want? ”

MAX THORLEY
COPYWRITER/SOCIAL CREATIVE,
PRESENT COMPANY

“Creative School was an incredibly positive and formative experience for me. The ability to be seamlessly injected into an agency environment whilst being guided by some incredibly generous and talented mentors meant the world to me. It allowed me to actually understand how the industry works, and it set me up with a great network of contacts in a notoriously hard industry to break into.”

Examples of my work: www.maxthorley.com

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CAREER
STARTS
HERE

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