Become a Copywriter
Are you always looking for the perfect word? Have you been known to say things like, “We’d better skedaddle” in casual conversation? do you “facepalm” every time you hear the word “irregardless”? Do you annoy people by quoting dialog from 10-year old movies verbatim? Really? Well, you could have the makings of a copywriter.
Application Deadline: November 26, 2018
Copywriters are painstaking wordsmiths, choosing words for precise meaning and connotation. You’ll be teamed with an art director and you’ll create work for print, radio, TV and the entire gamut of digital media. Along the way you’ll pitch products, advocate causes, and raise awareness. You’ll work with talented professionals: actors, voice talents, directors, engineers and more. You’ll be the one everyone looks to as guardian of the message. With great power comes great… well, you know.
What kind of background do I need to have?
How long is the program and what are the application deadlines?
This is a two year (eight quarter) diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio through classes and real-world experience to gain the skills needed for an entry level position in advertising. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length with an additional studio/critique week to finalize your projects for the final evaluation and exhibit. Your training covers everything you need to know for a career as an art director. Courses are practical. Instructors are all top advertising professionals: art directors, creative directors, videographers… They teach you the skills they use everyday at the agencies where they work.
- Winter- November 26, 2018 – Classes Start January 2, 2019
- Spring- February 25, 2019 – Classes Start April 1, 2019
- Summer- May 27, 2019 – Classes Start July, 1, 2019
What are some of the courses I'll take?
STORY WRITING: The art of storytelling is a crucial skill. Learn about plot development, story and character arcs, telling stories not only in multiple installments, but in multiple mediums (blogs, point of view, transitions, voice, persuasion).
SHORT & SWEET: Headlines, web banners, outdoor boards, tag lines, and Twitter posts all require precision and a certain turn of phrase. You’ll learn to be a writer of few words that carry a big message and prove print is not dead.
POP CULTURE ENGINEERING: This course will center on all the flotsam and jetsam of pop culture: t-shirts, costume, graphic novels, matchbooks, packages, posters, pimping cars, sports paraphernalia, and all the other ephemera imaginable.
IMPROV & STAND-UP COMEDY: Presence, gumption and the ability to think on your feet make for an excellent presenter. Through improvisational exercises and dialogue writing you will lose your stage fright and become a stellar comedian.
Is there an amazing internship program?
What are the starting salaries?
How do I tell Mom and Dad?
What is tuition?
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