Minimum second class honours bachelor degree (2.2 or higher) in any discipline or equivalent third level qualification. Interviews for Short listed candidates will take place on 18/02/2020 & 28/05/20. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 2 weeks of interview. Students must apply for a place in their preferred stream either creative or executive during the application process.
** If you do not yet have your final degree results this will not hinder your application as we are happy to issue conditional offer letters in such circumstances.
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes. Applicants for the creative stream should complete the following brief:
Creative Stream application brief:
Ideas. They are the foundation of advertising, whether the medium is a poster, an event, a video, social media content, or a message projected on the moon. Ideas matter when they disrupt, surprise, engage, challenge, connect and change, and they matter because they do these things.
If you're the kind of person who wants to spend their days turning blank pages into great ideas that sell, then maybe this is the course for you.
And because we'd hate to waste your time, we first want to find out if you are the person for this programme.
Submit four things, each on a single A4 page and upload with your application:
1. Tell us why you want to work in the creative department of an agency.
2. Create a poster for one of the following:
The Kenwood Chef
3. Create a poster for something you care about
4. Pick an ad and tell us what's so great about it.
Your posters should be drawn simply, with a black pen - we're interested in your ideas, not the quality of the execution of them.
Those who are invited to interview can bring a portfolio of other creative work in support of their application (though this is not a requirement).
We're particularly interested in anything that shows more of your ability to have and express ideas. This can be in any medium - from poetry, storytelling, to film and other visual media as long as there's an idea in there. And if you've more advertising ideas we'd love to see them too.
We're less interested in seeing work that only shows evidence of craft. This might include drawings, photography that only seeks to represent, or long form writing of the technical variety.
If it surprises and engages then include it, if not better to leave it out. We're looking for quality not quantity at this stage, and remember that if you've been invited to interview then the ideas you've already submitted have convinced us that you have potential.