Welcome to the Advertising Copywriting Postgraduate Certificate website. If you define yourself as creative but can't draw, this may be the career for you. Other qualities that make you a great candidate for this program are a sense of humour and an open, enquiring mind. And by the way, you'll also need to love hard work and be excited about problem solving and using your great English language skills. But the most important quality is whether or not you have the ability to handle realistic feedback and grow from it. And as if that's not enough, you'll also need to have a personality and a sense of fun. So if this sounds like you, and you haven't glazed over yet, please read on!
This program is a full-time, graduate, 1-year certificate in Advertising Copywriting. Students are accepted from all post-secondary backgrounds or with equivalent work experience, and do not need an existing portfolio of creative writing or ads to get in. Instead, a simple entry-level writing skills test is administered at the time of your group interview. The certificate concludes with a 2-month, unpaid internship once course-work is completed. Internships may be secured any time from May to August. However, internships are not guaranteed, they are secured through the program's contacts, coupled with the students' ability to network and the quality of the ads created for their portfolios while attending the program. The state of the economy in any particular year also factors into the equation.
The program is taught by highly successful, well-seasoned 'big-name' advertising practitioners. In addition please note that this full-time, graduate certificate is not offered online, nor is it offered on a part-time basis.