Go West Young Creatives: Western Sydney Ad School now accepting applications
After a successful 1st semester the Western Sydney Ad School (WSAS) is looking for the next enthusiastic crop of young creatives from Western Sydney.
Says Rocky Ranallo, creative tutor, WSAS: “While we have a few weeks to go to conclude the first semester we feel like it’s time to enrol any students who may have finished a degree or diploma, marketing or design course and are looking for a real practical addition to their studies.
“We know AWARD School is also looking for students soon but I think we can offer an all year round course that’s as good and as intensive for those people who can’t afford expensive schools or have failed to be selected into one of their courses.”
Says Matt Smith, creative tutor, WSAS: “We have no entry criteria except we’d like you to come from here, out west, and have a real desire to find out how good you are. It may be the best idea you’ve ever had. Haha we hope you have better ones of course.”
Adds Ranallo: “I’d just say if you know anyone who’s wanted to get into advertising but has never had the advantage of living in the Eastern Suburbs get them to check us out.”
WSAS will offer an internship at the end of the course for the best student and a scholarship for a First Nation student.
The course begins on February 20 and is one night a week for 12 weeks. After working on 10 briefs, some live, the student will leave with a portfolio full of ideas that will hopefully get them a job.
The course runs all year round and hopes to open in Melbourne before the end of the year. Enrol by visiting the website: westernsydneyadschool.com.au.
Bro, I live in the Eastern Suburbs and its no advantage…
I love the sentiment, but – what about kids from the shire? Hornsby? Newcastle? Wollongong?
Western Sydney is very middle class compared to those regions.
Parramatta has one of the most expensive schools in the country and the wealth per household in the hills district is astronomical.
Could be time to drop the ‘everything is better in the east’ bit…
Another successful year of shit canning AWARD school whilst duplicating their curriculum.
AWARD’s curriculum? You mean making mock ads? “Print brief, radio brief, tv brief etc.” that’s what every ad school in the world has ever done?! I’ve been an AWARD school student and I think this is a bloody great idea. There’s plenty of students to go round, Good on you guys!!
Love the idea of a scholarship for a First Nation student. Good on you fellas!
More diversity in blacktown than the entire eastern suburbs region combined.
There are plenty of hungry people out there who haven’t been able to get into or afford other Ad Schools and this is for them… Any industry can always be more inclusive, so why the hell not…?
Is the internship paid for? It’s not a foot in the door if you cut people off at the knees.
Also it is First Nations – plural.
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Good on you, guys! You can do it! 😉
Huge admiration to both of you industry legends and awesome people.
What shit stains for bagging these guys. They are helping people get into the industry and you weak fucks are having a crack? Piss weak.