Yes! In the beginning we had mostly Art Directors and Copywriters sharpening their chops, now we have marketing executives that have always wanted to be in the creative department take our courses.
So whether you’re a Planner, an Account Executive looking to join the creative department, or looking to take a more creative approach to your job, you’ve come to the right place. We believe everybody has the ability to be creative and that some access their ability more than others.
We will teach you how to creatively think about the marketing objective, the target and the strategy.
Our curriculum is based around executive level training, to train you for the job you want and the job you have.
Most schools teach the bare basics of your career path and don’t prepare you for the actual job. Our workshops and courses are designed to turn creatives into thinkers and thinkers into creatives.
The workshops are designed to give you ongoing executive training to sharpen and better your tools and your value. The Portfolio courses are designed as a one-year course, 1 day a week via 10-week sessions. The Portfolio courses have 2 waves (Beginners and Advanced).
Not at the moment… We currently do not offer any financial support.
We are working on a program that will provide some financial support moving forward. Please continue to check in with us as we develop a platform and opportunity for financial assistance.
No. We do not believe in creating a forty thousand dollar 8.5 x 11.
The only thing that matters is your portfolio and the work in it. A piece of paper is only good for coming up with brave ideas, and making a bomb ass paper airplane.
We are not an under graduate program. We are in fact a professional training facility, to help you become as brave and fearless as you desire.
As a Copywriter, no, you just need to know how to hen peck keyboards.
As an Art Director, yes. ALL Art Directors must know how to use the Adobe Suit, but more specifically - Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesgn.
Art Directors will be judged on 2 things, conceptual storytelling and conceptual page design/layout.
This a common question and the quick answer is “no”, you do not need any previous advertising or marketing experience to join anyone of the workshops and courses.
If you are unsure of the level you are, no worries… we got your back.
The way to decide if you are a Beginner or Advanced is…
Beginners Level = You’ve never attended an art school or have only 1 or 2 portfolio classes,
Advanced Level = You’ve graduated from an art school or have taken more than 3 portfolio classes elsewhere.
Our Portfolio course is a yearlong program. Portfolios are not built overnight. We must first develop your thinking and then develop your portfolio.
Other portfolio schools will take you to the cleaners, while wasting your time and money... and that’s B.S.
YES. YES. YES. We have great connections and industry partners that provide great opportunities like internships and Jr. level positions.
LA Creative School does not have a physical location. Our classes are held inside of Ad agencies to give you the opportunity for a sneak preview of what the inside of an agency looks like.
Our online classes are held once a week through Google Hangout .
The class instructor will instruct and critique homework via screen share. Each week you will be challenged to develop and present your brave concepts. As you are partnered with other students to develop ideas, you will have to figure out your own concepting times during the week.
Our development process is geared toward job readiness.
We teach you how to develop ideas versus waiting for you to figure the shit out. By cutting the fat of the education process and keeping the learning process lean & mean; we have cut portfolio development down by 50%, compared to most portfolio schools. All of our instructors are award winning Creative Directors.
We focus on kicking the hell out of fear, to ensure you have a brave and bold portfolio to propel you to the next level.
Yes, we accept international students.
We are a recreational program and you will need a B-1/B- 2 Visa, which will let you attend our school for 6 months at a time.