If you want to gain critical and foundational skills and mindsets, a practical understanding of how the industry works as well as a valuable networking environment for interns and grads then this is the course for you! The ACA Graduate Programme, in partnership with Red & Yellow, is officially endorsed by the Association for Communication and Advertising, who believe in the power of creative leadership to drive sustainable change.
It’s important to equip yourself with the right skills and knowledge for a successful career in advertising. This industry endorsed and industry wide graduate programme provides an in-depth exploration of the South African Marketing, Advertising, and Communications ecosystem, getting you work-ready in just over 12 months.
“We are so pleased to partner with the Red and Yellow Creative School of Business on this exciting and much needed graduate program. People who enter the ad industry often come from disparate backgrounds and often lack the foundational skills and knowledge about how the various parts fit together. The curriculum helps equip them with a broad yet detailed understanding and will also introduce them to a network of peers. It’s invaluable to the students and also of course invaluable to the industry at large. We’re grateful to R&Y for their exceptional learning design on the program and look forward to it running for many years.”
Interim Executive Director at the ACA.
Why this programme is for you
In just over 12 months, you will be work-ready and equipped with critical and foundational skills, mindsets, and an understanding of the industry that will ensure a successful career in one of the most exciting industries.
With the curriculum being structured into six modules, you will focus on each critical aspect of the industry, giving you essential knowledge of the industry.
You’ll learn from industry experts, gaining exclusive knowledge, industry recognition, essential skills, and an expert understanding of the South African Marketing, Advertising, and Communications ecosystem.
Does that not sound like something you want to be a part of? This course is perfect for interns, grads, and other new entrants into MAC sector agencies and businesses. Enrol now and improve for the better with Red & Yellow.
What you’ll learn
How the Media, Advertising and Communications industry works
How Media, Advertising and Communications agencies are structured and operate, and how they work together
How work flows through an Agency from the point of view of the Client
A working knowledge of how each major discipline in the industry works
Basic principles of project management, budgeting and agency finance
The principles and rules relating to responsible and ethical advertising
The principles of professional conduct, etiquette and communication, making you workplace ready and proficient
Planning, Implementation, Measurement and Optimisation
Project Management and Finance Fundamental
Meet your team:
This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.
R&Y unlocks creative thinking to build brilliant careers and organisations using Commercial Logic and Creative Magic.
We are vision-led and values-driven and we are developing the next generation of changemakers, creators and innovators.
We believe creative thinking is the most important skill of the future and it must be supported by uniquely human abilities such as leadership, adaptability and social intelligence.
We are a Creative School of Business that provides you with the commercial logic to grow successful organisations and more importantly the creative magic to set them apart.
We are teaching the great creators, inventors, leaders and entrepreneurs for the 21st Century.
We will be the most creative business school in the world.
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