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Who we areWho we are

School of Thoughts is an online course run by creative leaders who are focused on finding and supporting the best new talent to work within the creative advertising industry.

Who we areWhat we do

We will aim to support and train talented people who prepare for a career as advertising creatives.

By delivering the course online, we are able to drastically reduce the cost, compared to other creative courses, whilst offering the same product to any student any where in the world.

Who we areWhy we do it

Our objective is to improve the quality of creative thinking and raise the current standard of new creatives joining the industry.

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The course

As we have received many requests from people beyond Russia to study with us, we have changed the structure of the course. Instead of selecting just 16 students, many of which were Moscow-based, we have opened the course up to all regions and all countries.

Now, anyone can enrol to get on the course. Enrollment fees this year are US$49.99 per student, which equates to $2 per class.

Each week, a creative brief will be handed out and judged by experienced international creative leaders. The top 6 ideas will get posted to a library of ‘the best work’ on our site and to Facebook.

After 12 weeks, the student with the best portfolio of work (the highest scored work from 11 briefs) will become ‘Student Of The Year'. The top 6 students will then be given further education and mentoring, plus support in building a portfolio with the aim of getting a job in a creative agency.

We're proud of the success of our previous students, and wish the class of 2015 the best of luck!

The 2015 course has now begun. Follow us on Facebook to get updates on future courses, due to run in 2016.


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The course commences on 1 June 2015. The total cost for enrollment to this years' course is US$49.99.

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The best work from 2015


All important dates for School of Thoughts 2015 are in the calendar below.

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What is the course about?
School of Thoughts is built to help you recognise and judge a good idea and learn to develop your own. It will help you create a portfolio of work containing great ideas which is what the best creative directors look for from new creatives wanting to get into the advertising industry.

How much will it cost?
While other creative schools charge thousands of dollars, we are able to reduce the cost considerably by providing the course online, thus cutting cost of room hire, etc. To become a ‘School of Thoughts’ student for 2015, it’s only a small fee of US$49.99.

what do i get for that?
As an enrolled student, you are given full access to the course, which includes sending and receiving feedback on your work, plus accessing all of this years lectures and support material.

How do I Pay?
In the 'Apply section' of our website you will find the payment section. If you want to submit your ideas to be considered by the creative leaders, you need to pay the entry fee and enrol as a student.

Is this course open for anyone?
Anyone can apply. However we would rather not accept anyone currently employed as an advertising creative. This course is meant to give people a chance who aren’t already in the industry.

Should I have some previous training?
No experience is necessary. You do not need to have done any other creative course before applying for a place in School of Thoughts.

What language is the course in?
As this is a course led and judged by international creatives, it will be run entirely in English.

Terms and conditions

Judging of all submitted ideas is taken by a group of creative directors and selection is made purely on quality of ideas presented. Once the ideas has been submitted,there can be no changes.

School of Thoughts reserves the right to amend or postpone any part of the School of Thoughts programme.

All ideas created by students while studying on the course remain the intellectual property of School of Thoughts. If any agency wishes to use an idea for an actual client, please seek the permission of School of Thoughts. We are happy for any idea to be produced, with the correct credit to the student involved.

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