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?
Unlike other creative schools in Russia, School of Thoughts is a completely free course, solely dedicated to improving the standard of new creatives entering the industry.
Why is it free?
We don’t believe creative talent should pay to get into the industry. And if agencies can increase the amount of creative talent to choose from it benefits all of us.
How many students do you take?
The number of students accepted to the course is low in order to give the best support and training through such an intensive program. This year we are accepting 20 of the brightest newcomers in Russia, with the aim to find the most creative student of the year.
Is this course open for anyone?
Anyone can apply. However we will not accept any people currently employed as an advertising creative.
Should we 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.
How do I get on the course?
Each applicant is required to complete and pass a simple application test before you are offered a place in School of Thoughts. Our students are chosen purely on the merit of their ideas in their application, not what they are currently doing with their lives.
What language is the course in?
As this is a course led and judged by international creatives, it is an advantage to speak and write English, but not essential.
No guarantee is made for any applicant to obtain a place on the course.
Judging of entry applications is taken by a group of creative directors and selection is made purely on quality of ideas presented. Once the decision has been made there can be no changes to course entrants.
If a student is successful but declines the position for School of Thoughts, please notify us within five working days of receiving your notification.
Any student who is absent from either tutor class or lecture on more than three occasions without a valid reason will be automatically dismissed. All course tutors and lecturers give their valuable time for free, so students are expected to be punctual and commited.
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.