Applications Open For 2017’s First Copy School In Melbourne

Applications Open For 2017’s First Copy School In Melbourne

Applications have opened for this year’s first Copy School, sponsored by NewsMediaWorks, to be held in Melbourne with another world-class line-up of guest creative tutors.

Rochelle Burbury
Posted by Rochelle Burbury

Copy School is designed to encourage the best quality copywriting across all media channels, and engages some of Australia’s leading advertising creative directors and copywriters, as well as news media editors, to pass on their knowledge and experience.

The workshop series, to be held in Melbourne from Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May, is seeking 20 young copywriters, or any aspiring copywriters, to attend.

Richards Rose senior copywriter, Mark Sharman will host some of the industry’s best senior creative talent and a senior newspaper editor, who will donate their time to be guest tutors at the Melbourne Copy School, including:

  • Ted Horton, chief creative officer, Big Red (Melbourne)
  • Nigel Dawson, creative partner, Three Wise Men
  • Elle Bullen, creative director/partner, SDWM
  • Paul Taylor, executive creative director, M&C Saatchi Melbourne
  • Sarah McGregor, head of copy, Leo Burnett
  • Jill Baker, former executive editor, Sunday Herald Sun (News Corp Australia)
  • Doogie Chapman, creative director, Cummins & Partners
  • Ron Mather, director, It’s the Thought that Counts
  • Chris Taylor, creative director, Aadvertising

Copy School participants will be given a real-world brief that will be presented and critiqued on the final morning of the course.

The workshop fee is $250 per student, with Copy School to donate the fully tax-deductible fee to Frontyard Youth Services, which is run by Melbourne City Mission.

Copy School convenor Ray Black said: “Melbourne Copy School has been a great success since its debut in 2015, due in no small part to the commitment and generosity of our tutors.

“Copy School is focused on how to creative great, effective advertising for brands and has attracted a range of students from junior writers at agencies to marketers themselves.”

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