CAB342 - Advanced Copywriting Skills

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Subject Title
Advanced Copywriting Skills

Subject Description
This subject the students in the ?Creative Stream? will focus on the development of their creative concepts, with specific emphasis placed on copywriting. Students will complete full campaigns and a wide range of finished ads to start to build their creative portfolios in preparation for field placement and job interviews in their final semester. This subject allows for individual coaching in copywriting skills for the student?s advertising portfolio, with one-on-one mentoring and creative direction provided throughout.

Credit Status
Creative Advertising Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify advertising concepts that have the potential to be big campaign ideas
2. Demonstrate the ability to listen to, understand and incorporate creative direction
3. Develop initial ideas into well-written copy with continuity and creative flair
4. Check and edit his/her own copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax and style
5. Write ads/campaigns that are on-strategy and tailored to the target audience
6. Expand his/her creative portfolio to include several strong ads/campaigns that work
7. Gain greater confidence in showing his/her work, in preparation for career interviews
8. Apply advanced copywriting skills to a variety of media, for a variety of audiences, and a wide range of products and services.
9. Apply advanced copywriting for Social Media and Digital Advertising solutions.
10. Experience presenting rough campaign concepts and thumbnails.
11. Demonstrate your understanding of the client?s needs, the brand?s needs, and the needs of the consumer, and how to integrate them.
12. Develop final copy and layouts for strategically sound, multimedia campaigns.
13. Start to build a portfolio of industry entry-level quality work, for presentation.
14. Be an active participant contributing effectively to the assigned tasks and the process of group work within in-class and/or workshop exercises for evaluation.
15. Understand the purpose of, and effectively meet all deadlines and project requirements.

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