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are you a storyteller?

Then consider writing for a living

Copywriting diploma (NQF 5)

(2 years)

Copywriters are storytellers. Their words inform, inspire, educate and entertain. They communicate with a specific purpose, telling stories of brands and productions in TV, radio and newspaper ads and online content.

what we teach you

what are my career options?

Learn to write for different media such as television, radio, print (magazines, newspapers, brochures, and advertorials), outdoor (billboards), digital (websites, social platforms, banners) and more. We also equip you with basic editing and proofreading skills.

Creative director, copywriter, social media manager, content manager, journalist, public relations manager, and the list goes on. Click to explore www.whyadvertising.co.za

what's in it for me?

am i a candidate?

  • Meet cool people
  • Be mentored by legends
  • Write for big brands
  • The potential to earn a great salary
  • A 4-week internship at an ACA-member agency

what do i need?

  • NSC with diploma endorsement
  • APS: 20
    • 60% for English/Language of Instruction
    • And a pass in Maths/Maths Literacy


Mature Age Exemption: Candidates who have attempted matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration may be considered for admission. Work experience may also be considered.


Graduates with a relevant degree and a language as a major can be exempted from year 1, which will enable them to enrol for the 2nd year of the Diploma in Copywriting.

You’re a candidate if you

  • love to write
  • have an enquiring mind
  • are well-read and have a good vocabulary
  • enjoy and thrive working under pressure
  • have good time management
  • are good at working in a team and on your own
  • can think clearly, logically and laterally
  • have a good sense of humour
  • pride yourself on your staying power and the ability to see things through
  • have personal integrity

what next?

We provide you with the tools to chart an exciting career.

● Learn from the best in advertising ● Master copywriting for a variety of media ● Build a portfolio ● Build a network ● Win awards that get you noticed ● Intern at leading ACA-member agencies

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