History, vision and mission of AAA School

INSPIRING MINDS INFLUENCING MILLIONS

Get your marketing communications career on course at AAA School of Advertising.

 

Ideas can change the world. If your mind is #BrilliantlyDifferent, unleash its full potential at the birthplace of brilliant – the AAA School of Advertising.

 

Start an amazing journey with qualifications that take you places.

Admired and recognised worldwide, we are the only tertiary institution created by and for the advertising profession. Established in 1990 by the AAA (Association of Advertising Agencies), now known as the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), we are the official higher education institution for the South African advertising industry.

 

Our campuses are located in Sandton and Cape Town.

 

Our strong connection with the ACA means we have both the support of its members and access to a wealth of experts from the advertising profession. In addition, our lecturers are respected academics and industry professionals who deliver the most up-to-date, relevant tuition. These are just some of the reasons our students receive employment offers even before they graduate, or while serving their mandatory internships.

 

Additionally, our approach to teaching advertising and marketing communication is totally integrated and incorporates the challenges of new technology and new media (e.g., digital and mobile media). Our students are given real campaigns to work on, integrating both theory and practice.

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Our vision

Together with advertising agencies, design companies, media agencies and marketers as strong partners, the AAA’s vision is to set and maintain globally recognised standards for world class education and training of students wanting to enter the marketing communications and advertising industries, and to help the advertising profession to achieve its transformation objectives.

 

Our mission

To develop, liberate and fan the creative and lateral thinking energies within each and every student and to produce, via an integrated approach, graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills who can add value to any employer in the advertising and communication industries.

 

Our credentials

  • IAA accredited
  • Registered by the DHET as a PHEI (Private Higher Education Institution)
  • Our qualifications are accredited by the CHE (Council on Higher Education) and recorded on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
  • Rated by Austrian Lürzer’s Archive as one of the best advertising schools in the world

AAAwesome reasons to apply

Smaller classes

It’s all about you. We believe that one-on-one attention is needed to transform a good student into a great one. It’s why we limit the number of students per course. Smaller classes guarantee enhanced learning and improve creative or strategic output. Get the attention you deserve!

 

Innovative teaching methodology

Step into our school and immerse yourself in a study life which mirrors agency life. Our integrated approach to teaching marketing communications delivers real-world experience from day one. It’s a dynamic blend of theory and practical knowledge.

 

Committed to empowerment

In a country where over 60% of youth live in poverty, the probability for untapped brilliance to go undiscovered is a reality. This is why we continually endeavour to identify, recruit and educate talented individuals from previously disadvantaged groups.

Learn from the best

Building your professional network begins here. Learn from respected academics. Be mentored by leading advertising, marketing and communication professionals. Our open door policy ensures that, when needed, we can advise and assist.

 

World class curricula

The world evolves. So do we! We’ve designed our curricula to evolve with the needs of the market place and changing technologies, placing us and our students at the forefront of education in advertising and marketing communication.

 

AAA internships

Final year full-time students are placed in ACA-member agencies as part of a four-week internship programme. They are given the opportunity to attend client meetings, brainstorm brand campaigns, present their work and produce the final creative. Many of these internships turn into jobs.

 

Award-winning tuition

The best gets even better. We can proudly say our students win more awards than any other South African advertising school. We provide you with the knowledge, tools and technology to excel.

 

Pay for your studies in instalments

 

We support our students

You’re not on your own. To guarantee your success we provide:

  • one-on-one counselling with Registrars and Faculty Heads when needed
  • access to the Internet via Wi-Fi or LAN, and
  • a Resource Centre from which to gain inspiration or insight.
AAA student award gallery Ask a question Can you pay for your studies over time
See what dates school starts Read our prospectus Apply to study at AAA School of Advertising

Let’s connect

Call 011 781 2772

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Cape Town campus

6th Floor, AAA House, 112 Long Street, 8001

021 422 1800

Recognisable AAA School logo image

Sandton campus

AAA House, The Braes Office Park, cnr William Nicol Dr & Bryanston Dr, Bryanston

 

History, vision and mission of AAA School

INSPIRING MINDS INFLUENCING MILLIONS

Create a legacy at AAA School

Smaller classes

It’s all about you. We believe that one-on-one attention is needed to transform a good student into a great one. It’s why we limit the number of students per course. Smaller classes guarantee enhanced learning and improve creative or strategic output. Get the attention you deserve!

 

Innovative teaching methodology

Step into our school and immerse yourself in a study life which mirrors agency life. Our integrated approach to teaching marketing communications delivers real-world experience from day one. It’s a dynamic blend of theory and practical knowledge.

 

Award-winning tuition

The best gets even better. We can proudly say our students win more awards than any other South African advertising school. We provide you with the knowledge, tools and technology to excel.

 

Learn from the best

Building your professional network begins here. Learn from respected academics. Be mentored by leading advertising, marketing and communication professionals. Our open door policy ensures that, when needed, we can advise and assist.

 

Committed to empowerment

In a country where over 60% of youth live in poverty, the probability for untapped brilliance to go undiscovered is a reality. This is why we continually endeavour to identify, recruit and educate talented individuals from previously disadvantaged groups.

World class curricula

The world evolves. So do we! We’ve designed our curricula to evolve with the needs of the market place and changing technologies, placing us and our students at the forefront of education in advertising and marketing communication.

 

AAA internships

Final year full-time students are placed in ACA-member agencies as part of a four-week internship programme. They are given the opportunity to attend client meetings, brainstorm brand campaigns, present their work and produce the final creative. Many of these internships turn into jobs

 

Pay for your studies in instalments

 

We support our students

You’re not on your own. To guarantee your success we provide:

  • one-on-one counselling with Registrars and Faculty Heads when needed
  • access to the Internet via Wi-Fi or LAN, and
  • a Resource Centre from which to gain inspiration or insight.

 

AAA student award gallery Ask a question
Read our prospectus Apply to study at AAA School of Advertising
See what dates school starts Can you pay for your studies over time

Let’s connect

Call 011 781 2772

Email info@aaaschool.ac.za

Cape Town campus

6th Floor, AAA House, 112 Long Street, 8001

021 422 1800

Johannesburg campus

ACA House, The Braes Office Park, cnr William Nicol Dr & Bryanston Dr, Bryanston

Recognisable AAA School logo image
Follow AAA on Facebook Follow AAA School on Twitter Follow AAA on Instagram Follow AAA School on YouTube Follow AAA on LinkedIn
History, vision and mission of AAA School
Create a legacy at AAA School
AAA student award gallery Read our prospectus See what dates school starts Ask a question Apply to study at AAA School of Advertising Can you pay for your studies over time
Recognisable AAA School logo image
Follow AAA on Facebook Follow AAA School on Twitter Follow AAA on Instagram Follow AAA School on YouTube Follow AAA on LinkedIn