Creative Academy

€2,365 + TVA

Sunday 25 October - Friday 30 October

The Creative Academy is a certificate programme designed to catapult young talent to the next level of their careers.

The search is on for the 30 creatives who will learn first-hand from the world’s greatest creative minds and industry leaders.

Expect intimate sessions with world-renowned CEOs, CCOs, artists, actors, directors, journalists and creative superstars. Young creatives are propelled by ground-breaking ideas and building a world-class network.

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"This Academy is a once in a lifetime experience. No other event in the world dedicated to creativity can offer this. The opportunity to be part of a small group, in a small space with some of the biggest creative talent in the world."

Bob Isherwood, former Dean of the Creative Academy

Previous Course Speakers

Madonna Badger

Madonna Badger

Badger & Winters



Rebecca Minkoff

Fashion Designer

Rainn Wilson


Susan Credle

Global CCO
FCB Global

Daniel Lamarre

Cirque du Soleil

Annie Leibovitz


David Droga


Sir John Hegarty

The Garage Soho

Ryan Seacrest

TV Presenter

Nick Law

Chief Creative Officer
Publicis Groupe

Busta Rhymes


Creative Academy

Intimate sessions with a curated list of A-List speakers

The Academy pass includes exclusive access to the Creative Academy Programme - a curated list of award-winning speakers in an intimate classroom setting for our Academy students only.

The course is limited to 30 students so that the class can network with the speakers and have one-on-one sessions. Beyond the classroom, the students get complete access to the Cannes Lions Festival talks, award shows, networking events and the closing party.

Creative Academy

Who is it for?

Creatives Only.

We encourage all creatives to apply, including, but not limited to Art Directors, Copywriters, Graphic/UX Designers, Directors, Journalists, PR, Creative Technologists, Engineers, Freelancers, etc.

Creatives from companies like VMLY&R, BBDO, FCB, TBWA, WT, Leo Burnett, Pixar, Disney, Red Bull and Al Jazera have all trained at the Creative Academy.

You are:

  • 31 years or under (born on or after 24/06/1990)
  • Working full-time in a creative role, with at least 2 years of experience
  • A fluent English speaker

"This course is hands down the best thing I've ever done in my life"

Pheobe Sloane is a copywriter for CHE Proximity in Australia and took part in the Young Creatives Academy in 2019. After taking part in the life-changing course, she went home having learnt "to be flexible and diverse in your thinking".

"It's the most valuable creative classroom in the world."

Phoebe Sloane

Copywriter, CHE Proximity

Course Leader

Bob Isherwood, Former Worldwide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi

Bob’s work has been documented in many books and endorsed by the industry’s most prestigious national and international award shows.

He won Australia’s first Gold Lion for cinema at the Cannes International Advertising Festival and is one of the few people to have ever won a British Design and Art Direction gold award for advertising. Bob has been elected to the Clio Hall of Fame in the US, the Writers and Art Directors Hall of Fame in Australia and holds an honorary doctorate in communications from RMIT University.

He has served as President of the Film and Press and Poster juries at the Cannes International Advertising Festival and has been the Dean of the Young Creative Academy since 2012.

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