Each session is of 2 hours duration
CORE COMPETENCIESADVERTISING PRIMER (12 Sessions)
Advertising- background, evolution to the contemporary landscape - the current scenario of the industry with the digital revolution barking at its heels. How everyone can be creative - exercises to encourage creativity, especially among those who do not have undergraduate exposure to media.
How an agency works- the students are taken through each department and division of the modern advertising agency, both mainstream and boutique. The students also visit an advertising agency to understand the practicalities and different departments on a first hand basis. The collaborative effect - how to work with others involved in the process, team building.MARKET RESEARCH - (10 Sessions)
The importance of research in helping brands enter the minds of the consumer. It also gives exposure and differentiates between quantitative and qualitative research to arrive at target audience. Students are also taught how to create questionnaires and identify a target audience for a specific product consumers and comprehending...CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR - (10 Sessions)
Human science and semiology. Understanding the minds of the consumers and comprehend how the human minds works from an advertising and marketing perspective.
MARKETING CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES & STRATEGY - (15 Sessions)
This takes the students through various marketing nomenclature and a comprehensive understanding of the market and marketing management as well as strategic marketing as a discipline.
BRAND MANAGEMENT - (10 Sessions)
One of the most important part of advertising and marketing is creating brand value and developing strategy through research, Loyalty, Design, Diversification, how to create and sustain brands are a part of this module
COPY WRITING - (Craft 10 sessions and Practical 10 sessions)
The craft of copy writing followed by the creative process of copy side by side with the other creative aspects. The nuances of copy writing for print, outdoor, ambient, digital media, radio, television, etc. It also covers how to work with your art partner, the principles of understanding and becoming a Creative Director.
CREATIVE PROCESS- In this module the students are taken through the process from getting the creative brief to converting it into an ad. Interacting with the development and overall impact of the ad always keeping the target audience in mind. This is a free-flowing module and involves out of the classroom interaction too.
PR ConceptsThe current scenario is moving towards no compartments and divisions, hence we feel it is very necessary that our students understand public relations too. We take them through the history of PR - Background & evolution of the industry - Contemporary PR - The current landscape with the evolution from print to other mediums. Understanding PR Stakeholders - Target audiences for Consumer and B2B PR activities
Process Management - Exposure to the entire process of PR from an understanding of requirements to campaign execution and measurement
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (Over 25 Sessions)The module recognizes the fact that we are moving towards a digital world and attempts to arm the student with all the issues required, not just to design and build a digital campaign. The longest module in our curriculum, it introduces the students to Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing
Online reputation management (ORM), SEM, SEO, Analytics and also brief introduction to UI/UX design and designing for mobile platforms.
CLIENT SERVICING (10 Sessions) What is client servicing? How to write a brief? How does the Client Servicing executive become the link between the agency and the client and why this is so essential are covered in this module. Customer service in the world of digital media is an important link that has been added.
ACCOUNT PLANNING (10 Sessions)
What is account planning? How to mine for insights? How do Account Planning executives help translate the research findings and insights into effective ad campaigns. The transition from client servicing to account planning and the insights gained while doing so are some of the aspects that are communicated to the students
MEDIA PLANNING & SALES (15 Sessions)
Introduction to media planning and sales. The need for planning. Understanding the media brief - BoMoCo. Various concepts of planning for different mediums. Statistical model and sample selection methodology for media planning sample size selection Media planning for print using IRS, Media planning for radio using RAM. Media planning for TV using BARC. Creating a near optimal media plan using various software.
Basic Sales Concept - FABS, USP, ABC, Media sales techniques for print & electronic platforms Creating and customizing a basic sales pitch, Negotiation Skills.
INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS (IMC) (10 Sessions)Covers integrating all the promotional tools, so that they work together in harmony. Includes the understanding of various communications tools, how they work and how to tweak your communication for these various means to get the message across.
MANAGEMENT STUDIES (5 Sessions - 10 Hours)This module introduces students to various management concepts and principles. Emphasis on Interpersonal skills, interviewing skills, equipping oneself for the job market are some of the topics that are part of this module.
NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (20 Sessions)Important design packages like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Design, Video editing are some of the skills that are taught which are relevant to the art and ad industry.
In the second semester all the core principles that have been taught in the first semester are now given a practical base.
Live Client project
This is a real-time assignment during which the students will form groups and work as actual agencies. Each of the students is provided a proper designation and assigned responsibilities. They groups of around 10 for each agency. Beginning with creating their own collaterals and interacting with real clients. Using all the core competencies they have learnt in the first semester they create a campaign for the client. This is totally based on the needs of the client. The final campaign will be presented at the end of the module and evaluated on attendance, creativity and feedback from client, mentors as well as a jury from the advertising world.
Ad film making
One of the most popular and looked forward to module in our curriculum. Students are exposed to all aspects of ad film making right from scripting, storyboarding, studying camera angles, lighting, production and direction. The faculty is made up of real time practitioners. At the end of this module the students create an ad film on a given topic. The film is presented in front of a jury consisting of the faculty involved as well as ad film makers.
Some of the workshops that are conducted as part of the program are given below. However, from time to time the students are exposed to many more workshops.
The students intern with mainline as well as digital agencies at the end of their academic year. After completion of their internships the students present their learning. They will then be guided to the stream of specialization best suited, depending on their aptitude, interest and passion.
Master classes from leading media and famous personalities throughout the year.
Founded in 2011, located in Bandra (West), Mumbai, St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE) is a fast- growing media school in India, offering signature comprehensive Post-Graduate courses in Journalism, Advertising & IMC and Public Relations & Corp. Comm.Why Us
Project Manager-Tonic Worldwide
Senior Copywriter-DDB Mudra
Senior Account Executive-Ogilvy
Senior Brand Services Associate-Leo Burnett
Candidates are expected to have a good academic record, creativity, problem-solving skills, lateral thoughts, sound writing skills and a deep commitment to advertising as a career.
The Entrance Exam and Personal Interview Process: