'Ad-Creative' scholarship launched in SL
Academy of Design (AOD) in collaboration with the International
Advertising Association (IAA) Sri Lanka chapter launched the 'Ad-
creative' scholarship programme in a bid to offer design degree
scholarships for advertising creatives in Sri Lanka.
IAA Sri Lanka Chapter Vice President Chrishani Kotalewela, AOD
Principal Karen MacLeod,Ranil de Silva, Neela Marikkar, Nimal
Gunawardena and Linda Speldwinde at the launch.
Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
The programme is offered by the Academy of Design and is endorsed by
IAA Sri Lanka chapter. The programme will provide students opportunities
to achieve a prestigious Northumria University School of Design UK BA (Hons)
graphic design through AOD-Sri Lanka. Speaking at the launch of Ad
Creative-Scholarship programme, AOD Managing Director, Linda Speldewinde
said, it is imperative to enhance the creativity among the advertising
professionals in Sri Lanka, and to become a global force in visual
communication. To achieve these targets, this requires international
standard education in design and communication.
AOD has come forward to offer the Northumbria University School of
Design UK, BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree that is highly esteemed in
world advertising. The programme offers thorough training in copy
writing, advertising campaigns, graphic design, typography, editorial
design and packaging along with supportive fields like photography,
animation and web design.
Ten creative advertising professionals applicants will be selected by
a panel of professionals from AOD and IAA and will be able to commence
education in May 2012, on a part time format, this will provide
opportunities for professionals to continue their careers parallel to
their education. AOD will be accepting creative portfolios of
advertising professionals with experience in a creative
advertising/graphics sector for three or more years. AOD will fund Rs.
1.1 million for each scholarship winner to complete their world-renowned
Northumbria University School of Design degree within Sri Lanka.