Hope for students who did not secure a space at local universities
It has been widely reported in the media that many matriculants who met the criteria to study degree programs at university level have been sorely disappointed when trying to register during January this year because of student numbers. However, there is still some hope and opportunity for those disappointed individuals!
The aaa in Johannesburg is still open for registration for its degree programs and invites those who dream of a career in marketing, advertising and communications to register until 15 February 2016.
Degrees offered by the aaa are formally accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. In addition, all the aaa qualifications are internationally recognized and carry the IAA accreditation, which means that the path for our graduates’ success is paved. The aaa is the ‘birthplace of brilliant’ with 86% of the graduates employed immediately after completing their studies. It is the place where the advertising and communications sector shops for talent.
The institution is owned by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) which is the recognized industry body of the advertising and communications sector in South Africa, and represents those agencies who contribute approximately R42 billion annually of total measured ad spend. In a nutshell, the aaa is owned by approximately 96% of the agencies who generate jobs in the sector.
Prof. Krishna Govender, the Academic Director of the aaa comments: “As the official higher education institution for the South African advertising and communications profession, we believe in providing our students with more than just knowledge, skills and practical experience. We encourage creative exploration so that potential is turned into achievement. We open the door to innovation and make it integral to the learning process.”
Odette van der Haar, CEO of the ACA said: “A degree from the aaa opens doors to a dynamic and exceptionally rewarding career in the business of marketing, advertising and communications. It also affords parents bragging rights at the dinner table! The aaa graduates are highly sought after and more often than not, immediately employed when they complete their studies, because the institution was formed by the profession for the profession, to feed talent into the sector.”
For more information about careers in the advertising and communications sector, visit www.whyadvertising.co.za and for more information on the aaa courses and how to register, call +27 11 781 2771/2/3 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 781 2772
Fax: +27 (0) 11 781 2797
Corner Bram Fischer Drive & Bond Street
Kensington B, Randburg
PO Box 2289
The ACA is the official, representative body for the Communications and Advertising profession in South Africa, representing agencies in the profession (who at present contribute approximately 95% of South Africa’s measured ad spend) to government, media and the public. The ACA is a voluntary body formed by and for the industry, focused on and committed to self-regulation and to defending the highest standards of ethical practice.