Young Spikes Creative Academy

A combination of bespoke sessions led by industry experts with access to handpicked seminars from the main festival programme allow students to build essential creative skills during the intensive three-day programme.

26 - 28 September 2018

Taking place during Spikes Asia, the Young Creative Academy is an exciting training course available to just 15 students from the Asia Pacific region.


The three-day programme is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the most inspiring and experienced figures in the industry through exclusive seminar sessions and tutorials, all specially tailored to academy students. Designed to help you reach your full potential, the Young Creative Academy is a unique combination of classroom-based learning and practical coaching. It concludes with a graduation ceremony celebrating participants’ achievements.


Participants will also benefit from bespoke workshops, plus access to seminars from the main Festival programme and exhibitions of the most innovative and creative ideas from Asia Pacific and beyond.


How to take part

The sponsor selects outstanding creative students to participate each year. If you wish to participate, please contact your local representative and send in your resume.


Please note, age limit for students is 23 or under. You must be born after 29 Sep 1994.

The Programme

Students can expect a programme tailored to the current industry landscape, one which combines classroom sessions and a selection of official festival content.

Hear from leading creatives

Exclusive seminar sessions and tutorials from leading thinkers

Tailored workshops

Workshops tailored to the needs of the academy students

Handpicked seminars

Access to the Spikes Asia programme.

The region's best work

Exhibitions of the best work from Asia Pacific and beyond

Who is it for?

The course has been specially crafted to meet the needs of young creative students who have not yet been employed in the communications or advertising industry, but hope to embark on a creative career after graduation.

How does it work?

A unique combination of classroom-based learning and practical coaching sees industry leaders passing on the tricks of the trade to students hoping to pursue a creative career after graduation.