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D&AD New Blood Shift 2018
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D&AD’s life-changing and career-making night school, New Blood Shift, is back for the third year. D&AD believes that talent comes from anywhere, and wants to afford young people opportunities they may not have without formal further education or existing networks.

D&AD New Blood Shift is an intensive night school programme that places an emphasis on raw, untrained talent. Shift compels its students to make the best creative work of their life. This is accomplished through workshops, talks by those at the top of their game and real client briefs that show young minds how to apply their abilities and craft, and find paid opportunities and a route into a new career.

Shift runs from September to January. They meet two evenings a week and occasional Saturdays in agencies around London.

The programme has been hugely successful and seen wide support from the industry, with last year’s applicants going on to placements and employment with companies including Nike, BBC Creative, Iris and AKQA. From the Shift 2017 programme, 84% of ’Shifters’ have entered into paid creative employment (compared to 41% of design graduates and just 24% of media graduates employed in their sectors after 6 months of graduation).

If you meet the requirements, try your chances now!

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Education & Learning

Start date

16 May 2018  -  1 August 2018


16 May 2018  -  1 August 2018


1 August 2018  -  31 August 2018



A free 12-week night school in London, UK. The school provides young people without qualifications with a leg up into the creative industries.
Up to 20 applicants will be invited to take part in the full Shift London programme

General rules


To be eligible for Shift, you must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be a UK resident
  • Not hold a degree level qualification (BA or equivalent) in any subject
  • Not be currently enrolled in a degree level qualification (BA or equivalent) in any subject
  • Be interested in a career in the creative and digital creative industries
  • Be able to commit to 2 evening classes per week, plus occasional weekends from September - December
  • If shortlisted, be able to attend a Challenge Day on 23 August.

To apply you will need to provide up to three examples of the sort of creative work that you already do. This might be design, a campaign concept, a piece of artwork, a video, some photographs, lyrics, a story or anything that could represent your creativity.
More information: https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-new-blood-shift-london/


Age restriction: 18 / 100

Available for citizens: Worldwide