The online world can be frustrating and sometimes baffling, we know. But it can also be a fantastic tool to help you further your goals.
At Media School, our aim is to help you quickly and simply learn how to get new media to work effectively for your business, project or career. We specialise in short courses – delivered in a live workshop or online in real-time. They’re usually one day or two half-days. We can also offer in-house training for your organisation.
People from a range of backgrounds have trusted us with their training. Many have been professionals with marketing, PR, and advertising responsibilities. Others have run small businesses. A host have been launching interesting, new creative ventures. All across a range of fields.
Like you, we’ve endured our fair share of dull courses. We work hard to wake you up, get you thinking, give you the knowledge you need, and inspire you to get going when you walk out the door.
We base our training on solid strategic thinking, but make it interesting, interactive and easy to understand. Classes are a mix of best practice examples, video snippets, live demonstration, creative exercises and lively interaction. Class sizes are small too so you can ask questions and get better value from your investment.
Media School’s founder and principal trainer is Phil Stubbs. Phil has a rare mix of experience. He began his career in the media at The Campaign Palace, an advertising agency highly regarded for its strategic and creative work. Phil went on to education – setting up practical advertising programs at Charles Sturt University and the Uni of Western Sydney. Phil has been blogging and campaigning online since 2008. In 2009 his podcast reached number 4 in the News & Politics section of itunes.
Coming up with ideas for your media platforms is an important part of doing a course with us.
We believe you think more creatively and learn better in a welcoming, creative environment. Which is why we like to run courses in interesting venues – like our little training studio in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. It’s only 15 minutes from the CBD, but a world away from the hubbub and distractions of the city and your office.
We love to see that a-ha moment when our students begin to understand how new media really works – how to connect with their audience online and how to make their mark in the world using the digital media platforms – all on a limited budget. (We loved that moment ourselves many years ago, which is how we ended up doing what we do.)
"A very practical, hands-on, interactive class."
"Excellent combination of practical demonstration, analytical stuff and a very extensive overview."
"I went from having no idea to having an understanding and a plan!"
"The course was very engaging and easy to understand."
"It felt comfortable discussing ideas and experiences (and fears) in Phil's small, informal class."
"Great to learn useful tips and tricks that can be applied from Day 1."
"The small class made it feel like a tailored, personalised session."
"Great learning environment. Useful shared insights sparked from easy to understand content."
"The course was relevant, easy to follow, and had great examples."
"Lovely atmosphere - relaxed and friendly."
“Great course – going into depth where needed, but not going over our heads.”
“The course was comprehensive, well paced, interesting, with plenty of resources to take home.”
“Loved the course. My head is now swimming with ideas.”
“I arrived thinking I needed technical advice and finished thinking about initiatives which can enhance our business.”
“The small class allowed for some interesting, useful discussion.”
“A great course - easy to understand, engaging and entertaining.”
“I came to the course looking for direction and found it.”
“Great vibe – friendly people, relaxed environment, excellent food. Generous sharing of information.”
“Fantastic course content, resources, videos and examples.”
“I really enjoyed the strategy part of the course. It gave me great ideas.”
“Thanks for creating such a ‘can do’ mindset. I’m ready to go!”