The Alternative School starts Cannes Semester 2015


The Alternative School for Creative Thinking announced the start of the enlisting period for its 2015 Cannes. The deadline for entries is February 22nd, with the classes scheduled to start on February 24th.

Alternative School’s Cannes Semester will last for 8 weeks and aims to offer study experience to its students and select Romania’s representatives at Cyber, Design, PR competitions for youth and at Roger Hatchuel Academy

The study disciplines during this Alternative semester are Cyber, Design, PR, Fusion Communication and Visual Languages. The entire educational program is harmonized by its creator, Teodora Migdalovici, Cannes Lions ambassador in Romania

Cannes Semester from The Alternative School for Creative Thinking is the educational program that sends young talents from creative industries to Cannes Lions competitions. For 10 years, the program is an educational experience aimed to offer creative thinking instruments and techniques to the young people from Romanian communication industry eager to perform and also to prepare the motivated ones to perform on Cannes’ international creativity scene.


At last year’s edition of Cannes Lions, Bianca Dumitrascu and Razvan Ghilencea scooped Gold in Cyber for Romania, after Natalia Sfetcu and Alex Haidamac took Gold in Design for Romania in 2013

Cannes semester targets young professionals in PR, design, marketing, creative, digital or strategy, working either on client’s side, or in advertising agencies.

Functioning on a “learning by admiring, learning by doing” principle, the program has as teachers performer professionals working for companies and agencies in Romania and abroad and who share from their experience, evaluate the solutions offered by students and offer them guidance in exercising their Creative Thinking abilities.

School’s educational experience includes working on real briefs, access to case studies awarded at international competitions, the possibility to create and complete portfolios, to network locally and internationally and to participate to Cannes Lions Romania’s events during the semester or afterwards, like Transilvania Creative Fest, The best of Dubai Lynx, The Best of Eurobest, or Spikes.

The internal competition will select the participants to qualify for study or to represent Romania at Cannes Lions 2015.

Cannes Semester lasts 8 weeks, with classes scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings (19.00 – 21.00) at The Practice’s headquarters and on Saturdays between 11.00-14.00, at Digital Star’s headquarters. The participation fee depends on the number and type of selected classes and ranges from Euro 150 to Euro 450