aspiring singaporean copywriter needs advice
Hi, I am a Singaporean currently serving my national service and I have been deeply contemplating making advertising my career.
The trouble is, coming from an aerospace engineering diploma and no portfolio to speak of, how am I supposed to make my aspirations come true?
I have considered portfolio schools like Miami Ad School or Creative Circus but sadly these overseas school are too expensive for me to afford.
Another path I have taken into consideration is to take a degree related to advertising/writing (ie english-lit, mass communications), and hope to get into an agency based on those merits, but is it really worth it, considering that these degrees don't really teach much in the way of how actual advertising works.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I would like to hear from fellow Singaporeans who are in the same plight as me or who are currently in the advertising industry too.