As an art director your imagination is your best friend. You’ll use design, type, illustration and photography to create anything that can tell a story for a brand. Teamed with a copywriter you’ll brainstorm and produce magazine ads, videos, websites, TV commercials or maybe temporary tattoos or an action figure.
Your training covers everything you need to know for a career as an art director. Courses are practical. Instructors are all top advertising professionals: art directors, creative directors, videographers, producers… They teach you the skills they use everyday at the agencies where they work. Projects are realistic.
You may even work on a live project for a brand and present your ideas to the client. Students have created a Superbowl spot, Facebook app for UNICEF, and videos and social media campaigns for Burger King.
Intern and get real-world experience before you graduate. Students can opt to spend part of their two year program studying and interning in up to four other cities where we have programs. Through partnerships the school has with agencies all over the world, students can get hands-on experience and build their network of industry contacts.
The art direction program is a two-year (8 quarter) program. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length followed by a break. To graduate students must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
After spending at least one year (4 quarters) students can apply to our Quarter Away Program. This program gives students the opportunity to study and intern in up to four more cities around the world.
Tuition per quarter is EUR 2.600.
Tuition is based on the quarter system.
It takes eight quarters (24 months) for completion of the art direction program. Total tuition cost for all eight quarters is 20.800 Euro.
Financial aid is available for German, Danish and Swedish Citizens.
All students must have:
• Apple Macintosh Airport-equipped notebook computer with CD-R or DVD-R
• Adobe Creative Cloud membership, iWork and iLife
• digital SLR camera with adjustable settings and HD video
• additional anticipated supplies cost EUR 150 - 300 per quarter
The Miami Ad School art direction program is a two-year/ eight-quarter program.
Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Periodically, students will have weekend classes in the late morning. Schedules are set by the registrar and have limited ability to be modified.
In a student's second year, their schedule will vary depending on their quarter away choices (i.e. Agency Lab, Internship or classes in a school).
This is a two year diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio through classes and real-world experience to gain the skills needed for an entry level position in advertising.
Graduates have the opportunity to attend portfolio review and interview with multiple agencies. Miami Ad School also supplies graduates with job leads throughout their career.
Miami Ad School students who spent at least one quarter getting real-world experience in an agency.
Miami Ad School students who spend 2 or 3 quarters getting real-world experience in an agency.
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