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The school is located in Wynwood, the center for creativity and innovation in Miami.

Miami Ad School is where creative minds meet. Something is always happening: street-art workshops, AIGA design events, Google training, stand-up comedy nights and coding hackathons. 

We looked at how people learn and made each aspect an extraordinary experience. The campus at this advertising school is a creative playground. Six foot flamingos greet you at the front door. Street artists have covered the walls of the school in their visual stories. Classes are small. Students work in teams and learn by doing, often on real projects for brands.

Inspiration is around every corner. You'll learn to innovate and create with advertising courses in copywriting, social media, design, photography, strategy and coding. Your instructors work at local hot shops and big international agencies like Sapient, Facebook, CP+B, Alma DDB, Y&R, The Community and every week we fly in an Industry Hero from somewhere in the world to give a talk then teach a class. 

You'll learn the latest techniques, and strategies being done all over the world and graduate with real-world experience.

Portfolio Programs:

  • art direction 
  • copywriting 
  • digital design 
  • digital photography & video

Master's Degree Program:

  • Master's of Mass Communications with an art direction or copywriting portfolio 

Boot Camps:

  • account planning 
  • social media 

Catalog of Courses:

    Download our catalog for details on the courses.

2017 Spring Quarter:

  • classes start April 3, 2017
classes end June 9, 2017

2017 Summer Quarter:

  • classes start July 5, 2017

  • classes end September 8, 2017

2017 Fall Quarter:

  • classes start October 2, 2017

  • classes end December 8, 2017

2018 Winter Quarter:

  • classes start January 2, 2018
  • classes end March 9, 2018

2018 Spring Quarter:

  • classes start April 2, 2018
  • classes end June 8, 2018

2018 Summer Quarter:

  • classes start July 2, 2018
  • classes end September 7, 2018

All Miami Ad School locations within the United States observe the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday)
  • Christmas Eve & Day
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Skill and Portfolio Development

Students in the art direction, copywriting, digital design and digital photography & video programs spend their first year in Miami. The advertising courses the students take are practical and class projects are realistic. Since the classroom replicates the real-world, students develop the skills and portfolio needed to get a job in the advertising industry.

Real-World Experience

In the second year of the two-year program students have the option to study and intern in agencies and companies in up to four other cities around the world where Miami Ad School has programs. Students continue to develop their portfolio, expand their network of industry contacts and get real-world, global experience. 


Miami Ad School and all its US branch locations are accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road Ste. 325, Building 300, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898.


Miami Ad School is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee 32399-0400, telephone 888-222-6684.


The mission of Miami Ad School is to train the creative and strategic thinkers of the future before the future has happened; to engineer pop culture with creative insight and strategic thinking from a global perspective. Students learn to solve problems with whatever discipline, media, channel, skill or craft necessary.

Portfolio Programs Application Deadlines:

art direction, copywriting, digital design, photography & video

  • Summer- May 26, 2017
  • Fall- August 28, 2017
  • Winter- November 27, 2017
  • Spring- February 26, 2018

Boot Camps Application Deadlines:

account planning:

  • Winter- November 27, 2017

social media: 

  • Spring- February 26, 2018

Master's Degree Program Application Deadlines:

  • Fall:
     International - February 15
     Domestic - June 1
  • Spring:
     International - August 1
     Domestic - October 1

    *This is a joint program, you MUST apply to both schools.

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid at Miami Ad School

Over 88% of our students already have college degrees from universities. The problem is their degree didn't lead them to their dream job. Miami Ad School's goal is to provide you with skills, opportunities, experiences and a network of industry contacts you can use to launch your career. So the question isn't "is it worth it?" but do you think you're worth it?

Student loans and grants are the way many U.S. Citizens and legal residents cover their school and living expenses. Click HERE to learn more about the process and get answers to common questions.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is your first step to secure financial assistance for your education.

You can also use the financial aid calculator to get an estimate of the funding you may qualify for.

Next quarter starts in July

Join the 7,000 other people who started their career at Miami Ad School.

Student life in Miami. - "Pop"

Chavo Demilio, ECD at McCann, worked with Miami Ad School - Miami students to create three videos about their lives during school. This is the first one: pop.

Friends, travels and internships.

Made by Felicia for her graduation presentation; follow her two-year journey through four countries in a little over two tear-inducing minutes.


First quarter students Alex Krahling, Stephanie Armstrong, Janet, Carolina Rodriguez and Amanda Von Lohrman created #MASLife in their Video Storytelling  class to let prospective students know how cool school really is.

Come and see us.


How to Apply

Step 1 - Download and complete the application.

Step 2 - Schedule a question and answer session.

Step 3 - Show us your creative samples and complete the creative assignments.

Step 4 - Send in your application, creative samples, and application fee.


Each program has different requirements.
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