Study Advertising in Miami.

  • About Miami
  • Programs
  • School Calendar
  • Quarter Away
  • Accreditation
  • Application Deadlines

The Magic City will cast a spell on you

Miami is one of the most unexpected cities in the country. It has gone through a renaissance of art, culture, music and yes, advertising. You will still find all of things people have come to love about this international hub and its Latin influence with an added element of creativity and entrepreneurship. Where else can you concept outside all year round, maybe even on the beach? Spend the afternoon in an independent coffee shop in the arts district then grab a drink at the local pop-up mixology lounge.

You'll hear English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Italian all around you. A truly global immersion. Our teachers work at local hot shops and big international agencies. Sapient, CP+B, Alma DDB, Y&R, La Comunidad, Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson and every week we fly in an Industry Hero from somewhere in the world to give a talk then teach a class. Inspiration is around every corner in Wynwood, Miami’s famous art district and our neighborhood, even on our own building.

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.

2015 Winter quarter:
• classes start January 5, 2015
• classes end March 13, 2015

2015 Spring quarter:
• classes start April 6, 2015
• classes end June 12, 2015

2015 Summer quarter:
• classes start July 6, 2015
• classes end September 11, 2015

2015 Fall quarter:
• classes start October 5, 2015
• classes end December 11, 2015

2016 Winter quarter:
• classes start January 4, 2016
• classes end March 11, 2016

2016 Spring quarter:
• classes start April 4, 2016
• classes end June 10, 2016

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 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 experience. 


Miami Ad School and all its US branch locations are accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education, 41 Permiter Center East, NE Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30346, 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

  • Winter- October 17, 2014
  • Spring- January 16, 2015
  • Summer- April 17, 2015
  • Fall- July 17, 2015

Boot Camps Application Deadlines:

account planning:

  • Winter- October 17, 2014

social media: 

  • Spring- February 13, 2015

Master's Degree Program Application Deadlines:

Miami Ad School:

  • Winter- October 17, 2014
  • Fall- July 17, 2015


  • Winter- October 1, 2014
  • Fall (FIU Spring)-  June 1, 2015

* If you are an international student the deadlines are different at FIU.  Please contact FIU for the deadlines.


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.

"The Most Amazing Experience Ever"

Constanza graduated from Miami Ad School as an art director ready to take on the world. Watch her video as she describes her journey through school, internships and life.

Next quarter starts in April

Come and see us.