Study Advertising in Minneapolis.

  • About Minneapolis
  • Programs
  • Calendar
  • Quarter Away
  • Accreditation
  • Application Deadlines

Shine Amongst the Advertising Stars of the North

Minneapolis is a city of creative and independent thinkers making it the perfect place for an advertising school. Want to see where Post-Its® were invented or where Bullseye the Target mascot lives? We can show you. In addition to the many Fortune 500 companies that call the Minneapolis area home, the city's numerous tech start-ups and independent advertising agencies make it easy to see that the entrepreneurial spirit is thriving here. With a bustling music, theater, and arts scene, low cost of living, endless bike paths and ways to enjoy our four vibrant seasons, it’s no wonder Minneapolis is consistently ranked amongst

the healthiest, happiest, and best places for young adults in America! And since the school sits in the heart of the advertising district in Minneapolis, we’re lucky to count our teachers at creative think-tanks such as Colle+McVoy, Olson, Carmichael Lynch, and space150 (to name a few) as neighbors! From farmer’s markets and beautiful waterways to the famed Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture or the latest James Beard award-winning restaurant, the City of Lakes is sure to inspire.

Portfolio Programs:

  • art direction
  • copywriting

Catalog of Courses:

Download our catalog with details on the programs.

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

2016 Summer quarter:

  • classes start July 5, 2016
  • classes end September 9, 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 and copywriting programs spend their first year in Minneapolis. 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 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 Minneapolis is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statuetes, section 141.21 to 141.32. Licensure is not an endoresement of the institutuion. Credits earned at the institution may or may not transfer to all other institutions. 


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

  • Summer- April 17, 2015
  • Fall- July 17, 2015
  • Winter- October 16, 2015
  • Spring- January 15, 2016

Student life in Minneapolis.

Ad Students and Footballers

Every fall, the Minneapolis students & staff field a team for Minneapolis Ad League Football. Athleticism, networking, and fun Monday nights all in one!

Tours of Minneapolis Ad Life

Every quarter, our students get to take tours of some of the most creative shops in town such as Fallon, Olson, mono, and Carmichael Lynch.

Next quarter starts in July

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

Come and see us.