Miami Ad School Minneapolis is downtown in the warehouse district. The restored buildings now house galleries, offices, design studios and cafes. The school is in a newly renovated space that’s about a five- minute walk to Carmichael Lynch and a seven-minute walk to Fallon. The closest light rail stop is less than an minute away. The giant city library is the same distance. The skyway system, which protects you from cold weather, is four minutes, if you walk briskly. You can almost spit to the nearest Super-Target store. Just as close, the Mississippi River with a pathway that follows the riverside for miles. Everything you need, bookstores as well as a quiet, beautiful place to read the books is only footsteps away. When you get a spare moment (and you won’t get many) enjoy this city, which is more European than most American cities. Everybody is blond and blue-eyed with ancestors from Scandinavia or Germany. They eat Lutefisk (fish Jello) They say “ja, ja”, “you betcha” and sound like the actors in the movie Fargo or a lot like Sarah Palin.
But there is a special quality of creativity in this city. The museums are extraordinary for a city of its size. Theatre is also awesome. There is excellent design everywhere. Maybe it’s the Scandinavian cultural roots or the snowy winters that keep the blood flowing in the brain. Whatever it is, it works. You’ll do great work "and a lot of it" when you’re in Minneapolis.
Your teachers will make sure of that. They’re tough and expect total commitment from the students. You’re in for a lot of long nights and a lot of rugged criticism. If your teachers are also a little cocky, it’s because they’re working in a city that in the 80’s changed advertising in the U.S.A., proving that great advertising doesn’t have to come from New York or the West Coast. Since then, Minneapolis has taken home far more than it’s share of Lions, Clios, and Pencils. The school’s teachers come from the leading agencies in the city and those companies also hire our graduates. Art Direction, Copywriting, Design, and Planning graduates have been hired all over the city at: BBDO, Fallon, Colle + McVoy, Carmichael Lynch, Campbell Mithune, Best Buy, and Periscope.