Study Advertising in San Francisco.

  • About San Francisco
  • Programs
  • School Calendar
  • Quarter Away
  • Application Deadlines
  • Accreditation
  • Financial Aid


San Francisco is a mash-up of cultures and ideas. 

From Chinatown to The Marina, Haight & Ashbury to the Muir Woods across the bay, it's a city where people come together to express their voice. Your creativity won't just live here, it will thrive. The school is just a block away from the very popular and very funky Polk Street restaurant and bar scene, and only a quick MUNI ride to places to live and explore in the city. Whatever inspires you, whether it's a stroll through a farmers' market to find the perfect avocado, a secret house party featuring your favorite DJ, or a quiet cup of espresso and a good book, you'll find a place for it and people to enjoy it with.

Learn the skills you need to get your dream job. Develop a network of industry contacts.

Our instructors have the jobs you dream of having. They come from all the top advertising agencies, design firms and companies in San Francisco:  Adobe, Goodby Silverstein, Tribal DDB, FCB, Pereira O-Dell, R/GA, Google, Razorfish... In class you'll collaborate with other students (writers, art directors, strategists, designers and coders) and create things you didn't know possible. Every assignment has the potential to be your next portfolio piece or the beginning of your first business.

  Portfolio Programs:

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Boot Camps:

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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 and digital design programs spend their first year in San Francisco. 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 advertising programs. Students continue to develop their portfolio, expand their network of industry contacts and get real-world experience.

Portfolio Programs Application Deadlines:

art direction & copywriting

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

Boot Camp Application Deadline:

account planning:

  • Summer- May 26, 2017

social media:

  • Winter- November 27, 2017


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 San Francisco is a branch of Miami Ad School. Miami Ad School San Francisco is a private institution approved to operate by BPPE and the approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010. 


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.

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 San Francisco.


At Miami Ad School we like have fun starting day one. Check out our new creatives from winter 2014.


There’s no shortage of incredible things to see and do in San Francisco. But one of our favorites? Riding across the Golden Gate on the quarterly photo journey.

KERI TAN Graduation

Two years at Miami Ad School fly by fast. On our last day we look back at the places we’ve been, the work we’ve done, and the unforgettable friends we’ve made.

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.
Tell us a little about you.