If it were a country, Sao Paulo would be the fifth largest economy in South America. Most large companies have their headquarters here, including advertising and design agencies. But Sao Paulo has a lot more to offer. The large immigrant communities give “Sampa” - what the locals affectionately call the city – the cultural diversity one can feel in the endless entertainment possibilities and its incredible restaurant variety.
The city, once the Gastronomy Capital of the World, has more pizzerias than any other city worldwide. If you are a soccer fan or like to get together with friends after a day’s work, Sao Paulo is the place to be with several of Brazil's best soccer teams and a fantastic number of places where you and your friends can see and be seen while having a “chopp” - similar to draft beer – or drinking caipirinha – the Brazilian national drink.
Art direction, copywriting and digital design students can have an international experience during their first year at Miami/ESPM. It’s possible for them to go to Miami Ad School Buenos Aires, in Argentina, to study in Brazil’s most important partner in Mercosul, that is, the trade agreement that includes Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.
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In order to provide the students with more real-world experience Miami Ad School/ESPM offers the students the opportunity to intern at some of the most important agencies in Brazil. These agencies are part of the school’s Partners in Education partnership program.
Skill and Portfolio Development
Students in the art direction, copywriting, digital design programs spend their first year in Rio. 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
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.
The São Paulo Museum of Art - MASP - is the most famous museum in Brazil and one of the most important in the world. Located on Paulista Avenue, another of São Paulo's postcards, it is a perfect place for students to find inspiration while looking at famous paintings from Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti, Candido Portinari and so on.
The city is the students’ best classroom. During the program the students not only meet the teachers at school, but they also find interesting moments, people and landscapes in Sao Paulo to be able to fully understand what photography is all about.
Every December, right after the school year is over, the students, grads, teachers and school’s staff get together for the traditional barbecue. Always lots of fun.