Study Advertising in Sydney.

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Sydney is one of the world's most beautiful and livable cities

Our school is in the digital heartland, buzzy Surry Hills. The teachers of our advertising courses are all working pros at the top of their game. They come from agencies and tech companies across the board, large multinationals, digital specialists and creative hot shops like: Clemenger BBDO, DDB, DT, Havas, JWT, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, McCann, Ogilvy, One Green Bean, Profero, Razorfish, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, The Leading Edge, TBWA, The Monkeys and The White Agency. They are all keen to get a close look at our emerging talent! Our classes are small and are closer to a tutorial than a lecture. That means you’re sure to get one on one feedback on your work in each session and instantly become part of the school family!

Our school year has four quarters of 10 weeks with a three week break in-between. Students complete a minimum of four sessions of three hours each per week and are expected to spend the same amount of hours on homework. Most of our classes are held in the evenings, from 6pm to 9pm, Mondays to Thursdays. 

As for Sydney itself? Whether you’re looking for the latest pop culture trends in visual art, design, music, or fashion, you’ll find it here. It’s also one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in Australia and the world. The Lonely Planet reports that Australia’s best musicians, foodies, actors, writers and architects flock to Sydney. They call it a ‘hyper-energetic, ambitious marketplace of the soul, where anything goes and everything usually does. And let’s not forget the surf culture. Sydney is set along miles and miles of ocean coastline and has 32 beaches. Lots of culture happening there, even in winter.

Portfolio Programs:

  • art direction 
  • copywriting 

Boot Camps:

  • account planning
  • social media

Our teachers are all working in the industry so they provide great work contacts. The school also holds annual Portfolio Reviews for recently graduated students from the art direction, copywriting and boot camp programs. Local ad professionals, who we've invited for the occasion, come to interview the graduates and review their work. Alternatively, the head of school introduces graduates to the key people of agencies they’d like to work for. 

Leo Burnett
M&C Saatchi
Ogilvy (delete ‘&Mather’)
Saatchi & Saatchi
WiTH Collective
The Monkeys

Skill and Portfolio Development

Students in the art direction, copywriting programs spend their first year in Sydney. 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.

2017 Fall Quarter:

  • classes start April 3, 2017
  • classes end June 9, 2017

2017 Winter Quarter:

  • classes start July 5, 2017
  • classes end September 8, 2017

2017 Spring Quarter:

  • classes start October 2, 2017
  • classes end December 8, 2017

2018 Summer Quarter:

  • classes start January 2, 2018
  • classes end March 9, 2018

2018 Fall Quarter:

  • classes start April 2, 2019
  • classes end June 8, 2018

2018 Winter Quarter:

  • classes start July 2, 2018
  • classes end September 7, 2018

Next quarter starts in April

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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.


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