What is an Art Director?

Art Direction: 2-Year portfolio Program

Art directors are dreamers with an imagination gone wild. They get paid to think, imagine, explore and tinker. Together with a copywriter they brainstorm ideas for websites, commercials, print ads, billboards, phone apps or any other medium that can solve the client’s problems. The team uses their knowledge of pop culture and insights into the human condition to create content that is meaningful, entertaining or useful to consumers. Want to know about being an art director? Here are 23 things that are absolutely true.

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Become an Art Director

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

Here are some of the skills you will learn


Companies all over the world partner with the school to provide students with internships. You’ll have the opportunity to graduate with real-world experience working on real client projects.

Agency Labs

We partner with companies like Facebook, R/GA and Ogilvy and create quarter-long training programs for our students inside their companies. We take the learn-by-doing methodology to a whole new level.

Get Your Foot in the Door

Tour the creative departments of the best places to work in the city. Meet the creative directors and other key staff at the company and build your network of contacts. You’ll see the inner workings of the agencies and they will share the work they are creating for their clients.

Creative jobs

Our goal is to help you get a job. You’ll learn the practical skills, develop your network and have the experience needed to become an art director. After you graduate we provide continuing placement assistance.


How to Apply Online

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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