Study Advertising in Hamburg.

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There's no place like Hamburg

Hamburg is one of the top ten most visited cities in Europe. It’s full of museums, has more theaters than any other city in the world, an amazing nightlife and almost everybody speaks English. A terrific environment for pop culture and a young creative person who wants to take what’s happening this minute and mold it into wild, wonderful and unforgettable ideas. Miami Ad School in Hamburg won the Future Lions and was awarded School of the Year in Cannes 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Australian “YoungGuns” named it School of the Decade. 

Hamburg’s students rake in the awards at all the major ceremonies every year. The best instructors teach our advertising courses: Creative Directors from Jung von Matt, Heimat, ServicePlan, Scholz & Friends, DDB, BBDO and many other well known agencies teach exactly what’s relevant and up-to-date in the industry. Then there are the two directors: Niklas Frings-Rupp won D&AD’s World’s Best Tutor Award and Oliver Voss was partner and Chief Creative Officer at Jung von Matt. The list of their accomplishments is almost as long as their hair.

Portfolio Programs:

  • art direction
  • copywriting
  • graphic design
  • digital design

Boot camps:

  • account planning

Degree Programs:

  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

2018 Summer Quarter:

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

2018 Fall Quarter:

  • classes start October 1, 2018
  • classes end December 7, 2018

2019 Winter Quarter:

  • classes start January 2, 2019
  • classes end March 8, 2019

2019 Spring Quarter:

  • classes start April 1, 2019
  • classes end June 7, 2019

2019 Summer Quarter:

  • classes start July 1, 2019
  • classes end September 6, 2019

2019 Fall Quarter:

  • classes start September 30, 2019
  • classes end December 6, 2019

All Miami Ad School locations within Germany observe the following holidays:

  • 3rd of October (German Unification Day)
  • 25th, 26th of December and 1st of January (Christmas and New Years Eve)
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • 1st of May (Labor Day)
  • Pentecost

Skill and Portfolio Development

Students in the art direction, copywriting and digital design programs spend their first year in Hamburg. 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. 


The Hamburg school is BAföG accredited (for German citizens) and CSN accredited (for Swedish citizens).


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.

Next quarter starts in October

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

Student life in Hamburg.

One of Hamburg’s first graduates

Menno Kluin is a graduate of Miami Ad School Hamburg and works as Executive Ceative Director at DDB New York. In this video he is giving a quick summary of his life after school.

Welcome to Miami Ad School!

Get a closer look into Miami Ad School Europe & Miami Ad School Berlin and see what our teachers have to say about our program.

"Hamburg, you’re amazing!"

Some of or students took a tour through the very famous Schanzenviertel in Hamburg.

Come and see us.


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.


Each program has different requirements.
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