Art Direction Program Details.

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As an art director your imagination is your best friend. You’ll use design, type, illustration and photography to create anything that can tell a story for a brand. Teamed with a copywriter you’ll brainstorm and produce magazine ads, videos, websites, TV commercials or maybe temporary tattoos or an action figure.

Your training covers everything you need to know for a career as an art director. Courses are practical. Instructors are all top advertising professionals: art directors, creative directors, videographers, producers… They teach you the skills they use everyday at the agencies where they work. Projects are realistic.

You may even work on a live project for a brand and present your ideas to the client. Students have created a Superbowl spot, Facebook app for UNICEF, and videos and social media campaigns for Burger King.

Intern and get real-world experience before you graduate. Students can opt to spend part of their two year program studying and interning in up to four other cities where we have programs. Through partnerships the school has with agencies all over the world, students can get hands-on experience and build their network of industry contacts.

This is a two year diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio through classes and real-world experience to gain the skills needed for an entry level position in advertising.

Placement Assistance:

Graduates have the opportunity to attend portfolio review and interview with multiple agencies. Miami Ad School also supplies graduates with job leads throughout their career.

Portfolio Art Direction: 2.500€ per Quarter/20.000 Euro total tuition cost

Portfolio Program registration fee: 100€

Are there any payment plans available?
Portfolio Program: Quarter payment: 2.500€ / Monthly payment: 833€

Are there any discounts for Miami Ad School graduates?
Yes, we really appreciate you coming back to Miami Ad School, so you will get 25 % discount if you decide to apply for any of our programs.

Is there financial aid for international students?
The Spanish Government only extends student loans to private and official programs, unluckily we are not under that circumstance.

The Swedish Government provides financial support to its citizen studying abroad. Miami Ad School is accredited for CSN (Sweden). For more information go to:

Danish applicants please check here for more information about financial support:

Miami Ad School's art direction program is a two-year/ eight-quarter program. Each quarter of the first year, students have four classes that meet once a week for three hours. Class times are:

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Classes are held Monday through Friday. Schedules are set by the registrar and have limited ability to be modified.
In a student's second year, their schedule will vary depending on their quarter away choices (i.e. Agency Lab, Internship or classes in a school).

Program Length:

The art direction program is a two-year (8 quarter) program. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length followed by a break. To graduate students must complete 1920 clock hours/96 credit hours and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Program Options:

After spending at least one year (4 quarters) in Madrid, students can apply to our Quarter Away Program. This program gives students the opportunity to study and intern in up to four more cities around the world.

Language options:

This program is offered in Spanish, English and Bilingual.

Get real-world experience while you're in school.

Intern and even take classes inside an advertising agency.   Learn More >


Miami Ad School students who spent at least one quarter getting real-world experience in an agency.


Miami Ad School students who spend 2 or 3 quarters getting real-world experience in an agency.

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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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