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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.

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

Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Schedules are set by the Dean 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 3 weeks break.

Program Options:

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

All the students must have:

• Macintosh Notebook Computer

Apple Macintosh Airport-equipped notebook computer with CD-R or DVD-R

• Required Software Package

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, Final Cut Pro/ Final Cut Express, iWorks and iLife

• Camera/Video equipment

Digital SLR camera with adjustable settings and HD video

Art Direction: Rs 1,50,000 per quarter *

*Subject to local taxes

It takes eight quarters (24 months) for completion of the art direction program. Total tuition cost for all eight quarters is Rs 12,00,000*. We provide scholarships to students. Please write to for the current scholarships available.

This is a two-year certificate program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio through classes and real-world experience to gain the skills needed for a career 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.

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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