Study Advertising in San Francisco.

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  • Financial Aid
  • Gainful Employment


San Francisco is a mash-up of cultures and ideas. 

From Chinatown to The Marina, Haight & Ashbury to the Muir Woods across the bay, it's a city where people come together to express their voice. Your creativity won't just live here, it will thrive. The school is just a block away from the very popular and very funky Polk Street restaurant and bar scene, and only a quick MUNI ride to places to live and explore in the city. Whatever inspires you, whether it's a stroll through a farmers' market to find the perfect avocado, a secret house party featuring your favorite DJ, or a quiet cup of espresso and a good book, you'll find a place for it and people to enjoy it with.

Learn the skills you need to get your dream job. Develop a network of industry contacts.

Our instructors have the jobs you dream of having. They come from all the top advertising agencies, design firms and companies in San Francisco:  Adobe, Goodby Silverstein, Tribal DDB, FCB, Pereira O-Dell, R/GA, Google, Razorfish... In class you'll collaborate with other students (writers, art directors, strategists, designers and coders) and create things you didn't know possible. Every assignment has the potential to be your next portfolio piece or the beginning of your first business.

  Portfolio Programs:

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Boot Camps:

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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 the United States observe the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday)
  • Christmas Eve & Day
  • New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Skill and Portfolio Development

Students in the art direction, copywriting and digital design programs spend their first year in San Francisco. The advertising 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 advertising programs. Students continue to develop their portfolio, expand their network of industry contacts and get real-world experience.

Portfolio Programs Application Deadlines:

art direction & copywriting

  • Fall- August 27, 2018
  • Winter- November 26, 2018
  • Spring- February 25, 2019
  • Summer- May 27, 2019

Boot Camp Application Deadline:

account planning:

  • Summer- 
  • Summer- May 27, 2019

social media:

  • Winter- November 26, 2018


Miami Ad School and all its US branch locations are accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road Ste. 325, Building 300, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898.


Miami Ad School San Francisco is a branch of Miami Ad School. Miami Ad School San Francisco is a private institution approved to operate by BPPE and the approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which is effective January 1, 2010. 


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.

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid at Miami Ad School

Over 88% of our students already have college degrees from universities. The problem is their degree didn't lead them to their dream job. Miami Ad School's goal is to provide you with skills, opportunities, experiences and a network of industry contacts you can use to launch your career. So the question isn't "is it worth it?" but do you think you're worth it?

Student loans and grants are the way many U.S. Citizens and legal residents cover their school and living expenses. Click HERE to learn more about the process and get answers to common questions.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) is your first step to secure financial assistance for your education.

You can also use the financial aid calculator to get an estimate of the funding you may qualify for.

Federal regulations require colleges and universities to report information about the success of students who enroll in educational programs that lead to gainful employment in recognized fields.

The gainful employment information posted at the links below is in compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, and in a format prescribed and provided by that agency. Content includes general program information, estimated costs, on-time completion rates, placement rates, median debt at the time of program completion, and related occupational information.

Your education is an important and substantial investment in your future. That’s why we want you to have comprehensive and specific information about our programs so that you can determine what’s best for you and your career goals.

Included Information:

  • Total tuition and fees for the program, including estimated book and supply costs and estimated costs of off-campus room and board.
  • Graduate Placement Information.
  • Median debt concerning the program, broken down by financing type.
  • The names of the occupations for which the program prepares students, accompanied by links to a federal government site which contains occupational profiles and potential income, sometime after graduation (we do not guarantee placement or salary).

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Student life in San Francisco.


At Miami Ad School we like have fun starting day one. Check out our new creatives from winter 2014.


There’s no shortage of incredible things to see and do in San Francisco. But one of our favorites? Riding across the Golden Gate on the quarterly photo journey.

KERI TAN Graduation

Two years at Miami Ad School fly by fast. On our last day we look back at the places we’ve been, the work we’ve done, and the unforgettable friends we’ve made.

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.


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