Study Advertising in Sao Paulo.

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Dynamic, chaotic, interesting, modern... surprising!

If it were a country, Sao Paulo would be the fifth largest economy in South America. Most large companies have their headquarters here, including advertising and design agencies. But Sao Paulo has a lot more to offer. The large immigrant communities give “Sampa” - what the locals affectionately call the city – the cultural diversity one can feel in the endless entertainment possibilities and its incredible restaurant variety. 

The city, once the Gastronomy Capital of the World, has more pizzerias than any other city worldwide. If you are a soccer fan or like to get together with friends after a day’s work, Sao Paulo is the place to be with several of Brazil's best soccer teams and a fantastic number of places where you and your friends can see and be seen while having a “chopp” - similar to draft beer – or drinking caipirinha – the Brazilian national drink.

Art direction, copywriting and digital design students can have an international experience during their first year at Miami/ESPM. It’s possible for them to go to Miami Ad School Buenos Aires, in Argentina, to study in Brazil’s most important partner in Mercosul, that is, the trade agreement that includes Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay.

In order to provide the students with more real-world experience Miami Ad School/ESPM offers the students the opportunity to intern at some of the most important agencies in Brazil. These agencies are part of the school’s Partners in Education partnership program.

Portfolio Programs

  • art direction
  • copywriting
  • digital design

Boot Camps

  • account planning
  • social media


  • account planning
  • creative leadership

2018 Winter Quarter:

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

2018 Spring Quarter:

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

2019 Summer Quarter:

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

2019 Fall Quarter:

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

2019 Winter Quarter:

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

2019 Spring Quarter:

  • classes start September 30, 2019
  • classes end December 7, 2019

Skill and Portfolio Development

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

Next quarter starts in October

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

Student life in Sao Paulo.

Visit MASP

The São Paulo Museum of Art - MASP - is the most famous museum in Brazil and one of the most important in the world. Located on Paulista Avenue, another of São Paulo's postcards, it is a perfect place for students to find inspiration while looking at famous paintings from Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti, Candido Portinari and so on.

Photography Class

The city is the students’ best classroom. During the program the students not only meet the teachers at school, but they also find interesting moments, people and landscapes in Sao Paulo to be able to fully understand what photography is all about.

Having Fun Together

Every December, right after the school year is over, the students, grads, teachers and school’s staff get together for the traditional barbecue. Always lots of fun.

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.
Tell us a little about you.