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.

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

The schedule of the 2nd year students may vary depending on their Quarter Away choices and Boot Camp participation.

Classes take place either at the school or at advertising agencies. Class time is:

Monday thru Friday: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m and eventually on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedules are set by the registrar and have limited ability to be modified.

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.

Program Length:

The art direction program is a two-year (8 quarters) program. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length followed by a break. To graduate students must complete 1.200 clock hours.

Program Options:

After spending at least 5 quarters in São Paulo, 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.

During the 2nd year students can apply to Quarter Brazil Program. It gives students the opportunity to intern at some of the most important agencies in Brazil.

During the first year at Miami/ESPM São Paulo, students can have an international experience. It’s our Quarter Mercosul Program that gives the students the opportunity to study at Miami Ad School Buenos Aires, in Argentina.

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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