Art Direction

Giulia Magaldi, GRADUATE, Senior Art Director at GUT

“I was a journalist for an online tech magazine – Now I get to do something creative and different every day.”

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Art Direction
PORTFOLIO PROGRAM

The portfolio program is our most intensive art direction program.

In two years you’ll create a portfolio that showcases your unique creative ability, get practical experience working on real client projects, have internship opportunities and develop an extensive network of industry contacts.

What Does An Art Director Do?

Art directors get paid to think, explore and tinker. They create stuff like that funny GEICO video a few million people saw on YouTube. You’ll create websites, Instagram stories, billboards, anything that can get a message across in an entertaining and memorable way.

You’ll brainstorm with your copywriter on a new project. Work with a producer to book that sick claymation studio from Prague you want to work with on your electric car campaign. Supervise a photo shoot for an all-natural glass cleaner. Then fly off to Prague to shoot that claymation ad that will put you and your writing partner on the map!


Customize your education for YOUR career goals.

Choose the training experiences you want. Start at your favorite school location. Then choose between internships, Experience Labs or even study at a branch campus in another city. You’ll develop a portfolio unique to you and a huge network of industry connections. You’ll be ready to start the career you dream of.

Experience Labs are classrooms on steroids

Companies all over the country open their doors to Miami Ad School and create classrooms inside their creative departments for our students. Students spend half their time getting practical experience working on live client projects mentored by agency staff. The other half of class time is spent working on skills essential to the creative industries like concepting, content creation, production and presentation skills. Students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th quarters are eligible to participate. Second year courses can be replaced by Experience Labs, internships or by classes in another school location.

Intern all over the world

Through partnerships the school has with companies all over the world, students have the opportunity to intern at top companies. (These are no coffee-fetching internships!) Imagine going to a client meeting in Atlanta, a photoshoot in Tokyo or a team brainstorming session in New York. You’ll spend seven hours a day for 10 weeks in the creative department being mentored by the company’s staff and building your network of industry contacts. Students in their 6th, 7th and 8th quarters, that have at least a B average are eligible to apply for internships.

Study at Another Branch Campus

Students often have a hard time deciding which Miami Ad School location to attend. Great news! You don’t have to decide. Since the curriculum is the same in each location you can study in multiple locations. For example you can spend your four quarters in Atlanta. Go to the Miami location for your winter quarter. Do an Experience Lab in the summer. Then intern in Chicago and New York for your last two quarters. Each student get to customize their own educational path. You can your entire program in one city. Or travel the world collecting new experiences and building a network of hundreds of contact. It’s YOUR choice!

This School is Different. Here’s how!

Who is This Program For?

You’ve finished school and want a fast track to a creative career. Or maybe you’re in a job that doesn’t fit you (lawyer, server, accountant, uber driver, admin, teacher). This can’t be the rest of your life! You want your life to count. You have ideas. You want to write, draw, share and make. Learn to create stuff: images, music, sounds, all with other people like you.

Client project - YES - you'll work with real clients

Through partnerships the school has with companies all over the world, students have the opportunity to intern at top companies. (These are no coffee-fetching internships!) Imagine going to a client meeting in Atlanta, a photoshoot in Tokyo or a team brainstorming session in New York. You’ll spend seven hours a day for 10 weeks in the creative department being mentored by the company’s staff and building your network of industry contacts. Students in their 6th, 7th and 8th quarters, that have at least a B average are eligible to apply for internships.

Create the types of projects that will get you hired

Develop a portfolio. It’s how you get a job.

Find out what our graduates have to say

Develop a portfolio. It’s how you get a job.

– art direction grad –

“This was the best thing I could have done. I learned from talented industry professionals in class and traveled to amazing cities for real-world experience.”

Katrina Mustakas was hired by Deutsch, New York when she graduated.

What’s It Like To Be An Art Director?

First Hand Accounts of Careers in Art Direction

Guillermo Tragant

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Furia

Being an Art Director is awesome. It allows me to blend all my passions like design, music, advertising, film, fashion, and art into one job, that doesn’t feel like job, because it is what I love.

I also get to collaborate with amazing, talented people, wear funky clothes to work and make money while doing it.

READ HIS STORY

IT’S ALMOST TIME TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Start in January, April, July or October

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