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Scripts, videos, new products, comic strips, stand-up…do it all
In the copywriting courses at Miami Ad School Madrid you’re always learning something new. In the same week you might write a video series for YouTube, strategize a campaign with an art director and present your new product idea. You will team up with an art director to brainstorm and concept ideas for websites, commercials, print ads, phone apps, billboards or any other medium to solve the client’s problems. You’ll have the chance to participate on the very best advertising festivals in the world. Also your real-world copywriting classes and internships all over the world make finding your first job much easier.
Program Length & Class Times
The Copywriting program is a two-year (8 quarter) program. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length followed by a break.
Time classes are set from the morning to the afternoon, and each student will have 3 to 4 hours of class.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday, and Fridays are saved just for recovery classes.
In a student’s second year, their schedule will vary depending on their Quarter Away choice (i.e. classes in their current school, a different Miami Ad School location, an Agency Lab or Internship).
Intern & Study Abroad
After spending at least one year (4 quarters) in Miami, 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. You can even opt to take classes inside an agency or intern in New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Atlanta and other cities around the world. At last count 96% of the students had participated in our Quarter Away Program for at least one quarter. Over 80% of the students spent two or more quarters getting real-world experience.
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. Students can build a network of over 200 industry contacts. This is one of the reasons Miami Ad School’s graduate placement rate is so high.
Tuition & Materials
Tuition of €2,600 is due quarterly. It takes eight quarters which is 2 years to complete the art direction program.Total tuition cost for the program is €20,784. All students must have:
It’s a must to have your own computer to be able to work at school. Most of our students choose to work with Apple Macintosh (approximately €1,000 to €3,000)
Diploma & Job Placement Assistance
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.
Graduates have the opportunity to attend portfolio reviews and interview with multiple agencies. Miami Ad School also supplies graduates with job leads throughout their career. Our institutional graduate placement rate is well over 90%.
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Copywriting Courses in Madrid
Great work starts with a great idea. It’s not about just creating a print ad, tv spot or Facebook page. Solve the communication problem first then find the appropriate media to give the idea maximum impact.
Craft is super fun and more important then ever. Craftsmanship in your portfolio lifts you to another level when you go to your first job interview.
The ubiquity of the video and the global stage of online hosting sites give the power of the moving image to the masses. Learn cinematic styles, how to edit audio and video, and use special effects to tell a story with motion and sound.
The art of storytelling is a crucial skill. Learn about plot development, story and character arcs, telling stories not only in multiple installments, but in multiple mediums (blogs, point of view, transitions, voice, persuasion).
Learn different types of presentation formats and get comfortable speaking and using technology in front of a group. You’ll also get the fundamentals of InDesign and Keynote, as well as iWeb for basic web design.
In the real world, it’s not a creative free-for-all. There’s a strategy brief the creatives work from. Gain insight into consumers, learn the critical role of account planning and develop brilliant ideas from a creative brief.
Photoshop Craft & Content
An introduction to the tools that’ll bring your ideas to life: the digital SLR camera and Adobe Photoshop. You’ll learn how to put this tag team to work for you, how to process RAW Images and organization with Adobe Bridge.
Short & Sweet
Headlines, web banners, outdoor boards, tag lines, and Twitter posts all require precision and a certain turn of phrase. You’ll learn to be a writer of few words that carry a big message and prove print is not dead.
Everything is Media
You’ll learn how to integrate media old, new, offline and online into the ideal conduit for your branded message. Explore and fuse new technologies like touchscreen and face recognition with traditional advertising.
Experiments in Digital Photography
Sculpt light. Re-color the world. Magnify. Reduce. Blur. Sharpen. Capture. Release. Record a decisive moment or make one. This class explores techniques in using the digital camera as a tool in visual experimentation.
Master the craft of writing with clarity. Love words and embrace the relevance of long copy in the online world that is interesting and entertaining. Tackle grammar and punctuation. Realize the “buck” stops with you.
Learn to concept interactive ideas, how to pitch those ideas to a client, and how to take the idea into production. Design for the web, learn elements of a digital campaign to make sure you get into everyone’s inbox and feeds.
Presence, gumption and the ability to think on your feet make for an excellent presenter. Through improvisational exercises and dialogue writing you will lose your stage fright and become a stellar comedian.
Writing for visual and audio media requires specific skills and a fluency in the idiosyncrasies of each medium. Learn how to write scripts that exploit the narrative potential of these environments and different voices.
The science of organization of information and human centered design. You’ll learn how to conduct basic user research to create personas that guide development of content strategy, information architecture and wireframes.
There is a process to creating a campaign. Go step by step each week to learn just how a campaign makes it through an agency from research to pitch all while creating one that can be expressed across multiple online platforms.
Advertorials or “special advertising sections” and blogging have made the editorial mode of writing a key skill for a copywriter to possess and master. Learn elements of news writing, interviewing and answer the five Ws.
Beyond the hype, social media platforms are venues for communication with your consumer. Learn how brands can achieve authentic relationships and leverage the power of these connections for the benefit of all participants.
The Brand Called You
Dive into your quirks, past and future until you find what makes “You”, you. Discover every bad trait you inherited from your parents, likes and dislikes, what you save and throw away, your beliefs and secrets. It is fun, scary and enlightening.
As the media landscape has morphed, so has the role of the ad agency. Today’s leading shops not only promote products, they come up with product ideas and then develop them. This is a primer on the process.
Head to Head
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, so if you want to be the Top Dog, you’ll enter your work in all the student competitions: Cannes, CLIO, D&AD, One Show, Addys, and win a nice shiny statue to help get you noticed.
Pop Culture Engineering
This course will center on all the flotsam and jetsam of pop culture: t-shirts, costume, graphic novels, matchbooks, packages, posters, pimping cars, sports paraphernalia, and all the other ephemera imaginable.
Classes and internships have lead you to a final body of work that represents your skills, execution and personality. Finalize your website, physical portfolios and prepare to keep your portfolio up-to-date for the rest of your career.
Get a Job
You’ve got the book, discovered your creative self and cultivated an online presence. Time to polish your interviewing skills, develop a career vision and meet with recruiters to find out what they look for in a candidate.
After learning the basics in Video Storytelling, take Adobe Creative Cloud to the next level by creating short films. Explore the classic narrative structure by analyzing films, commercials and branded entertainment.
Develop your technical “chops” and nurture the “ears” required for creating tracks that deliver emotional content. A non-musician’s approach to music creation with audio acquisition, audio processing and post-production mixing.