Atlanta's Top Advertising & Design School
The Creative Directors of Twitter, Facebook and the fashion brand RagAndBone started here.
Thousands of the industry's top creative leaders "worked" here before they got their first job.
Started in 1978, this school, originally named Portfolio Center, was the first portfolio school in the world. Thousands of the industry’s top creative leaders got their start here.
The school's concept? Partner with industry to provide real-world, hands-on education. Practical courses, projects for real clients. You’re surrounded by others as passionate and hard working as you. And you'll start in a city with enormous resources. Atlanta is the New York of the south with global agencies, start-ups and a growing film industry. The best of NY but with much cheaper rent.
When you visit our school you will feel instantly that this creative environment is the best possible place to start building your portfolio.
A life-size unicorn painted by folk artists. Hand-made tables with Beatle’s lyrics carved in the wood. An Airstream trailer inside the building used as a classroom. A classroom that looks like a hunter’s lodge. Design books hanging from the ceiling. A table made like an upside down Herb Lubalin book. Funky reading rooms all around. A gallery for artists to showcase what they do in their spare time. Happy dogs all over the place. This school feels exactly like a cool design firm.
Instead of work, school feels like play because these are the kind of projects you love doing. You develop a portfolio. Put what you’ve learned to action in internships in Atlanta and around the world.
When it’s time to graduate, we sponsor a Portfolio Review in Atlanta and New York. And we give our grads job placement assistance from our super list of contacts. In addition with so many of our grads working in the business in senior level positions, they love hiring from their alma mater.