Application Deadlines and Program Schedule

Application Deadlines and Program Schedule

The photography & video program starts our times a year: January, April, July and October. The program lasts for 8 quarters. Each quarter lasts 10 weeks with a break between each quarter. In the second year students can study and intern in other cities. To graduate students must complete 1920 clock hours/96 credit hours and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

The application deadline is six weeks prior to the start of classes. Please see our FAQs for application deadlines and the school calendar.

Each quarter of the first year, students have four classes that meet once a week for three hours with four additional hours for lab. Class times are::

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday with a weekly guest speaker on Monday at 5 p.m. that the whole school attends. Periodically, students will have weekend classes in the late morning. Schedules are set by the registrar and have limited ability to be modified.

Intern & Study Abroad

Intern & Study Abroad

After spending at least one year (4 quarters) in Atlanta, 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 & Equipment

Tuition, Materials & Equipment

Tuition of $4,850 is due quarterly. It takes eight quarters which is 2 years to complete the photography and video program. Total tuition cost for the program is $38,800. Financial aid is available for US Citizens.

All students must have:

Apple Macintosh MacBook Pro with external hard drive storage (2 TB) with maximum RAM Airport-equipped computer (approximately $1,299 to $3,000)

Adobe Creative Cloud membership ($19.99/month, requires annual commitment)

Printer accepting 11”x 17" (approximately $200 to $300)

Smart Phone with video

Smart phone accessories: grip ($160); external lenses ($160), tripod for smartphone $25); 3 LED smartphone lights ($60 to $100); GoPro ($350)

Zoom H5N recorder $300

Diploma & Job Placement Assistance

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%.