MIAMI AD SCHOOL
BERLIN

EUROPE’S MOST AWARDED CREATIVE, DESIGN & INNOVATION SCHOOL
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Welcome to the Creative Hub of Berlin

Miami Ad School Europe has a Berlin branch since 2009. An International Institute of Creative Innovations that is known for its Integrated Academic Path (Creative Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Creative Master of Science (MSc), Miami Ad School Europe is one of the most successful, creative and innovative schools in the world.

With its two-year portfolio program of Art Direction / Digital Design, Copywriting and Creative Technology, Miami Ad School Europe merges many different schools into one. Its graduates work for the best creative agencies, innovation companies and tech brands worldwide.

The Bachelor (BA) and Master (MSc) programs take place in cooperation with the renowned Steinbeis University for Management and Innovation in Berlin. In addition, Miami Ad School Europe in Berlin offers a 1-year ’Copywriter Camp’ for copywriters with some previous professional experience who want to improve and ’polish’ their skills in writing and concepts. Note that this program is available for EU nationals only.

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Real World Experience

ABOUT BERLIN

BERLIN IS THE “NEW” NEW YORK

Everybody calls Berlin the “new” New York and if you visit Berlin you’ll see it’s true! Berlin is probably the coolest city in the world right now. And you’ll find everything that a creative needs: It’s an ideal hometown for artists. There is film, design, advertising, art, photography, writing everywhere. And: It’s not expensive, but full of life. There’s a youthfull, boasting and sometimes harsh energy in the city, joined by an impact that some consider to be more influential as New York’s today. Miami Ad School Berlin is located in Schöneberg in a wonderful old industrial loft – only a few minutes walk from the subway station. 

The best instructors come here to teach: Creative Directors from Jung von Matt, Heimat, ServicePlan, Scholz & Friends, FCB, DDB, BBDO and many other well known agencies teach exactly what’s relevant and up-to-date in the industry. Then there are the two directors: Niklas Frings-Rupp won D&AD’s World’s Best Tutor Award and Oliver Voss was partner and Chief Creative Officer at Jung von Matt. The list of their accomplishments is almost as long as their hair.

PROGRAMS

Portfolio Programs:

Art Direction / Digital Design, Graphic Design, Creative Technology, Copywriting

Boot camps: Copywriter boot camp

Academic Degree Programs: Masters of Science, Bachelor of Arts

SCHOOL CALENDAR

2018 Fall Quarter: classes start October 1, 2018, classes end December 7, 2018
2019 Winter Quarter: classes start January 2, 2019, classes end March 8, 2019
2019 Spring Quarter: classes start April 1, 2019, classes end June 7, 2019
2019 Summer Quarter: classes start July 1, 2019, classes end September 6, 2019
2019 Fall Quarter: classes start September 30, 2019, classes end December 6, 2019

All Miami Ad School locations within Germany observe the following holidays: 
3rd of October (German Unification Day), 25th, 26th of December and 1st of January (Christmas and New Years Eve), Good Friday and Easter Monday, 1st of May (Labor Day),

Pentecost

QUARTER AWAY

Skill and Portfolio Development. Students in the art direction, copywriting and digital design programs spend their first year in Berlin. The courses the students take are practical and class projects are realistic. Since the classroom replicates the real-world, students develop the skills and portfolio needed to get a job in the advertising industry.

Real-World Experience. In the second year of the two-year program students have the option to study and intern in agencies and companies in up to four other cities around the world where Miami Ad School has programs. Students continue to develop their portfolio, expand their network of industry contacts and get real-world experience.

ACCREDITATION

Accreditation: Miami Ad School, Berlin is national accredited. A sponsored program of professional skills training under §2. The school is BAFöG accredited (for German citizens) and CSN accredited (for Swedish citizens).

Mission: The mission of Miami Ad School is to train the creative and strategic thinkers of the future before the future has happened; to engineer pop culture with creative insight and strategic thinking from a global perspective. Students learn to solve problems with whatever discipline, media, channel, skill or craft necessary.

Our Blog

Best Advertising School in 2019

Best Advertising School in 2019

Out of 450 schools around the world, Miami Ad School was selected 2019 School of the Year! Find out why the Future Lions’ judges thought the students at Miami Ad School were so outstanding.

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Creativity Demands Diversity

Creativity Demands Diversity

Do you recognize who made these apologizes? Major brands and agencies are apologizing because of their unconscious, cultural bias. They have created work that is offensive and hurtful to different ethnic or racial groups. What can we do to fix this? Creative and...

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Happy Donut Day

Happy Donut Day

Two students had their idea for Burger King produced by the fast-food company. Their wacky idea to turn a Whopper into a donut with a slider/donut-hole side-kick was on BK’s menu and featured on dozens of media outlets. Find out how this helped their career.

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Love Story + Business Story …cont’d

Love Story + Business Story …cont’d

The unexpected story of Ron and Pippa Seichrist. They reimagined creative education and created the school they wish they had gone to. Their story is featured in the most recent edition of Graphis New Talent annual.

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Love Story + Business Story

Love Story + Business Story

Graphis magazine interviewed, Miami Ad School’s founders, Pippa and Ron Seichrist, about inspiration, the crazy way they met and living a creative life.

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Why Fernando Machado Recommends Miami Ad School

Why Fernando Machado Recommends Miami Ad School

By Fernando Machado Around 2 years ago I received a message from a young aspiring creative asking me for advice on where to study advertising. It was a short message, sent to my LinkedIn profile. Reality is that I tend to get lots of messages on LinkedIn. People...

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What Do Copywriters Do All Day?

What Do Copywriters Do All Day?

Every assignment brings with it a different problem, and when finding ways to get the right message across, two (or three, or seven) heads are better than one. It’s also much better if those heads don’t think in quite the same way.

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The Pros of Miami Ad(vertising) School

The Pros of Miami Ad(vertising) School

“If Ben Brown and Jackie Moran hadn’t enrolled at Miami Ad School in New York, they may never have met, started to collaborate or hatched a plan to land internships at Droga5.”

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You Too Will Have Award-Winning Work in Your Portfolio

You Too Will Have Award-Winning Work in Your Portfolio

At Miami Ad School you’ll create award-winning work that will get you national and international exposure. Work that will get you noticed and—more importantly—get you interviews so that you can land a job you’ll love. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

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From Journalism Grad to Chief Creative Officer

From Journalism Grad to Chief Creative Officer

“Creativity is messy,” Margaret Johnson, CCO of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, says. “There is nothing linear about it. The way you get to ideas is really complicated and it’s a messy, messy thing, and you find that you end up being this kind of trapeze artist, jumping off a ledge and taking risks in your day-to-day life as an art director or a copywriter.”

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Become a Superhero by Mastering Your Creativity

Become a Superhero by Mastering Your Creativity

“How is it that plastic—something that cannot breakdown, is toxic to our waters, lands and all life and will continue to be for many generations to come—so incredibly prevalent in modern life today? Such statistics really make one think about choices and consequences.” –Melanie Maynard

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The Best Copywriting Advice Ever: Avoid Broccoli Words

Restaurants love to fill your plate with 27 stalks of tasteless steamed broccoli. Why? Because it’s cheap, requires very little thought or preparation and nobody ever complains about broccoli. The same applies tasteless, bland broccoli words.

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A Tokyo Advertising Internship Translates into a Life-Altering Experience

A Tokyo Advertising Internship Translates into a Life-Altering Experience

“Every time I travel, my mind is consumed, wondering what the lives of the people that live at my destination are really like. What do they do for a living? What do they do for fun? Are they happy? Maybe I should’ve been a sociologist, but instead I’m a copywriter. But I guess that sometimes, it’s the same thing.”

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How To Be The New Hire Agencies Need

How To Be The New Hire Agencies Need

In the world of creative careers, competition is intense. There are tons of talented people looking for work or freelancing with amazing portfolios. How do you stack the deck in your favor when looking for that crucial first job?

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‘I’m human. What are you?’

‘I’m human. What are you?’

“I’m Human,” a finalist in Miami Ad School’s Unity Initiative, asks a simple question. The answer reminds us that we have more in common than we often care to admit.

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$200,000 in Minority Advertising Scholarships

$200,000 in Minority Advertising Scholarships

Miami Ad School launches the largest minority advertising scholarship program in the country! There has never been a better time to start your creative career. The industry is in crisis mode when it comes to minority involvement. Clients like Pepsi, General Mills and HP are demanding more diversity in their agencies.

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How To Be The New Hire Agencies Need

How To Be The New Hire Agencies Need

Agencies are always on the lookout for new talent. Winning awards—like Miami Ad School students just did at the Clios—is a great way to get noticed. In the world of creative careers, competition is intense. There are tons of talented people looking for work or...

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Give Your Voice to Those Who Have Been Censored

Give Your Voice to Those Who Have Been Censored

Miami Ad School student interns and Ogilvy & Mather came up with an idea to team Amnesty International with Dubsmash to give supporters a new way to join the human rights organization’s global fight against censorship.

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On Second Thought, #PleaseTaseMeBro

On Second Thought, #PleaseTaseMeBro

In 2007 #DontTaseMeBro went viral and entered popular culture when a University of Florida student was tased by police officers at an academic forum. Flash forward to 2016 and the sad truth is we’d all gladly take a taser over a bullet.

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How Far You Go Is Up to You

How Far You Go Is Up to You

Miami Ad School graduates can be found working at all levels in the industry. Here are the trajectories of three alumni who’ve gone a long way.

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Smartphone Photography – The Hottest Tool in Content Creation

Smartphone Photography – The Hottest Tool in Content Creation

Who would have dreamed that the smartphone would become the camera of choice for advertising agencies. (Thank you Steve Jobs for your vision!) The smartphone’s small size, attachable lenses and editing and photo-manipulation apps make it an amazing production tool.

Great News! Advertising Jobs Are at Their Highest Level Since 2001. Here’s Why:
With the boom of social media, brands need content for all the different platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, SnapChat…) The demand for content for social media has created a whole new discipline called content creation. Content creation is the hottest and fastest growing area of the business and one of the reasons advertising jobs are at their highest level since 2001 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Take Control of Your Career. Become Who You’re Meant to Be.

Take Control of Your Career. Become Who You’re Meant to Be.

At Miami Ad School, from the day you start, you learn by doing. This video, created by three, first-quarter students, is an example of that philosophy. The project, part of their Video Storytelling course, was “Why Miami Ad School?”. The finished two-minute video, a collection of interviews of students and staff and footage of the school, tells the reason “why”. In the process of telling their story the students learned to shoot, light, direct and edit.

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Tastes Like Chicken

Tastes Like Chicken

All of Miami Ad School’s locations are very dog-friendly places (as are many ad agencies, design firms and companies like Google). Students, instructors and staff are welcome to bring their dogs. The school’s founders bring their dogs, currently three, to school everyday. When the dogs aren’t in class or playing ball they hang out in Ron and Pippa’s offices. Lately the newest school mascot, a Doberwoman, has been very busy redecorating. Read the story of the accidental mascot

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Having a Hard Time Deciding on Your Career?

Having a Hard Time Deciding on Your Career?

If you can’t decide what career is right for you it’s very likely you’ll thrive, grow, bloom and even flourish in a creative career in advertising, design, social media or content creation because these fields incorporate a little of everything: creativity, business, innovation, story-telling, technology, photography, psychology…

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Portfolio Center and Miami Ad School are Actually Siblings

Portfolio Center and Miami Ad School are Actually Siblings

“We remember our “first times” more than any other. In a sense Portfolio Center was my first kiss: I was young, dumb and very lucky but the kiss was sweet and unforgettable. What a gift to my life to be back where it all started.”

– Ron Seichrist, Founder of Portfolio Center & Miami Ad School

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Are Models Really as Bad as People Say?

Yachin has worked with J Crew, MCM, Milo Tricot, Maggie Jeans, WEB Denim and is a regular contributor for Essence Magazine. Find out the one unexpected skill he honed that led to his success.

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Advertising Needs You, Especially If You’re Black, Brown, Pink or Rainbow

Advertising Needs You, Especially If You’re Black, Brown, Pink or Rainbow

That’s not Ron. (He doesn’t look that good in a dress.) That’s Pippa Seichrist, his wife and cofounder of Miami Ad School. She accepted the award on his behalf at the American Advertising Federation award show in Las Vegas. Find out the unlikely person who changed Ron’s life forever and how Ron has paid it forward ever since.

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It’s Just Like the Cannes Film Festival but Instead of Brad Pitt, Dave Droga Will Be There

It’s Just Like the Cannes Film Festival but Instead of Brad Pitt, Dave Droga Will Be There

Dave Droga is one of the hottest creatives in the world. While he is pretty darn cute, what makes him so hot is his creative mind and the work he and his ad agency, Droga5, creates. Later this month many of the world’s top art directors, copywriters, designers, strategists and developers will be in France for the Cannes Lions’ festival. (It’s like the Cannes Film Festival but instead of the best movies, the Cannes Lions’ festival recognizes the power of creativity and celebrates the people shaping the future of creative brand communications.) Maddy Kramer, Miami Ad School graduate and Interactive Art Director at Latin Works, will be there too as part of See It Be It. Only 12 women creatives from all over the world were selected!

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Top 10 Recruiter Tips for a Creative Portfolio

The Creative Recruiters from Saatchi & Saatchi and VML have been big supporters of Miami Ad School for many years. They always attend our New York Portfolio Reviews to meet with our recent graduates. A couple of weeks ago we invited them to the school to give the students advice how to build a better school portfolio. Here are their top 10 portfolio tips.

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Play SCORE and Date the Smart Way

Play SCORE and Date the Smart Way

TWO MIAMI AD SCHOOL GRADS CREATE SCORE, A MOBILE DATING APP THAT IS THE ULTIMATE ICEBREAKER. “When we date these days it's not our chances which are keeping us apart, it’s the way that we take those chances. We pick a date with our eyes closed and our fingers crossed....

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