Miami Ad School

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The Top Advertising And Design School In Miami

Learn the skills and get the experience you need to have a creative career you love.

Maybe you came from Latin America. Maybe you were born in the USA but your parents came from  Brazil or Argentina. Or maybe you were born and bred in the USA and you are white as snow or black as ebony. Miami looks like all of you. A remarkable, creative, vibrant city that perhaps foretells what “America” will look like in the near future. Here you will find people just like you and at the same time very different. Students who could be (or were) dentists, accountants and teachers but they wanted more out of life.

The school is in Wynwood the street-art district of Miami

Something is always happening: street-art workshops, design events and stand-up comedy nights.The campus at this advertising school is a creative playground.

Innovate & create.

You’ll take courses in copywriting, social media, design, photography, strategy and coding. Your instructors work at local hot shops and big international agencies like Sapient, Facebook, Alma DDB and Gut, Every week we fly in an expert from somewhere in the world to give a workshop. Students work in teams and learn by doing, often on real client projects, You’ll graduate with a great portfolio, real-world experience and a network of over 100 industry professionals.

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Internships & Experience Labs

In the second year of the two-year portfolio programs 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, global experience.

Application Deadlines and Program Schedule

Program Schedule: Portfolio programs (art direction, copywriting, digital design, photography & video) start four 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.

The account planning boot camp starts once a year in January and the social strategy boot camp starts once a year in April. The boot camps last for three months (12-weeks). 


Application Deadlines: The application deadline is six weeks prior to the start of classes for all boot camps and programs. Please see our FAQs for application deadlines and the school calendar.

Accreditation

Accreditation:  Miami Ad School and all its US branch locations are accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road Ste. 325, Building 300, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898.


Licensing:  Miami Ad School is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee 32399-0400, telephone 888-222-6684.

Mission Statement

As the entire communications industry is in the midst of the most profound transformation in consumers’ relationship with media, the Mission of the Miami Ad School is to train the creative 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, channel, skill or craft necessary, using new and emerging media as well as traditional media.

There’s Always Something Happening!

STUDENT & GRADUATE STORIES
My Life as a Video Game

My Life as a Video Game

My journey at Miami Ad School felt like a video game full of ups, downs, learning curves, obstacles, opportunities and rewards. Sofia Soldevila, shares her adventures interning in NYC, pitching Super Bowl commercials and producing videos for Lego, all while still a student.

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International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

Featuring 24 Amazing Female Grads – One for Each Hour of International Girl Day. These 24 women are doing remarkable things. They are paving the way for you. A few years ago only 3% of creative directors were women. Now women make up 29% of the industry’s creative leadership. Learn more about these presidents, pop artists, content creators, toy makers and world changers.

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Jordan Had An Idea

Jordan Had An Idea

His idea made him a Brazilian hero except that no one in Brazil ever heard of him - other than some very poor kids in some very poor villages. Jordan is American. Born and raised in Chicago. He gives these kids soccer lessons. Yes, soccer lessons in a country famous...

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The Bootcamp took me from 0 experience to Brand Planner in one interview! I saw a brand planner job opening at one of my favorite agencies but wasn’t going to apply because it required 3-5 years of experience. It was for an agency I really admired, VMLY&R, who was (and is) doing some really great work across the board. I talked to a few of my teachers from the course and Stephanie Gr., who oversees the Bootcamp in Atlanta, and they all advised to just go for it. Stephanie reminded me that the Bootcamp provides a lot of intensive experience within the 12-week program which is equivalent to several years of work experience. She was right. I got the job!

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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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Innovative Career and Creative Freedom

Innovative Career and Creative Freedom

No one wants a career where you sit at a desk doing the same thing everyday. Instead you want to collaborate, travel and invent things. Here are 5 companies you should consider working for.

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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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You Might be a Designer if…

You Might be a Designer if…

CONTEST ALERT! Now is your chance. Contest Deadline May 3rd. Come up with a name for your favorite shade of black. Then share it on the Miami Ad School Instagram or Facebook page. The entry with the most “likes” wins bragging rights and MAS gear.

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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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A Shirt That Makes You More Creative?!

A Shirt That Makes You More Creative?!

Yes! This shirt will have your fingers flying in Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and Premier. This cheaT-shirt will help your creative ideas come to life. Need a new layer in Photoshop but don't remember the key command? Just look down. There, printed on your chest...

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One Great Interview Can Change Your Life

One Great Interview Can Change Your Life

What you say and do on an interview is what leads to a second interview or job offer. We’re going to share with you the tips we give our graduating students. Since the school has a near perfect graduate placement rate we know these tips work. This advice has helped thousands of our graduates get placed in creative jobs all over the world.

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Advertising has a Diversity Problem

Advertising has a Diversity Problem

The school poses a challenge to the industry. Make tax-deductible contributions to the minority scholarship program. The first three companies to accept this challenge are being announced at Advertising week. These companies are taking advantage of the full program. In addition to contributing to the minority scholarship fund, they are hosting Miami Ad School Experience Labs and hiring the school’s grads. Everybody wins!

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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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Confessions of a Creative Director

Confessions of a Creative Director

Learn Patrick’s secrets of the trade, tips and tricks for those starting out and some real life, success-driven advice for your entire career as a creative.

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Be Your Own (Creative) Boss

Be Your Own (Creative) Boss

“After looking at a few schools around the country, Miami Ad School naturally became my first choice because of the location (I mean, Miami… come on!) Knowing that there would be tons of models and beautiful weather to shoot in sealed the deal.”

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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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Love Social Media? Over 200K Jobs Are Waiting For You.

Love Social Media? Over 200K Jobs Are Waiting For You.

Miami Ad School’s next Boot Camp for Social Media Strategy starts July 2nd in Atlanta. 12 weeks of intense hands-on, up-to-the-minute training from working industry professionals. The jobs, 200K+ of them, are out there. What are you waiting for?

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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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The Only Show During Art Basel That You Can Only See When You Can Not See

The Only Show During Art Basel That You Can Only See When You Can Not See

TAKEOUT—the Experience Delivery Service that focuses on creating unique and lasting experience for brands and organizations—was founded by Miami Ad School art direction students Elisa Sain and Cris Cordero. The creative duo has focused on creating a counterculture of art as something personal and lasting. Something that goes beyond an Instagram post.

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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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Maybe They’re Racist When They’re Hungry?

Maybe They’re Racist When They’re Hungry?

Snickering At Racists, A Finalist in Miami Ad School’s Unity Initiative, Takes the Fight to the Racists on Twitter, One Snarky Tweet At a Time. With the current state of race relations in our country, we need to take action where and when we can. Though we’d all love...

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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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Does Misunderstanding Fuel Racism?

Does Misunderstanding Fuel Racism?

Color Conversations, a finalist in Miami Ad School’s Unity Initiative, takes on the misunderstandings and problems behind racial tensions in American society.

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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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#HelpKenyaNotKanye

On Friday, February 19th, helpkenyanotkanye.com went live. Gabriel, a Miami Ad School grad, tweeted it to media outlets and influencers and, slowly, the buzz began to build.

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Awesome Social Media Experts to Teach at Miami Ad School

The April 4, 2016 start of the Boot Camp for Social Media in Miami is just around the corner! The boot camp’s mentors are all social media experts from top agencies and platforms. They will be here for one reason: to prepare you to do the work and get your heart’s desire—a career in the ever-changing field of social media.

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From Wall Street to Miami Ad School, Then Jobs at MTV, Yahoo and Now His First Feature Film, Stretch and Bobbito

From Wall Street to Miami Ad School, Then Jobs at MTV, Yahoo and Now His First Feature Film, Stretch and Bobbito

When he was growing up art had been an important part of Omar Acosta’s life but he never thought he could earn a living in a creative career. Omar felt he needed to be more conventional so he started out as a stockbroker trainee. While the year-long, Wall Street job served as a boot camp in business education, it also made Omar realize how important it is to do something with your life that you love.

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Just Kick, Laugh and Hold On

Just Kick, Laugh and Hold On

The newest addition to the crazee Miami Ad School Wynwood campus is lots of fun for everyone: seasoned soccer players from Real Madrid pros to hapless grandmothers on walkers. Talent is completely un-necessary; knowledge of the game is also un-necessary. All you do is kick and laugh and hold on.

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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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My First Impression Was That This Place Would Be My Saving Grace

My First Impression Was That This Place Would Be My Saving Grace

My first impression was that this place would be my saving grace. You see, I had just been offered a starter job. In insurance. It was about the most horrifyingly bleak and boring prospect you can imagine. Grasping at straws, I asked my parents for the chance to tour Miami Ad School. There it was exactly the opposite. With its murals and fluorescent pink walls, I could tell that this was like no school I’d been to before.

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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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Miami Ad School is the Harvard of Brand Creativity

Miami Ad School is the Harvard of Brand Creativity

Erik Saelens, Founder of Brandhome, and a large portion of his Antwerp, Belgium based creative team came to work with Miami Ad School’s Innovation Lab. The Brandhome team spent a week coaching the students as they concepted and developed campaigns for 11 briefs. Watch the creative process at work in the Innovation Lab!

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He is the Most Awarded Student in the World

He is the Most Awarded Student in the World

This year Soham Chatterjee is the most awarded student in the world. His copywriting skills have won him 79 national and international awards. Here he shares his thoughts on winning, working and advice for future creatives.

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Are Models Really as Bad as People Say?

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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Are You as Funny as Droga5, Ogilvy and TBWA?

Are You as Funny as Droga5, Ogilvy and TBWA?

Everyone in the industry has heard of Cannes Lions but have you heard of Dannes Lions? Dannes Lions recognizes the top 100 agencies with this prestigious award for the funniest campaigns. Are you funny enough?

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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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He Made Mattel, 20th Century Fox and Saatchi More Creative. Now It Is Your Turn.

Students at Miami Ad School select their creative careers with advice and coaching from hundreds of brilliant, creative people. They have the jobs you dream of and teach you the skills you need to be hired in their companies. riCardo (That is not a typo, he spells his name that way) has had the coolest jobs. Hear the career advice he gave our students. It’s the kind of career advice Miami Ad School students get everyday.

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How Do You Come Up With Extraordinary Ideas?

THE BEST IDEAS DO ONE OF THREE THINGS. In today's innovation economy people are swamped with media, ideas and noise. How do we create ideas that will stand out? Hear Pippa Seichrist, Co-Founder of Miami Ad School and Head of Development and Innovation, in an interview...

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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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A Grand Clio & Kisses

A Grand Clio & Kisses

Creating award-winning ideas is one way to get the attention of potential employers. Miami Ad School students are the most awarded in the world.

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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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Join Us for Free Events, Speakers & Workshops

NETWORK, GET INSPIRED & HAVE FUN Miami Ad School locations around the world host tons of events. You’re invited! Hear a talk on creativity, UX, or innovation given by one of our friends from companies including Facebook, Google and UNICEF to agencies like R/GA,...

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Miami Ad School’s New Wynwood Location

Miami Ad School’s New Wynwood Location

TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO WE OPENED THE FIRST LOCATION IN MIAMI WITH SIX STUDENTS, TODAY WE HAVE 14 LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. Believing that environment is critical to learning and creativity, Ron and Pippa Seichrist, the founders of Miami Ad School, decided to rethink...

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Aleksey Kislow, Ukrainian Street Artist, Is Back In Miami

Aleksey Kislow, Ukrainian Street Artist, Is Back In Miami

HE REFLECTS ON THE CONFLICT IN CRIMEA WHILE HE PAINTS A MURAL IN WYNWOOD Aleksey Kislow is a surrealist street artist who was born in Kiev. He now lives in Sevastopol in Crimea and is experiencing the chaos firsthand. A month ago he was Ukrainian, now, he is Russian....

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