Miami Ad School
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THE TOP ADVERTISING SCHOOL IN NEW YORK
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The Top Advertising School In New York

Think of a cool, creative place to work in New York and we probably have graduates working there.

You’ll find our graduates at Droga5, Google, Weiden & Kennedy, Ogilvy and R/GA… the list goes on

No body likes a name dropper but that is one of the reasons you should go to school here. You’ll have an amazing network of well-trained, hard-working creative thinkers who walked through our doors before you. They paved the way for you as you will for those who come after you. You’ll be trained by advertising professionals. Work on real client briefs. Partner with art directors, copywriters 

and strategists who are as passionate as you are about their careers. Students in the 2-year art direction and copywriting programs get real-world agency experience in their last quarter. Interested in learning social media or strategic planning? Our 12-week Boot Camps are the perfect courses to take your career to the next level. All graduates receive job placement assistance.


Founded in 2001, the school was the third school in the Miami Ad School network 

This advertising school is located in Long Island City in a building with WeWork and the largest beer garden in the country. Getting to school is easy because the M, R, W, N trains have nearby stops. The area has the highest concentration of art galleries and studio space of any neighborhood in New York City. It also has some of the most affordable housing. Come for a tour and sit in on a class.

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Real-World Experience

Students at the New York location get to spend their last quarter interning in one of the city’s leading agencies. Students continue to develop their portfolio, expand their network of industry contacts and get real-world, global experience.

Application Deadlines & Program Schedule

Advertising portfolio programs (art direction and copywriting) 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 strategic planning boot camp starts once a year in April, and the social strategy boot camp starts once a year in October. The boot camps last for 3 months (12-weeks). 

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.

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