Starting Salaries for Art Direction Graduates

Starting Salaries for Art Direction Graduates

$70,000 and over:  11% of recent graduates
$60,000 - $70,000: 10% of recent graduates
$50,000 - $60,000:  50% of recent graduates
$40,000 - $50,000:  21% of recent graduates
$30,000 - $40,000:  8% of recent graduates

Results of our last survey of U.S. grads for the reporting period July 30, 2015 - June 1, 2016.

Application Deadlines and Program Schedule

Application Deadlines and Program Schedule

The art direction 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. 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

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. 

Tuition & Materials

Tuition & Materials

Tuition of $4,850 is due quarterly. It takes eight quarters which is 2 years to complete the art direction 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%.