3 Easy Steps to Apply

1. Complete your profile and provide your info to create your M.AD student account.

2. After creating our profile, you’ll be prompted to schedule an intro meeting with your academic advisor.

3. Submit your responses to the creative prompts.

Ready? Scroll down to see the creative prompts, or click to start your application.

Creative Exercises for Future Strategists

When you create your profile and start your applicationyou’ll be asked to pick 2 of these prompts and submit your responses to us. 

Composition is one of the most important skills to have as a visual creator. This should take about 2 hours.

Check out a few examples past students have made:

A good idea comes before technology.

Choose one of these 3 situations and create a tech product / service / app. You don’t need to worry about the technical details or create a video (unless you want to!)—just write a few lines about your innovative idea.  

  1. Domestic situations for those who share an apartment with friends.
  2. Encourage people to collect poop from their pets on the street.
  3. How to bring people closer even with the social distance during the pandemic.

Looking for inspiration? Here’s one from a recent applicant: an app that alerts your friends when you try to text an ex.

Create a Mood Board of all elements, feelings, favourites, that best describe the person you are! There are no visual rules or number of elements. Free your imagination.

Examples: photos, drawings, tickets, poems, objects, cards, movie posters, and whatever else you want.

Walk around your neighborhood. Take at least 5 photos that tell a story. It can be as simple as bikes in your neighborhood, what people leave on their porches and even interesting cracks on the sidewalk.  

Write a caption for each image. 

Create a short (30-60 seconds) video that shows who you are and what makes you a unique creative. It can be as simple or complex as you like. Whatever shows your personality.

Do you already have stacks of examples that show your creativity? Send us 5 things you’ve created: videos, paintings, drawings, designs, advertising, fashion ideas, tik-toks, blogs, sculptures, poems, photographs, short stories…anything that shows who you are as a creative.

Explore the creative exercises for our other programs.

Next Application Deadline: December 1

Our programs start 4 times a year: in January, April, July, and October. Applications for each quarter close a few weeks before their respective start date. 

Click below to find out more about our admissions process and take the first step towards your dream career today.

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This is your chance to meet a MAD career advisor. They can answer all your questions about the application process, choosing a speciality, and building your career.

Join us for an Open House.

Check the dates below and register for the night you’re interested in:

Portfolio Programs – Jan 17, 2023 @ Noon EST
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Ready for a new career? Apply by December 1, 2022.

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