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Tuition for the boot camp is AUD$5,950. An early bird discount of AUD$500 applies for full payment received 2 months before the course starts. Tuition must be paid in full one month before the course starts.
Our boot camps are a condensed program of 12 weeks with 4 weekly classes, held in the Australian spring quarter (September - December), winter quarter (July - September) and autumn quarter (March - June).
2018 Spring Quarter
- Classes start September 17
- Classes end December 6
2019 Autumn Quarter
- Classes start 19 March
- Classes end 5 June
What background do I need?
Our students come from all walks of life, to change, accelerate or start a new career. Most have an academic degree but it's not a prerequisite.
How to apply
Go to the Apply Now link. International students must lodge their applications 3 months before the start of the boot camp. That is to allow sufficient time to obtain a visa.
Application turn around
We generally turn applications around within a week.
Our boot camp is a condensed and intensive course and it is expected that you spend at minimum the same amount of class hours, out of class. You’ll get out of the boot camp as much as you’ll put in!
Our boot camps are recognised all over the world. Our teachers are working in the industry so provide great work contacts. In week 12 of the boot camp you will have the opportunity to show your portfolio to other potential employers, agencies, clients and consultancies. Our graduates found work or internships at AJF Partnership, BMF, CHE Proximity, Clemenger BBDO, DDB, JWT, McCann, Leo Burnett, M&C Saatchi, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sapient Razorfish, WiTH Collective, UM.
What if I want to continue and complete the 2-year portfolio course?
If you want to become a copy writer or art director, our boot camp will provide you with a credit of one quarter as you’ve completed four relevant subjects of the portfolio course. You will help you to transfer to any other locations for the remaining 7 quarters.
Most international students arrange airbnb accommodation for their first week to get a feel for the place. Short term and shared accommodation is not hard to find. Check out Sydney short-term rental or Sydney shared accommodation on the internet.
Materials and Supplies
All students must have:
- Apple Macintosh Airport-equipped notebook computer with CD-R or DVD-R (approximately $1,100-1800)
- A standard complement of computer software including but not limited to Creative Cloud ((look out for Student specials), iWork and iLife
- A smartphone with video function
A holiday or work & holiday visa allows you to study here for 3, respectively 4 months. You don't need TOFL or IELTS or proof of funds, just a good command of English and insurance. Visit the Australian government site to find the visa that suits you. Please take note of what your visa lets you do or not, eg work restrictions: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/busi/visas-and-migration.
Required for international students.
Being in touch with the professional world and meeting top strategists and creatives is amazing. Each teacher gave us a particular perspective of strategic and creative processes (that I never thought of before,) so we finished the course with a rich learning. And it was so much fun! For me it has been a great experience to come here to Sydney to study what I love and to meeting all the students. We are like a little family now. I feel part of Miami AdSchool. Pau Bajuelo, Junior Planner, TBWA, Barcelona
The Miami Ad School boot camp gives you all the must-have essential skills to kickstart a career in advertising. The instructors gave me the inside track that helped give me the upper hand to hit the ground running. Julian Ansell, Social & Content Brand Manager, Lion, Sydney
I thought the boot camp was essential to any creative trying to break into the industry. Understanding strategy goes a long way as a creative in understanding why and how creatives should approach briefs. The boot camp strengthened our connection with the strategy department and the more we are on the same page as the strategists the more likely we are to create great work together. Jake Blood, Art Director, Cummins & Partners, Melbourne
Every week, we’d learn something new from industry professionals and worked on live briefs. We learnt to uncover brand and consumer insights, and to come up with big, creative ideas. By the end of the boot camp, I had plenty of ideas to put in my portfolio and a strong foundation in strategy for my creative career. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today, working as a creative without it. If you’re waiting for a sign to sign up, here it is. Just do it. You won’t regret it. Anne Lau, Copywriter, Leo Burnett, Sydney
Miami Ad School is for those who would like to dive in head first to the world of Creative Planning, it's full on but very rewarding. The highlight for me was spending hours and hours learning from Sydney's finest Creative and Planning industry leaders from the biggest and best agencies. To usually access this level of talent you'd be paying a sizeable hourly fee, so for me this alone made it worth doing! James Pick, Media Manager, Woolworth Sydney