The Art Direction Master’s Degree
A unique partnership program. Earn a Master's degree from FIU. Develop a portfolio with M.AD.
Meet Our University Partner
This is a 39-semester credit, lock-step program that is completed in five consecutive semesters including summers. Students take seven courses at the FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus and six courses at the MADl Wynwood location: FIU Biscayne Bay Campus – 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, Florida / MAS – 571 NW 28th Street Miami, Florida 33127. Students are strongly advised and recommended not to work while pursuing the program. The program is demanding and requires time and effort. There is no flexible-curriculum available as all the courses are pre-selected for the student. Please be advised that the school enrolls and selects the schedules for the students by cohorts. Students do not have the option to change schedules.
There are no conditional admissions options for GSC-Creative track applicants. The decisions are made individually and are not granted to international applicants due to the visa regulations and the implications of the conditional status rules.
GPA’s below the 3.00 range will not be considered due to our program’s very competitive and limited nature. We evaluate GPA based on the last 60 credits taken by the applicant on their bachelor’s degree. We do not count the first 60 credits of the bachelor’s degree, only the last 60.
Interested candidates MUST apply to BOTH schools individually. Two applications are required: One for FIU and one for M.AD.
Carolann Robinson, Director of Admissions
Grizelle De Los Reyes, Program Director
How does a Master's program boost your career in Art Direction?
This Art Direction Master’s degree is like a rocketship for your creative career. This program, offered in conjunction with Florida International University, has been tailored specifically to give up-and-coming creatives the tools they need to lead incredible projects in the real world. The university partner offers the degree.
We all know the awesome power and responsibility of an Art Director when it comes to creative work. The question is, can you learn enough in school to jump straight into that world after graduation? That’s what this program does. You will take classes at both institutions. You will be taught by creatives who work for agencies, brands, and studios. They take time off to teach, to give back to the industry they love. Add the master’s degree from FIU to get a full understanding of theoretical, strategic, and research elements in the industry. With all the resources of this highly distinguished university added to your resume, you’ll be the best catch of al
Award-Winning Student Work
The Art Direction Master's Curriculum
- Ideas First
- Video Storytelling
- Experiments in Digital Photography
- Thinking Strategically
- Everything is Media
- Publications & Editorial Design
- Interactive Concepting
- Portfolio Development
- Content Creation
Hands On Experience Around The World
After spending at least one year (4 quarters) in your home location, you can apply for NoM.AD. This program gives students the opportunity to work and learn in up to four more cities around the world. Imagine client meetings in Atlanta, a photoshoot in Tokyo, or a breakthrough brainstorming session in New York. You’ll be working on the front line…and building your worldwide network of professional friends.
Each quarter, we send students a massive list of active opportunities. It’s like a backdoor into the industry. You could work with:
Teachers Who Practice What They Preach
View ProfileSoham ChatterjeeGlobal ACD, WhatsApp
View ProfileBelen MarquezGlobal ACD/AD, FaceBook / WhatsApp
View ProfileAnja DueringExecutive Creative Director, Chemistry
View ProfileJustin Monroe Kwame AduGlobal Head of Social Media, Logitech
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How To Apply
Create your account
Choose a city, program, and start date
Follow the process laid out in the application portal
Review and Submit
Next cohort in January 2022:
• International applications due August 1
• Domestic applications due October 1
Important Program Information
Tuition is $7,970 per semester paid to FIU. Tuition is based on the semester system with 5 installments for a total of $39,850 (plus fees) total.
Students enrolled in the program may be eligible for financial aid through graduate level Federal aid programs.
We work tirelessly to make M.AD affordable for students of all backgrounds. For our American students, federal loans generally cover tuition costs. We also offer a variety of scholarships.
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- Detailed application process
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