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Award winning art directors, copywriters, and creative strategists will show you how to create ideas that connect with people. You’ll develop the thinking skills and tenacity it takes to create a competitive portfolio award-winning agencies look for.
Daisy Serafini, Justin Doescher | Advertising
Ge Jia & Bart Nie | Advertising
Hernan Bogado | Advertising
John Francis Murillo | Advertising
Niaz Zia | Advertising
Seondoo Park | Advertising
Siu Yin Wong, Hernan Bogado, Kunkanda Phukchampa, Tianyi Wang & Kevin Miller | Advertising
Eric Frankman, Victoria Inoue, Mj Centeno & Jy Juven Wi | Advertising
The MA in Advertising provides students with an opportunity to learn the technical skills that will support their future careers in the art of advertising. It prepares students to solve tomorrow’s problems today. Learning form accomplished advertising professionals students are prepared for the real world of advertising.
MA Advertising Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
Drawing on your life experiences, coupled with the artistic and technical skills you gain, you’ll be prepared for a career as an art director, copywriter, or creative strategist. A mastery of advanced advertising principles and concepts are brought to life by working independently and collaboratively on your unique portfolio.
MFA Advertising Unit Requirements
*Per director approval
MFA Advertising Degree Requirements
Specialty Skills: Creative Strategy
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA degree provides advanced study for students pursuing a career in Advertising. Studio courses focus on the techniques necessary to develop and master technical skills. Graduate Liberal Arts courses promote the expression of ideas and effective communication utilizing visual, oral and written presentation skills. The program culminates with an independent final project. Students will graduate from the program equipped with a portfolio of work and prepared for professional opportunities in the field of Advertising.
Associate Director, Art Direction and Industry Development