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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.
Alexander Tombach | Advertising
Hannah Carlson | Advertising
Jenaid Jenaid, Eric Bui & Brittany Ulmer | Advertising
Joey Larson & Chiao Chen | Advertising
Sarah Turner | Advertising
Saud Alanzi | Advertising
Seungwoo Kim | Advertising
Develop the artistic and technical skills you need to enjoy a career in advertising as an art director, copywriter, or creative strategist. Work independently and collaboratively to create a dynamic portfolio.
BFA Advertising Unit Requirements
BFA Advertising Degree Requirements
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Undergraduate 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:
The Associate of Arts degree in Studio Production for Advertising & Design provides students the skills needed to perform the role of Production Artist in the studio production environment of advertising and design. The curriculum is structured to ensure that students acquire the essential competencies, and develop a common body of knowledge and skills in studio work.
AA in Studio Production for Advertising & Design Degree Requirements
The Associate of Arts degree in Advertising prepares students for entry-level jobs in advertising agencies through hands-on instruction in art direction, copywriting, and creative strategy.
AA Advertising Unit Requirements
AA Advertising Degree Requirements
The four year certificate program provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Advertising. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Advertising. Students take electives and art history courses to round out their experience. Unlike the BFA program, students pursuing the Certificate program do not take liberal arts coursework.
Advertising Certificate Requirements
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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Rooted in practical skills and professional knowledge, undergraduate degrees provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Advertising. The general education program (Liberal Arts) supports major coursework by promoting the breadth of knowledge, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to analyze issues from multiple perspectives. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Advertising.
Associate Director of Copywriting