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Online Advertising School

The average person sees hundreds of advertisements each day. Great advertising must break through this clutter and engage audiences with thoughtful messages. Academy of Art University’s online advertising school prepares students for professional futures in this fast-paced and ever-changing field.

As a top advertising school online, Academy of Art University offers accredited Associates (AA), Bachelors (BFA) and Masters (MFA) degrees. Continuing art education, online awards of completion and pre-college scholarship programs for high school students are also available.



Online Advertising Courses. Hands-on Experience.

Classes at Academy of Art University’s online advertising school simulate the environment of an ad agency. Building from solid foundations in strategy, students develop their talents, create compelling portfolios and graduate fully equipped to work at a top agency.

With an understanding of the audience of each campaign, account planners guide an advertising team in developing messaging. Working with account planners from major ad agencies, students at Academy of Art University’s online advertising college get firsthand experience in refining a flood of creativity into one “big idea.”

Copywriting students focus on creativity, concept development and idea communication. In art direction classes, students work with font, layout and imagery to create advertisements that draw the viewer in.

New forms of media are constantly emerging. Students with high-quality, media-rich portfolios will stand out in the creative marketplace. Collaborative online advertising courses bring students from different disciplines together to work on ad campaigns that combine microsites, interactive ads, commercials and more.

Online Advertising Courses include:

  • Advertising Art
  • Copywriting
  • Art Direction
  • Account Planning
  • Media Planning
  • And More!

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Professional Advertising Opportunities

Academy of Art University’s online advertising college provides countless opportunities for students to begin building their careers while still in school.

Real-World Projects – Each year, Academy of Art University online advertising school students work with clients such as Esurance, Charles Schwab and more. These projects enable students to graduate with high quality portfolios sure to catch the attention of recruiters.

Competitions & Recognition – Consistently winning at the ADDYs, Art Directors Club Gold Cube Awards and the One Show Awards, Academy of Art University students make their name known before they even graduate. Students are also often featured in trade magazines read by advertising professionals.

Spring Show - Creative professionals from some of the best agencies and companies attend Academy of Art University’s Annual Spring Show. Displaying the fresh talent of students across the school, the event offers incredible exposure. Students in the advertising school online interview with agencies like Ogilvy, Eleven, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and more.

Careers for graduates of the advertising school online include:

  • Art Direction
  • Copywriter
  • Account Planner
  • Creative Director
  • Brand Strategist
  • Strategic Planner
  • And More!


One-of-a-Kind Online Advertising School Program

Academy of Art University’s online advertising college programs combine detailed demonstration videos and live chats to fully immerse students in their field. Students receive the same level of insight and attention from faculty they would receive in a classroom. Interacting with instructors and peers, students collaborate on projects that offer the best practical experience in advertising.

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Whether students take classes online or in San Francisco, Academy of Art University guides students to achieve their full potential. Students develop a top portfolio through online advertising courses led by award-winning advertising professionals. Academy of Art University’s accredited Associates, Bachelors and Masters degree and continuing art education programs in the advertising school online equip students for rewarding professional futures.

Online Advertising School Programs
Associate of Arts in Advertising
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising
Master of Fine Arts in Advertising

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Accreditation Info

Degree programs in Academy of Art University’s online advertising school are accredited. Learn more.

Online Advertising School
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