Become an Art Director
What kind of background do I need to have?
How long is the program and what are the application deadlines?
This is a two year (eight quarter) diploma program with the primary purpose of developing a professional portfolio through classes and real-world experience to gain the skills needed for an entry level position in advertising. Each quarter is 10 weeks in length with an additional studio/critique week to finalize your projects for the final evaluation and exhibit. Your training covers everything you need to know for a career as an art director. Courses are practical. Instructors are all top advertising professionals: art directors, creative directors, videographers… They teach you the skills they use everyday at the agencies where they work.
- Spring- February 26, 2018 – Classes Start April 2, 2018
- Summer- May 25, 2018 – Classes Start July 2, 2018
- Fall- August 27, 2018 – Classes Start October 1, 2018
- Winter- November 26, 2018 – Classes Start January 2, 2019
What are some of the courses I'll take?
No tests. No books. You learn by doing. Your instructors are all industry professionals who teach you what they do everyday at their jobs at the top agencies in Atlanta. All of your courses are practical and will help you develop a portfolio which is what you need to get a job as an art director. Here are some of the courses in the art direction program.
IDEAS FIRST: Great work starts with a great idea. It’s not about just creating a print ad, tv spot or Facebook page. Solve the communication problem first then find the appropriate media to give the idea maximum impact.
VIDEO STORYTELLING: Learn how to shoot and edit video and sound. Use special effects to tell a story with motion and sound.
THINKING STRATEGICALLY: In the real world, it’s not a creative free-for-all. There’s a strategy brief the creatives work from. Gain insight into consumers, learn the critical role of account planning and develop brilliant ideas from a creative brief.
TYPE JOURNEY: An introduction to the art of typography. You’ll get a solid foundation in the techniques of type design as well as the fashions, movements and figures behind the history of type faces and the times that created them.
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What are the starting salaries?
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What is tuition?
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