The ultimate advertising and portfolio school guide for the USA and Canada.

If you want to make it as a copywriter or art director, picking the right school is vital. The Ad School Buddy profiles, ranks and rates all the undergraduate, graduate, portfolio schools as well as the short courses and incubators you mightn’t be aware of. No other guide comes close. Get it now for just 20 bucks.

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Undergraduate advertising degrees profiled in the Ad School buddy

Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Alberta 
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
BYU AdLab, Provo, Utah
College of Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York
Humber College, Toronto, Ontario
Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario
OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
Savannah Collegeof Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia
School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
SMU Meadows, Dallas, Texas
St Johns University, New York, New York
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Alabama (Minerva), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

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Graduate advertising programs

Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Adlab, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Florida International University (with Miami Ad School)
Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia
University of Alabama (Minerva), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
VCU Brandcenter, Richmond, Virginia

Portfolio schools

Chicago Portfolio School, Chicago
Denver Ad School, Denver
Miami Ad School, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Toronto, San Francisco
Seneca College, Toronto
The Academy at Goodby’s, San Francisco, California

Short Courses and Incubators

Adhouse, New York
The AdClub Professional Development, Boston
The Book Shop, Los Angeles & online
Chicago Portfolio School
Comprehensive Copywriting Academy
D&AD New blood shift, New York
Job Propulsion Lab, Austin, Texas
Masterclass (Jeff Goodby, Rich Silverstein)
The Austin Creative Department
The One Club Mentor & Creative Program
The One Club Creative Boot Camp
The One School
The Workshop
Young Glory
Young Shits

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This is our review of the undergraduate advertising program at Art Center College of Design, one of the 50+ programs we profile.

If you have talent, tenacity and a strong work ethic - you can create a great portfolio anywhere. But some make easier than others. Our advertising and portfolio school guide will show you the way.

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