Ad Schools

Sure you can get a degree in marketing, advertising, public relations, psychology, English or any of the other disciplines taught at colleges and universities, however, there are some schools out there that say “We teach advertising” or “design” or “branding” and are pretty well known as the powerhouses.

Some offer Associates degrees, some offer bachelors, a few have a masters program, and then there are certificate schools/portfolio schools. Some of them serve as farm teams for the big agency holding groups, some just take your money. Either way, we thought we’d put together a list of the schools known for teaching the craft and art of advertising. If you’ve got a place you think we should add, send a note.

Academy of Art University
www.academyart.edu
79 New Montgomery
St.San Francisco, CA 94105
1.800.544.2787

Art Academy of Cincinnati
www.artacademy.edu
1212 Jackson Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.562.6262

ArtCenter College of Design
www.artcenter.edu
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
626.396.2200

The Art Institute of…
www.artinstitutes.edu

Arizona
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
800.474.2479
California
5250 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
877.468.6232
674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
800.353.0812
3601 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931
888.549.3055
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833
800.477.1957
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
866.275.2422
10 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
888.493.3261
Colorado
1200 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203-2172
800.275.2420
Florida
1799 S.E. 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013
800.275.7603
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
800.225.9023
Parkside at Tampa Bay Park
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33614-7086
866.703.3277
Georgia
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1649
800.275.4242
Illinois
350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L
Chicago, IL 60654-1593
800.351.34501000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990
800.314.3450
Indiana
3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010
Indianapolis, IN 46268-6124
866.441.9031
Michigan
28175 Cabot Drive
Novi, MI 48377
800.479.0087
North Carolina
Three Lake Pointe Plaza
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217-4536
800.872.4417
410 Blackwell Street, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27701
888.245.9593
Nevada
2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, NV 89074-7737
800.833.2678
Oregon
1122 N.W. Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209-2911
800.616.2473
Pennsylvania
1622 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119
800.275.2474
1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
800.275.2470
South Carolina
24 North Market Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2623
866.211.0107
Tennessee
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214-3439
866.747.5770
Texas
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78728
866.583.7952
8080 Park Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75231-5993
800.275.4243
4140 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027
800.275.4244
10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78230
888.222.0040
Virginia
1820 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209-1802
877.303.3771
Two Columbus Center
4500 Main Street, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
877.437.4428
Washington
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
800.275.2471

The Book Shop
www.thebookshopads.com

Brainco
www.brainco.org
2601 2nd Ave. S., Studio 1
Minneapolis, MN 55408
952.931.0303

California College of the Arts
www.cca.edu
San Francisco
1111 Eighth Street
415.703.9500
Oakland Campus
5212 Broadway
510.594.3600

California Institute of the Arts
www.art.calarts.edu
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, California 91355
661.255.1050

CCNY Branding and Integrate Communications (Masters)
www.ccny.cuny.edu
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
212.650.7000

Chicago Portfolio School
www.adcglobal.org
260 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-979-1900

Creative Circus
www.creativecircus.edu
812 Lambert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324
404.477.6700

College of Creative Studies
www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu
201 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202
313.664.7400

Columbus College of Art & Design
www.ccad.edu
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
614.224.9101

Fashion Institute of Technology
www.fitnyc.edu
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York City 10001-5992
212.217.7999

Fullsail
www.fullsail.edu
3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, Florida 32792
800.226.7625
407.679.6333

Savanna College of Art and Design (SCAD)
www.scad.edu
877.722.3285
404.253.2700

School of Advertising Art (becoming the Modern College of Design in June of 2018)
www.saa.edu
1725 East David Road
Kettering, Ohio 45440
937.294 .0592
877.300.9866

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
www.saic.edu
36 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
312.629.6100

School of Visual Arts
www.sva.edu
209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994
212.592.2000

Stan Richards School of Advertising &
Public Relations
www.advertising.utexas.edu
300 W. Dean Keeton (A1200)
BMC 4.338
Austin, TX 78712-1069
512-471-1101

The New School
www.newschool.edu
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

Nossi College of Art
www.nossi.edu
590 Creative Way Nashville, TN 37115
615-514-2787

Maine College of Art
www.meca.edu
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
800.639.4808

Massachsetts College of Art & Design
www.massart.edu
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
617.879.7000

Miami Ad School
www.miamiadschool.com
571 NW 28th Street
Miami, FL 33127
305.538.3193

Moore College of Art & Design
www.moore.edu
1916 Race Street
Located on The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179
215-965-4000

Ringling of Art + Design
www.ringling.edu
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
941.351.5100

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
www.rmcad.edu
1600 Pierce Street
Denver, CO, 80214
303.753.6046

Otis College of Art and Design
www.otis.edu

Pacific Northwest College of Art
www.pnca.edu
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
503.226.4391

Pratt Institutue School of Art & Design
www.pratt.edu
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718.636.3600

RISD Rhode Island School of Design
www.risd.edu
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2784
401.454.6100

The University of the Arts
www.uarts.edu
320 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.717.6030

VCU Brandcenter
brandcenter.vcu.edu
103 South Jefferson Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284
804.828.8384
800.311.3341

Wieden + Kennedy
www.wk.com
150 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
917.661.5200

Yale School of Art
www.art.yale.edu
1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
203.432.2600

101 The Ad School
www.101theadschool.com