Work with real clients. Gain agency experience. Create ads that people love.

 Dan Ploof talks about his experience studying advertising at MCAD.

Do you have a way with words? Do you often look at billboards and TV commercials and think, “I could do better than that”? Have you ever considered a career in advertising, whether for huge corporations or small non-profits?

As an Advertising Major You Will:

  • Hone your technical and conceptual advertising skills
  • Explore traditional and contemporary advertising practices
  • Learn to clearly and concisely communicate with an audience
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in advertising

Tell Me More about Advertising at MCAD

Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Kayla Fay

Kayla Fay ’12

“I chose advertising because I wanted to learn more about the business side of design. Advertising classes are super collaborative; almost all the projects are group projects focusing on advertising campaigns. In one of my ad classes, my group got to travel to New York City to pitch our ad campaign in a pitch competition.”

Faculty Spotlight

Nancy Rice

Nancy Rice, Adjunct Faculty

Nancy Rice is an advertising legend. A few of her many honors include:

  • Being named Adweek’s "Ad Woman of the Year" runner-up
  • Receiving the title of Esquire’s “Top Business and Industry Leader” (alongside Steve Jobs)
  • Having one of the One Club's and Adweek’s “10 Best Campaigns of the Decade” (for her Rolling Stone "Perception/Reality” campaign)