Advertising | Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree / MCAD


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

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Advertising

Advertising students work in full-agency teams of art directors, copywriters, graphic designers, photographers, and more.

Since students in this unique program work with real clients, they don't just graduate with great portfolios, they also graduate with the experience and connections to succeed in the professional world.

Advertising is a major offered in the four-year BFA degree program. Our BFA curriculum is rooted by Core Four—foundation courses that enhance students' professional development.


Course Descriptions

Required Courses 45
Total Credits 120


On-site internships at organizations such as ad agencies and cultural institutions—both local and international—allow students to learn about the industry, enhance their skills, network, and build their portfolios. Previous students have interned at the following organizations, among many others:

Carbon CollaborativeCarmichael Lynch ▪ Ogilvy & Mather, Poland ▪ Peace CoffeePublic Radio InternationalRiesa Efau, Germany ▪ Walker Art CenterWilhelmina

Advertising Faculty

Nancy RiceEllette Anderson

Advertising Alumni

Kayla (Knudson) FayNikki Will