Todo sobre M.AD

We’re building the future of work.


Pippa and Rob Seichrist, founders of the original Miami Ad School.

Decades of Innovation

The past

In 1993, Pippa and Ron Seichrist founded the school they wished they had gone to. They saw the parade of students coming out of expensive schools with undervalued degrees ... and decided to change that.

Together, they created a learning model that blended creative inspiration with real-world experience (and called it Miami Ad School). Before long, their little experiment had locations in 16 cities, and their graduates were making waves around the world.

The present

Our moniker is different, but the promise is the same: we are the M.AD School of Ideas and we are dedicated to promoting creative education.

Our nickname is different, but the promise is the same: we are the School of Ideas Today, we are proud to say that our students win more awards than any other creative school (and have more fun while doing it). Our network of graduates has multiplied by thousands and continues to grow. As the world changes around us, we can say with confidence: our students are prepared for whatever the future holds...AD and we are dedicated to promoting creative education.

The future

We are not fortune tellers. We don't know exactly what the future holds.

However, here's what we can promise: we will always be open to change. That's what our model is based on: bringing in world-class creative experts to teach and allowing them to use their experience in the field to guide what students learn. It's a model that not only adapts to change ... it thrives positively.

In short: the future at M.AD looks good.

What do we do?

The world of creativity is always changing. At M.AD, we prepare students to face that reality and thrive.

Our unique educational concept combines realistic training (from practicing professionals) with hands-on experience in groundbreaking agencies, brands and organizations around the world.

Our students graduate with a top-notch portfolio full of professional-level projects, a phone full of real-world contacts and the skills to succeed in tomorrow's creative industry.

Why M.AD?


Customize your education

The M.AD model is designed to refine and enhance the natural abilities of each student. It's an adaptive system. Intern at Ogilvy in Tokyo, then take classes in San Francisco ... or try a stint with another major agency.

No matter what you need to thrive, we'll make it work. Through the school's close partnerships with the creative industry, you'll have hundreds of opportunities to extend your learning beyond the walls of your local campus.

Learn from the best

Our teachers are industry professionals from global networks like Ogilvy, Sapient, 360i and R/GA, slightly smaller agencies like Droga5, Cutwater and Alma, global companies like Google and Instagram and startups you will soon hear about.

They teach our students the latest trends and techniques that they use every day in their work.


Win prizes and get noticed

Year after year, our students win more awards than any other creative school. It's a testament to the way our instructors go above and beyond, pushing students to develop new skills and then showcase themselves.

As a result, in any major creative competition under the sun, you'll find a contingent of MA students showing (and winning). When our students graduate, they'll likely have a shiny award to dangle in front of any potential recruiter.

Build your professional network and find a job

Students who come to M.AD are joining a creative family.

Our instructors are professional creatives. Our graduates are leading thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs at advertising agencies, design firms and cutting-edge brands around the world (think Google, Goodby Silverstein, TikTok, etc.). Most importantly, we make sure each student practices on real projects for real clients while still in school.

All of that means that when M.AD students graduate, they leave with a phone full of over 100 professional contacts, to help them find an audience for their work and get a job right out of school.


Learning by doing

Think of all the amazing people you once admired. Thinkers, writers, dreamers, creators... how did they leave their mark?

Here's the truth: they did something. They became great by working on greatness. They practiced and practiced and practiced some more.

Practice is the fundamental principle behind everything we do. We believe that creativity is a skill to be honed and developed. We also believe that experience is the best teacher. At M.AD, we give every student the opportunity to access experiences that bring out their most creative selves.

Let's make sure you're next.

Are you going to be the next?

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Our students love M.AD

How can you tell if a school is really working?

You'll hear it in the voices of the graduates. You'll see it in the amazing work they do once they leave. And in MAD's case, all you have to do is listen to what our graduates have to say.

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