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2-Year Copywriting Portfolio Program

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copywriting as a career

Believe it or not, your ability to make your friends laugh with clever Instagram captions could mean you’re cut out for a career in Copywriting. If you have a knack for storytelling and the  ability to express ideas through words, you could spend your 9 to 5 helping brands convey their message — and get paid for it.

“I have always felt like I’m supposed to be doing something creative. I’ve always loved writing, I’ve always loved performing, that equates in a way to presenting – and I love being around people. It’s honestly the perfect mesh of everything I like to do.”

Maddie Rosenberg

Copywriting, john st.


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program breakdown


Over the course of two years, our Copywriting portfolio program will help you hone your writing skills and turn you into a hybrid storyteller and ideator. In Year 1, you’ll take Copywriting classes taught by the city’s top advertising professionals to help you master the fundamentals of writing for print, digital, broadcast, and more. With each quarter, you’ll add to your repertoire and start to build a professional portfolio that will show off your storytelling skills and help you get hired as a Copywriter.


In Year 2, things get real. You’ll spend most of your time studying and interning as a Copywriter in up to four different cities around the world to gain real work experience before you even graduate. You’ll continue to attend classes taught by top industry professionals and complete hands-on projects that will help you earn your Copywriting diploma.

student stories

“With the Agency Labs, the day I started working at Cossette felt like the day I started my career. We were getting real briefs, tons of work, and presenting to clients. It was a year’s worth of experience before I even graduated.”

Maddie Rosenberg

Copywriter, john st.

“Doing is the best way to learn. Miami Ad School Toronto encouraged me to make prototypes, apps, books, art pieces and other things that I may not have otherwise tried. Doing these things under the supervision of such talented mentors has now given me the confidence to take unfamiliar processes and work through them.”

Hayley Mcostrich

Copywriter, Leo Burnett



Precise and to the point — you’ll learn that less is more and that not every piece of copy requires a thesaurus. From headlines to taglines, to banners and more, you’ll find out that writing for print is anything but dead.


Banish stage fright through improvisational exercises, dialogue writing, and storytelling challenges that teach you to think on your feet — even in front of an audience.


Leverage the power of social media and learn how to use copy to build authentic relationships online.


Bring the visual and verbal together by teaming up with an Art Director to bring advertising campaigns to life.


Master the craft of writing with clarity. Love words and embrace the relevance of long copy in the online world in ways that are interesting and entertaining.


Embrace the power of storytelling. Learn how to craft a compelling narrative in all your work that resonates with your audience. 


Learn how branding affects the strategy behind the message and communication, product and brand development, storytelling, packaging, marketing, promotion, and signage.

Head to Head

Don’t shy away from the creative competition. Throw your Art Director hat in the ring and make a name for yourself by entering (and winning) every student competition out there.

What am i really learning?

Our courses are taught by industry instructors who constantly revise the classes to be as relevant as possible to the industry. What you get is the most up to date skills and best practices, applied to real projects based in reality, which produces the best work for your portfolio. Watch some of our instructors talk bout the classes they teach.

Real Projects

Work you can show off


Top Industry Mentors


Go beyond Toronto and study in other countries


Work at top agencies before you even graduate


We divide our year into quarters that each run for 10 weeks, with a 3 week break between them. Tuition for the program is $5,000 per quarter. As an established school financial aid is available as student lines of credit comparable to OSAP, with a 1 year grace period after graduation. We also offer various scholarships you can apply for.

Next Quarter: FaLL

Application Deadline:
December 1st 2019

Start Date:
January 6th 2020

Program End Date:
December 10th 2021

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