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2-Year Design Portfolio Program

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Design as a Career

Media is changing and there’s a growing demand for creatives who can combine design thinking with a technical understanding of the web. As a Digital Designer, you’ll take ideas from the branding stage all the way through to the final web design, to tell stories meant for the digital age.

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”

Robert L. Peters

Designer and Author

AVERAGE GRAPHIC DESIGNER SALARY

AVERAGE WEB DESIGNER SALARY

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Design @ MAS

Based off of the World renowned Portfolio Center curriculum (a part of the original Miami Ad School family), our Design program works by focusing on real projects and collaboration within workshop environments The program principals revolve around the pillars of Visual Design, Brand Strategy & Identity, User Experience, Product Strategy, Software Skills, Portfolio Development and Real Work Experience. We foster experimental ideation and strategic thinking and methodologies by integrating design, business and technology.

Real Projects

Working Instructors

Travel

Internships

Portfolio Center Student Work

Testimonials from Portfolio Center

“The greatest thing I learned was the true meaning of hard work. There’s something about Portfolio Center that makes you care. Care to do that additional research, to build just one more model, to pull one more all-nighter to make your work just a little bit better. PC taught me to push myself in a way that no place else ever has.”

Alex Cohen

Designer, Phoenix Suns

“Going to Portfolio Center really gave me an opportunity to hone my ability to know if this business would be right for me. I had some great instructors and, really, it’s kind of not measurable to describe how much fun I’ve had, how grateful I am for the experiences that I’ve gotten to just live through this profession.”

Jayanta Jenkins

Global Executive Creative Director, HP

How The Program Works

Year One: Study in Toronto

Learn from the city’s top advertising professionals, from brand identity and product strategy, through to visual design and the user experience. Add to your repertoire and build a professional portfolio that blends creative thinking with design fundamentals.

Year Two: Study Around the World

In the second year things get real. You’ll spend most of your time studying and interning as a Designer in up to four different cities around the world to gain real work experience and have fun along the way.

Classes

Design Thinking

Using the design process to create innovative projects by focusing on purpose that is strategic. Learn how to define a problem then consider various solutions.

Web Design / User Interface

Design and produce your own websites using computer markup languages. Become knowledgeable in content creation, digital media tools and management.

UX Design

Explore new concepts, ideas, and media to create immersive and collaborative experiences that might change the way people view and interact with the messaging in a whole new way.

Typography

Learn about its history, aesthetics, and perception, as well as creative, practical, and applied usages. that is strategic. Learn how to define a problem then consider various solutions.

Branding

Understand the basic principles of branding and how it matters in a retail environment. Learn how branding affects the design, product, storytelling, packaging, marketing, promotion, and signage.

System Design

Explore the elements that make up our modern physical existence (phones, laptops, apps…) at its most basic level. Learn how to use them as a point of reference to deliver a branded message that connects with consumers on a deep level.

Semiotics

Understand the significance and principles for developing sign based relationships and the basis of storytelling and design thinking.

Information Design

Develop design strategies across multiple platforms for the visual presentation of complex information.

Tuition

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.

Next Quarter: Summer

Application Deadline:
September 1st 2019

Program Start Date:
October 1st 2019

Program End Date:
September 10th 2021

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