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Single Course Offerings from M.AD Toronto

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For the first time in M.AD history, we are offering virtual online & hybrid classes. We are dedicated to continuing to provide mentorship opportunities, and education from the comfort of your home. The virtual experience is designed to make you feel as if you were at our downtown campus. All classes will be conducted in real time, with live instruction, and multiple collaboration tools. Connect with classmates around the globe, master the latest workplace applications, enjoy dedicated one on one time, and gain a new experience.

What You Get

Virtual Badge

We will issue a virtual badge for completing the class. You will be able to share your credentials across various social media platforms.

Industry Connection

Our instructors are all working professionals in the mid-suite to executive level. Their range of experiences is incredibly valuable to our students. By completing the course, you’ll get to network and learn from your instructor face-to-face and maybe even get a potential mentor.

Portfolio Pieces

Add high quality work to your portfolio. Instructors bring in briefs based on real clients they work with or from past award competitions. They will work with you to refine your ideas and create an award worthy piece that will help you get hired!

Spring Online & Hybrid Courses Starting April 3rd, 2023

Our Spring quarter is starting April 3rd, 2023. There are limited seats left in each class. Registration closes April 11th, 2023. Please connect with our admissions team: Jocelyn@adschool.ca , or Hazel@adschool.ca to inquire about availability.

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Ideas First


Digital Product Strategy

Digital Communications Planning

Brief and Brief Writing

Creative Strategy

Ideas First

Learn to solve communication problems and present your ideas using the most impactful medium.

Instructed By:

Gail Pak

VP, Creative Director, McCann Canada

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what makes a good idea.
  • Learn methods for brainstorming ideas.
  • Have at least one “big idea” for your portfolio.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. Ten classes.
To be Announced

Scripts: Writing for Video

Writing for visual and audio media requires specific skills and a fluency in the idiosyncrasies of each medium. Learn what different media is most impactful where and how to write scripts that exploit the narrative potential of these unique environments.

Instructed By:

Morgan Tierney

Managing Partner, Creative Director, Rethink

Key Takeaways

  • How to write scripts both short and long for Radio, TV, and the Internet. 
  • Learn how to create technical documents like casting specs, storyboards and shot lists.
  • Concepting and pitching a successful script idea from strategy to completion. 
  • Tips for writing for Musicians, Voiceover Artists and Animatics.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Exact Date and Time TBD

Digital Product Strategy

Digital products are websites, e-commerce platforms and apps. Students will learn the fundamentals of developing a digital product strategy, applying the principles of marketing strategy and user experience design.

Instructed By:

Jansen Sullivan

Founder, Data Loft

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the fundamentals of digital product strategy
  • Know how to do the discovery for a digital product strategy
  • Best practices for collaborating and put together a product vision
  • Basic UX Research and Strategy for Digital Products

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. Ten classes.
Tuesdays, 5 PM – 8 PM ET

Creative Strategy

Unleash your inner creativity to create and curate content for the online world.

Instructed By: 


Key Takeaways

  • Learn methods to concept and brainstorm creative ideas.
  • Be able to create captivating stories for ad campaigns.
  • Be able to create and curate content for social media.
  • Learn to collaborate in a creative team to create effective ad campaigns.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes

Brief and Brief Writing

Learn to write strong briefs that have a clear understanding and get the best out of the creative team.

Instructed By:

Olivia LeBlanc

Strategy Director, Forsman & Bodenfors Canada

Key Takeaways

  • Discover what differentiates a good and bad brief.
  • Be able to write strong briefs that have a clear understanding and get the best out of the creative team.
  • Learn how to pitch to a room and sell your idea.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Wednesdays, 5 PM – 8 PM ET

Digital Communications Planning

Learn to write strong briefs that have a clear understanding and get the best out of the creative team.

Instructed By:

Antonella Nardulli

Senior Strategic Planner, Ogilvy Health

Key Takeaways

  • Understands the target audience and their media usage behaviour
  • Effectively use traditional and digital channels (SEM, Display, Social, Web, etc)
  • Understand sales funnel & customer journey
  • Can create an effective communications plan using set frameworks

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Mondays 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET

Details and Deadlines

How to Apply for Single Courses
Please fill out the form to start your process. We only need your name, email and the courses you are interested in. You can also leave any comments or questions you may have. Our admissions team will contact you to gather additional information.

Deadline to apply
M.AD Toronto will be accepting applications for single courses until April 11th, 2023. 

If you have any questions please look at our FAQ’s Section.

Let us know if you want to join us this quarter

Details and FAQ’s

How much is a course?

Each course has a tuition cost of $2000CAD. The balance of your tuition must be received before the start of your course.

For our full time program the tuition is $5000 for a total of 4 courses, including portfolio review, mentorship, student competitions, and workshops.

For more details, please contact noori@adschool.ca

Do you offer any scholarships?

Yes, we offer scholarships ranging from $500CAD to $3500CAD for students registered in our full time programs, or bootcamps. To learn more please take a look at our Financial Aid Page.

What if I want to go full time?

It is possible to become a full time student after completing a single course. The credit will be added towards your requirement for graduation.

If you wish to become a full time student after successful completion of a single course, please contact noori@adschool.ca for further details.

Are there any textbooks, devices, or software needed?

No, you will not require the use of a mandatory textbook to complete the course. You may find that your instructor recommends reading certain books. These recommendations are optional.

All students must ensure they have a stable internet connection and a computer (Apple is recommended) in order to participate in classes. If you are unsure if your current laptop / computer meets the requirements, please contact noori@adschool.ca

All of the software that will aid online learning will be covered by us. Depending on the class, you may be required to purchase design software and/or access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, this is not covered by us. 

Are classes taught only in English?

Yes, all classes will be taught in English. We currently are unable to offer any other language.

There is currently no required IELTS score to enrol in a single course.

If you are unsure if you possess the required level of English to successfully complete the course, an interview will be conducted with various members of the admissions team. The interview will determine if you can continue forward with enrolment.

For more details, please contact noori@adschool.ca

Can I complete the course work at my own convenience and pace?

No, you must follow the course outline and your instructor’s guideline. You still need to attend the classes at a specific time that is assigned to you.

Are there any other times? I don’t live in that time zone.

Unfortunately no, there is currently only one available time slot for each respective course. We will be conducting all classes in Eastern Standard Time.

I'm celebrating a holiday? Does the class get rescheduled?

If your class falls on a Canadian statutory holiday, we have included an additional class at an alternate date to replace it.

For more details, please contact noori@adschool.ca

Is MAS Toronto accredited?

Yes, Miami Ad School Toronto is registered under the Private Career College Act, 2005.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes! Upon successful completion of the course students will receive an official certificate from Miami Toronto, as well as a digital badge of certification for their online social networks.

Is there a refund policy in place?

The tuition fee is subject to our refund calendar. Before the first day of class, students can receive 100% of their tuition refunded. After the commencement of class, the amount can vary depending on the week the student chooses to withdraw from the course.

I’m not Canadian, Can I still take any courses?

International applicants are eligible to enrol in our single online courses.

Does this mean I am eligible for a student visa?

Unfortunately no, enrolling in a single course online at Miami Ad School Toronto does not qualify you for a Canadian student visa.

How long is each course?

Each course is 10 weeks long and meets once a week for 3 hours. 

Who do I contact if I have a problem or question related to technical or administrative issues?

You can connect with Noori at noori@adschool.ca

How will we be graded / are there any tests?

There are no exams or tests. Your final mark is based on your projects. Students will be assessed on their participation, submission of a series of assignments, as well as a culminating project. The intent of the course is to produce strong portfolio pieces.

How many classes can I miss?

To successfully complete the course, a student can not miss more than 2 classes. Any absences exceeding the maximum allowance of absences without a certified medical note will be grounds for removal from the course.

If I start the full time program online, can I continue online for the duration of 2 years?

Students will have the option of staying online or to resume their studies in person at our Miami Ad School Toronto campus when the Canadian government deems it safe to do so.

Can I transfer this credit toward any university or college program?

The credits can be used towards one of the applicable full time programs at Miami Ad School Toronto: Art Direction, Copywriting, or Creative Strategy. The credit can not be used/transferred towards any other university or college program.

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