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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!

Winter Online & Hybrid Courses Starting January 9th, 2023

Our Winter quarter is starting January 9th, 2023. There are limited seats left in each class. Registration closes January 20th, 2023. Please connect with our admissions team: Noori@adschool.ca , Jocelyn@adschool.ca , or Hazel@adschool.ca to inquire about availability.

Ideas First

Short and Sweet

Understanding Business Issues

Presentation and Pitching


Strategy and Planning: An Overview

Ideas First

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

Instructed By:

Elma Karabegovic

Associate Creative Director , Broken Heart Love Affair

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.
Tuesdays, 4 – 7 PM ET

Short & Sweet

The class will focus on studying the thinking and writing of the world’s great copywriters.

Instructed By:

Hemal Dhanjee

Associate Creative Director, Courage Inc

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the thinking and methodology behind some of the greatest copywriters.
  • Learn to write compelling copy for print and digital.
  • Create campaigns that can go in your portfolio.
  • Hone your craft, get your writing to the next level.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. Ten classes.
Mondays 6 – 9 PM ET

Presentation and Pitching

In this course, students will learn effective skills and techniques to present advertisement ideas and strategies, so they can be understood and approved. Also learn how to create visually appealing but simple presentations to grab the most attention.

Instructed By:

Helen Androlia

Strategy Director, Momentum Worldwide

Key Takeaways

  • Ability to create visual presentations.
  • Refining in person presentation techniques.
  • Engage audiences of various sizes.
  • Master the power of persuasion.

Date and Time

3 hour class per week. Ten Weeks.
Mondays, 6 – 9 PM ET

Strategy and Planning: An Overview

An introduction to strategy and the numerous ways it exists within the marketing, advertising and communication industries. You are introduced to the core components of marketing, strategy and account planning.


Instructed By:

Adriano Eliezer

Strategy Director, BBDO Dublin

Key Takeaways

  • The history of strategy and account planning and how they’ve evolved throughout the years. 
  • Your role in an agency. The role of creatives and other departments/teams. How to work with clients. 
  • Think strategically when working on an ad campaign. 
  • Research deep into brands to extrapolate insights and effectively implement into strategies.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. Ten classes.
Wednesdays, 1 – 4 PM ET


Learn digital and traditional means to gathering quantitative and qualitative desk research.

Instructed By: 

Amy Smith

Sr. Integrated Solutions Marketer, Shopify

Key Takeaways

  • Know the basics, tools, and techniques for qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Create survey forms using Google Surveys to gather data.
  • Use insight applications to track user interactions and gather data.
  • Can interpret data into meaningful insights related to the brand strategy and presented using graphics.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. Ten Classes
Thursdays, 5 – 8 PM ET

Understanding Business Issues

Develop your strategic foundation by learning how to identify and understand key brand issues.

Instructed By:

Andrea Isbester

Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis Canada

Key Takeaways

  • Develop a strategic foundation for conducting strategic research and activities.
  • Identify brand issues and develop strategic solutions.
  • Effectively research into business, issues, competitors, and consumers using research and data mining tools.
  • Be able to plan the advertising and marketing activities in implementing strategic advertising campaigns.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week.

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 January 20th, 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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