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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!

Summer Online & Hybrid Courses Starting July 10th, 2023

Our Summer quarter is starting July 10th, 2023. There are limited seats left in each class. Registration closes June 30th, 2023. Please connect with our admissions team at admissions@adschool.ca to inquire about availability.

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Ideas First

Social Media

Editorial Writing

Intro to PR

How to Pitch

Developing Insights

Strategic Innovation through Design Thinking

Ideas First

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

Instructed By:


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.
Date and Time TBA

Social Media

This class will introduce students to the use of social media for the purposes of brand building, communication and promotion.

Instructed By:

Annie Tung

Creative Technologist & Immersive Experience Creator, Astral10

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the creative and strategic basics for creating socially-led campaigns.
  • Equip yourself with the creative and strategic thinking needed to do the work.
  • Create a final portfolio piece.
  • Understand the core foundations that make great campaigns.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Wednesday 10 AM – 1 PM ET

Intro to PR

Learn how to strategically use public relations, social media and marketing techniques to moderate and connect with an online community.

Instructed By:

Melissa Retty

Senior Vice President, Craft Public Relations

Key Takeaways

  • Understand culture and its importance in effective PR.
  • Learn to write an effective press release with a clear intended message.
  • The ability to construct a Public Relations Plan with contingencies in place for a PR crisis.
  • Know how to amplify an ad campaign through PR and social media.

Date and Time

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

How to Pitch

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: 

Steve Miller

ECD, SVP, Partner, Fuse Creates

Key Takeaways

  • Develop skills in authenticity, delivery and persuasiveness

  • Tips and tricks across two categories: personal delivery and the physical deck

  • Deck design best practises

  • How to present to creative directors, clients, in groups and over Zoom

  • Personalized Feedback 

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Wednesday 6 – 9 PM ET

Editorial Writing

The advent of the advertorial or “special advertising section” and blogging have made the editorial mode of writing a key skill for the Creative Copywriter to possess and master. 

Instructed By: 

Sarah Bartnicka

Head of Content, The Peak

Key Takeaways

  • Write for news, blogs, PR, digital and print magazine

  • Develop grammar and syntax skills
  • Develop research frameworks
  • Master interviewing skills – in person and online

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Monday 4:30 – 7:30 PM ET

Developing Insights

Learn to develop and understand insights in consumer, culture, industry, and brand. You will be taught the difference between an insight and an observation and how to use one insight or multiple insights to drive a brand forward.

Instructed By:

Jay Fleming

Strategy Director, Rethink

Key Takeaways

  • Using strategic tools and frameworks to develop business insights. Focus on social insights: Instagram, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.
  • Interpreting insights into effective strategic social and traditional campaigns. 
  • Ensuring the insights are rooted in truth and validated through tests.

Date and Time

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

Strategic Thinking through Innovation Design

Learn about the newest innovative ideas, technology, and other tools used in Marketing. Understanding the tribes your client and product operate in, and the full UX from initial communication to purchase and beyond, is integral to lasting success.

Instructed By:

Spencer MacEachern

Strategy Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo

Key Takeaways

  • Unlock a range of tools, methodologies, and best practices for ideation.
  • In depth understanding of advertising and marketing landscape.
  • Knowledge of modern technology and market disruptors.

Date and Time

One 3 hour class per week. 10 Classes
Wednesday 5 – 8 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 June 30th, 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 admissions@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 admissions@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 admissions@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 admissions@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.

Is MAD 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 admissions at admissions@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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