The secret to creative genius? Be different. Bold. Fearless. The secret to launching your ad career? Work on campaigns before you graduate. Get started with Johnson & Wales University's Creative Advertising bachelor’s degree.
Join our graduates, who have built careers at:
Ready to work in copy writing, art direction, media planning, buying/sales, new media development and more, at in-house communications departments, freelance practices and top agencies?
Here’s how to make it happen at JWU.
1. Create Real Campaigns First, get hands-on in our Idea Lab. Use industry tools to conceptualize and create campaigns for real clients: InDesign, video editing tools, sound recording equipment, Photoshop and more.
2. Get Strategy & Creative ExpertiseNext, get a uniquely-balanced, insider understanding of advertising. Our faculty have real agency/client experience, and they bring the best of both worlds — the creative and strategic/business sides — into class.
3. Intern at AgenciesThen,
apply your skills at a company, and build the work experience and
connections you need. JWU students have done internships at:
4. Compete ProfessionallyTake your ad concepts into the industry at professional competitions. Build career connections, and showcase your skills. JWU students have won:
5. Graduate with a PortfolioFinally — after 4 years of creating concepts for class projects, internships and competitions — you’re ready to leave JWU with something few graduates have.
Enter the workforce with a competitive, entry-level portfolio that demonstrates:
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"This was my absolute favorite part of college," Rob says. "I learned the most, created my best work and made
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