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Whether or not ad school is a worthy investment has long been a debate in the industry.
On the one hand, costs can be pricey. Miami Ad School’s two-year portfolio program costs $38,800, while The Creative Circus charges $45,012 for eight quarters. On the other, it gives students the chance to learn the ropes of the industry, network and create a portfolio. Like most colleges and universities, ad schools have found themselves going virtual in recent months because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
However, students soon graduating from these programs are facing a job market rife with layoffs, hiring freezes and canceled internships, and some students are taking it upon themselves to find opportunities.
Denver Ad School opened its doors last year. The 14-month program, which costs $16,000, bills itself as a cheaper, quicker alternative to other ad schools. Its 18 full-time students are slowly beginning to attend in-person classes again after spending the past few months learning virtually.
In response to the pandemic, Jesse Alkire, founder of the Denver Ad School, said he and the school’s director Heather Vanisko started rolling out online-only courses in early May for anyone interested in enhancing their skills without committing to the program full-time.
“We were hearing from tons of college seniors who had their
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